Is it possible to over-assess or wrongly categorise people by listing every possible potential mental illness known to man?
In this fascinating video from TED, journalist Jon Ronson talks about his inquisitive journey into an investigation into mental illness, especially what psychologists have termed psychopathic behaviour, and comes to some interesting conclusions about how we evaluate mental illness and the dilemmas we face in treating and dealing with people who suffer from mental conditions which run contrary to societal norms.
It’s worth going through the whole presentation because Ronson comes to an interesting question at the end, which can relate to how we judge or classify people we meet, or are familiar with, or acquainted with, who display traits we have been persuaded to place into Freudian labelled boxes.
The video presentation stands alone as an interesting subject and there is no intended comparison with any person currently or formerly associated with this blog.
Posted by Steve