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Re: Another perspective?

Posted by alan on June 19, 1999, at 2:57:08

In reply to Another perspective?, posted by Racer on June 11, 1999, at 0:04:25

Maybe taking a SO with you to see your doctor and having the doctor explain things would help. Most people have great respect for the authority of physicians, and the physician might be able to convince them that the problem is as medical as a stroke, not a bit of perverse, voluntary action motivated by some nasty design.
The philosopher Wittgenstein spoke of "...the bewithment of intelligence by language." That phrase was made for 'depression'. Of course, if you feel depressed, but do not have a major depression, it would (usually) be simple good manners not to lay ot on others, and it would be your responsibilty to do something: to get out and see a friend, work out at the gym, etc.. But when you have a clinical depression and your 'pleasure-machine' is broken, it is broken; and nothing is going to cheer you up (qualifications aside), because the normal capacity to cheer up is not working. This is where talk of a 'chemical imbalance' conveys more of the important truth than talk of depression. Well, god luck to all of us.




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