|If You Encourage Anybody To Join One, You're A Complete Cult!|
But where does distinction become a diagnosis? Do cult beliefs, for example, qualify as psychotic? Are some so strange that adherence ought to be taken as proof of a neurochemical dysfunction? That question is the center of a paper entitled “Killer Cult Members and the Insanity Plea: Exploring the Line Between Belief and Delusion,” published this month in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.