A frank discussion about ‘madness’ and an advocacy that we need to use a more flexible stick when measuring insanity. Instead of simply reading through a checklist of symptoms to see if the patient matches up, doctors need to dig into the causes of those symptoms to better understand their causes and thus if the diagnosis really fits. For example, a person who has a hard time being around other people because they are not sure about how they should act should not be considered crazy. However, a person who has a hard time being around other people because they think that other people can hear their thoughts should be considered crazy.
Darian Leader: What is Madness? (RSA)