Fair enough, like i said before, i think the field of study is still in its absolute infancy, and i think it largely based on guesses at this point.
I think history will look back at the current field and view it as being as barbaric as medicine was in the 18th and 19th century.
But, gotta start somewhere.
Honestly, i think its just an issue of over diagnosis and people who are trained poorly, because the leading thoughts on the subject change rapidly.
It seems most disorders are just an exaggeration of a trait that most people have to begin with. Like, we all feel scared or paranoid or anxious or obsessive or awkward or depressed sometimes, but those are natural feelings, its not until it chronic or intrusive to you living your life that its an actual problem.
But like, my mom got diagnosed with depression right after my dad died and her medical doctor (not a phycologist) put her on a cocktail of drugs indefinitely and told her thats just how she is, she has a disorder...
But like... Her fucking husband just died of course
she is depressed ffs.
Its like, every kid who would rather be outside playing than sitting in an uncomfortable chair under florescent lights learning about algebra has attention deficit disorder... Like, are you kidding??
Its just legal drug dealing at this point.
Not to say these conditions dont exist, they certainly do, and people really suffer from them and benefit greatly from the help, but, i feel like its over diagnosed, and thats really more of a problem with the medical industry in general, than the field of study itself.