Are we over-diagnosing mental illness?

by Katti Gray, Special to CNN

  • Experts say normal responses to life’s challenges are too often labeled disorders.
  • Diagnoses have needlessly skyrocketed, say critics of a diagnostic manual.
  • The American Psychiatric Association says critics are overly alarmed.

For this enlightening and provocative article go here.

Hemingway, Hounded by the Feds

Hemingway was presumed to have suffered a deep depression with paranoid psychosis in his final years. He went through several suicide attempts before the completed one and multiple ECT treatments as well. Now we see that The Feds actually had him under deep surveillance illustrating that paranoid delusions at times have their seeds in fact.

For the New York Times article go here.