Working definitions of mental illness have just been updated. There's been a lot of talk and pre-emptive criticism of the new psychiatric "bible" and I was curious what the changes would be. Mind Hacks has come up trumps, again, with a readable summation and links. Creation of the psychosis risk syndrome is a tough call. At what point are we mad if a fair proportion of the population routinely lives with hallucinations and disorganised thoughts? Disorganised thoughts--are they defining writers?
It's not really funny, nor is the new paraphilic coercive disorder. I'd say getting your kicks out of rape is a moral failing, not a mental one.