Mental Illness Leaves People Worse-off

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Essay #: 066078
Total text length is 9,687 characters (approximately 6.7 pages).

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The beginning:
Mental Illness Leaves People Worse-off
Worse-off or better-off? Many who experience alleged mental disorders do not agree that they are worse-off in their condition than they would be otherwise – but is that really the case?
Many of those people who experience alleged mental disorders do not agree that they are worse-off in their condition than they would be otherwise; if anything, they believe it offers certain benefits to them. For example, the compulsive gambler who just wins, the bipolar person in the manic phase of the condition, or the
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are all people who will likely deny that alleged mental disorders make their lives impoverished. The next several pages will look at George Graham’ account of being worse off and will argue...
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.....alysis, thinking in this fashion can only be described as frivolous and deluded thinking that will bring ill and never any good to a human life.
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