Does Kurt Busch really have a ‘chemical imbalance’?

Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, is held back during scuffle with Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Wix Filters Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, is held back during scuffle with Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Wix Filters Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Every family has one; the third cousin on your mother’s side. The long lost relative no one really talks about; the creepy uncle who stands in the shadows at family reunions that no one dares approach. My family had a ‘weird’ relative; someone on my in-laws side who was just a little different. They all have the same ‘affliction’; something my grandmother used to call a ‘chemical imbalance’.

The term ‘chemical imbalance’ is one that has been hotly debated in psychiatric circles and in fact many feel it doesn’t really exist. Yet in common everyday life, we call it a ‘wives tale’ and according to my grandmother, a ‘chemical imbalance’ is a very real thing.

In fact Kurt Busch has it, that at least according to one person.

Busch has had his issues over the years, he’s been fired from teams, charged by a sheriff’s department in Arizona and each time he’s promised to get help so it will never happen again.  Yet, it does happen again; Busch cusses out a reporter, or tries to run down someone on pit road during a race, or something else in anger. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.