Problem

Fashionable mental disorders

Other Names:
Overdiagnosis of ill-defined psychological problems
Excessive publicity for mental syndromes
Nature:

A particular mental disorder can become fashionable, often shortly after it has been publicly labelled for the first time, or after a public figure admits to suffering from it. Patients and doctors enquire if the newly recognized syndrome might be responsible for patient ill health. Overdiagnosis and overprescription of medication or therapy may occur.

Related Problems:
Fashionable operations
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
15.12.2016 – 03:40 CET