Is Free Thinking A Mental Illness? | Off The Grid News
*quoted from the page linked above.Quote:
New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity
So, free thinking, arrogance, creativity.... Does that make you mentally ill?
Well the DSM-IV is what doctors everywhere are using to diagnose and treat people. And according to it, indeed, these personality traits qualify as mental illness. And can apparently be "treated".
There's another quote in there about how, if Mozart lived today as a child. He would be treated for A.D.D....
Kind of reminded me of this video (which is 20 minutes long but worth a watch if you have the time)
YouTube - Sir Ken Robinson TED Speech
I've written post about our over medicated country on AO before. But... the standards for which they can shove drugs down your throat is becoming increasingly frightening! If you go into a psychiatric ward... They have "Occupational Therapy" (don't ask how I know). Thats where they encourage you to do art and stuff. Well... if being overly creative makes you nuts.. what are they gonna do in OT now? lol
I am not a doctor. I am not the government. I WANT YOU TO TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS! Even if it makes you CRAZY! :eek: