Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pathologizing normal behavior

Pyschologists are increasingly pathologizing normal behavior. The DSM-5 will soon say that grief following the death of a loved one will be considered to be a symptom of depression. But there is some pushback from some folks.

The NY Times reports:
The latest findings on dyslexia are leading to a new way of looking at the condition: not just as an impediment, but as an advantage, especially in certain artistic and scientific fields.
A Time magazine cover story is on The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated).

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