It's been called a 'myth', a 'brain disease', and even 'bullshit', but what does 'mental illness' actually refer to?
Introductory quotations: 00:00
'Mental illness is an illness like any other': 1:44
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 4:34
'Normal vs Abnormal': 07:02
DSM-5's Definition: 08:15
DSM: what is it good for?: 12:06
'radical critics' and 'armchair theorists': 13:50
The Most Common Objection: 16:49
Defining 'Mental Illness': 22:23
An Alternative: 25:33
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