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  • This Is What It’s Like To Get A Period When You Aren’t A Woman

    03/02/2017 8:15:36 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 25, 2017 | Susie Armitage
    You can be a guy with a vagina that bleeds for a week every month. There’s nothing wrong with you. You are beautiful. We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their periods, and we heard from a lot of trans and nonbinary people who want you to know they menstruate too. 1. “But you’re a guy…guys don’t get periods?” Whenever my period comes, all my friends will hear about it. I always complain to my mother and sister, too, but that’s the extent of talking about it with family for me.
  • Krauthammer on young D.C. protester named Carter: ‘It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it’

    01/20/2017 5:25:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | 1/20/2017 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Krauthammer on young D.C. protester named Carter: ‘It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it’ After watching the President-elect and his family at the Make America Great Again concert at the Lincoln Memorial I was ready to switch channels and enjoy the moment. Then I tuned in to the Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Tucker had one of his colleagues reporter Griff Jenkins at the site of a small protest in front of the National Press Club where Trump supporters were hosting the Deplorables Ball (see video below). Here is the conversation between Jenkins and a young boy named...
  • Are Psychotropic drugs the hidden prescription for mass murder?

    03/03/2014 9:08:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/3/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Why are no medical or media authorities investigating the dangers of psychotropic drugs given to teens, especially to teenage boys? The inevitable B rolls on our television screens which follow each and every school shooting incident never mention the prescription meds the teen shooter may have been given. The Adam Lanza possible psychotropic drug of choice was mentioned early in Sandy Hook media frenzy, but was dropped as a likely factor in the killings in later reports. Two very important civil cases are being analyzed by outstanding investigative reporter Jon Rappoport who has for years warned about these toxic psychiatric...
  • Pedophilia the next 'sexual-rights' revolution? (...LGBT argument to 'minor-attracted persons')

    01/03/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – The underlying assumption that has led to the increasing legitimization of same-sex marriage is now fueling a growing effort in academic circles to mainstream pedophilia. Once considered taboo, psychologists are beginning to walk down the same path LGBT activists established more than 50 years ago, insisting that pedophilia is an inborn “sexual orientation,” not a learned sexual behavior. If people are born with a sexual attraction to minors, the argument goes, their “orientation” should be accepted as normative and not stigmatized. James Cantor, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Law and Mental Health Program at the...
  • Fear and self-loathing in Bruce Springsteen

    01/16/2013 7:43:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Brian Boyd
    Bruce Springsteen’s decision to take antidepressants was colored by the fact that his father didn’t or wouldn’t. 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. It’s been quite a year for Springsteen as his mental health has been written about widely . Last July, the New Yorker magazine published...
  • Disarmament plan: First label everyone with a mental disorder, then use that to take their guns

    12/24/2012 5:37:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    Natural News ^ | 12/22/2012 | Jon Rappaport
    NaturalNews) When everybody is diagnosed with a mental disorder, gun permits will be a thing of the past Take that seriously. At a presidential debate, Obama was asked about achieving gun control. He said, "Enforce the laws we've already got. Make sure we are keeping the guns out of the hands of criminals...[and] those who are mentally ill." http://psychcentral.com In case you've been sleeping in a cave for the past few years, the US government is doing everything it can to create more categories of crimes, and the psychiatrists are expanding the list of (fictional but enforceable) mental disorders, as...
  • Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study

    07/03/2012 4:56:37 AM PDT · by Abathar · 93 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7/3/2012 | Sarah Weir
    Although the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly discourages spanking, at least half of parents admit to physically punishing their children. Some research suggests that as many as 70-90 percent of mothers have resorted to spanking at one time or another. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics may cause parents to think more carefully before laying a hand on their little ones. Researchers examined data from more than 34,000 adults and found that being spanked significantly increased the risk of developing mental health issues as adults. According to their results, corporal punishment is associated with mood disorders, including...
  • Conference aims to normalize pedophilia

