Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.
Ja ja wir verstehen... what's your point? You sound more and more like an ass with every post.
Sites with passwords that force you to use a combination of letters and numbers and different capitalization. Seriously? You're the fucking library, not my bank account. Just let me use password as my password like I do everywhere else and let me be. No one wants to hack into my stupid account and order books under my name for me to come check them out.
*"password" is not my styleforum password.
I'll have more to say about this later when I'm at work but... food writing outside of newspapers seems to be so horrendously bad. I mean you have blogs which are all about jacking the writers off with their own bullshit and getting validation from a know-nothing general audience; non-blog websites (for lack of a better term) where the writers always seem to take forever to try and say what they are trying to say and its always the same crappy formula: let's take a really circuitous roundabout way to say something bring in a few tangents and then at the end get to the thesis of the article which is either tartly dismissed or far too quickly ignored because all these other points about the Dining Experience were so good what I wanted to do/try/make ended up taking a back seat or just a simple "in a word--divine". All with a not-so-subtle-look-at-me-aren't-I-cute-and-witty-for-employing-this-conceit air about their writing, even though it is bad, trite, and completely unoriginal. Then you have magazines where its just a distillation of foody trends with sprawling, verbose stories.
Meanwhile, you have newspapers that are still producing punchy, concise, entertaining and informative food sections that are either really sound (a al foodguy) or very locally-focused and incredibly valuable for local cooks (a la the AJC, which isn't as great as it once was but is still the best). so. yeah. that's about it.
and please don't get me started on food photography now. Its like, really, is A-priority the only thing these photographers can figure out (not hating on that per se its all I can figure out) but its just really boring to see the same fucking shit. Either everything is in a really shallow depth of field or in a cliche rustic setting. Virtually nothing else. Ugh.
fock. i got really excited for a minute there.
Just trying to make a point. Some people keep beating what they believe to be a dead horse. Usually the same ones who believe their shit doesn't stink. Initially, this seemed to be a forum for the exchange of witicisms to help blow off steam ( I fear using any terms other than colloquialisms, and certain that using "blow off" will only encourage more responses). I suggested that a truce be called, and let it die.
I only had 2 crafty wanks at work in my life..
What 2 per day? When I first started my working life I'm pretty sure I couldn't have gone 8 hours without emptying the bag.
A truce yep, or alternatively you could piss off.
One of my closest friends is suffering from terrible depression. The doctor put him on the wrong meds, and he started having suicidal ideation and all kinds of other crap so he checked himself into a hospital. They are putting him on new medicine now which hopefully will stabilise him, although at the moment it is really effecting his memory. The ward they have put him on is for people suffering from long term psychotic breaks as they don't have anywhere suitable, so it is full of litterally screaming lunatics. He hasn't slept properly for days.
To top it all his girlfriend, a manipulative bitch, who hasn't so much as visited him in the two weeks since this got serious is now texting him begging for forgiveness. She is at least partly responsible for this, and has been telling people where they work all about how her boyfriend has gone crazy, and I know he won't have the strength to say no to her at the moment.
All of his friends are taking time of work to get him out of the hospital in the daytime (he is allowed out if accompanied) but we can't do a lot for him. I saw him today, and again on friday. He is hiding a lot of it but still obviously not doing well. What the fuck do we do?
Is he bipolar , suffering from unipolar depression ?
Do you know what kind of meds he is taking?
If he is on antipsychotic medication, his memory will definitively be impaired..
The ward situation is a problem...
I was in an open ward and I was sent to a closed unit for some tests and I still have shivers down my spine thinking about it...
People were walking like zombies , the rooms had next to no light getting in...
He needs time ,friends around him ,support and also emotional stability..
The girlfriend's situation will definitively not help him getting better.
I had a friend on anti psychotics. He was fucking bonkers and needed them. A big difference than just regular depression. I have been on depression meds since I was about 13. He needs to get rid of that bitch.
Depression is also part of bipolar I and II...
I suffered from bouts of depression since my teens and I did get diagnosed at only 19...
Bipolar also brings period of hypomania for Bipolar II and pure mania with bipolar I ...
Bipolar I is an extremely difficult to deal with in terms of meds and treatment...
They tend to be prone to suicidal thoughts and suicide...
Meds can play a role in bipolar spectrum , for example Antidepressants tend to increase the chances of mania in bipolar patients ..
If he is taking antipsychotic medications,his behaviour and menta aptitudes will be impacted by them especially the older generations ones like Haldol for example...
The newer ones, Atypical tend to be easier to cope with such Risperdal or Seroquel...
I took Seroquel for a week in my life and I was falling asleep on night shifts..
He is not talking about what he has really. It dosn't seem to be bipolar. None of us knew he had a problem, beyond being a bit down, until fairly recently. It turns out he has been on the meds for a while and recently he has had suicidal urges and wanted to cut himself etc. because he has felt so awful. I don't know what he is on, a fair number of his friends have some psychology background, myself included, so I think he dosn't want to tell too much. Even his mother, who is very much involved and is a professor of psychology does not know what he is on. He has hidden this stuff so well I think he has trouble talking about it. I don't think he is on antipsychotics. He is not psychotic, just severe depression and severe anxiety as far as I know, as well as suicidal ideation, which hopefully was just down to the wrong meds.
The ward he is in sounds awful, they check on the patients three times an hour, even at night, which means sleep is constantly interrupted. We are trying to give him as much stability etc. as possible but it is not easy when he is stuck there being checked out by his mum and friends as if he was a child.
He texted me just now to say he had ended it with the girlfriend, which will probably not be permanent, but if it stops her texting him bullshit for a few days that would be great. She lives near me, the great temptation is to go and warn her off, but she has all kinds of issues herself so I am sure it would just end up blowing back.
patrick - has being on meds for so long not had some pretty bad side effects?
I have been on meds for twenty years and they all have different side effects depending on people..
Do not forget a diagnostic is a complex thing to establish because comorbity factors have also to be taken into account.
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