5 bars, 5 snackbars

http://voxday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/at-least-three-terror-attacks-in-london.html

What will Sadiq Khan justify this with now?

Record?

Clearly, we just need to be more ‘tolerant’ since it’s ‘part and parcel’ of urban living.

I haven’t seen luvvies defending MultiKulti – since Manchester, they don’t want their artsy shit to become a target.

Don’t forget–

NO TRUE MUSLIM BRUV

Don’t bother reading the warmongering book....

OT

How can atheists believe in positive energy anyway and how is that different from prayer, exactly?
Freud defined depression as ‘frozen anger’ and our generation is thawing. Gen Y are supposedly the ‘Hero’ gen for our time.
I think it’s also a large factor behind all the illnesses we’re seeming to get, more than other generations at our age. Repression causes illness, it is known, there is no stress without repression.
How long until Trump nukes Mecca, or Putin, he’s sick and old and doesn’t have to give a shit.

Hook-up culture and promiscuity bad for psychiatric health

The “Well, duh” brand of science.

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/casualsex.htm
h/t AC

“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause and which is the effect. This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.”

Age of first sex (what a pedophilic name that is) is a great marker for mental illness later in life, including risk of suicide. Yes, it very much includes abuse victims. Both count as social harm and personal damage.

Sex is an easy, natural high. Self-medication aside, the disturbance in the psyche caused by yet-more unstable chemicals, self-produced or not, would cause a downward spiral. It’s known as a self-destructive behaviour because there is no limit. It’s about dopamine more than serotonin, a close second. They are training their brain for the worst possible mechanisms, making it weaker, more capricious and brittle. These are the rats who would always push the dopamine lever, forsaking any food, until they die. It is an insane behaviour and at minimum, betrays a form of self-loathing which calls their willing consent into question. At least, medication must be regular and in this case it poses other health risks from the fact sexual activity is not (masturbation is lesser stimulus and may even out as a basic relief depending on timing). Many of them are on SSRIs, artificially boosting their body’s endorphins and continue to seek out more. It should be seen as self-harm, like cutting. They cannot appreciate the little things, which compounds the issue, like a hot-sauce addict who calls any food less spicy ‘bland’. Trendy, foreign food would also trigger dopamine release i.e. foodies are self-medicating. If placed on any dietary restriction, however minor, the novelty ‘buzz’ of food would wear off and they’d stop caring about it. Rations would infuriate and they queue for hours for a mediocre but fashionable dish. Fashions become insane because bored, rich people buy them. Fashions are casual because they are lazy and the psychology needs to be comfortable in looser clothing, compared to a minimal symbol of authority like a tie. They begin to loathe the sex they crave, from a feeling of entitlement, that ‘everybody belongs to everybody else’ and rejection becomes rage-inducting to them as narcissists.

There is no such thing as sex addiction because it’s simply more convenient for them than a dopamine drip (this would save the Government money in the long run and prevent their use as vectors of disease, including memetic transmission). However, sex is addictive. It’s a subtle distinction that must be made as they continue to plummet for the sake of a never-ending hunger, that is irrational and divorced from reality (read: psychotic). Unlike actual drugs, they burn out their body’s own production, which often leads them to begin supplementing with drugs to plug the deficit they feel, from party highs to mixing things and harder stuff. Escalation is the addiction and the sex itself is more a behavioural addiction that spirals into other habits, they do a similar thing with alcohol and chili peppers.

The Nazi undercut sported by hipsters is a symbol of victory over the ideology. It is also convenient to care for and less likely to pick up bugs from their indiscretions.

Street music discusses their favourite things: all hedonic but the treadmill never slows.

Self-styled alphas more prone to depression

Typical ‘blokes’ who see themselves as competitive, dominant playboys ‘at greater risk of depression’

“In general, individuals who conformed to strongly masculine norms tended to have poorer mental health and less favourable attitudes toward seeking psychological help, although the results differed depending on specific types of masculine norms.”
“While all typical “lads” were found to be at greater risk for mental health issues, the researchers found particular traits put a bloke at greatest risk.
They were self-reliance, the pursuit of playboy behaviour, and power over women.”

positive, negative, negative
creative, destructive, destructive
Men need women, punishing us for this is bound to eat away at them.

