The illusion of mental health.

  title={The illusion of mental health.},
  author={J. Shedler and M. Mayman and M. Manis},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={48 11},
  • J. Shedler, M. Mayman, M. Manis
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • It is argued that researchers' reliance on "objective" mental health scales and disregard for clinical judgment has led to many mistaken conclusions. Specifically, standard mental health scales appear unable to distinguish between genuine mental health and the facade or illusion of mental health created by psychological defenses. Evidence is presented indicating that (a) many people who look healthy on standard mental health scales are not psychologically healthy, and (b) illusory mental health… CONTINUE READING
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