SashaSue Posted September 19, 2008 Share Posted September 19, 2008 Caribou Barbie is now claiming to suffer from clinical depression. That tanning bed she had installed in the governor's mansion? Nothing to do with tanning, everything to do with her alleged battle against depression. Now, first off, I don't believe her. I mean, a tanning bed for depression? Has her doctor never heard of light boxes? I'm guessing he/she has. So that's making me mad. The implication that depression can be treated by a few tanning sessions is both bizarre and insulting. So there's that. But, on the off chance she's telling the truth, I'm finding myself feeling like she needs to tell us a lot more. What exactly does she mean by clinical depression? Are we talking about a single episode or a chronic issue? Seasonal component perhaps? Meds? Suicidality? Is this definitely a unipolar depression, or is there any reason to suspect bipolar? Come to think of it, she does seem a bit on the manic side, doesn't she? I'm kind of ambivalent, though, about feeling like she needs to tell us a lot more. On one hand, I know that when I'm seriously depressed, I can barely manage to take care of my dogs, forget about presiding over an erstwhile superpower. On the other hand, I can't help wondering if I'd have the same response if I didn't loathe her with every fiber of my being. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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