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.

Study: Placebo often has same effect as ‘real’ treatment

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0062599

Placebos and treatments often have similar effect sizes. Placebos with comparatively powerful effects can benefit patients either alone or as part of a therapeutic regime, and trials involving such placebos must be adequately blinded.

Might wanna call up the homeopaths, at least water is cheaper to produce.

We all have those days, months.... YEARS.

I demand biology for proof of your mental illness. BP shifts would be sufficient, damn, anything to distinguish you from a method actor. 

10 Gaslighting Signs

http://www.psych2go.net/10-gaslighting-signs-in-an-abusive-relationship/

Salient;

  1. The Meaning of “Normal” Changes

This is one of the most obvious signs of gaslighting. If someone tries to tell you something is normal when you think it is wrong, you need to get out of that relationship.

This is like if a person does not want to take the next step in a relationship and is called a prude rather than accepting their comfort levels. Keep in mind abusers are not only in romantic relationships but even professional relationships.

p.s. It isn’t gaslighting if you request they get independently checked out by someone with your formal qualifications. I have encountered people dipshit enough to call “gaslight!”and clutch their pearls when I’ve recommended this. …It’s good mental hygiene. These are the same people who think self-diagnosis counts btw.

Link: Why isn’t the mind like engineering? Why can’t we ‘fix’ the brain like a car?

http://aeon.co/magazine/psychology/why-cant-we-unite-neuroscience-and-psychiatry/

It sounds like a stupid question but it isn’t. Why can’t we just fix mental illness? Simply, our present paradigm is wrong.

We moved from the Medical Model (when did you last hear the accurate term ‘mental disease’?) to the psychiatric one (which isn’t one at all, really, since they patch up symptoms and call it a day). It was supposed to be the other way around but the lure of profit and the over-inflation of chemical solutions (and humiliatingly stupid, simple theories like ‘depression is caused by insufficient serotonin’) have conspired to create it. It should’ve been the opposite. Symptom to cause. Cause to cure. Cure to prevention.

We should have fewer and fewer disorders of the mind each year. Instead we have more in an ever-expanding lexicon where most people become mentally abnormal, a mathematical impossibility. It’s profiteering from the creation of suffering and it certainly isn’t science, which cuts the chaff.

The current paradigm is tainted and informed by politics. We no longer have a paradigm of the mind. The modern paradigm is informed by what is politically correct. Not that correctness, per se, but a more subtle one that dresses up in ethic’s clothing (human rights! respect my feelings! even when my feelings are insane!) while breaching larger ethical issues themselves (such as drugging and operating on children’s genitals). If enough people object, the psychiatrists cave to the public peer pressure of their clients, who have all the money and none of the sense. Their testimony is used in a court of law to justify common whim. It’s terrifying.

The brain is distinguished as the organ defined by its history. A blank brain is a broken brain. Arguably, our biological lifespan is defined by our growth and complexity of this organ. It isn’t car parts.

Taking the moral issue of Should We? fix it, which has dystopian applications given government control over these areas and past lobotomization of innocents (such as those rebelling or awaiting a large inheritance) and considering the Theseus Ship problem. Considering how much ‘wrong’ in the brain is structural, how much of the structure could or should we replace? [Bear in mind, these structures are destined by genetics.]

The postmodern evil is to consider all situations relative and become impractical and impotent.

Even better, give them a pitying look and smirk no matter what they say.

It’s afraid to be a science. Smoking doesn’t cause lung cancer, that’s a correlation! It weasels and worms into your personal life. It’s afraid of offending anyone, it’s afraid of stating the truth and it’s especially afraid of curing its repeat customers.

A better comparison would be genetics. Just because you can read them (Rosetta Stone Problem) doesn’t mean you understand them (like the author). If we start tampering and randomly throwing out what appears to be ‘junk’ (junk DNA is a myth) then like all the failures of social engineering (9/10 easily) we will make the problems unimaginably worse from hubris. They refuse to wait. They refuse to fully understand the thing they’re chopping away at. They are not scientists and they should not be allowed within 500 yards of any scientific establishment. If they were to be held criminally responsible for what they do that would be something. Nobody should be above the law.

This also pertains to the Qualia Problem, look it up. And the supposed Hard Problems like consciousness. We have all these stories, these myths of the mind that are unfalsifiable as Freud yet he is disregarded while the latest, trendiest theories are respectable. It’s madness.

There are no First Principles of the Brain and there should be.
Going back to the dumbarse explanation of depression. What is depression? Where’s the medical test? Why not? OK, assuming it is serotonin levels, why doesn’t supplementation work? What about diet? What about generative cell implants? No? Why does none of that work?

Psychiatry has no theories.

Psychiatry has pets.

Video: Why do young people fake mental illness? Laziness

This discussion is important. Why are the number of claims in excess of the real ill?

  • Absolution of responsibility.
  • Victim cred, can be exchanged for a career as Professional Victim.
  • A bulletproof excuse.
  • Argument winner (that’s low, mentally ill people are conflict-avoidant in the first place).

n.b. The people who went to a therapist in good faith, told the truth and were among the overdiagnosed who actually have nothing wrong with themselves? You have my sympathy. You were let down. You should be glad you aren’t ill, you don’t have a disease. The therapist in a position of trust let you down, they weren’t being objective and you should consider suing, especially if you were on harmful medications. I don’t address you herein. You go away, you do you honeys. I’m here if you wanna vent.

rdj claps applause mhmm

The people who think it’s like picking out sweets to excuse their personal failings going through the DSM and self-diagnosing, with no training or background, who refuse to see a professional or listen to someone objective or lie to the therapist? For personal gain? No personal suffering unless you count being insufferable to those around you? Fuck you. That’s disgusting. It’s the mental equivalent of pretending to be disabled.

