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Re: Mental/psych problems (was: Suprafixes)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 18:30
On Wednesday, November 19, 2003, at 05:02 AM, Isidora Zamora wrote:

>>> Not gonna name anyone, but most of us who've been here for the past >>> 2-3 >>> yrs. know of at least one conlanger who is most definitely >>> OCLD-afflicted >>> to >>> point of seriously impaired health due to long prolonged periods of >>> insomnia and >>> lingua-mania (in which - one time - he posted to the list like every >>> 20-30 >>> min.s). >> >> I recall that now. Too much idle time, methinks. Help - I'd better be >> careful >> when I retire next year :) > > Are you sure it was just too much time on his hands?
Well, no. But I can well imagine that if one doesn't have the troublesome interruption of the 'real world', one could get a bit obsessive with conlanging and replying to the list.
> If he was doing it > round the clock, it's possible that it could have been the manic phase of > Bipolar Illness.
Yes, of course. I don't recall now the details. I think Hanuman was exaggerating a bit at the frequency. If it was round the clock, you may well be right. It's a salutary reminder that sometimes people we find just a pain cannot help what they are doing.
> (And I say that being Manic-Depressive myself, though > mine doesn't get too badly out of hand until you start giving me > antidepressants. I turn hypo-manic within the week and eventually beome > fully manic on antidepressants. Needless to say, I stay on mood > stabilizers and eschew antidepressants :) It took me a year to get full > conitive function back after my last episode of drug-induced mania.)
Truly sorry to hear about your problems and hope things are now going OK for you. My father suffered bouts of depression for as long I can remember and I recall antidepressants were not particularly effective. I remember three occasions when he had to hospitalized basically as a result of depression. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================