Take personality disorders with a grain of salt, they're not real diseases!
Quote from: istically on September 06, 2005, 06:17:48 PMTake personality disorders with a grain of salt, they're not real diseases! Well, while they are real diseases, I would agree with your post in the sense that there are so many people afflicted with them that makes them sound not that serious. After all, the entire world can't be crazy! lol "Is everybody crazy?" Writer Jim Windolf posed the question in an October 1997 issue of The New York Observer, and then answered it himself with numbers. If you add up all the psychological ailments Americans complain of, the portrait that emerges is of a nation of basket-cases. 10 (ten) million suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.14 (fourteen) million are alcoholics.15 (fifteen) million are depressed.3 (three) million suffer panic attacks.10 (ten) million have Borderline Personality Disorder.5 (five) million are obsessive-compulsive.2 (two) million are manic-depressive. Factoring in wild-card afflictions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity, and allowing for overlap (folks suffering from more than one problem), Windolf concluded that "77% of the adult population is a mess."
How about an Attention-Seeker plus The Wannabe plus The Guru AND The Sociopath?
Some attorney, well actually most attorneys are such pompus pricks. I truly mean that. I think when they say knowledge is power, they think they have too much power.