Posted by ace on June 6, 2008, at 0:51:50
In reply to Re: Clonidine Contributing to Depression? » ace, posted by SLS on May 29, 2008, at 4:59:09
> Dear Ace,
> Thanks a bunch for providing the microarray article. Exciting stuff.
No probs Scott- I actually have found a few additional ones since then which are very interesting- let me know if you want the links!
> Would an orthopedist who takes ibuprofen for his own arthritis represent an ethical dilemma?
> Would an endocrinologist needing thyroxine be violating his Hippocratic Oath?
I do see what your saying, and definately
see legitimacy in your sentiments. I am preety sure this whole anxiety is just another manifestation of OCD- The thoughts which accompany this anxiety belie a fundamental sense of 'normality' I do possess...they are ego-dystonic...
> At the moment your passions lie in neuroscience - psychiatry in particular. You would be a much better doctor to choose a speciality that you have a passion for and for which study comes more easily than a field for which your interest lies in different motivations.
I agree too. In a certain way I feel I have to accept the fact that I will indeed suffer, to a greater or lesser extent, from mental illness until I die. My main focus is how to live as peacefully with it. I also hope to be able to use this illness to my advantage. I feel it can become a boon, if it facilitates greater empathy for a person going through a similiar experience(s)
What's your take on all this? Do you think such a 'self-prognosis' is rather bleak......
And your right- I could read about psychomaracology, psychopathalogy etc etc for hours on end!
Have you ever thought about pursuing a similiar career?- I feel it is obvious you have a passion for these things too.
> I don't know what is the source of your ethical dilemma. I don't see that there is one. However, whereas depression can certainly warp one's perceptions and decision making processes, it seems to me that your difficulties lie in your history rather than your cephaloneurofunction.
> Oh, by the way, thanks for expanding my vocabulary. You are becoming a hell of a writer.
Hey?! Where did I? You have always struck me as an eloquent writer yourself Scott!
Many thanks for your post mate,
> - Scott