Working definitions of mental illness have just been updated. There’s been a lot of talk and pre-emptive criticism of the new psychiatric “bible” and I was curious what the changes would be. Mind Hacks has come up trumps, again, with a readable summation and links. Creation of the psychosis risk syndrome is a tough call. At what point are we mad if a fair proportion of the population routinely lives with hallucinations and disorganised thoughts? Disorganised thoughts–are they defining writers?
It’s not really funny, nor is the new paraphilic coercive disorder. I’d say getting your kicks out of rape is a moral failing, not a mental one.