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Manic deprssion as a destructive yet treatable illness, Kay Jamison

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Interviewee: Kay Jamison. No reason to reproduce. manic depression is treatable and is an integral part of many people's lives. Kay Jamison describes the shock of hearing her own diagnosis of manic depression and her doctor's advice not to have children. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Living with eugenics > The diagnosis > No reason not to reproduce)
Transcript:
This is a very destructive illness, I'd be the last person to romanticize it, I've seen too much of it in myself and in my family and in my friends and in my patients and, ever to say that there, this is something to romanticize. On the other hand it is very treatable and it's very variable in terms of age of presentation, in terms of severity, it's unpredictable, it's treatable, you know. And it is very much part of who many, many people are, and so you know, I don't take the views of, that you don't reproduce under those circumstances, I find that a chilling thought.
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kay jamison,manic depression,deprssion,treatable illness,dnai,genetic disorder,interviewee,severity,diagnosis,shock,circumstances
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