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Mysterious cerebrum

 
 
Reply Thu 31 Oct, 2013 12:25 pm
I've learned of an 82-year-old who recently, for no apparent reason, came out of a funk that for decades had included even suicidal depression, especially in the morning before coffee. "If there's a God," pleads he, "please make my new state permanent"

Suggesting--to me at least--how mysterious those workings of the mind; for instance some trace chem in the blood caused by, say, a particular food, pollen from a nearby shrub, or of course a long-term med, might result in suicide or at least cause him to apply for psychiatry at $100 a session
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 31 Oct, 2013 01:01 pm
How long has this depression been going on?


Was this a CHARACTER change or a do you believe that an outside influence caused this depression all this time?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 31 Oct, 2013 02:09 pm
@PUNKEY,
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How long has this depression been going on?
Years or even decades I'm led to believe

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Was this a CHARACTER change
Doubtful as this fellow's well set if not curmudgeon

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or a do you believe that an outside influence caused this depression all this time?
That's the very q. Suddenness suggests some kind of specific influence, could even be largely internal
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 2 Nov, 2013 10:56 am
@dalehileman,
Maybe I ought to reword: The Psych Establishment should consider the possibility that much cerebral trauma arises not from deep anxieties and conflict but from the chance circulation of some trace element or compound
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 11:12 am
@dalehileman,
Isn't anyone else occasionally or often anxious or depressed
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 11:23 am
@dalehileman,
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Isn't anyone else occasionally or often anxious or depressed

Here. ((raises hand))
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 02:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
Wonder Tsar if you might know or guess a specific cause; how prolonged an "attack," etc, and whether you had ever considered the possible cause a trace chem that might be tied to some specific food, med, etc, as opposed to so many of presumed psychological origin

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 02:36 pm
@dalehileman,
I have no idea. Never asked the specifics with my doctor. I can tell you it isn't food related.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Nov, 2013 02:41 pm
@tsarstepan,
Okay then Tsar, how about meds or other non-food input like tobacco, herbs or flavoring, airborne like pollen, etc etc, that might be suspect
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