Stop Sending Kids To Therapy. It's Making Them Neurotic

By Carver Malone | May 3, 2024

Therapeutic approaches

Author Abigail Shrier disrupts the traditional view of mental health professionals as authorities in parenting. She prompts parents to question the advice of these experts rather than unquestioningly accepting it. 

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Drawing on historical instances of misguided medical practices, Shrier advocates for a critical assessment of therapeutic approaches aimed at children. Shrier challenges the notion of a widespread "mental health crisis" among young people, suggesting instead an epidemic of emotional overdiagnosis. 

Raises concerns

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By pathologizing normal emotional responses, children may internalize feelings of inadequacy and reliance on therapy. The prevalence of diagnosing mental health issues in children without sufficient cause raises concerns about the potential harm of unnecessary interventions in the long term.