On Being Sane In Insane Places Summary

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I used the labeling theory to analyze the article “On Being Sane in Insane Places”. In this article a pair of pseudo patients get appointments in a mental hospital to test if doctors give them misdiagnosis. Because of these false symptoms, they were giving doctors, they realized they were misdiagnosed. This can lead to many people being misdiagnosed. When someone is seen as mentally ill, everything they do may be seen as a symptom of their disorder. Rosenhan states that labeling causes the doctors to make wrong ideas about the patient about his or her behavior even though it is not their
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