|| BBC in misleading tagline shocker.
||Apr. 10th, 2002 11:23 am|
Infertility, obesity and depression are "non-diseases" according to some doctors, a poll for the British Medical Journal has shown.|
Except that when you actually look at the article, "some" means 2% in the case of depression.
I don't think this is a great thing, but tagging it that way is just sensationalism. Last thing I need right now is to be told that doctors don't believe in depression.
...well, transvestitism, I can see that. That could even be good, because then people who are perfectly happy cross-dressing don't wind up with relatives and friends trying to make them go get fixed.
but... diabetes? osteoporosis? hello, I think some of these people need to go back to med school. Can we class them as "non-doctors?"
I'm pondering whether or not the 2% is made up of religious nuts like my parents' doctor who believes that depression, asthma, excema have a 'spiritual' cause.
Then again, could it be how the questions were being read?
I would class depression as a real and serious condition, but I wouldn't class it as a *disease*, for example...