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These assumptions are almost inescapable given the ubiquity, authority, and influence of medical psychiatry today. Moreover, the medical psychiatric perspective enforces its own adoption. Understood as a failure to acknowledge the medical nature of one’s condition, “lack of insight” is 20 Jennifer Radden uniformly treated a sign of illness. Very often it is only by acknowledging that their experiences are medical symptoms of underlying pathology, and thus acceding to the presuppositions of the medical perspective, that patients can demonstrate restored health or evidence of healing.