The Often Racist, Pro-Capitalist Function of Diagnosis

An interview with Jonathan Foiles, author of (Mis)Diagnosed.

The psychotherapist and author Jonathan Foiles believes we’ve lost all historicism and context when it comes to diagnosis. We see diagnoses as scientific fact as opposed to categories influenced by capitalism, racism, and other biases. He wrote (Mis)Diagnosed: How Bias Distorts Our Perception of Mental Health as a kind of corrective. The book encourages…

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