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The difference between the 23rd century and the 21nd century in the way they treat mental diseases was more than just technology or drugs, or even better mapping of neuro bio-chemistry. It was the whole philosophy behind how mental disease was treated.
In the 21 st century, mental disease especially paranoia, bi-polar disease and schizophrenia were things to be minimized as aberrations. Now, they were simply treated as deviations from median neuro-chemical activity.
Indeed what used to be considered a stigma was now considered a gift , like an athelete with unusual sized legs, or bigger heart. It was long accepted that creative types were often afflicted with thinking differently and issues. Rather than diminish those aspects of their bulit in wiring, they were asked to explore their imagination.
Do you hear voices? Well what do they say? Could you write a novel, a book a blog on them. Could you make a movie on aliens on them.
And Wired differently meant you were no longer Treated differently. At least not in a way to feel ashamed of.