Sarah Fay is an author and activist. Her writing appears in many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, The New Republic, Longreads, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, The Millions, McSweeney’s, The Believer, and The Paris Review, where she served as an advisory editor. She is currently on the faculty of the English departments at Northwestern University and DePaul University.
In this episode, Eric and Sarah discuss her book: Pathological: A True Story of Six Misdiagnoses
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Sarah Fay and I Discuss the Challenges of Mental Health Diagnoses and…
- Her book, Pathological: A True Story of Six Misdiagnoses
- Defining mental illness and how mental health diagnoses come from the book, “Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM).
- Her many diagnoses of mental health disorders in her lifetime
- How DSM diagnoses lack validity and reliability
- How chemical imbalance theory has been debunked and cannot be proven
- The problems with primary care physicians diagnosing psychiatric conditions and overprescribing
- How mental illness diagnoses can often become our identity
- The different schools of thought on treating mental health conditions with medication
- Emotions are vibrations in our bodies and responses to our thoughts
- Pathological: The Movement and the three important questions to ask yourself
Sarah Fay Links:
Pathological: The Movement
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