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Re: We're on the same page, Annie!

Posted by Nancy on January 6, 1999, at 16:24:34

In reply to Re: Part of my story, posted by Annie on January 3, 1999, at 13:28:00

> Is it coincidence that so many of us are super-achievers before depression cuts us off at the knees? Sometimes previous success and high hopes for a bright future are what make it so much harder as the depression years drag on. When I am patronized by a well-meaning psychiatrist who "didn't know me when", I want to childishly shout "Hey, my IQ is 148 and I coulda been a contender". As if all that matters now. As if he/she would care. Luckily, I have, thus far, been able to contain myself thereby avoiding any other Axis II diagnoses. Alan, your story DID give me a glimmer of hope that this will lift, at least for a while, and just maybe, I'll be able to restore some of my self-respect. Thank you. I'm glad I read you message during a receptive moment.
> To the rest of the folks in this thread: Assuming most of us are not delusional, if we were all to go into remission at the same time, I think we could take over the world! Okay, maybe I am the delusional one. LOL
> >
I too, was a super-achiever. Chemistry degree; National Dean's List (top 0.05percentile nationally), a competetive athlete, volunteer worker, and well you know the story...
Then, over the course of a couple of months I became extremely psychotic and manic. I mean I was not shutting my eyes for more than two months at a time, was never tired and continued graduate research studies in neuroscience. I think this sneaky little bastard that knocked me down from behind was God's idea of a bad joke. Well, ha. Now, let it be over for pete's sake!!!
Let there be no more cliches and mindless patronizing blattering,




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