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This explains so much …

Men_in_Black_1.jpgRemember the movie Men in Black, where the big joke was that all the creepy, marginal, bizarre people in New York are actually aliens? It was funny because it kind of seemed like it could be true, right? Well, a new study suggests that, while we might not be constantly interacting with extraterrestrials, we ARE constantly interacting with crazy people. Or rather: Most of us are crazy people.

According to the study, released Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry, 1 in 5 young Americans has a personality disorder. The numbers get worse if you cast a slightly wider net — “Counting substance abuse, the study found that nearly half of young people surveyed have some sort of psychiatric condition.” And evidently the National Institute of Mental Health has estimated that 1 in 4 U.S. adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.

All I have to say is, no wonder GW got elected twice.

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I really believe that ALL the "crazy people" admitted into Bellevue Hospital in NYC failed the NY Bar.
You know they're wearing a straight jacket, banging their heads against the wall repeating a mnemonic they memorized.

"All I have to say is, no wonder GW got elected twice."

Gee I said the same thing after Clinton got elected for the second time.

Yeah. The country was in such bad shape 8 years ago. Thank goodness GW came along and fixed it.

As for the article, none of the statistics you quote constitutes more than half the population (it was anywhere from 20% to "nearly half" depending on the group), so while YOU may be crazy, most of US are not (at least not yet).

This news comes after I *just* attended a CLE course in substance abuse and depression in the legal field, where I learned some horrifying statistics about my new profession. Makes me want to go jump off a bridge!