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Gray
62753.  Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:09 am Reply with quote

That's the chap.

 
eggshaped
63777.  Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:24 am Reply with quote

Link to Dolphins via the fact that swimming with dolphins has been scientifically proven to help treat depression.

Quote:
Animal facilitated therapy with dolphins is more effective than "water" therapy in treating people with mild to moderate depression after the influence of the natural setting has been controlled for, as shown by our randomised, single blind, controlled trial.

Depressive symptoms improved after two weeks of treatment. In conventional therapy—psychotherapy or drug therapy—symptoms usually improve substantially after four weeks. No side effects were noted, although accidental injuries may occur


http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/331/7527/1231

 
Frederick The Monk
63785.  Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:55 am Reply with quote

So we could cure all the playwrights of their depression by dropping them in a big tub of dolphins?

 
MatC
63791.  Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:09 am Reply with quote

Or just put dolphins in the audiences for their plays - would that work?

 
eggshaped
63792.  Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:12 am Reply with quote

I think it's the seals that clap inanely.

 
Gray
63830.  Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:13 am Reply with quote

I like Why should playwrights be thrown to the dolphins?

I'd like more endolphins in my blood stream. Perhaps I should turn to the bottlenose.

 
Frederick The Monk
63947.  Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:11 am Reply with quote

Nice question!

 
eggshaped
63954.  Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:43 am Reply with quote

I agree that it's a great question, but does it have the same potential for discussion as "what is the most depressing job"?

 
Gray
63960.  Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:53 am Reply with quote

That could work as a supplementary question, after the playwrights bit has been spewed forth. Stephen turns to the panel and says "So, what to you think is the most depressing job?"

Dunno, though. The original question might well have more impact right up front, as you say.

 
Flash
63973.  Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:48 am Reply with quote

I think so. Throwing playwrights to the dolphins is more a joke than a question, really. Or, at least, good as a joke, less good as a question.

 
Gray
64042.  Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:12 am Reply with quote

Perhaps it could be a joke question?

I'll get me coat.

 
Frederick The Monk
64278.  Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:38 am Reply with quote

Gray wrote:
Perhaps it could be a joke question?


Better not - people might laugh.

 
eggshaped
220743.  Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:30 am Reply with quote

New research on this:

Quote:
People who tend to the elderly, change diapers and serve up food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers. Overall, 7 percent of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a government report available Saturday.


http://www.livescience.com/health/071014-ap-depressing-jobs.html

 
Frederick The Monk
220752.  Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:07 am Reply with quote

Does that mean that playwrights are getting happier? Trebles and romantic comedies all round!

 
Eric the Underwriter
230673.  Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:06 am Reply with quote

Is the depression not part of the artistic makeup of some writers. They being more inclined for inventive ways to top themselves.

I mean you don't get the job from the local job centre then 3 months later think "This job is making me depressed I need some treatment"

The question the "Job with most Danger" then get acturys and underwriters argue all day long.

 

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