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Maybe I'm the only one bothered by this but why does it seem so many pop psych concepts/problems/theories/conditions have no consensus of meaning. Like "energy vampire," "co-dependent," "narcissist,"etc. You look them up and the definitions are so unduly broad it's like half of everyone you know could be included or has shown tendencies. Even "addiction" is a bit too fuzzy for me. It's all starting to sound like astrological sign personality traits...

Have any of you observed anything along these lines?

Is the field of psychology doing anything worthwhile today?
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I know very little about psychology. I have the impression, though, that there are many pseudo-pshycologists out there doing bad science and probably tarnishing the names of the more reputable ones that actually know what they are doing.
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I find the issue to be more an overuse of terms that actually have diagnostic criteria by people who aren't qualified to use the label. Example:someone has mood swings and people label it bipolar.

Also the confusing of terms I.e. narcissistic personality disorder being used interchangeably with narcissism. Not the same thing (although someone with NPD would be a narcissist, not everyone with narcissistic tendencies have NPD)
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Shortly after Prozac came out over half the U.S could meet the needed criteria for depression. Several psychologists/psychiatrists take issue with current definitions & criteria.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I second PerriP. It's a pet peeve of mine when people describe someone as bipolar or OCD when they are not truly that. And then they use the words as if it is an insult and not a genuine medical diagnosis. It can be very hurtful and ignorant, and undermines the serious nature of mental health issues.
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In response to the SL's question, yes it has. At least for me it has.

Pop psychologists, same as armchair quarterbacks. PerriP and MustangBunny are correct.

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Shortly after Prozac came out over half the U.S could meet the needed criteria for depression. Several psychologists/psychiatrists take issue with current definitions & criteria.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
The majority. They tried to diagnose me with depression from a survey I took on paper. I think that's bad science right there. I wasn't depressed at the time, and I'm still not! Who needs a degree anymore when you have paper tests?
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Shortly after Prozac came out over half the U.S could meet the needed criteria for depression. Several psychologists/psychiatrists take issue with current definitions & criteria.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
The majority. They tried to diagnose me with depression from a survey I took on paper. I think that's bad science right there. I wasn't depressed at the time, and I'm still not! Who needs a degree anymore when you have paper tests?
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Exactly!! It's like you can't have any type of emotion for longer than a week without needing an evaluation and Rx. You must work it out on their clock (14 days) not in your own time/way. They had better criteria before everyone started putting their kids on meds for being typical teenagers experiencing changes and trying to navigate thru it. I in no way think they should extended it to months on end but try to keep it out of the standard challenges and changes in life realm. The current check lists help no one.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

There are so many different views and theories and almost all psychologists have different views in some way. They'll have the same terms but a different interpretation for the term. Even if a psychologist supports a certain theory or view, they'll still think differently of something else in that theory.

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^ I sooooooooooo agree

Any experts who can explain me this whole asperger thing? I heard psychologists arent allowed to diagnose it or something because they removed it from the DSM V yet I still see people saying they're diagnosed with asperger. What's up with that?
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In response to the SL's question, yes it has. At least for me it has.

Pop psychologists, same as armchair quarterbacks. PerriP and MustangBunny are correct.

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Originally Posted by juanab
The question of mine you're answering is whether the psych field has done anything worthwhile? You're talking about one-on-one counseling w/ a therapist? Do you really feel it was something above and beyond what simply talking to a smart and supportive friend or relative could do? Or did you mean something else?
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Counseling. It is not something a supportive friend or relative would be able to help with
In response to the SL's question, yes it has. At least for me it has.

Pop psychologists, same as armchair quarterbacks. PerriP and MustangBunny are correct.

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Originally Posted by juanab
The question of mine you're answering is whether the psych field has done anything worthwhile? You're talking about one-on-one counseling w/ a therapist? Do you really feel it was something above and beyond what simply talking to a smart and supportive friend or relative could do? Or did you mean something else?
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Last edited by juanab; 02-12-2015 at 05:42 PM.
Counseling. It is not something a supportive friend or relative would be able to help with
Originally Posted by juanab
Agree. It's a completely different relationship, and it should be
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Comparing a friend/relative to a psychiatric professional is ignorant. Both my parents are employed in the psychiatric field, each with 25 years of NHS experience.

You can't compare these no matter how 'smart' the friend in question is. Not to mention the fact that this could become very emotionally draining on the friend/relative and the fact that for the majority of people would prefer to talk about their problems to someone they don't know, depending on the severity of their situation.

For me, the most annoying thing that people can do in regards to mental health is self diagnose either themselves or someone else, you see this more commonly with OCD, Depression, and bipolar. Really gets on my nerves.
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Last edited by Speckla; 02-15-2015 at 02:17 AM. Reason: pop music
I work in psychiatry and think I'm far too involved to make an objective observation on the use of the terminology you mentioned, but as to the psychology question - yes, they do do worthwhile stuff, our psychiatrists regularly refer patients to psychologists to deal with specific issues like ocd, ptsd and csa, as they're not things the psychiatrists have the time (or knowledge, methinks) to work through.
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Comparing a friend/relative to a psychiatric professional is ignorant. Both my parents are employed in the psychiatric field, each with 25 years of NHS experience.

You can't compare these no matter how 'smart' the friend in question is. Not to mention the fact that this could become very emotionally draining on the friend/relative and the fact that for the majority of people would prefer to talk about their problems to someone they don't know, depending on the severity of their situation.

For me, the most annoying thing that people can do in regards to mental health is self diagnose either themselves or someone else, you see this more commonly with OCD, Depression, and bipolar. Really gets on my nerves.
Originally Posted by eveum
You're entitled to your opinion but I think it's even more ignorant for ppl w/ everyday life problems to conscribe themselves to mentally ill status unnecessarily and trust some quack to make them all better (which almost never happens).

Some ppl have real, actual, mental health diagnoses...and I'm not referring to these ppl. Often those ppl need the help of psychiatrists, not psychologists or MSWlevel counselors. Some might might benefit from pychologists too...but it seems like good ones are so few and far btwn. A lot of quacks IMO.
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Psychology states that every person exhibits a sign of a mental disorder at least once a year. Some psychologists can think loosely & determine something very slight as a mental disorder when it can actually just be normal.

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