June 08, 2005

Normal Will Soon Be the Minority

Well, this would explain the popularity of American Idol, and Scientology for that matter:

One-quarter of all Americans met the criteria for having a mental illness within the past year, and fully a quarter of those had a "serious" disorder that significantly disrupted their ability to function day to day, according to the largest and most detailed survey of the nation's mental health, published yesterday.

Then again, maybe the only real problem we have is one of defining mental illness if our current definitions encompass 1 out of every 4 people.

Posted by Charles Austin at June 8, 2005 09:27 AM