Agreed, Bob. I was just hoping to point out that depression _may_ be caused by something, and often is. I have suffered from depression before myself, and can now point to exact reasons. I'm sure there are many situations where it is not the same. Stress and anxiety can lead to different ends, depending on how one deals with them.
Do you have a background in medicine, or did you just happen to know about treatment for bipolar disorder?
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Extraordinary stress and anxiety is a normal part of life and can take a
toll on the immune system resulting in a physical illness. However, stress
and anxiety does not necessarily lead to depression. Clinical depression
may be caused by genetics, stress, or some unknown reason; only a
psychiatrist can accurately diagnose clinical depression.
>From: William Gray <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: OT: After the Hours
>Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:17:03 -0400
>Just for interest's sake, George, most doctors realize that a large
>percentage of medical problems are brought on mentally the patient himself
>(i.e., stress, anxiety, etc). Homosexuality is just the kind of thing that
>would bring on depression (not in every case, I'm sure) because of guilt
>associated with it. Just another thought to add to yours.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 06/30/03 01:41PM >>>
> > that she did suffer from Schizophrenia as well as depression at times,
> > latter probably the result of the deep love she felt for her husband
>Depression isn't particularly "caused" by anything (although stress etc.
>can trigger it). It is a medical illness, and it's very simplistic to
>suggest that depression could be the direct result of "deep love" or
>homosexuality or anything much else.
>Just thought that should be pointed out..
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