Thursday, December 25, 2008

For those who celebrate the season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! For those with other traditions, we Shrink Rappers wish you the best of the season. Thank you for reading.


Anonymous said...

Same to you! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I sometimes wonder if there's a difference (perceived or actual) in taking a pill to "fix" something (ex any biologically based psychiatric illness - and this is in no way meant to start a debate on if psychiatric illness is biologically based) as opposed to "enhance" something that fundamentally works just fine. And where is that line - someone afraid of flying but does not have any other sort of anxiety who takes a mild sedative before a flight: is he an example of a "fix" or an "enhancement?"

The irony, of course, is that I personally don't have much of an issue with the idea of medication that would enhance mind performance (and I love the example of coffee as a very accurate parallel!) but have a hard time - and expect to continue to have a hard time to some degree or another for many, many more years, if not the rest of my life - with the idea of taking lithium for bipolar disorder - which falls pretty clearly into the "fix" category.