What is normal?

There will probably be some posts on psychiatry here going forward. I’m going to argue that psychiatric care is in dire need of a Silicon Valley type of disruption. More on that later.

With this post I just wanted to share a couple of interesting quotes from the book Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience by Charles Zorumski and Eugene Rubin.

A delusion is a fixed false belief that is outside the cultural context of the individual.


…when deciding whether speech in a given individual is pathological, context seems to be critical. For example, some politicians are extremely good at controlled poverty of content and tangentiality…

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