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    Happiness is a disease?

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    Apparently they want to put happiness into the same category as depression and call it a disorder.
    Here is the abstract.
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    If it is, then reserve me a padded room now.
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    Gotta sell them meds!!

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    One possible objection to this proposal remains-that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.
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    Good grief...
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    Um, wow. I guess I'll take a room across the hall from Mimi. Maybe we can meet in the dayroom and play cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
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    One possible objection to this proposal remains-that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.
    And order, opposed to disorder, is not positively valued. To be consistent, they have to call happiness an order
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    "In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system."


    So, what then is the normal range of cognitive abilities and the normal functioning of the central nervous state?

    From a methodological standpoint the proposal makes some sense for quantifying, but how long until someone takes it too far and starts to declare that too much happiness is a real psychological disorder and requires medication?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushrat View Post
    So, what then is the normal range of cognitive abilities and the normal functioning of the central nervous state?
    Go to work, do your job, pay your taxes, eat your food, don't look at your neighbours, keep your head down, get married, make babies. Survive, survive, survive and don't worry about living. That's a normal and acceptably functioning human being.
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    This sounds like a headline on theonion. Have people just run out of things to study? Do they want to see if anyone is actually paying attention by making "discoveries" crazier and crazier? Insane.

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