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Oh! Cousins isn't depressed, he's stressed about losing.


He can't be depressed! He's not moping around on the court in his bedroom slippers or lying in a fetal position clutching his University of Kentucky jersey.

I don't claim to be an expert, but to dismiss a consideration of depression when you don't know the person, don't understand the phenomenon, and are completely unqualified to do so is irresponsible, media or otherwise.

I don't know if he's depressed, and I don't really care, especially if he has no intention of getting help. "Loss-induced stress." What could that lead to or indicate? Mania? Perhaps he's so happy about the stress that comes from losing that he just went crazy-exuberant on Coach Smart, and perhaps the profanity is just a newly-emerging Tourette's Syndrome manifesting itself in a 22 year-old. Because, you know, no stereotypically obvious cartoonish symptoms, no depression.

Ron Artest manages to be a (mostly) productive NBA player because he's gotten psychiatric help. and as I understand it, medication to help him function. I don't know if Cousins has similar problems, because, again, I'm not qualified. All I know is that whether he's depressed, excuse me, stressed about losing or not, he's got crap to deal with, just like most of us do. If his rationale for his self-diagnosis is that because he has money and a sound body he couldn't possibly be depressed, then I'll just go ahead and assume that his single year of "schooling" wasn't in Pre-Med with a focus on Psychology.

He can deal with it, or not deal with it, and he can have a career or be the tallest salesman at No Teeth Bubba's Used Cars back in Alabama. Most importantly, it's no one's damned business but his.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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