Mysteries of Mental Illness

Who's Normal?

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What is mental illness and who is normal? Definitions of these have been defined differently over the centuries, but the boundary between illness and sickness remains very fluid. There are no biological tests to diagnose mental illness, so societies decide what constitutes behavioral and social norms, and where the lines of deviance exist.

Aired: 06/22/21

Rating: NR

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