Redefining “Mental Illness”

“As consensus emerges on the physical basis of mental illness, the mental-health community is fracturing over what, exactly, constitutes “mental illness” in the first place.”

http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/redefining_mental_illness/

“One of the biggest changes in their proposed definition is the statement that a mental disorder “reflects an underlying psychobiological dysfunction.” They are, in essence, saying that there is nothing truly “mental” about these disorders—the disorders are a result of physical problems in the brain.”

This is usually the first use of the “mental illness” line of reasoning.

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