Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Disorderly Conduct

I've previously discussed debates on whether disorders such as Restless Legs Syndrome are truly disorders.

Truemors recently continued on this theme:

In The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrrow into Depressive Disorder and Shyness: How Normal Became Illness, the authors study how normal behaviors such as shyness and sadness have been turned into illnesses that drug companies can use to market their drugs. These drugs are a billion-dollar boon to these companies for what is essentially, an artificially-created market.

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