Friday, August 1, 2008

Bicycle Built for Three

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) are listed separately in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but a discerning eye will recognize the commonality among these three conditions:

  • Each is classified as a mental illness without any evidence of sickness.
  • Each is diagnosed through peripheral characteristics instead of direct etiology.
  • Each manifests as a cognitive perception distinct from the species-driven norm.

These three conditions are eerily similar, and for a misunderstanding humanity, they ride past as triplets in crime.

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