Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Diagnosing Manic Depression

The psychology professor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test.

Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, “How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?”

A sports-minded young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, “He’s probably a basketball coach?”