Disease as Social Construct & The Harmony of Illusions: Discussion of PTSD


a) Watch the lecture:

b) b) Readings, please see attached. * Selections from Szasz, The Myth of Mental Illness * Young, A.H. “The DSM III Revolution,” in The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, *Dobbs, D. “The Post-Traumatic Stress Trap.” c) State whether or not you think PTSD is a legitimate diagnosis or arbitrary social construct. You MUST make reference to—and appropriately cite —the lecture (and any prior lectures/readings which may help buttress your argument), plus one of the readings listed for this assignment