Diagnosekulturen og det diagnosticerede individ

Christina Ashley Johannsen, Cecilie Rosengaard Fivelsdal, Asta Ambjørn Engmark, Michelle Søgaard & Amalie Lærke Thisted Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


Our project examines which consequences, the so-called diagnostic culture, brings to the indi-vidual and the society, which Svend Brinkmann argues there is. It strives to explain some of the causes that can be relevant to the diagnostic culture. It also baselines the individual experi-ence of being diagnosed with a mental disorder and how a diagnosis can include and exclude the individual in primary school. Furthermore, the project strives to examine whether there is predominantly, positive or negative consequences, by being diagnosed. The purpose of this project is not necessarily to conclude, but to illustrate the different perspectives of getting a di-agnosis, and the diagnosed life. Our project makes use of the theory of Michel Foucault and Svend Brinkmann. It analyses based on our own qualitative interviews, with our theory in mind. Finally, we can conclude that, there are many reasons for the increase of diagnosed indi-viduals. By being diagnosed has a huge effect on the individual, especially in primary school. At last we can conclude that there are both negative and positive consequences of being diag-nosed, although we cannot conclude which is predominant.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 dec. 2019
Antal sider57
VejledereFina Lewenhaupt Vilholm & Michelle Sabrine Steinmüller


  • Diagnosekultur
  • Svend Brinkmann
  • Foucault
  • Inklusion
  • Eksklusion
  • Magt
  • Diskurs
  • Subjektivering
  • Objektivering
  • Patalogisering
  • Stigmatisering