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Re: closed mind... sunny10

Posted by Gabbix2 on December 5, 2004, at 16:49:19

In reply to Re: closed mind... Gabbix2, posted by sunny10 on December 5, 2004, at 15:54:49

>> I am simply asking you to remember that a hypo (or hyper)manic, creative episode is not the same as a major depressive episode. I'm afraid we are talking apples and oranges, here.

I was speaking of Major Unipolar Depressive disorder not bi-polar disorder, I'm aware of the distinction.

> Major depresion is not the same as what is now known as BiPolar disorder. If you go back to your history, the creative geniuses to which you refer were usually post-humously diagnosed with BiPolar,

Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, William Styron, Albert Camus, Buzz Aldrin (there's curiousity!) Andrew Solomon, All depressives. I did not refer to geniuses. I did refer to artists, authors, and presidents.

> And the artists who WERE suspected of having Major Depression mainly painted the same things over and over- rather closed-minded, don't you agree?

Actually no, but that's not really important.

> Does the distinction between BiPolar and Major Depression make this concept a little easier to at least ponder? And, we do not mean to offend, here, merely to ponder...

Well I think the distinction isn't germane to what I had posted originally, and had either of
the posts to which I had respoded refered to pondering, I wouldn't have said "Generalizations don't get you very far and the truth lies somewhere in the middle"

"Curiosity and Major depression CANNOT coexist in a closed mind" and "as long as you practice curiusity you don't have time for a depressive episode or gossiping and griping"
come across to me as definitive statements not an invitations to consider, or ponderences.




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