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Current Law Students / Re: What's The Difference
« on: September 04, 2006, 05:01:53 PM »
A crazed lawyer who had just lost his case walks into a watch and clock store, unzips his trousers and slaps his cock on the counter. The woman behind the counter doesn't bat an eyelid. She looks him straight in the eye and says "Put that away Sir, this is a clock shop - not a cock shop!" "Well," replies the lawyer, "Why don't you put two hands and a face on it?"

Current Law Students / Re: law school depression
« on: September 04, 2006, 04:37:09 PM »
Some here have argued that we're better off with the depressed people dead, but I don't believe that's true. Depression has not been "bred out" of the gene pool because the creativity and intelligence associated with depression sufferers has societal benefits. See the work of Kay Jamison, the second author of Goodwin & Jamison's classic, "Manic-Depressive Illness."

Current Law Students / Re: Psychopath attorneys
« on: September 04, 2006, 04:21:42 PM »
The typical law student and lawyer is hypomaniac: someome with an elevated mood, irritable, his thoughts racing, a tendency towards people-seeking, hypersexuality, grandiose thinking, religiosity, and pressured speech. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania without progression to psychosis. Many of the symptoms of mania are present, but to a lesser degree than in overt mania. People with hypomania are generally perceived as being energetic, euphoric, overflowing with new ideas, and sometimes highly confident and charismatic, and unlike full-blown mania, they are sufficiently capable of coherent thought and action to participate in everyday life.

Although hypomania sounds in many ways like a desirable condition, it can have significant downsides. Many of the negative symptoms of mania can be present; the primary differentiating factor is the absence of psychosis. Many hypomanic patients have symptoms of disrupted sleep patterns, irritability, racing thoughts, obsessional traits, and poor judgment. Hypomania, like mania, can be associated with recklessness, excessive spending, risky hypersexual activity, general lack of judgment and out-of-character behaviour that the patient may later regret and may cause significant social, interpersonal, career and financial problems.

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