Message-ID: <email@example.com> Supersedes: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Expires: 23 May 2002 11:32:14 GMT References: <email@example.com> X-Last-Updated: 1994/08/22 Organization: none From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cynthia Frazier) Newsgroups: alt.support.depression,alt.answers,news.answers Subject: alt.support.depression FAQ Part 5 Followup-To: poster Summary: The following Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) attempts to impart an understanding of depression including its causes; its symptoms; its medication and treatments--including professional treatments as well as things you can do to help yourself. In addition, information on where to get help, books to read, a list of famous people who suffer from depression, internet resources, instructions for posting anonymously, and a list of the many contributors is included. Date: 25 Apr 2002 11:32:36 GMT X-Trace: 1019734356 senator-bedfellow.mit.edu 3928 188.8.131.52 Archive-name: alt-support-depression/faq/part5 Posting-Frequency: bi-weekly Last-modified: 1994/08/07 Part 5 of 5 =========== **Famous People** - Who are some famous people who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder? **Internet Resources** - What are some electronic resources on the internet related to depression? **Anonymous Posting** - How can I post anonymously to alt.support.depression? **Sources** - Sources **Contributors** - Contributors Famous People ------------- Q. Who are some famous people who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder? This list represents a few of the famous people included in a list posted to a.s.d. on a periodic basis. Much of it is taken from the book by Kay Redfield Jamison, "Touched With Fire; Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament." The Free Press (Macmillan), New York, 1993. Used without permission, but with intent to educate, and not for profit. Please send updates (or additions) to email@example.com "This is meant to be an illustrative rather than a comprehensive list... Most of the writers, composers, and artists are American, British, European, Irish, or Russian; all are deceased... Many if not most of these writers, artists, and composers had other major problems as well, such as medical illnesses, alcoholism or drug addiction, or exceptionally difficult life circumstances. They are listed here as having suffered from a mood disorder because their mood symptoms predated their other conditions, because the nature and course of their mood and behavior symptoms were consistent with a diagnosis of an independently existing affective illness, and/or because their family histories of depression, manic-depressive illness, and suicide--coupled with their own symptoms--were sufficiently strong to warrant their inclusion." (from Touched With Fire...) KEY: H = Asylum or psychiatric hospital S = Suicide SA = Suicide Attempt **WRITERS:** Hans Christian Andersen, Honore de Balzac, James Barrie, William Faulkner (H), F. Scott Fitzgerald (H), Ernest Hemingway (H, S), Hermann Hesse (H, SA), Henrik Ibsen, Henry James, William James, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Joseph Conrad (SA), Charles Dickens, Isak Dinesen (SA), Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Eugene O'Neill (H, SA), Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Leo Tolstoy, Tennessee Williams (H), Mary Wollstonecraft (SA), Virginia Woolf (H, S) **COMPOSERS:** Hector Berlioz (SA), Anton Bruckner (H), George Frederic Handel, Gustav Holst, Charles Ives, Gustav Mahler, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergey Rachmaninoff, Giocchino Rossini, Robert Schumann (H, SA), Alexander Scriabin, Peter Tchaikovsky **NONCLASSICAL COMPOSERS AND MUSICIANS:** Irving Berlin (H), Noel Coward, Stephen Foster, Charles Mingus (H), Charles Parker (H, SA), Cole Porter (H) **POETS:** William Blake, Robert Burns, George Gordon, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hart Crane (S) , Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot (H), Oliver Goldsmith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Victor Hugo, Samuel Johnson, John Keats, Vachel Lindsay (S), James Russell Lowell, Robert Lowell (H), Edna St. Vincent Millay (H), Boris Pasternak (H), Sylvia Plath (H, S), Edgar Allan Poe (SA), Ezra Pound (H), Anne Sexton (H, S), Percy Bysshe Shelley (SA), Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman **ARTISTS:** Richard Dadd (H), Thomas Eakins, Paul Gauguin (SA), Vincent van Gogh (H, S), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (H, S), Edward Lear, Michelangelo, Edvard Meunch (H), Georgia O'Keeffe (H), George Romney, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (SA) **Confirmed Bipolars (still living):** Idi Amin, former dictator; Patty Duke (Anna Pearce), actor, writer; Connie Francis, actor, musician; Peter Gabriel, musician; Charles Haley, athlete (Dallas Cowboys); Kristy McNichols, actor; Spike Mulligan, comic actor; Abigail Padgett, mystery writer; Murray Pezim, financier (Canada); Charley Pride, musician; Axl Rose, musician; Ted Turner, entrepreneur, media giant (U.S.); Robin Williams, actor, comedian **Confirmed Unipolars (still living):** Roseanne Arnold, actor, writer, comedienne (also has Multiple personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder); Dick Cavett, writer, media personality; Tony Dow, actor, director; Kitty Dukakis, Massachusetts first lady; William Styron, writer; James Taylor, musician; Mike Wallace, news anchor. Internet Resources ------------------ Q. What are some electronic resources on the internet related to depression? This list is a shortened version of one compiled and maintained by Sylvia Caras. It is posted periodically to ThisIsCrazy-L (see below for subscription information) If you would like to suggest additions for this list, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org> To suggest additions to this list for the Alt.support.depression FAQ, send them to email@example.com. * News groups: alt.support.depression alt.support.phobias sci.psychology sci.med sci.med.psychobiology * Internet Health Resources is an extensive listing of medical resources available over the internet. ftp2.cc.ukans.edu cd pub/hmatrix get file medlst03.txt or medlst03.zip. * An FTP site at Temple University containing articles related to depression ftp 184.108.40.206 cd/pub/psych * ThisIsCrazy is an electronic action and information letter for people who experience moods swings, fright, voices, and visions (People Who). To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with this command in the body of the message: subscribe ThisIsCrazy-L * Pendulum is a mailing list for people diagnosed with bipolar mood disorder (manic depression) and related disorders and their supporters, and some professionals. To subscribe to pendulum, send a message to email@example.com containing the line subscribe pendulum * Walkers-in-Darkness is a list for people diagnosed with various depressive disorders (unipolar, atypical, and bipolar depression, S.A.D., related disorders). The list also includes sufferers of panic attacks and Borderline Personality Disorder. Please, no researchers trying to study us, etc. (Postings are copyrighted by individual posters.) To subscribe to walkers or walkers-digest, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the line "subscribe walkers" or, for the digest, "subscribe walkers-digest". There is an anonymous FTP site at ftp.std.com in ~/pub/walkers, that includes a technical FAQ. * To subscribe to the Mailbase list psychiatry send the command SUBSCRIBE psychiatry <your name> to email@example.com Q. How can I post anonymously to alt.support.depression? You can post anonymously to alt.support.depression by using the anonymous server in Finland. For more information about the anonymous server, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for an automated reply that explains how to use the server. Special note While your posting will appear in alt.support.depression without any indication of your identity, your posting first has to be sent to Finland by e-mail. This makes the contents of your message no more secure than any other international e-mail (less secure if you don't trust the administrator of anon.penet.fi), which is to say not very secure at all. For more information, consult the Privacy & Anonymity on the Internet FAQ, posted regularly to sci.crypt, comp.society.privacy, and alt.privacy. Sources ------- Pamphlet: Depression: What you need to know, National Institute of Mental Heath. By Marilyn Sargent. Office of Scientific Information National Institute of Mental Health Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It is published by the American Psychiatric Association. The latest version is the DSM-III-R (1987). For reference, the DSM-III was published in 1980. The first edition of this manual was published in 1952, and the second edition in 1968. The fourth edition (DSM-IV) is currently in press and should be available this summer. It is used by the vast majority of psychologists and mental health professionals in the United States of America as a diagnostic tool. Psychiatrists and professionals outside of the U.S. will often use a diagnostic system called ICD-9, which differs in many respects from the DSM. Contributors ------------ Becky <email@example.com> Elmont,NY Brian Gerred <firstname.lastname@example.org> Dawn Sharon Friedman <email@example.com> Dana Quinn <firstname.lastname@example.org> John M. Grohol (email@example.com), Nova S.E. University Joy Ikelman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Boulder, CO email@example.com (Keith Rich) Mary-Anne Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> Rachel Findley Robert Orenstein (email@example.com) Silja Muller <firstname.lastname@example.org> Stephan Klaus Heilmayr <email@example.com> Oakland, CA Sue W. <SUE235@delphi.com> Sylvia Caras <firstname.lastname@example.org> Owner, ThisIsCrazy-L Todd Daniel Woodward <email@example.com> Mountain View, CA Wes Melander <firstname.lastname@example.org> Editor: Cynthia Frazier (cf12@CORNELL.edu) Lansing, NY Special thanks to Ivan Goldberg, MD, NY Psychopharmacologic Inst,.<email@example.com>, who has provided many of the questions and answers as well as made corrections throughout the FAQ.