Sick in a Healthy Society or Healthy in a Sick Society? A Look at ‘Mental Illness’ From a Different Perspective
…and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
― Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein
The rise of people who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, especially children, has been unprecedented. ADHD, ADD, bipolar, depression are some of the current labels we slam on people who don’t quite fit our standards. The newest version of the psychologists bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM V), includes “psychosis risk syndrome” for teenagers who are a bit too eccentric and ”hypersexual disorder” for men who show are too interested in sex. When is too much? That is up to the ‘experts’ to decide.