Capitalism and Sanity

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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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<ul><li> 1. Capitalism<br />&amp; Insanity<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Are we sane?<br />How do you know?<br /> 3. Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br />How do you know?<br /> 4. Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br />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.<br />Abnormal ?<br /> 5. </p> <ul><li> around 300 people out of 1,000 will experience mental health problems every year in Britain </li></ul> <p> 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?<br /> 10. Cross-cultural suffering<br />Nation % (see below)<br />USA 26.4<br />New Zealand 20.7<br />Ukraine 20.5<br />France 18.4<br />Colombia 17.8<br />Lebanon 16.9<br />Netherlands 14.9<br />Mexico 12.2<br />Belgium 12.0<br />Spain 9.2<br />Germany 9.1<br />China (Beijing) 9.1<br />Japan 8.8<br />Italy 8.2<br />Nigeria 4.7<br />China (Shanghai) 4.3<br />% suffering depression, anxiety, substance abuse or<br />impulsivity-aggression in a one-year period. <br /> from Demyttenaere et al. (2004), except New Zealand (see Oakley-Brown et al., 2006).<br />Why does it matter?<br /> 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Understanding Sanity?<br />Norms<br />Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br /> 16. Understanding Sanity?<br />Norms<br />Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br /> 17. Understanding Sanity?<br />Healthy<br />Unhealthy<br />Norms<br />Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br /> 18. Understanding Sanity?<br />Healthy<br />Unhealthy<br />Norms<br />Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviours characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioural patterns.<br /></p>