I am Bi-Polar. I have come to the conclusion that if I am ever going to get real help for my issue that I need to understand it. Now, I am by far no medical professional. So, I turned to an "old friend" the Dummies line... While I'm only just starting to get through the book I have come up against some great information. However, there are a few rather sarcastic remarks from the writer (which isn't abnormal) and most are rather funny. BUT, I read one a few days back that has kind of bothered me and I wonder how he got it bast the editors...
Here's what it says under common symptoms of depression:
"Feelings of worthlessness, excessife guilt, or inappropriate guilt. (If you're Catholic, this is may be normal; otherwise it's a symptom)"
Now, I'm not Catholic, but I was slightly offended by the jab at a religious belief in a "medical" type of book and it kinda threw me off a bit.
What are your thoughts?
Answer by jennifer588 at 9:47 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
"Catholic guilt" is just sterotype. There's als "Jewish guilt". (But hey, Catholicism is based on Judaism). The Dummy books are suppose to be entertaining as well as informative, so I'd assume it was the author's stab at being funny and not be offended. But it would indicate to me that the author was either Catholic or Christian since he choose the "Catholic guilt" idea instead of the "Jewish guilt". People tend to feel more comfortable making fun of their own religon than someone else's religion.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2010
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