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In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published in 1952 there were 60 types and subtypes of mental illness.  Sixteen years later this number had mushroomed to 145, and presently it includes a whopping [374] separate conditions. George Albee, past president of the American Psychological Association, says: “Clearly the more human problems that we can label mental illnesses, the more people that we can say suffer from them. And, a cynic might add, the more conditions therapists can treat and collect health-insurance payments for.”  Is this cynicism or realism?

                    Psychoheresy p. 145