Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Most Will Be Mentally Ill at Some Point, Study Says - New York Times

My friend Pat Muir used to say that we're all crazy. Turns out he may have been right.

Registration required, etc: Most Will Be Mentally Ill at Some Point, Study Says - New York Times:

"While the new survey was carefully done, Dr. McHugh said, 'the problem is that the diagnostic manual we are using in psychiatry is like a field guide and it just keeps expanding and expanding.'
'Pretty soon,' he said, 'we'll have a syndrome for short, fat Irish guys with a Boston accent, and I'll be mentally ill.'"

2 comments:

Crazy Steve said...

I hate to be the cynic, but I'm skeptical of surveys by groups that have a vested interest in the outcome. How did this study? The National Insitute of Mental Health! Hey, we need some money look at all those sick people out there

Mitch Kief said...

Good point. Interesting that mental disorders and syndromes abound now that we're over run by therapists. or is that paranoia on my part?