A quarter of all adult Americans are mentally ill

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Permanent Fail at 8:28 am by George Smith

Infrequently this blog comments on social phenomenon that seem to indicate large numbers of Americans are increasingly mentally ill.

While diagnosis of mental illness in the entire population can never be achieved as an absolute, the Congressional Research Service has released a report which attempts to collate data on the matter.

One its leading summations is displayed.


It comes as little surprise that a quarter of American adults, perhaps more, are mentally ill. National conditions logically seem to predispose for it. And anecdotal evidence is manifest weekly, if not every day.

The United States, it is often said, is truly the exceptional country.

Prevalence of Mental Illness in the United States, by the Congressional Research Service, has been put on-line by Steven Aftergood at the Secrecy blog. Along with stuff about the strategic bomber force, terrorism, inflation and that global warming thing half of Congress maintains is a hoax.


  1. Frank said,

    May 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

    That fits right in with the 27% that consistently support teabaggery.

  2. George Smith said,

    May 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I posted this on FB and a libertarian immediately showed up to compare it to the old Soviet Union using mental illness classification to quash and imprison dissidents.