Three criteria to determine mental sickness?

Three criteria to determine mental sickness?

A female Taiwanese media commentator suggested that one’s mental sickness can be determined by three criteria:  (1)  whether one’s subjective world outlook and the objective world outlook are unified; (2) whether one’s inner spiritual and emotional state and one’s mental state are coordinated; and (3) whether one has a stable personality.

The commentator admits that she is not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist.

In multiple personality disorder and in schizophrenia, there is a discrepancy between one’s subjective view of the world around them and the objective view of the doctor, the therapist, the nurse, the mentally healthy family members and caretakers.

In multiple personality disorder and in schizophrenia, there is indeed a discrepancy between one’s inner spiritual and emotional state and one’s rational mental state.  There seems to be a coordination between one’s irrational emotional state and one’s irrational mental state that involves irrational reasoning, irrational thinking, and irrational behavior.

Manifestation of an unstable personality often characterizes schizophrenics and those suffering from personality disorder and multiple personality disorder.

These three criteria are cited by this female commentator to describe the bad behavior of a female Taipei city council member, a beautiful and attractive woman, who went on a drunken rampage and was apprehended by police.  The female commentator describes the female Taipei city council member as mentally sick.

The question is:  Are drunks who misbehave in public mentally sick according to the three criteria mentioned above?

 

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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