The underlying predicament arises when mental conditions are defined as disorders rather than by the predicaments that human beings face. As such, psychiatry is highly dependent on the assessment of the psychological disorders, the definition and the fundamental psychological changes that exist thereof; an aspect that has been mirrored and projected in the scientist’s discussion by J. Krishnamurti, David Bohm, and Rupert Sheldrake.
The result is that the definitions tend to range with others seeking to define it as a disorder and others arguing that it is in essence concept that falls under the socio-political threshold. Additionally, it is argued that a mental condition is predisposed to purposes of social control and to factual basis laid out by the science.
Perhaps with the integration of both the science and socio-political value is aligned, then a proper analysis of mental disorders is inevitable.
At this juncture, it becomes possible to make an assessment of the mental and physical conditions. Conditions are often relative to negativity if they result in the failure of the mechanisms in the performance of processes for which they are mandated. Mental conditions have also been subject to a diagnosis of symptoms and the implications of diagnosis that fall under the cross-cultural criteria. This has also been under scrutiny owing to the lack of a proper justification of a scientific fact or rather a condition influenced by the socio-political environment thereof.
Culture is a variable in making a diagnosis whereby the specific determining variables include the data on family, explanatory models, as well as patient-centric care based on their strengths and weaknesses. It is imperative to make a distinction between suffering that is imposed by nature and the nature of disorders themselves in which case David Bohm argues that
Disorder is a human consciousness and it is directly relative to nature. It is the natural state of the human being to succumb to suffering; what the discussion refers to as the “disorder.” Krishnamurti, argues that remembering pain creates a sense of continuity upon which disorders are based upon, but in reality it is often in self-context, prompting self-concern and commitment and as such the same can be manipulated to free the individual from suffering.