I was at a friends house last night and for the first time saw a copy of the book "Affluenza" by Oliver James.
I had time to read the introduction, and it is James' belief that a wave of unhappiness has swept the prosperous Western world, an illness based around the cult of possession and owning. Keeping up with the Joneses is making us all ill, with extreme examples of this existing, particularly in the USA.
All very interesting, but not that different from what Doctor Huber and the Socialist Patients Collective (known as the SPK in Germany) were saying in the 1970s. Indeed James even comments that he does not like the term mental illness, and that in many cases he encounters it is society making people ill - there is not an illness in the physical sense.
The debt he holds the SPK is huge. Lets hope James' followers don't end up following the SPK and blowing up the German Embassy in Stockholm!