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Unvicious cycles

Posted by Bob on November 9, 1999, at 23:12:12

In reply to Re: What JohnL said (and how!), posted by Jen on November 9, 1999, at 4:14:20

> How do you convince someone to seek treatment when they think they're not depressed? They pawn it off on stress and think it will go away?

I wish my older brother would get on this board and read that question. (For folks who remember my story, this is my brother who survived the boating accident, at age 10, hanging onto the keel of a capsized boat through 18 hours of choppy seas on Lake Huron.) He was in denial a lot longer than me, but he credits my being "out" about be depressed, always talking about it matter-of-factly as if it were any other "normal" aspect of my life, as what got him to start asking questions of himself. Finally, that led him to ask me what he should do, and he was far more receptive then to what I had to say than if I had pushed myself on him.

I guess, at some level, it's just something you need to come to grips with on your own, but a good role model doesn't hurt.

As for the lack of evidence of evolutionary sophistication among the Boss subspecies, I'd say that the Peter Principle explains how they get where they get fairly well. We non-Bosses ARE more evolved.

(We are not management. We are Devo?)




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