Re: Depression, Harrassment, etc. (WAS: RE: What a predicament!)

Subject: Re: Depression, Harrassment, etc. (WAS: RE: What a predicament!)
From: Katie Kearns <kkearns -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 10:52:17 -0800

At 07:19 PM 3/4/2002 -0800, you wrote:

I didn't see anything in the respondent's message about *all* depressed people being whiners. He just opined that the presented set of circumstances did not constitute sufficient cause for depression. I gotta agree.

That doesn't mean I'm not compassionate toward people who are clinically depressed. I just don't think there's anything in Anon's post that warrants time off--heck, if stress were the only criterion, *most* people in high tech would be on disability leave.

Um -- that's not the way depression works. I'm glad that you don't know that. I'm glad that so many people on here have never obviously had to deal with it and therefore totally don't understand it.

But there's no such thing as a "set of circumstances [do] not constitute sufficient cause for depression"

When diagnosing depression, circumstances have nothing to do with it. It can be caused by all sorts of seemingly ridiculous things -- and the stress of a job, especially when you perceive that you either have to break the law or your morals or lose your job in a time of significant economic turmoil, seems like plenty to me. Heck -- none of you know anything about anon's life. Maybe there's more to it.

If anyone would actually care to educate themselves about it -- http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.html


-Katie


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