RE: What a predicament!

Subject: RE: What a predicament!
From: "Kevin Christy" <kevinchristy -at- socal -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 15:49:11 -0800

Suzanne said:

>>I think it's important to remember that depression is a disease. It is
caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. It's no different from heart
disease or cancer or any other disease that prevents people from working. It
can be treated and in most cases can be managed in a way that allows the
person to work and contribute to society.

Moral advice? My advice is to move into the 21st century from the 19th;
anyone who feels that it's a moral issue obviously skipped the 20th century

Are you suggesting that when Anon says s/he went on "work-related"
depression leave, that the depression was actually due to a chemical
imbalance in the brain? I suspect that "depression" in Anon's case is
actually a severe stress reaction to circumstances at work. That's why I
questioned whether the circumstances warranted it.

However, to you, it means, flat out, chemical imbalance. Debate over!
Which relieves Anon not only of the need to reconsider his/her reaction to
the events, but the power to do so. Medication, not contemplation. Hardly
a prescription for success, if the problem isn't chemical.

Anon's friend didn't post to DEPRESSION-L for advice on his/her "illness".
The friend posted to TECHWR-L for advice about the *work* situation. My
advice? Reassess how accurate the assessment is that his/her employer is in
violation of the law, and go back to work. If Anon still thinks they are,
then quit and file a complaint. If not, then make the best of the

For myself, I would rather have to deal with Anon's employer than wondering
how I'm going to keep my house. A problem that transcends what century
you're in.



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