[FoRK] NYTimes on Hypomania
owen at permafrost.net
Wed Mar 23 10:46:36 PST 2005
Sounds like "ambition" to me. Although in the modern version of serfdom,
its apparently another market niche for pharmaceutical companies.
> I think I certainly have some characteristics mentioned. I know I was
> a bit compulsive about curiousity and learning new things from 12 or
> so on, partly because of issues with parents.
> In my case, I have no problems with stress, emotional adjustment or
> interrelating. I functioned far better than both of my ex-wives. I
> had to learn to deal with things like everyone I suppose; maybe I was
> more creative about it. The closest I ever get to depression is a
> little lack of deep motivation which is hard to differentiate from
> chronic burnout.
> Activity level, risk-taking, and clutter from multiple projects may
> have been stressful on others however.
> Joe Barrera wrote:
>> (Hypo)mania can be very difficult for one's emotional life
>> and even worse for those whom one loves. It's certainly not
>> something to wish for.
>> - Joe
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