27. AP8 Why do brains go wrong? Who decides?

All the world is mad but you and me, and even you are a lit­tle strange..” Unbal­anced men­tal states range all the way from depres­sion to killer crazy. In Aus­tralia in any given year 4 mil­lion peo­ple will expe­ri­ence a men­tal ill­ness, and 1 mil­lion Aus­tralians have a dis­abling psy­chi­atric dis­or­der. The favoured treat­ments of the age are most­ly phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal. How smart is this?