Dr. Mortimer J. Adler says:
"It is clear that in the strict meaning of 'disease' only the body
can suffer lesions; the intellect as such cannot be diseased, though it
can be affected by a diseased body."
This supports Dr. Thomas Szasz's interpretation of mental illness as
Adler, M.J. 1937. WHAT MAN HAS MADE OF MAN, page 204
Szasz, T.S. 1961 THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS...
Szasz, T.S. 1961 THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS