How Prevalence Inflation And Generative AI Are Goosing People Into Believing They Have A Mental Health Problem When They Don’t

How Prevalence Inflation And Generative AI Are Goosing People Into Believing They Have A Mental Health Problem When They Don’t

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Prevalence inflation says mental health awareness can produce false self-beliefs of mental health Young minds are important. But I don’t want to leave the impression that only young minds are susceptible to this. Adults are too. We need to be looking across all age brackets. Some ages might be more pronounced than others. The impacts at a given age might be of a larger degree than at other ages. And so on. Parlance in the mental health realm is that this self-fulfilling prophecy could be construed as a self-induced iatrogenic effect . Notice that I said a self-induced version rather than an externally prodded version. Let’s start with the externally prodded version. An iatrogenic effect is typically defined this way (per the American Psychological Association or APA Dictionary of […]

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