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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-04 12:34 AM
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132. Actually many highly creative people and competent people have suffered
from depression. Abraham Lincoln for one, Stonewall Jackson, Vincent van Gogh, William Styron, Art Buchwald. I have a number of friends who suffer from depression. They are all competent and productive people. My sister-in-law had everything going for her - well educated, nice family, loving husband, well-kept house, would organize their family vacations down to the last detail and pull them off without a hitch - but she got depressed sometimes and killed herself during one of the depressions. Some psychologists have even speculated that depression is often associated with high levels of creativity - particularly manic depression.
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