Procrustean bed

Date created: 2022-09-20

Forcing a square into a circle-shaped hole.

The word ”Procrustean” is thus used to describe situations where an arbitrary standard is used to measure success, while completely disregarding obvious harm that results from the effort.

Denny Borsboom used it to describe the way we force the DSM/ICD categories onto individual case formulations in Borsboom2022 - Systems-based approaches to mental disorders are the only game in town