Tuesday, June 07, 2005

One Quarter of Us Are Mentally Ill?

Oh here we go again. According to a Harvard study, 25 percent of Americans are mentally ill, and 25 percent of those are severely mentally ill. Read about it here. The New York Times story, headlined "Most Will Be Mentally Ill at Some Point, Study Says," is here. Here's a choice quote: "Pretty soon," he [Dr. Paul McHugh, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University] said, "we'll have a syndrome for short, fat Irish guys with a Boston accent, and I'll be mentally ill."


At 1:36 PM, Blogger Mira de Vries said...

With one in 32 people in correctional supervision and one in four mentally ill, Americans would seem to be the most criminal and crazy nation on earth. One might expect the US gov't to at least be embarrassed.


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