Byline: Charles Saatchi
[bar] IF, LIKE me, you have many reasons to be less than secure and self-assured, and like me, you are far from stable even on your best days, don't for a moment imagine a psychotherapist will be of more help than a physiotherapist.
I have never fully recovered from reading the dissertation below, delivered in 1992 by Richard P Bentall, professor of clinical psychology, who is the recipient of awards from the British Psychological Society.
"It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type.
"In review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically …