Re: terms
Tue, 01 Oct 1996 16:04:40 GMT

I wonder how many of you who make these claims have spent any time
working with this population. Well, How about it?

Dale Pietrzak

pald1208 <> wrote:

-David Lloyd-Jones wrote:
-> Back-Cunningham) wrote:
-> >>In <5292g0$> (David Lloyd-Jones)
-> >>writes:
-> >>[snip]
-> >>
-> >>>The "affect" referred to in schizoaffective is not affectation, but
-> >>>affect, which means mood, with a slight bias toward meaning the
-> >>>external manifestations of mood.
-> >>
-> > In fact the whole thing is just good old psychobabble.
-> Errol,
-> This is a very silly thing to say. Schizophrenia, depression and
-> bipolar affective disorder are as real as death or money, and you
-> scoff at them at your peril. They affect a big chunk of a percent of
-> the population, which means you're meeting several of them every day,
-> probably begging on the street if you live in a large city.
-> -dlj.No they're not.

-Read Thomas Szasz: "The Myth of Mental Illness"
- "Ceremonial Chemistry" and others.

-Read Paula Caplan on the DSM's creation: "They Call You Crazy"

-People have, to quote Szasz, "problems in living" not "illnesses".