Mental illnesses, like bipolar disease, schizophrenia and depression, are medical issues, not character weaknesses. They take a major toll on the world’s health, and addressing them is a necessity, not a luxury.
Half of the world’s 10 leading causes of disability are from psychiatric conditions. Mental illnesses, like bipolar disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and depression, are medical issues —not character weaknesses. They take a major toll on the world’s health, and addressing them is a necessity, not a luxury. Depression alone was the leading cause of disability in every region of the world except sub-Saharan Africa, and outranked the death and disability caused by anemia (a sign of malnutrition), heart disease, cancer, malaria and lung disease.
More on OCPD and OCD
For a shallow but meaningful introduction to OCOD there’s a very good movie, “The Last Word”, that I highly recommend. Here’s a trailer: