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Philosophy, madness, and the evolution of the mind
Justin Garson Ph.D.
A growing body of evidence suggests that depression isn’t a disease, but nature’s way of showing us that something in our lives needs to change.
Dyslexia is linked to creativity, exploration, and problem-solving. It likely evolved in early humans to enrich society.
The old idea that bad parents make kids schizophrenic is harmful and dangerous. But new research highlughts the role of the family in psychosis outcomes.
Some psychiatrists think delusions can protect us from painful experiences, or give us a sense of clarity in a confusing world.
What if mental disorders aren’t defects, but designed responses to the trials of life?
Justin Garson, Ph.D., is a philosopher and author of Madness: A Philosophical Exploration (Oxford, 2022), and The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction, Second Edition (Routledge, 2022).