By Jay Watts

April 12, 2017


See Original Post

When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that

they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in

the same way as cancer or a broken leg? Can it be tested for, diagnosed and

treated with the same certainty as a physical disease? Whatever the answer

to that question, it should cast no doubts or aspersions on the very real

suffering of people with mental health problems.