On being sane in insane places; Rosenhan experiment summary;
The ‘Rosenhan experiment’ is a well known experiment examining the validity of psychiatric diagnosis. It was published in 1975 by David Rosenhan in a paper entitled ‘On being sane in insane places’
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In Rosenhan’s study, ‘On being sane in Insane Places’, health professionals in the first experiment made a Type 2 error (a false positive) in their diagnosis of the pseudo patients. Describe the Type 2 error in this study.
After Rosenhan published On Being Sane in Insane Places in the journal Science in 1973, the psychiatric profession went on the defensive to protest its diagnostic competence. The study struck at the heart of their attempts to medicalise psychiatry and be accepted as proper doctors. Its impact was felt when the third edition of the profession's bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, came out in 1980: changes had been made which brought more rigour to the diagnostic process.