Cultural institutions helps us define what mental illness is
Can culture lead to mental illness?
Is American culture making us mentally sick?
Over time, college kids are more and more depressed.
If you are neurotic, you'll likely suffer from depression.
- Wrote a book called "The Same Society"
-Capitalism is the root of all evil: money can lead to problems.
- Co-creator of the Terror Management Theory
-Says our value system is too high (being thin, rich)
- We're not only harmin ourselves, but also destroying the environment, because we are creating a lot of materials. For example, in China their factories cause rivers to be dead and also if we need new homes we cut down the trees.
- Manic Depression
- A mood disorder in which a person alternated between the hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania.
- Stephen Fry: comedian had bipolar disorder. Compared weather to the disorder.