    08/15/2011 9:14:56 AM PDT · by freespirited · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/11 | John Rossomando
    If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia. The August 17 Baltimore conference is sponsored by B4U-ACT, a group of pro-pedophile mental health professionals and sympathetic activists. According to the conference brochure, the event will examine “ways in which minor-attracted persons...
  • City dwellers suffer most stress

    06/26/2011 2:56:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 26, 2011 | "Health News"
    [snip] "In addition, the incidence for schizophrenia is almost doubled for individuals who are born and brought up in cities. "These values are a cause for concern and determining the biology behind this is the first step to remedy the trend." He and colleagues studied a series of brain scans from healthy volunteers from rural and urban areas to reach their conclusion. Dr Pruessner said: "These findings suggest that different brain regions are sensitive to the experience of city living during different times across the lifespan. "Future studies need to clarify the link between psychopathology and these affects in individuals...
  • Foreign Accents, Alien Hands and Other Medical Oddities

    02/04/2009 2:33:12 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 1,407+ views
    wsj ^ | MELINDA BECK
    Alien Hand Syndrome. Fans of "Dr. Strangelove" will recall the title character's inability to control his right hand, which kept trying to give a Nazi salute. Real-life sufferers of AHS (only a few dozen to date) lose conscious control of a limb, probably due to a lost connection between brain hemispheres. The "alien" hand may thwart what the other hand is doing, such as unbuttoning a shirt the other hand is buttoning, or tamping out a cigarette the other hand has just lit. Symptoms can be managed by keeping the rogue hand preoccupied by giving it an object to hold...
  • When Girls Will Be Boys

    03/17/2008 8:50:15 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 33 replies · 2,652+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | March 16, 2008 | Alissa Quart
    It was late on a rainy fall day, and a college freshman named Rey was showing me the new tattoo on his arm. It commemorated his 500-mile hike through Europe the previous summer, which happened also to be, he said, the last time he was happy. We sat together for a while in his room talking, his tattoo of a piece with his spiky brown hair, oversize tribal earrings and very baggy jeans. He showed me a photo of himself and his girlfriend kissing, pointed out his small drum kit, a bass guitar that lay next to his rumpled clothes...
  • Gov. seeks to cut mental services for homeless

    07/14/2007 5:34:34 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 715+ views
    LA Times ^ | 14 July 2007 | Lee Romney and Scott Gold, Times Staff Writers
    Schwarzenegger says ending the acclaimed program would save $55 million annually toward $3-billion budget gap. A nationally lauded program that has helped thousands of mentally ill homeless men and women break the cycle of psychiatric hospitalization, jail time and street life is now on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's list of budget cuts. The governor has proposed eliminating Integrated Services for Homeless Adults With Serious Mental Illness, which receives $55 million annually, as part of his attempt to close a budget gap estimated at more than $3 billion. Mental health advocates, clients and concerned legislators are lobbying fiercely to save the program,...
  • Visiting the Online Shrink

    06/20/2007 6:26:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 440+ views
    www.sr.se ^ | 06/20/2007 | www.sr.se
    People who have anxiety problems or depression can get just as good help on the Internet as face-to-face with a psychiatrist, according to a Swedish investigation, Now a new Internet service is being expanded. This means Sweden will become the first country in the world to offer cognitive behavior therapy via the Internet as a routine method for treating patients who have problems such as social phobias or panic attacks. Psychiatrists say the online service will compliment traditional care and it means more people can be treated, more cheaply. But critics say sitting at a computer simply can’t be as...
  • Privacy Laws Slow Efforts on Gun-Buyer Data

    05/01/2007 9:46:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 835+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 2, 2007 | MICHAEL LUO
    WASHINGTON, May 1 — Momentum is building in Congress behind a measure that would push states to report their mental health records to the federal database used to conduct background checks on gun buyers. But a thicket of obstacles, most notably state privacy laws, have thwarted repeated efforts to improve the reporting of such records in the past and are likely to complicate this latest effort, even after the worst mass shooting in United States history at Virginia Tech last month. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been adjudicated as a “mental defective,” as well as anyone involuntarily committed to...
  • Proposals for Mental Health Parity Pit a Father’s Pragmatism Against a Son’s Passion

