Sunday, 17 March 2013

High Functioning Depressive (3)

Functioning well as an academic is about having a brain that does stuff well.   It's certainly not just about being clever, but there's no question that intellectual activity is the day to day activity of academia.

I wonder if that's a major reason depression is almost taboo in academia.  Having depression is having a brain that doesn't work well in a significant way.  Having your brain not working is not something you want to advertise if it's also what earns your income and respect.

I don't know if this is true or relevant.  But I wonder.

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