Re: CHAT: Profile of a Conlanger
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 14, 1999, 2:46|
Sally Caves wrote:
> They bandy that term around way too much
> in the medical profession, and I find its application to "depression"
> or "anxiety" to be slightly offensive.
I don't see why not. Depression and anxiety are mental conditions,
emotions are part of the mind, and they certainly aren't "healthy"
> When I think of "mental illness"
> I think of psychosis. I'm sorry, but neurotics aren't "mentally ill" i=n
> my books. Neither are people who are taking medication to rectify
> a chemical disorder like general anxiety or depression. Forgive me,
> and maybe I'm misusing accepted vocabulary, but I will have to be
> unfit for work before I'm "mentally ill," thank you
I don't know. AIDS is a physical illness, but so is a minor cold. It
makes sense to me to lump depression and psychosis together as
illnesses, the difference being one of degree.
Slusaf=E1=EDlv=E1 walasagg=E1l=ED suddik=E1w=ED
With a word, the Gods create
AIM Screen-name: NikTailor