23 year old Chris Leppard, of Hastings, East Sussex, has a neurologic ailment, Prader-Willi Syndrome. This interferes with transmission of signals of satiety from his stomach to his brain. Mr. Leppard was arrested and sent to "a specialist eating disorder unit" where he will be confined for 28 days. The government justified his arrest on the basis of laws allowing involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. "Fat Police Lock Up Chris" http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005082504,00.html Innovation makes the world go 'round. Here, the authorities have come up with an innovative expansion of the concept of mental illness. They've extended it to cover an organic illness afflicting a man who plainly did not want the government's coercively imposed help. In days gone by, the mental health professionals of the USSR took a similarly expansive view of mental illness. People who suffered from the delusion that the USSR was a one party dictatorship controlled by gangsters were found to suffer from "schizophrenia" and were confined in psychiatric "hospitals."