Are various forms of mental "illness" really X-men superpowers....?
...that society as it is doesn't know how to harness? I've read that top crime scene investigators all have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives, but clearly having multi-foci is helpful to them on the job now.
Ever since, I've looked at stigmatized mental conditions with hope that they are actually useful. My own bouts of depression and insomnia spur great waves of creativity. I find schizophrenic friends unusually empathic. What is your experience?