Is supporting populist political parties a mental disorder?

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McGowan, J. 2015. Is supporting populist political parties a mental disorder? Discursive of Tunbridge Wells.
AuthorsMcGowan, J.
Abstract

It’s just over a month until the UK general election and many Brits seem to have lost trust in their traditional politicos. Whether it’s the UK Independence Party (UKIP) scapegoating the European Union and immigrants, a rise in nationalism (the Scottish National party), or Russell Brand’s teenage anarchism, faith in facile, and sometimes ugly, solutions is on the march. It’s a huge relief, therefore, to hear that the editors of the DSM (the main reference book for psychiatric classification), are considering a new category of disorder to cover this condition. Clearly many critical things have been said about the burgeoning amount of psychiatric diagnosis, here and elsewhere. However, I’ve just looked at the DSM draft entry (reproduced below), and think that this time, the American Psychiatric Association might really be onto something. In fact, all I can say is bring it on.

Year2015
JournalDiscursive of Tunbridge Wells
PublisherCanterbury Christ Church University
Official URLhttps://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/discursive/is-supporting-populist-political-parties-a-mental-disorder/
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