“The masculine norms of playboy and power over women are the norms most closely associated with sexist attitudes.
“The robust association between conformity to these two norms and negative mental health-related outcomes underscores the idea that sexism is not merely a social injustice, but may also have a detrimental effect on the mental health of those who embrace such attitudes.”

Using and then disdaining someone evolutionally in need of your protection and love (femininity) is sure to cause self-loathing. Guilt builds up over time into shame and then self-loathing, which is often projected to the trigger.
Sexism is really a neurosis, a rationalization of one’s personal potency. See Inferiority and Superiority Complexes.
It’s a lot of pressure to outdo billions of people, still living. They are terrified of mano-e-mano competition. Socially, other men terrify them, and women sense this cowardice, as a weakness to pick on something weaker still – usually women, sometimes animals or children (sadist hunters, serial killers and pedophiles). Misogynists get very threatened by historical stories of female success, dismissed as impossible, or the merest prospect of any kind of meritocratic empowerment, feeling unable to complete on a level playing field. The player lifestyle is one of shame and deception. They burnout and end up alone, having lost many friends to the lifestyle too. Don’t pity the predators, they chose their fate. What you sow, you shall reap. Karma is a bitch.

Link between depression and birth control

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/massive-new-study-links-birth-control-to-depression-for-the-first-time/

I’m not going to bother on this one.

You aren’t stupid.

You can think about these things for yourself.

Like how thwarting MOTHER Nature is impossible.

And taking any psychoactive meds for more than a few years is terrible.

Just like that.

Or how the behaviour it encourages could cause shame, guilt and humiliation, suppressed due to the hypersexual culture and condensed into full-blown depression.

Stuff like that.

Study: Serotonin theory of depression wrong (antidepressants v placebo)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4172306/

The serotonin theory is as close as any theory in the history of science to having been proved wrong. Instead of curing depression, popular antidepressants may induce a biological vulnerability making people more likely to become depressed in the future.

However, the overdiagnosis problem means that what we call ‘mild depression’ might just be the regular human blues and resolve itself.

Serotonin mediates decision-making and affects arousal response (anger)

Study 1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2504725/

People with higher (normal) levels were played for suckers in a negotiation game, trusting and took plenty of offers, good and bad. It’s like they were doped happy and were easygoing about the result. People with lower levels (associated in drinking with recklessness, possible violence and increased libido) were strategic, patient and took the good offers (for in-game resources). It suggests an effect on planning and time preference.

Study 2: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/serotonin-levels-affect-the-brain%E2%80%99s-response-to-anger

For the study, healthy volunteers’ serotonin levels were altered by manipulating their diet.

The preppers are right about the psychological implications of mild to moderate starvation. If it doesn’t affect you, it’ll seem unpredictable in those around you. Granny will knife you for a tin of beans. This is the brain’s natural state, modern 21st century fat and happy is bread and circuses.

The research revealed that low brain serotonin made communications between specific brain regions of the emotional limbic system of the brain (a structure called the amygdala) and the frontal lobes weaker compared to those present under normal levels of serotonin. The findings suggest that when serotonin levels are low, it may be more difficult for the prefrontal cortex to control emotional responses to anger that are generated within the amygdala.

Logic switches off. You get roid rage.

Using a personality questionnaire, they also determined which individuals have a natural tendency to behave aggressively. In these individuals, the communications between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex was even weaker following serotonin depletion.

This might explain what’s happening to the K-types in Europe.

“Although these results came from healthy volunteers, they are also relevant for a broad range of psychiatric disorders in which violence is a common problem. For example, these results may help to explain the brain mechanisms of a psychiatric disorder known as intermittent explosive disorder (IED). Individuals with IED typically show intense, extreme and uncontrollable outbursts of violence which may be triggered by cues of provocation such as a facial expression of anger.

The usual suspects, fat and happy ‘victim groups’ causing trouble, rioting and protesting, are in for quite a shock if they keep pushing it. It makes you happier to commit violence, but a lesser known effect is it alters the memory patterns of PTSD affecting formation and recovery. This is genetic.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100617102712.htm

…This same gene variant increases the activation of an emotion control center in the brain, the amygdala…..

