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Is the term mental illness the new excuse for people?


it seems that more and more people want their problems to be diagnosed as a mental illness, is this the new way of excusing peoples shortcomings or are these illnesses legitamate. I wrote a hub about addiction and people said the it is a mental illness but I completely disagree. what's your take on this whole subject?

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    You make good points, I still disagree with the basic premise of this question. There is a difference between being accountable for one's actions and not; and it is a lawyer's sworn duty to defend her/his client if such a diagnosis has been made.

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    Addiction is actually considered a mental illness, and a serious one. It has actually been proven that it is possible for someone to be an alcoholic who has never tasted a drop of alcohol, for example, so don't judge individuals against others.

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    Laura Schneider 4 years ago

    It depends on whether the so-called "healthy ones" have ever been tested for a mental illness and how well-controlled the disease is in people who have been diagnosed and treated for one, doesn't it now? Most people just don't get diagnosed & tre