Sanneke De Haan
Humboldt Universität Zu Berlin
Psychiatric disorders involve changes in how you feel, think, perceive, and/or act—and the same goes for psychotropic medication. How then do you know whether certain thoughts or feelings are genuine expressions of yourself, or whether they are colored by your psychiatric illness, or by the medication you take? Or, as Karp nicely sums up the problem: “if I experience X, is it because of the illness, the medication, or is it “just me’?” Such “self-illness ambiguity” seems to be quite an ubiquitous problem in psychiatry. It is a very unsettling problem, moreover, and not easy to resolve.In their...
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