Feeling emasculated leads to violence: http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/08/26/perception-of-low-masculinity-may-lead-to-violence/91374.html but by all means, continue to scream in the native’s faces.

Why do I link these?

Well, I believe the reason for r/K shifts is the serotonin functioning within the amygdala. If the gut-brain axis can be affected in it by everything from neonatal levels (that can cause SIDS or on the other end, boost learning ability) to child abuse (yep, the stress of it can cause adult health issues via serotonin), then a local effect on the brain is easily understood. This ties into the fact many people are on SSRIs despite recent findings saying that as many as 2/3 of people on antidepressants don’t need them (for depression, which they don’t have). It could be self-medication for seeing the world as it is (depressives have the most realistic perception) and relate to subtle suicide, a pattern of self-destructiveness that ties in well to recent ‘culture’: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/nlp/2015/11/subtle-suicide/ by smoking, drinking, eating too much (and presumably, recklessly sleeping around, risking HIV and cancers).

SSRIs can be given as treatment for self-proclaimed ‘anxiety’ (many feminists are on them) but take a look at the symptoms of too much;

Mild symptoms may consist of increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, dilated pupils, myoclonus (intermittent jerking or twitching), as well as overresponsive reflexes.

Yeah, the anxiety drugs might be giving them the symptoms OF anxiety.

oh no oh dear hides facepalm double

mfw

P.S. ‘Social anxiety’ aka being a pussy and refusing to learn the rules, is related to high serotonin: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/07/02/social-anxiety-disorder.aspx

At best, antidepressants are comparable to placebos. At worst they can cause devastating side effects, including deterioration into more serious mental illness, and suicidal or homicidal tendencies.

I love how flippantly they write this. Sure, hand them out like candy.

Virtually all of the school and mass shooters, for example, have been on antidepressants. Antidepressants are also prescribed to pregnant women, which can have serious repercussions for the child.

yup damon ian somerhalder vampire diaries hot duh yes uhuh

Those with social anxiety? They’re too comfortable.

Previous studies have revealed that increased nerve activity in the amygdala is part of the underlying mechanism that produces anxiety. Basically, those with social phobia have an over-active fear center. These new findings provide additional information, suggesting increased serotonin production in the brain may be part of this mechanism.

*swears in your general direction*

…Pussies. They’re anxious about unimportant, regular stimuli (contrary to Study 1). Rejection is a fact of life. Yes, you will be awkward, sometimes. Get over it.
Also, feminists with this need to lay off the sweets and carbs.

Dramatically decrease your consumption of processed foods, sugar (particularly fructose), grains, and GMOs…….

Back to depression.

Most people have heard of the “chemical imbalance” theory, which states that depression and anxiety disorders are due to low serotonin levels. Most believe this theory to be true. But the theory was just that—a theory. It sounds scientific, but there was actually no hard evidence behind it.

At that time, they concluded there was no evidence that there is anything wrong in the serotonergic system of depressed patients.

K-types – if you hate the world, you’re right. It sucks to be young in this era.

Study: Depression as adaptive (good), rumination as causative (bad)

I’ve mentioned before that mental illness is somewhat differentiated from regular medicine in that responsibility isn’t absolved and this is reflected in the treatment plans (therapy and the decision to work and change). This hints that a person could feasibly give themselves depressive symptoms by their rumination habits (I’ve linked to at least one study on rumination and far poorer clinical outcomes before but go nuts on Google) or make their pre-existing depression worse – by choice. We all know people who make a neutral situation bad or who love to wallow in self-pity. Wallowing is pretty close an analogue to rumination. Those people want an excuse not to try.

http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/new-test-measures-analytical-thinking-linked-depression-fueling-idea-depression-may-be

I think this is about status. If you’re an omega male, is it a wise strategy to confront the alpha of a group? Or would it be wiser to ruminate on your low status, get depressed (in metabolic/energy level) and feel no need to get caught a fight, prolonging your lifespan – possibly long enough to successfully mate?
On the flipside, it comes down to potential, as a TED talk called Can Depression Be Good For You? elucidates;

tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxMaribor-Neel-Burton-The-Ana

The way I would explain it is this: if you had no potential, you’d be a happy idiot. Those people are self-actualized doing regular things. We all know the stereotype and anecdotes we’ve met. The stereotype of an unhappy smart person would be the reverse, a person who is low status with the potential to be higher. The depression is compelling them to ruminate on the circumstances which led to this ranking and possibly problem-solve some solutions without the anger that would lead to stupidity or almost certain death in the state of nature.

