Originally Posted by Bruce M
Lower income groups. Because the difference between being eccentric and being diagnosed as mentally ill is a question of income level. The cat lady pushing the shopping carriage who has not bathed in a week is not eccentric, she is nuts. The guy who built this airplane had enough money to be eccentric.
If a person is angry, hostile and belligerant, but poor, they can easily be diagnosed with some disorder. If they are a business leader or attorney, hey, that's the way those people are. How could a physician or psychologist slap a label on someone from their own social crowd?
Also, to atheists, all religious people are a little delusional. One man's religion is another man's delusion? Even if you don't agree, you have to see how psychological and psychiatric diagnosis are pseudo-science.