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Everyone here is making very valid points. Although Kenna describes her session as a diagnosis, it is actually an evaluation as stated on the clinic's website. The psychologist she met is highly capable of running the assessment, but it is important to note she is not yet certified to provide a proper diagnosis. Unless Kenna somehow left out the name of the actual clinical psychologist/psychiatrist that diagnosed her, she most likely did not receive one. The assessment is meant as a tool for helping to assess the possibility of someone being on the spectrum. According to the evaluation results, she may be on the spectrum. However, as everyone agreed, a three-hour assessment will never be enough for a proper diagnosis. I presumed that the psychologist that attended to her provided some kind of feedback to ask her to use the results as a tool to support further assessment. IMHO, Kenna is currently packaging the evaluation results as actual diagnosis (although it isn't) and running along with whatever fits the mould. Like someone mentioned in the thread, her assumed intention seems to be finding an acceptable reason for her unacceptable behaviours. That is why she started posting things about stims and the likes. She wanted people to "understand" that her unconventional behaviours are due to a reason beyond her control. Once again, I do not doubt her results. At least I do not want to doubt her results. I also do not want to doubt the credential of the clinic. Therefore, I hope she follows the feedback provided and seeks help if she felt the need instead of assuming people are ableists and expecting everyone to give in to her.
These assessments are commonly used to determine if someone's school performance may be beyond one's control (e.g., dyslexia, IQ, ADHD). In my country, a person has to be referred to, with valid reasons, for such assessments. This helps to ensure lower risk of inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary stigmatization. Some assessments can be fast because they are straight forward. However, the assessor will still have to take some time to understand the person's situation to provide a conclusion. I went back to check on Kenna's video and she mentioned doing a ADOS. I will include this paper as a reference showing that ADOS, although one of the most sensitive assessment for ASD, is not enough for proper diagnosis of ASD in adults. I do not doubt that Kenna may really have received feedback mentioning that her test results showed she is on the spectrum. However, I also feel that it is likely she is either holding back on or ignoring other important details. I do hope the best for her but also wish she stop giving information on things she aren't sure of.
It is a very scary phenomenon that came from having access to information readily online. Like how people loves to go online to try to diagnosis your own illnesses, people also loves to make many assumptions from online trending quizzes. It gets worse with people like Kenna who only listens to what she wants to listen.
I agree with this. According to the clinic's website, I presumed the service she engaged in is the psychological testing services. The descriptive is as depicted in the image below. . It makes sense then that her psychologist, although not fully qualified, was able to attend to her. Presuming from my experience from conducting assessments during research, almost anyone can be specifically trained to conduct these types of assessment. The assessments will come with specific instructions and scoring methods to conduct the session. The scores will then serve as a guide to understand whether a person is what the test is trying to assess. For example, a high score on a depression scale will tell us that the person is depressed. However, further examination is required to confirm if the person is indeed suffering from depression. Some assessments, especially oral, are more sensitive and requires the person to at least be somewhat certified or licensed in the field. In this sense, her psychologist definitely has the qualification to conduct the assessment for her. We can quite safely say that she did not have an actual "diagnosis", rather an "evaluation" (which is clearly written "evaluation report" in the image above). An evaluation/assessment does not equate to a diagnosis. It is only meant to facilitate in the future examination. Taking into consideration that she probably went alone, the psychologist will have even lesser information necessary for a better assessment. Have Kenna mention what feedback/advice was given because it is highly likely is along the lines of her going back for a better evaluation. This is very much like her personality test fiasco.
This is the saddest thing about the industry. Honesty is a privilege. Everyone knows honesty comes with a price but it is worse for the media industry because the stakes are much higher. A small mistake could render an artist invalid so everyone in the industry becomes extremely caution even if they know it may be better to just be upfront about things.
OMG, Elle Fannings looks so good compared to Dove or should I say Dove looks so bad compared to Elle Fannings! There is just something very weird (wrong) seeing Dove's face in motion. It was bad in her music videos but it got worse in this where she needs more facial expressions.
The inspiration of the "split lip" came from Angelina Jolie. She has naturally full bottom lips with a slight split (line) in the middle. This was considered sexy, so a lot of people started imitating it. I believe that is what Dove is also aiming for but went too far and failed.
Oh gosh, she used to look like a porcelain doll back in the first movie. It is so scary seeing her face transitioned to this. Really hope she stops whatever she is doing and just let nature takes its course. It probably won't be as good as it should have been. At the very least it wouldn't worsen the situation.
Thank you for this post. I learn something new today. It would be very beneficial if you could copy-paste everything as a comment under Kenna's video. As @FrenchLavender said, if you look hard enough, anything is cultural appropriation. We live in an era of multi-culturalism. With the internet and social media, many elements of cultures may be seen and passed around without proper background information. For example, a person who has never been exposed to Chinese culture decided to purchase and wear a cheongsam with the mere thought of thinking it is beautiful. Most people may view it as a mere fashion statement. But if a Chinese says it is cultural appropriation, the situation will be viewed differently then. This is a very delicate situation so giving Kenna the benefit of the doubt that she may not know about the origins of bohemian, educate her on it with your post. If she responded inappropriately, then we can talk about that.
I wouldn't necessarily say many people with dark hair and eyes aren't proud of their features. I think the majority of people, dark or light hair and eyes, are pretty comfortable with their features. Hair dyes or coloured contacts are so popular because it allows people to change up their looks without actual permanent repercussions. People chose to dye their hair or wear coloured contacts for many different reasons (e.g., for fun, cosplay). It happens to everyone across the globe. Just because some insta-famous person isn't proud of their features does not translate to everyone else.
At this point, I would say she could have gone without the coffee and eat sugar cubes because she depends on the sugar high rather than a caffeine fix. Not to mention the fact that she said she hates coffee. It is no wonder why she has sleep issue.