The Influence of the Medical Model
The medical model looks at mental health as other diseases and doctors are mandated with the role of diagnosing such conditions. The doctors are expected to fit all the issues that pertain to mental health on the current knowledge base and provide solutions even in those conditions that cannot be solved. The medical model, therefore, looks at mental health as having a physical cause that a doctor can diagnose. In this case, the role of the doctor is that of trying to look at the physical cause of the illness and provide a cure for the condition. However, the main challenge is that it is not always the case when mental health issues arise from physical factors that can be identified by the medical practitioner. Despite this, the medical model ensures that there is a standardized way of dealing with the mental health issues.
The main reason for the elimination of the proposed structure has been the lacks of data that can support an intermediate state those individuals pass on their path to drug addiction. The legal difficulties symptom and the addiction are eliminated, which means that during diagnosis and proper treatment of mental health conditions, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms do not count. This mainly affects the treatment of pain, anxiety as well as depression. The only time that patients can qualify for drug use disorder is if they have other symptoms of behaviors that demonstrate drug seeking. The elimination of abuse/dependence dichotomy was aimed at improving clarification as well as diagnosis and treatment of conditions that involve substance use and other disorders resulting from substance use. Differentiating between physical dependence and addiction is essential in dealing with such disorders.