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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 August 2007 01:46AM

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Comment author: TGGP3 09 August 2007 06:24:26PM 12 points [-]

"Mental health is a commitment to reality at any cost." Depression is considered a mental illness. The depressed are less biased in their self-assessments than the population as a whole. Personally, I agree with Caplan and Szasz that "mental illness" is a poor borrowing from medicine to psychiatry and is usually unfalsifiable.