Present: the other paperLarry Davidson, a Yale psychiatric researcher, said the results were not surprising. Researchers have deliberately removed the R.A.S subsystem. Surveys that were probably the most important, including how well the respondents manage their symptoms; “Overcoming mental illness is the main focus of my life” and “My symptoms are more and more impeding my life.”
Dr Davidson, raising these questions, showed that only in the absence of mental suffering “the daily lives of people diagnosed with mental illness are like everyone else.” The authors, however, noted that these questions were excluded because, by definition, the comparison groups had no symptoms.
In fact, both sides agree. R.A.S and many similar scales form a little more than symptom lists, after all, not much different from those used to look at the short-term effects of the drug. The field could have used different and better tools to assess how people are shocked or learning to manage their mental health diagnosis.
The scales originated decades ago with mental health consumers or “survivors” who saw the usual clinical definitions of symptom relief, such as the scale of depression in Hamilton, as they were unable to capture the fullness of personal recovery.
For example, the scales analyzed in the Dutch study ask people to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether they agree with various statements, such as: “If people knew me, they’d love me,” “If I keep trying, I’ll keep getting better,” and “It’s important to have healthy habits.” Researchers rely on such scales to measure the long-term and real impacts of all types of mental health programs, such as group therapy community outreach to rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo or Wisconsin for rape victims.
But as the new study shows, such questions are applicable to everyone, whether diagnosed or not. Not to mention that the answers may vary depending on the day or even the hour depending on what insults or encouragement they are currently receiving.
People who find a way to continue their lives after getting psychiatric diagnoses – depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia – should generally do so the hard way. Gradually, with a certain combination of personal rituals, social relationships, and work. requirements, therapy and, if necessary, medications. And these idiosyncratic modes of self-development are not easily captured by the resources currently available to researchers.