Et Voila!

“Depression has long been seen as nothing but a problem,” says Paul Andrews, an assistant professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster. “We are asking whether it may actually be a natural adaptation that the brain uses to tackle certain problems. We are seeing more evidence that depression can be a necessary and beneficial adaptation to dealing with major, complex issues that defy easy understanding.”

SSRIs: A Lengthy Critique

http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/07/ssris-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

There was never much more evidence for the serotonin hypothesis than that chemicals that increased serotonin tended to treat depression – making the argument that “antidepressants are biochemically justified because they treat the low serotonin that is causing your depression” kind of circular. Saying “Serotonin treats depression, therefore depression is, at root, a serotonin deficiency” is about as scientifically grounded as saying “Playing with puppies makes depressed people feel better, therefore depression is, at root, a puppy deficiency”.

http://slatestarcodex.com/2015/08/31/magic-markers/ begins;

There’s an old philosophers’ saying – trust those who seek the truth, distrust those who say they’ve found it. The psychiatry version of this goes “Trust those who seek biological underpinnings for mental illness, distrust those who say they’ve found them.”

I covered my own filthy casual opinion here.

The (depression) drugs don’t work

http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/07/ssris-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

I always make sure to ask a hipster SJW which depression meds she/he is on. Always SSRIs.

Why don’t they work, you ask?
I’m so glad you did. You see, psychology likes to bullshit its way to any plausible sounding causation without doing the Real Science of actually, you know, testing it. Against other explanations. Or beyond correlations. So with the big ($$$) problems like the umbrella ‘depression’ (which now, thanks to lax diagnosis, basically everyone has) there are at least a few Big Causes to be repeated ad nauseum while they can milk it for sweet, sweet funding juice.

Depression pills work on the Chemical Cause hypothesis.
Party line: Mental illness is caused by a neurochemical imbalance in the brain. Note the underline, we’ll come back to it later.

Sure, the brain has neurochemicals. Sure, they can be out of balance (and right themselves again over time, long live control groups). But did you know a normal person taking said pills can have their neurochemistry irreversibly altered? So they require harder and harder ‘medicines’ up to anti-psychotics, the strongest class, taken For Life? Funny that. Also, note the number of spree killers who had a history of this drug escalation in their files. It isn’t gun control laws. It’s the drugs. They don’t work – the way they should. They do work, to worsen already unstable people into psychotic episodes.

If you’re interested in a Berlin psychiatrist’s perspective, this woman is one of my favourite writers.
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2008/12/major_depression.html
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2008/08/a_solution_to_the_pharma_probl.html
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/04/the_maintenance_of_certificati.html

Disclaimer: medications have their place IF i) they are thoroughly researched ii) they are correctly applied and iii) they are banned from people who do not demonstrate a need for them (hypochondriacs, drug-abusers and attention-seekers are more common to a psychiatrist than any other type of Doctor).

Why should I care, DS?
Because psychiatry is moving away from relatively harmless SSRIs (if you ignore the Prozac suicides) to the stronger stuff, anti-psychotics. If they can fuck up a schizophrenic, imagine what they can do to normal kids who came in through the door on the blatant BS of ADHD. Expect more shootings, or gorey school stabbings, even if all guns were banned, and other horrific crimes that will be passed off as Religion’s Fault. Did I mention most people brought into London’s prison system, also meet some criteria for schizophrenia? YupThe biology of these medications, and other drugs like ‘safe’ marijuana, are well known. They just don’t care.

To leave you with a brain teaser, consider this addendum to the QM study already cited;

Interestingly, there was no increase in risk of violence for untreated prisoners with delusional disorder. [control group, no drugs] Drug-induced psychosis was linked with a nearly twofold risk of violence following release, but this became non-significant following adjustments for drug and/or alcohol dependence**.

Do you understand more than the researchers now, given this article?

