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Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Peter Cotton: "... most mainstream clinical psychology, I think you'd find, is dominated by the view that the absence of symptoms equals health. But if pressed to give a positive definition of health, most clinicians I think would have difficulty. Traditionally from Freud onwards psychotherapy and psychological systems have tended to view the world through the lens of psychopathology, so they've typically had fairly negative definitions." (followed by an hour of on-air wrangling with three other scholars in an effort to define sanity - which event never comes to pass)
If anyone can help me find an encyclopedia article, even an old one, published anywhere, entitled "sanity," I would appreciate referral to same.

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