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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" conditions.
> When I think of "mental illness" > I think of psychosis. I'm sorry, but neurotics aren't "mentally ill" i=
> 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. --=20 Slusaf=E1=EDlv=E1 walasagg=E1l=ED suddik=E1w=ED With a word, the Gods create ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor