If a Doctor examined you after a crash and told you your injuries were due to “Auto Kinetic Disease” we’d probably laugh and then start making a complaint. But this is exactly what happens everyday in the area of Mental Health. People terribly abused by social injustices, cruel families and a myriad of other reasons, are daily told that their suffering is really the result of a terrible disease. Just like the crash victim, they need treatment and kindness, not to be told that their expressions of anguish, however extreme, are the result of a “disease”.
Addendum: Some one should do a comparative study of the symptoms listed as evidence of a chemical imbalance in the brain, compared to the behaviour documented by classic Psychology as indicators of abuse and mistreatment. I think we might get a shock. I predict that there is no evidence for a “chemical imbalance” but only for the existence of hurt people showing signs of anguish.