Is Mental Illness a Made up Disorder?


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By Psych Central, Gabe Howard, and Jackie Zimmerman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, our hosts discuss whether or not mental illness is a real disorder or if it's just something that medical and pharmaceutical companies just made up to make a profit.

Highlights from ‘Mental Illness Made Up?’ Episode

[2:00] Is mental illness real?

[4:00] Yoga doesn’t cure all mental illnesses, just like it wouldn’t cure cancer.

[16:00] Dealing with people who think mental illness is not real.

[19:30] Eating disorders are such a stigmatized mental illness.

[20:00] Cigarettes used to be a health food (true story!).

[27:00] You can still live a great life with a mental illness.

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