Jane’s medication

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Diagnosed schizophrenic Jane tells of her battle with Al Gore Syndrome:

I suffered from a lot of anxiety. I was hearing voices, which is very common. I sort of believed that the end of the world was nigh and that I was responsible for saving it, if you like.

Jane’s medication kicked in before she entered the terminal phase, ie: making documentaries.

(Via J.F. Beck)

Posted by Tim B. on 06/21/2006 at 12:01 PM
    1. I see the interview also features a Professor Jayashri Kulkarni from the “Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre”…presumably that’s supported by the Wayne Foundation?

      Posted by PW on 2006 06 21 at 12:26 PM • permalink


    1. Pregnancy fears raised over anti-psychotic drugs.

      I would imagine that you could say in all sincerity, Jane, is fucking nuts. Hey, think about it, you’ll get it….lol.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 06 21 at 12:56 PM • permalink


    1. Nah, PW, it’s the Alfred E Neuman center… what, me worry?


      Posted by birdwoman on 2006 06 21 at 01:25 PM • permalink


    1. Jane’s going away to Spain, once she gets her money saved. Gonna start tomorrow. She’s gonna kick tomorrow.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 06 21 at 01:50 PM • permalink


    1. Having had a schizophrenic in the family, I’m of the opinion that schizophrenics, barring a successful brain transplant, should not be having children under any circumstances.  The risk of falling off the meds is too great, and the damage to the children is incalculable.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 21 at 02:08 PM • permalink


    1. #5 RebeccaH,

      I agree completely.

      Is there some reason why tests of such drugs – or any drugs – could not be done on pregnant animals?  I know the results wouldn’t translate exactly, but it may give an indication of a drug’s safety for use by pregnant women.

      Find the drug that will save the world from AlGore syndrome and I volunteer to bring my dart gun to help dispense it to those creatures too skiddish to take it voluntarily.

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 06 21 at 04:57 PM • permalink


    1. #1 – i’m assuming it’s part of The Alfred Hospital here in Melb, built in 1871 in commemoration of Prince Alfred.  We were real big on the British monarchy once upon a time before they were a dirty word.

      So it’s out now, lefty doomsayers are really schizophrenics off their meds?

      Posted by spyder on 2006 06 21 at 05:05 PM • permalink


    1. #4 Dave S.


      …She gets mad, and she starts to cry,
      Takes a swing,

      She can’t hit!

      She don’t mean no harm
      She just don’t know
      What else to do about it…

      It’s like a Glowball Swarming Anthem.

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 06 21 at 05:28 PM • permalink


    1. Dave S and Monkeyfan, I saw them in concert at Long Beach U before they broke through.  They opened for Bauhaus.  What a fucking magnificent freak show.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 06 21 at 07:00 PM • permalink


    1. Ushie, I’d have loved to have seen that show Freakapalloozafest.
      My Janes and Bauhaus cassettes were played beyond the (insert pun) snapping point far too long ago.
      Ahhhh, the blissfully invincible omnicience of youth…Footbags, waves, & hempified neo-hippy rebellion RULE dude!

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 06 21 at 08:35 PM • permalink


    1. …Ummm.

      Fight the Power!

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 06 21 at 08:37 PM • permalink


    1. I always did wonder what Gorezilla’s problem was.  Now I know.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 06 21 at 09:13 PM • permalink


    1. I saw that episode.  Jane really has a problem and is takings meds to deal with it.

      Algore Syndrome sufferers are self-delusional and meds can’t help them.  Unless a smack on the head is meds…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2006 06 21 at 09:31 PM • permalink


    1. CrystalMoonbeam420, SaffronLuvWarrior, Hempy, & Peacepimp910:

      Since it looks like the right-wing neocon MSM has been bought off by big oil and Chimpy McBushitler’s sientific brownshirts who’re pimping their whole ‘Medieval Warm Period’ lie to the sheeple, I feel I should propose we discuss forming some sort of a commitee or even an action-based focus group to study the possibility of aquiring a federal grant to produce a powerpoint presentation that retroactively blames the white Xtian patriarchy for that so-called Medieval Warm Period.

      Don’t u think?








      Errr…Sorry folks.

      Wrong blog.

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 06 21 at 09:41 PM • permalink


    1. All jokes aside, the delusion that one is somehow singlehandedly responsible for great global cataclysms – real, imagined or impending –  is indeed a feature of paranoid schizophrenia.  The poet laureate of PS, Philip K. Dick, wrote a number of brilliant stories around this notion.  The correlation between certain forms of left-wing weltschmerz and anxiety, and certain forms of mental illness, is too strong to be brushed off as an RWDB joke.

      Posted by cuckoo on 2006 06 21 at 10:33 PM • permalink


    1. I have the power to keep city buses from appearing on my street just by standing at the stop, does that count?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 06 21 at 11:23 PM • permalink


    1. Often confused with Al Qaeda Syndrome.

      Posted by slammer on 2006 06 22 at 01:09 AM • permalink


    1. Damn I had the wrong Jane.

      I did see that episode, though, and ignored most of it.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 06 22 at 01:10 AM • permalink


    1. re #15, that’s mighty profound, cuckoo.  And frightening as well.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 06 22 at 01:47 AM • permalink


    1. So where’s Dr Pole, The Sarcastic Stiffy?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 06 22 at 02:45 AM • permalink


    1. I thought that the link to schizophrenia would go to this Jane?

      Posted by Pat Patterson on 2006 06 22 at 10:11 AM • permalink


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