Most people can’t be mentally ill. The abnormal cannot be the norm, it’s an oxymoron and mathematically impossible.

Often, the fakers, ignoring Munchausen which would be deeply ironic, present their character flaws as a clinical problem because they were raised to rely upon the authority of the Medical Model instead of their parents. This is why Freud started out as a surgeon and brought in childhood stuff, recently validated in epigenetics.

However, your past doesn’t excuse your present if you aren’t literally ill. Medical test, brain scan ill. Positive psychology is for normal people who want to self-improve, the self-improvement sector stems from this line of theoretical thought. You aren’t ill, you’re capable of change and your brain is plastic. Well done.

Those with the temerity to self-diagnose (ignoring the people whose parasites gaslight them into believing they’re ill for personal gain, those parasite people in your social sphere might be ill themselves ironically) even avoid the clinical responsibility to work on their “disorder”. This is vital. A mental illness causes suffering. You want to do the work. For years. Decades. Forever. You want the pain to stop. You want to be “better”. Absence of this desire (barring anhedonia, you can test for) is …alarming.

Patients have as much responsibility for their condition as their therapist. This is what they mean by “You have to want XYZ” because you work together, you work with them. This differs from regular medicine unless you count the niche of lifestyle factors, and the fakes have trouble with this fact for obvious reasons. They hate standards.

Mental illness is for life, and then comes the liar’s rejection of the whole shebang because hard work is hard.

They skip appointments out of laziness, they refuse medication knowing and sometimes openly complaining it does nothing (regular patients want it to do something). Having any illness and following any prescribed work is hard work, and you can spot those people like red flags in a sea of white when they start acting up with their character flaws and pretending to be without agency when it’s convenient (a chorus of – I can’t! I can’t! I can’t!) or that they can’t be at fault or blamed for anything because Condition. Real mentally ill people are mortified at this abuse of their illness for expedience and never do it. This is a known problem when they take on too much, refusing to acknowledge the limits of their condition from pure motive: they try too hard. Often for the sake of loved ones. Sometimes they break down and grudgingly admit their condition was the cause of some problem or perceived failing, but surely observers can see the difference between the real deal and the fakes?

Some bad therapists use these fake people like cash cows, knowingly diagnosing them to either 1. make them go away foisted onto someone else or 2 make money off the diagnosis (yes, they do) and the pills (whether they’re taken or not). This is part of the reason we have personality disorders, treated in spite of the acknowledgement they can never be treated (go team logic). Essentially, their job is to stop the character flaws harming those around the cause, nothing about protecting the cause themselves.

Around the Turn of the Century, psychology went from discussion of character to personality. Personality is often nonsense, useful for hiring and other practical applications but clinically invalid. Character is about building up and working on skills and yourself. It’s a maturation process of growth anathema to the Millennials this in-authenticity afflicts in particular. The 20th century chose the easier convenience approach to Self and has been regretting it ever since. It doesn’t bloody work.

A great therapist hurts your feelings for your own good.

That is their job. They don’t tiptoe around your problems so you’ll be a good feeding trough. They want results.

They aren’t an adult nanny. They aren’t Mary Poppins of the Mind. You aren’t supposed to like them, that’s child psychologists for literal children (owing to the lack of maturation again).
They have more in common with Hannibal Lecter. They will go deeper into your psyche than you are comfortable with and extract the worst pain, watch you cry, be truly vulnerable, then comfort you and help you move on from it productively. You become a better person in their hands because they force you to become one, they mold you into a better version of yourself.

Yeah that’s all I can say on the subject of fakery without getting angry and unprofessional.

Link: Transgenderism, a pathogenic meme

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/transgenderism-a-pathogenic-meme/16363

…A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person….

autogynephilia, my money’s on a porn addiction aetiology

At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970s. Our efforts, though, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of “transgendered” among young and old….

First, do no harm.

 The photograph of the posed, corseted, breast-boosted Bruce Jenner (a man in his mid-sixties, but flaunting himself as if a “pin-up” girl in her twenties or thirties) on the cover ofVanity Fair suggests that he may fit the behavioral mold that Ray Blanchard has dubbed an expression of “autogynephilia”—from gynephilia (attracted to women) and auto (in the form of oneself)….

oh shit damn fuck hell no give up dean winchester  shrug

But the meme—that your sex is a feeling, not a biological fact, and can change at any time—marches on through our society. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes. In that tale, the Emperor, believing that he wore an outfit of special beauty imperceptible to the rude or uncultured, paraded naked through his town to the huzzahs of courtiers and citizens anxious about their reputations. Many onlookers to the contemporary transgender parade, knowing that a disfavored opinion is worse than bad taste today, similarly fear to identify it as a misapprehension.

Fear being the operative word.

I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real. I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims. Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald. These youngsters now far outnumber the Bruce Jenner type of transgender. Although they may be encouraged by his public reception, these children generally come to their ideas about their sex not through erotic interests but through a variety of youthful psychosocial conflicts and concerns…

This is how they recruit sexually. Trannies tend to sleep with one another (HIV rates, drug use). This is how they get plenty of fresh meat to sleep with in 10 years, when they’re nice and psychologically vulnerable. It’s sick.

First, though, let us address the basic assumption of the contemporary parade: the idea that exchange of one’s sex is possible. It, like the storied Emperor, is starkly, nakedly false. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.

When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over thirty years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers…..

Read the whole article, it’s top-shelf.

For all the hate I get about ‘hating’ them, I’m actually trying to save their lives.

Video: Don’t do anything crazy

People who want to kill always come up with an excuse.

It’s a collective responsibility to usher those people out the door, their influence is a dead weight on achieving our goals. When your goal is to help people, the means can be destructive, but it must be in line with human rights. We can be the better man. If we can’t, we’re truly fucked.