E01: Pathologize Me, TikTok
Ayesha and Jess take a stroll through ADHDtok to understand the trend of self-pathologization — why has it become so popular to turn your personality traits into symptoms of disease?
What purpose does a psychiatric diagnosis serve, and what are the limitations of defining your mental suffering and anguish solely through a medical lens? Why does capitalism absolutely thrive on all these new mental illness micro-identities?
Plus: we get a little personal about our own experiences with diagnosis.
Our handy infographic on self-pathologization
Nick Walker on the Pathology Paradigm vs the Neurodiversity Paradigm
ADHD: Dopamine Deficiency or a Bodymind Protesting? (also by Jess)
The Buzzfeedification of Mental Health by P.E. Moskowitz
CLIPS IN THIS EPISODE:
“Things I thought were personality traits that were just my undiagnosed adhd” by @carlie_chimenti1
“Welcome to ADHD” by @kayblasko
“#1 Bestseller in Treating Mental Disabilities” by @colbywattsmusic
“The ADHD Coach Connector” by @kamden_adhd
“Is this a cult?” by @malblum
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