Why Psychiatric Disorders Are Not the Same as Physical Diseases

At Pajamas Media, Dalrymple again argues against biological reductionism:

A great deal of effort has gone into persuading the general population that psychiatric conditions are just like any others: colds, arthritis, and so forth. I have never found this convincing; psychiatric disorders, including organic ones, are precisely what it is that makes us most ourselves. No one boasts that his symptoms are of psychological origin, though any of us may suffer such symptoms.

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