April 16, 2006
"an inability to initiate needed work. This plagued me in college, of course, and I didn't understand the mechanism, so berated myself for laziness and lack of discipline."
Via a link from a reposted thread on depression and love at BitchPhD.
Posted by binky at April 16, 2006 09:50 AM
| Posted to Health
| The Academy
That's rhetorical, right? I mean you know the answer in my case. :)
I know. And it's not the first time the question of "do depressives become academics or does academia induce depression" has come up. It just struck a chord this morning.
Academics generally? Or social scientists in particular? If you're talking about the latter I can see the causal chain running in both directions. But academics more broadly defined (say people with advanced degrees in horticulture) - I don't know that I see that as clearly. But maybe.
You're right. Maybe it's the salaries.