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ICD strengths

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  • Has a standardised and operationalised criteria allowing for reliable diagnosis across different clinics.
  • Contains very precise sub-types that allow for valid diagnoses and correct treatments
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ICD weaknesses

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  • Present mental health as a illness that needs a cure. however it could just be seen as a different way of living (Laing)
  • Giving someone a label could change how soceity treats them and lower self-esteem
  • Redcutionist down to symptoms