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New personality classification system

25 June 2020 - 07:47 PM

New to me, in any event!



13 June 2020 - 07:11 PM

I'm 65 and I'm starting to not be able to remember names of things.  I guess I'm not too advanced dementially, if I am still cognizant of my decline.

I often wondered what the long term effect would be, of suffering pretty severe symptoms of depression such as insomnia, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, etc.

Now I am reading that RNT, or repetitive negative thoughts can make you a candidate for dementia.  Maybe this is what was meant when they said 

"old soldiers don't die, they just fade away"?


19 May 2020 - 10:22 PM

I was watching a YouTube video by Thoughty2, with the title "RIF 100" .   He said it was a fact that you could not see your eyes moving when you looked into the mirror, because your mind blanks out your vision as your eye changes focus due to something called saccadic masking.

I didn't know that.  It got me to thinking.  I remember describing a visual effect of my temporal lobe seizures as my vision being like a slide show, with longer periods of darkness between each picture slide. (Lengthened saccadic masking?)  Following the seizures, I went through a period of  what I termed derealization and I described my visual symptoms

as a loss of fluidity of visual motion. It was as if my vision had developed a stutter.   There are 4 basic types of  movements of the eye, which  are called saccades.  Neural circuitry manages these movements. I now wonder if the short circuiting of my visual neural circuitry

in conjunction with the epileptic discharges I experienced, wasn't  responsible for my symptoms  of derealization by affecting the neural circuitry of my saccadic movements.  A google search of saccadic masking reveals posts of people who say they are disabled because

their masking is not operational.  There seems to be more to the eye than meets the eye.



It's happening

19 December 2019 - 08:43 PM

‘Marijuana killed my soul’

Clay Whiting deals with a lot of parents and other family members at Scripps Mercy Health hospital in San Diego, where he is an emergency room physician. In the past month, he said, he's had back-to-back ambulances carrying young people experiencing psychosis after trying marijuana for the first time.

Since the drug was legalized in California last year, Whiting said, "we see people every shift now" because of marijuana, including some experiencing violent vomiting known as hyperemesis. The incidents led to the term "scromiting," to describe people screaming and vomiting at the same time. 

"Greater access means great trials by younger people," Whiting said. 


Greater access is giving doctors and psychiatrists a new perspective on cannabis and psychosis, leading many to conclude there is a link between cannabis, psychosis, and schizophrenia.

The above extract is from an article in the USA Today.

promising diagnostics

21 November 2019 - 12:09 AM

The folks back in my hometown are pretty smart.  Carnegie Mellon University has an MRI that can read your thoughts and emotions.

This has huge potential for diagnosing neurological emotional and thought disorders which could lead to a better understanding

of the physiology of Depersonalization and Derealization.