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Does Capitalism make us insane? Is society insane, and if so, then how would the sane appear in an otherwise insane society?

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  • 1. Capitalism
    & Insanity

2. Are we sane?
How do you know?
3. Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.
How do you know?
4. Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.
Abnormality, in the sense of something deviating from the normal or differing from the typical , is a subjectively defined behavioural characteristic, assigned to those with rare or dysfunctional conditions. Defining who is normal or abnormal is a contentious issue.
Abnormal ?
5.

  • around 300 people out of 1,000 will experience mental health problems every year in Britain

6. 230 of these will visit a GP 7. 102 of these will be diagnosed as having a mental health problem 8. 24 of these will be referred to a specialist psychiatric service 9. 6 will become inpatients in psychiatric hospitals.Why does it matter?
10. Cross-cultural suffering
Nation % (see below)
USA 26.4
New Zealand 20.7
Ukraine 20.5
France 18.4
Colombia 17.8
Lebanon 16.9
Netherlands 14.9
Mexico 12.2
Belgium 12.0
Spain 9.2
Germany 9.1
China (Beijing) 9.1
Japan 8.8
Italy 8.2
Nigeria 4.7
China (Shanghai) 4.3
% suffering depression, anxiety, substance abuse or
impulsivity-aggression in a one-year period.
from Demyttenaere et al. (2004), except New Zealand (see Oakley-Brown et al., 2006).
Why does it matter?
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Understanding Sanity?
Norms
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.
16. Understanding Sanity?
Norms
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.
17. Understanding Sanity?
Healthy
Unhealthy
Norms
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.
18. Understanding Sanity?
Healthy
Unhealthy
Norms
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.