People and relatives who are affected in any way have the right for unconditional support. The use of the label “disease” may affect the judgments about the social and even moral status of people with various conditions, and so it also affects their rights to medical and social resources. A more common term is mental illness, reflecting psychological or behavioral patterns.
The "disease" label
Often there is criticism issued against the label disease. Depression can be called a mental, or psychiatric disease, either mild which is fully normal and therefor the most common, to severe, where sometimes antidepressant medication is used.
In the criticism below, diabetes is used in the criticism below as an example of a true disease that can be measured, but diabetes are generally defined in two ways, the milder type 2 or type 1 that cannot be cured, where the disease has also become a permanent biological disorder. They also say that if something cannot be biologically measured, then there cannot be any disease. Even though psychiatrists or doctors may wrongly claim things without solid ground etc, this cannot be generalized.The Difference Between Medical Disease & Psychiatric Disorder Truth About Mental Illness and Disease
Hormones among other substances can indeed be measured so whereas something cannot be measured, it might be a disorder as of a certain brain injury but even here, brain activity can be monitored with high-tech scanners in order to see if some areas are "out of order".
A disease can lead to various symptoms, like disabilities, disorders or syndromes. But
a dysability or disorder may be there, even if there is no disease. A disease is usually
an unbalanced biological process but if a biological imbalance is constant, then "disorder" may be a better definition.
- When a "disease" is looken at, it may focus at the causes, symptoms and medical treatment of the biological imbalance.
Sometimes both of these aspects are considered.
Whether it be a disease or disorder, there is often treatment by therapy in various ways and sometimes medication too. Simple but yet effective help can be physical exercising and getting good sleep patterns.
A child who has not been living in a stimulating environment and/or without loving care may show a mental, or "psychiatric" disorder. In a circumstance such as that, the "disease" was maybe only in the environment. Sometimes parents don't feel well which affect the children so help can be given the parent(s) and/or the child too, to change and improve the environment and/or to use therapy. And medication may be used also, and in the views of medical research, it can to be defined as a disease too, because of the biological imbalance.
A psychiatric disease often implies or leads to a mental change of some kind, often with negative views. However people with ADHD, sometimes defined as a psychiatric disorder or even disease, may point at the positive aspects of it, thus defending against the "disorder" label. People with ADHD may feel that they accept themselves within their self esteem and value which for them would be an insult to mention about any of these labels, or medication etc.
When these labels disease or disorder have been used wrongly, based on subjective opinions rather than at least most reasonable judgements, it may lead to not only wrong or less effective treatment, therapy etc, but also to common prejudices.
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