What position on diagnosis is supported by the literature reviewed in the critical essay?
Questions: Is Psychiatric diagnosis useful? Critique the interplay of social, cultural, and political forces that influence psychiatric diagnosis.
Introduction - introduce debates around diagnosis.
A brief outline of the intended critical essay. (validity and reliability of diagnostic criteria, stigma(self/societal) associated with diagnosis and the utility of diagnosis in treatment and recovery.
Present arguments for and against diagnosis, and evaluate which side of the argument carries more weight in light of the evidence; all arguments must be underpinned by research evidence.
Conclusion (What position on diagnosis is supported by the literature reviewed in the critical essay?