Originally Posted by ShebaPoe
So you've divided medical conditions into
Do any policy thoughts follow from this?
Like any classification system, you generally have to discretize a continuum so I think that is a reasonable system. If you want one clearly in the illegitimate I would put social anxiety disorder, more commonly referred to as shyness for which some children are now being medicated.
My policy thoughts are that drug companies should have the burden of proof in showing that their products actually do what is claimed before they can be sold, and that the standard of proof be higher for conditions that deal with psychological rather than physiological conditions.