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
>>> yrs. know of at least one conlanger who is most definitely
>>> 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
>> I recall that now. Too much idle time, methinks. Help - I'd better be
>> 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
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
a bit at the frequency. If it was round the clock, you may well be right.
a salutary reminder that sometimes people we find just a pain cannot help
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
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.