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Is the Mental Illness Epidemic Real?

"According to one study, about 50 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for at least one mental illness... within their lifetimes. That’s a stunning number—and one that more than a few experts view skeptically... This does not mean that all concerns about mental illness are overblown—the problem is a misplaced use of resources, as non-illnesses become overdiagnosed, and more serious illnesses are left untreated." [Read Article]
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Why Depression Needs A New Definition

“'When you do a clinical trial, you’re getting a bunch of people who are ‘depressed,’ but they’re actually very different. It’s like comparing apples, pears, and tangerines... Our current concept of depression is left over from times when we didn’t really understand it very much. We know so much more about it now—physically, genetically, neurochemically—and we should be using that.'” [Read Article]