Skip to comments.Fear and self-loathing in Bruce Springsteen
Posted on 01/16/2013 7:43:18 AM PST by Olog-hai
Bruce Springsteens decision to take antidepressants was colored by the fact that his father didnt or wouldnt. But it took a lot of psychotherapy for him to reach that point.
The fact that Springsteen has spoken openly about his chronic depression and other issues, and his use of medication to deal with those problems, has been welcomed by some in the fields of medicine and psychology as a breakthrough, given his popularity as a performer. Its been quite a year for Springsteen as his mental health has been written about widely .
Last July, the New Yorker magazine published a long, in-depth interview with him in which he talked about how deeply affected he had been by his fathers paralyzing depressions and how worried he became that he would be unable to escape the thread of mental ill health that ran through his family. There was also the revelation that Springsteen has been seeing a therapist since 1982.
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I missed them both!
I never liked Bruce Springsteen’s music or singing. He sounds like he is taking his last breath every time he opens his mouth. He is a “croaker”.
I never paid attention to his politics until Obama. Quite frankly, I could care less what he thinks. Just don’t make me listen to him is my only criteria.
I think a lot of these so called singers and performers know they have no talent or lasting power and they hook themselves to causes to stay relevant. I would definitely put Springsteen into that category.
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