Definitely, I’d like an update on this too!
Funny thing: I swear to Og, when that experiment was controversially in the news in the first place, I thought it was done by Zimbardo!
From all that I can tell, psychiatric or psychological diagnoses are a crapshoot. The tendency is to just give some very knee-jerk broad-brush diagnosis. Like, you get a 15-minute interview, then you’re labeled as
(a) “depressed” or
(b) “anxiety disorder” or
© “OCD” or
(d) all of the above.
and then they start throwing pills at you until one of them either
(a) cures you or
(b) kills you
whichever comes first.
If you are seriously enough disturbed that you need to be taken in for “observation”, the “common knowledge” is that you dare not express annoyance at this, as it will only confirm your pathological inability to manage anger. Or something like that.
Not that I have any experience quite like that (yet). Some years ago I realized, in retrospect, that I had come very close to having that experience. Can somebody chime in here with some ignorance-fighting? Is there anything to the popular horror stories like this? Or have I just been re-reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest a little too much?
But, to stick to the topic: Yes, I’d like to see some update on Rosenhan too.