Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Head Case

Can psychiatry be a science?
Greenberg is repeating a common criticism of contemporary psychiatry, which is that the profession is creating ever more expansive criteria for mental illness that end up labelling as sick people who are just different—a phenomenon that has consequences for the insurance system, the justice system, the administration of social welfare, and the cost of health care.

1 comment:

Julygirl said...

Freud said that the only people who aren't depressed are ones who are not in touch with reality.

It does seem that primitive people who spent more time outdoors doing useful survival tasks, ate more vegetables and less meat and sugar, co-mingled with one another, and had supportive family units were better off in many ways than 'modern man'.