You could look at it like that I guess but on the other hand it's a fairly radical and ambitious Reality-Update and it's hardly surprising it's ruffled a few feathers
DSM categories seem about as constructed as gender so I'm on-board. Down with object-oriented diagnostic paradigms! In with functionalist self-election!On a similar basis I would like to be able to go to my local chemist and say "I'd like some Adderall please" and maybe they'd say "for ADHD?" and I'd say "yes, possibly, I want to try them to see if they help me with things like executive function, and if they do then that will certainly lend weight to my hypothesis that I might have ADHD or, you know, it might be a component of whatever this bundle of comorbidities I'm walking around with is", and they'd say "cool, let me know how it goes, good luck"
Kinda the opposite of the card in thisThe obvious problem here is that most people are not as responsible, or informed, as Poetix. What we really need is a smartypants pass. You prove you're a smartypants who can handle yr shit and they give you a pass you take to the drugstore. "You want how much methamphetamine?" "DW, I have a smartypants pass, I'm using it to read a stack of sociology papers."
I think we need to cut all the diagnostic silliness out completely. It's just a little circus act, they'll dispense the pills so long as you say the magic words. It's not a diagnosis if the only criteria is self-identifying, that's just called self-election. Free the hormones! OTC! Gender's fake, be whatever you want to be! This is the only acceptable liberal position.