Let's Not Overanalyze This

Self-diagnosis is a fool's game, but that never stopped me

To be conscious in these days of Paxil, Prozac and Dr. Phil is to question one's own sanity on an almost weekly basis. Self-diagnosis is a tricky business, especially when it comes to the mind. Still, with all the memoirs of addiction and depression and the countless websites devoted to mental health, it's more tempting than ever to lie down on the couch and ask, "Am I normal?"

Clear answers are hard to find. For those of us who just don't feel right sometimes (and that means almost everyone), the list of possible disorders is endless, and their catchy, soundalike...

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