Fitness-related traits in bipolar dis...

Fitness-related traits in bipolar disorder relatives may explain disease persistence

There are 2 comments on the Medical News story from Aug 21, 2014, titled Fitness-related traits in bipolar disorder relatives may explain disease persistence. In it, Medical News reports that:

These enhanced fitness-related traits may explain the persistence of the illness in the general population, say Tyrone Cannon and colleagues.

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Fort White, FL

#1 Aug 21, 2014
Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness

Every so often Al Frances says something that seems to surprise even him. Just now, for instance, in the predawn darkness of his comfortable, rambling home in Carmel, California, he has broken off his exercise routine to declare that “there is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.” Then an odd, reflective look crosses his face, as if he’s taking in the strangeness of this scene: Allen Frances, lead editor of the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (universally known as the DSM-IV), the guy who wrote the book on mental illness, confessing that “these concepts are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the boundaries.” For the first time in two days, the conversation comes to an awkward halt.

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There are no genetic tests, no brain scans, blood tests, chemical imbalance tests or X-rays that can scientifically/medically prove that any psychiatric disorder is a medical condition.

Winnipeg, Canada

#4 Aug 23, 2014
Another vaccine side effect. Psychiatry twists the facts and makes these nonsense claims based on opinion alone.

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