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Re: ... with SOME normal people?

Posted by Declan on July 23, 2006, at 15:23:38

In reply to Re: ... with SOME normal people?, posted by capricorn on July 20, 2006, at 17:32:53

As far as I can see 'depression' is the sort of concept that leads to these sorts of arguments. Depression clearly happens, but since it is not a particular thing, these disagreements repeatedly arise. I can't really see that depression is more informative than saying someone is f*cked. Maybe since we have antidepressants (of whatever efficacy) the concept of depression becomes more solid than it would be in their absence. We have words that are so much more useful than those suggested by psychiatry (dysphoria!). Words like disappointment, social defeat, terror, fear, rigmarole, queasiness etc.
Normal is unreal and statistical anyway. Is it actually the case that there is a town called Normal in Illinois?




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