changes in psychological practice
In the 1950s and 1960s cures were sought for various conditions which are now held to be incurable or even not disordered. One example is dyslexia, now generally supposed to be untreatable, but of which I was apparently cured in Coronation Year, 1953, giving me access to the comics which had so frustrated me up till then with their impenetrability. I am very grateful to the primary-school teacher who somehow reprogrammed me.
I have a nephew a good bit younger than myself who has been told that nothing can help him except getting used to his “different way of learning”.
Dyslexia is not the only condition which has had such a social transformation. I know of one other at least, and I am curious to know of further examples; perhaps someone can suggest why psychological practice has changed.