I hear that often, especially from “harder” science types. Honestly, I don’t disagree. Given the scope of the human condition, however, it is certainly something we should study more, and study better. Like most things medical that can be abused for profit, I would love to see it separated from the current profit driven models. Case in point is this TED talk I recently watched. It covers some humorous and intriguing experiences, and the author touches on a fundamental issue I have with modern psychiatry – a level of confirmation bias that most would consider unhealthy.
Admittedly, my thoughts on this involve a fairly small set of situations and some anecdotal experiences, but the broader trend of diagnosing ever younger patients with mental illnesses is certainly verified, and I would say, suspect.