impact of diagnosis proper or improper


In this Discussion, you consider your own perceptions about diagnosis.

To prepare: Read the Pillay (2010) blog post and the Paris (2015) chapter.

  • Describe your progress in your social work training.
  • Describe what exposure you have had to the DSM-5 or to mental health diagnosis.
  • Explain the advantages of receiving an accurate diagnosis.
  • Describe the problems that arise when individuals casually self-diagnose or diagnose those around them.