Table 1

Ethical concerns (means and SD) within the DSM and AI conditions and across the total sample

Ethical issueI would be concerned…DSMAITotal
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Discriminationabout facing discrimination due to my diagnosis5.031.714.911.784.971.75
Communicabilitythat it will be difficult to explain my diagnosis to others4.741.704.501.784.611.78
Stressabout the stress caused by receiving the diagnosis4.701.644.511.764.601.70
Self-conceptthat the diagnosis may change how I see myself (my self-concept)4.661.714.511.794.581.75
Understandingabout not fully understanding the clinical assessment procedures that led to my diagnosis4.471.754.421.724.441.74
Treatabilitythat my diagnosis will not lead to effective treatment4.401.744.311.724.351.73
Accuracythat my diagnosis may be inaccurate4.311.684.361.694.341.69
Medicalisationabout everyday human functions, like sleep and language, becoming targets of medical attention4.441.694.221.794.331.75
Inequalityabout inequalities in access to this type of clinical assessment4.141.724.131.734.141.72
Securityabout the security of my private mental health data4.021.934.061.954.041.94
Accountabilityabout who could be held accountable for any errors in the clinical assessment process3.931.734.041.733.991.73
Impersonalityabout the impersonal nature of the clinical assessment process3.831.713.941.823.891.77
Obsolescencethat my diagnosis may become outdated as clinical knowledge and assessment techniques evolve3.911.703.851.683.881.69
Biasthat the clinical assessment process was biased3.541.693.561.763.551.72
Intrusionthat the clinical assessment process was too intrusive3.541.773.441.793.491.78
Clinical competenceabout Dr Smith’s competence as a clinician3.261.773.141.773.201.77
  • AI, artificial intelligence; DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.