Rational therapy as applied to Millennials

Nerd-out Explanation: REBT is in my view superior to modern CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, not Cock n’ Ball Torture, don’t search, I wish I hadn’t). Modern CBT blames the patient for having emotions/being human and tries to suppress undesirable ones with unreasonable faux rationalizations and requests e.g. in a nutshell: mantras, think happy thoughts. It functions to make the patient worse by a suppression/explosion cycle (aka relapse) and keep psychologists cashing big fat checks for the lifetime of ‘service’.
REBT examines and picks over the false belief system EVERYONE to some extent (more pervasive in the mentally ill) has and how these inform our perceptions of the world. When conflicting with reality (instead of acting as a natural means of intrinsic support), those false beliefs cause acute (curable) symptoms of mental illness, most commonly the umbrella term depression.

I’ll cut out the nerdiness now.

Without further ado, here is REBT roughly applied or translated to real-world examples of psychological perceptual problems stereotypical to my generation, Generation Y (do I have to pay so much).

  • Without a 4.0 GPA into college I’m worthless, I’m too white and middle class to get into a Tier 1 University without AA to fall back on.
  • University is always a valuable choice.
  • You are special despite doing nothing of particular merit whatsoever and you are entitled to better treatment than others. When you fail to receive this, it is everyone else’s fault.
  • It doesn’t matter which degree I pick so I guess choosing the easiest one will give me exactly the same chances in life later on. It’s my right to demand exorbitant salaries from evil capitalists for the making the choice to study the stupidest shit.
  • Student debt isn’t real debt.
  • Credit cards are like free money. I’ll definitely be rich in the future so who cares.
  • My parents will have the money to bail me out forever even if they can’t afford to retire.
  • I can wait for my fertility to dwindle to have children because their health won’t suffer, I’ll be equally capable of carrying or caring for them and IVF is a guaranteed success.
  • Every STD is curable and abortion has no negative side effects whatsoever.
  • My parents will support everything I do, even when they didn’t support one another long enough to avoid divorce. If they were married in the first place. Single parenthood is equal to a couple, in spite of being exactly half of the natural input.
  • Companies reward loyalty and working from the bottom of the ladder up is an option in this century. If I am not CEO in a year, the place is mistreating me because I am eternally worthy.
  • Be yourself and anyone who doesn’t love that doesn’t deserve you anyway. This opinion doesn’t make you a backward asshole, it is because you are inherently special and never need to change.
  • Social media proves how beloved I am. It isn’t a censored echo chamber.
  • You cannot be ignorant if your reality-avoiding teachers told you differently.
  • People who boomeranged away from the real world straight back to school again aren’t immature and mentally deficient, they’re flawless, solid sources of advice which affect the trajectory of your entire life.
  • My value is not in what I can prove, but in what I feel in my heart, placed there by sycophants like the marketing media.
  • I am owed a living by the world/Government/parents and this is not at all parasitical, I should be proud to live in a society which does this. They are blessed by my company and any question of self-sufficiency is an unjust affront to my ego.
  • Lifestyle choices have no repercussions or consequences and any form of those are in fact oppression despite my adult choice in the matter.
  • The economy cannot get worse, let’s party instead of doing anything productive.
  • I am not limited by things beyond my control (race, sex, religion, IQ) which become worse (age). I am limited by a lack of self-belief.
  • Identity trumps everything. I am not a person with X, who Y. I am X, Y person. Except nationalism, patriotism or exclusive pride. That would be evil.
  • There is no such thing as good and evil because nothing I do could ever be wrong.
  • Nothing about the past requires gratitude. All things we do now are superior. I am superior in intelligence to everyone who came before me without exception. My beliefs are proof. None of them could possibly go wrong and my ancestors couldn’t have had good reasons for being such bigots.
  • I have no problems. The problem is the world and every problem in the world is artificial and hence, can be fixed. I will save the world, I was destined to.
  • I have a right to the best. Food, clothes, location, holidays.
  • I can display moral superiority by spouting the correct opinions but needn’t live by them. This hypocrisy doesn’t inflict deep damage by dissonance, it is freedom.
  • There is no such thing as freedom for someone who disagrees with me. How dare they? Don’t they know who I am? I must punish them.

Expect the MI rates to rise astronomically. Sadly, the professionals have no incentive to help, dragging it out into a lifelong identity.

For a cheerier subject take: http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/why-generation-y-yuppies-are-unhappy.html