March 27, 2015

The Alps Crash – the co-pilot apparently suffered from Clinical Depression

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:11 pm by aleksan

Thinking about this as a Psychiatrist I am a bit surprised that no one seems to have considred the important fact that people suffering from Clinical Depression may also have diminished empathy for others. If Lubitz was depressed he may well have been overwhemled with a sense of hopelessness and not be thinking about others and how they might feel or be effected by his actions. However, even so, his behaviour seems to be exceptional with no apparent precedent. So important that anyone with great responsiblity for others is not depressed or have any mental illness associated with diminished empathy – employing authorities have a funamental responsibility to ensure thart this is so…

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