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I'm reading the fulltext of the article now. Don't take this too seriously; it's clearly meant to be funny in a tongue-in-cheek way. But it also uses this as a stepping stone example to make some quite interesting philosophical points about exactly how psychiatric disorders are currently defined and whether value judgements should play into that definition.
Some of my fave bits that made me snicker...
Wellp, I'm off to enjoy my persistent erotomania! (but where is my heavy appetite?!)
Now that I know its satire I am going to read the whole thing. I may even send this to a few friends.
I have just read the whole paper, its 18 years old. Its short and an illuminating read that subtly shows the problems of attempting to treat psychiatry as a real science. I'm not sure what the author's intention was though.
Ok, I'll read the whole thing. All I saw was the abstract. satire= good fun.
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