This is what google says for the definition of disease,Sculptor1 wrote: ↑November 12th, 2021, 7:21 amI can tell you now that you have an odd idea what a disease is. An infection is a disease.LuckyR wrote: ↑November 12th, 2021, 12:18 amSpeaking of sleight of hand, you are implying deceit where there isn't any. You are pointing out symptoms, conditions, diagnoses and diseases as if they are all diseases.Sculptor1 wrote: ↑November 11th, 2021, 4:58 amThere is no empirical basis for a non corporeal "mind", or "soul".Sushan wrote: ↑November 10th, 2021, 10:08 pm
The argument depends on the belief of the presence of 'mind'. Some say there is a seperate thing called mind. But some say mind is also a result of chemical reactions that occur in our brain cells. If the latter is correct, whatever the emotions we feel will be a chemical balance or an imbalance. But if mind and brain are two seperate things then the relationship in between and the affect from one to the other has to be considered.
How would such a thing be affected by or have an effect upon the physicality of the world.
It seem to me that it makes more sense to say the "mind" is what the brain does.
There is a massive sleight of hand in the medical profession in which practicioners fool the patient into thinking that they know more than then. Like many experts they rely on a more detailed lexicon. "Bulsh.. Baffles the Brains" as the saying goes.
For example a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis sounds like the doctor knows what he is talking about, yet the phrase is no more than a literal description of scarring of the lungs and the word idiopathic means cause unknown.
Macroglossia might sound like a specific disease but its just a literal description. Swollen Tongue.
I had a friend who got an ear "disease" when she was a child. For years she thought she had had a disease otitis media until she was told 25 years later that otitis media just means inflamation of the inner ear.
"Chemical Imbalance" is just a catch all phrase for a brain state that is undesirable and points to no cause, no diagnosis and no specific treatment regime.
IPF as you correctly noted means the cause of the fibrosis is unknown, not everything is known. Conditions with unknown causes commonly have diagnostic tests and treatments, that's what most patients care about.
Macroglossia is a symptom. So is headache. Not controversial.
Otitis media is a condition, commonly caused by bacterial infection secondary to eustachion tube malfunction, treated with antibiotics and ear tubes if recurrent. Not a disease.
Chemical imbalance is a lay term (used for simplistic conversations), not a medical term.
Chemical imbalance is not a lay term, but one invented by psych medicine to assure lay persons that they know what they are talking about, when in fact they are mostly clueless. It is a reassuring platitude, and an excuse to treat with chemicals, rather than more expensive treatments.
I think this is enough to settle any misleads.a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
Chemical imbalance is a lay term used to explain the etiology of psychiatric illnesses to patients. Yes we can go on explaining how neurotransmitters work and how the brain acts normally, what happens in pathological conditions, and the basis of the treatments that we offer. I think it is obvious that such an effort is impractical as well as useless. I am not clear why you are trying so much to prove that doctors treat psychiatric conditions without having a knowledge about them. And also what are these more expensive treatments that you say other than so called 'chemicals'?