Nation: Paranoia

Before their meeting concluded, the psychiatrists themselves showed some signs of societal stress. On the fourth day of the A.P.A. meeting, a group of Women's Liberation activists and Gay Liberation homosexuals invaded the convention hall. After a tussle with one member of Women's Lib, an eminent Boston psychiatrist said: "This lack of discipline is disgusting." He spot-diagnosed the woman as "a paranoid fool and a stupid bitch." Another woman took the floor and began relating her psychiatric history. "The doctor likened me to a borderline schizophrenic " she cried in indignation. A psychiatrist in the audience called: "You're past the...

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