    03/19/2007 7:06:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 700+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 19, 2007 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, March 18 — It’s Kennedy versus Kennedy as two members of Congress from the same family face off over competing versions of legislation that would require many health insurance companies and employers to provide more generous benefits to people with mental illness. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, Democrat of Rhode Island and chief sponsor of the House bill, has criticized as inadequate the Senate bill introduced by his father, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts. Representative Kennedy is trying to mobilize mental health advocates to lobby for what he describes as “the stronger of the two bills, the House...
  • Top 5 things I didn't know (or care) about Markos Moulitsas

    10/10/2006 9:23:21 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 1 replies · 314+ views
    Nuke's news and comment ^ | 10-10-06 | nuke gingrich
    After reading Ana Marie Cox’s (Time/Wonkette) puff piece on Markos “Screw ‘Em” Moulitsas, here are the top 5 things I didn’t know. 1. Since backing Ned Lamentos’ successful primary effort against Joe Lieberman, Markos considers himself to be the Netroots King-Maker. This after his personally endorsed candidates had previously gone a combined 0 - 16. [Note to Wonkette and The King: Primary wins are one thing, but if Lieberman wins the General Election, that makes you a combined 0 - 17 in elections that matter.] And, this was priceless: The day after Lamont’s win, Moulitsas came to lunch in a...
  • Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals

    09/27/2006 8:17:11 AM PDT · by NorthernRight · 78 replies · 2,468+ views
    National Post (transcribed from print copy) | Seoptember 27, 2006 | Chris Lackner
    CanWest News Services [Transcribed from print version] National Post, page A11 Steamy sex? Dream on, liberals By Chris Lackner OTTAWA * If you’ve recently dreamed about sex with a stranger, flying or the dead coming back to life, chances are you’re probably a liberal rather than a conservative. A dream researcher from John F. Kennedy University near San Francisco has discovered fundamental differences between the dream worlds of people who identify themselves as ideologically left- or right-wing. Among his findings, Kelly Bulkeley discovered liberals are more restless sleepers and have a higher number of bizarre, surreal dreams, including fantasy settings...
  • Shock Therapy Loses Some of Its Shock Value

    09/22/2006 9:34:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 852+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | JANE E. BRODY
    For an older woman I know who was suffering from “implacable depression” that refused to yield to any medications, electroconvulsive therapy — popularly called shock therapy — was a lifesaver. And Kitty Dukakis, wife of the former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, says ECT, as doctors call it, gave her back her life, which had been rendered nearly unlivable by unrelenting despair and the alcohol she used to assuage it. Neither woman has experienced the most common side effect of ECT: memory disruption, though Mrs. Dukakis recalls nothing of a five-day trip to Paris she took after...
  • Psychiatrist Is Among Five Chosen for Medical Award

    09/16/2006 8:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 680+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 17, 2006 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    The psychiatrist who upset Freudian dogma in the 1960’s by developing cognitive therapy is one of five winners of this year’s Lasker Awards, widely considered the nation’s most prestigious medical prizes. The awards, announced yesterday by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, are also going to four scientists who made important discoveries about aging and cancer. Mary Lasker created the awards in 1946 as a birthday gift to her husband, Albert, in hopes of curing cancer in 10 years. Each award carries a $100,000 prize. The psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, 85, of the University of Pennsylvania, won the Lasker...
  • New Depression Findings Could Alter Treatments

    08/11/2006 9:01:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 72 replies · 1,963+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 8, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    The results of two new studies may signal a substantial shift in the way psychiatrists and researchers think about treatment for severely depressed patients. --snip-- In the other, psychiatrists in New York found evidence that antidepressant drugs significantly increased the risk that some children and adolescents would attempt or commit suicide. Doctors have debated this risk for years, but the authors of the study were skeptical of it, and their report may sway others. --snip-- The study of suicide risk, led by Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, was based on an analysis...