Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

A team of biological anthropologists review the evidence.

young man hunched on the floor feeling depressed.
Is depression a mood disorder or an adaptive response? Photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash

What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons…