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When Your Child Is a Psychopath - The Atlantic
When I went looking for this article, I thought it was another one (this one: http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/22uw9c/til_when_janni_schofield_was_not_even_a_month_old/), which is actually about a schizophrenic little girl, not a psychopathic little girl.
health-mental  children  psychology-sociopath-psychopath 
june 2018 by daguti
Social anxiety is related to a preoccupation with making mistakes, finds a new study that monitored children’s brain activity. : science
from the comments:
"Behavioral inhibition (BI) is a temperament identified in early childhood that is a risk factor for later social anxiety. However, mechanisms underlying the development of social anxiety remain unclear. To better understand the emergence of social anxiety, longitudinal studies investigating changes at behavioral neural levels are needed. Method

BI was assessed in the laboratory at 2 and 3 years of age (N = 268). Children returned at 12 years, and an electroencephalogram was recorded while children performed a flanker task under 2 conditions: once while believing they were being observed by peers and once while not being observed. This methodology isolated changes in error monitoring (error-related negativity) and behavior (post-error reaction time slowing) as a function of social context. At 12 years, current social anxiety symptoms and lifetime diagnoses of social anxiety were obtained."
children  childrearing  health-mental  social-skills 
march 2018 by daguti
For a Better Marriage, Act Like a Single Person - The New York Times
Some great snippets FTA:
"Contrary to some claims, marrying at an older age generally lowers the risk of divorce. It also gives people time to acquire educational and financial assets, as well as develop a broad range of skills — from cooking to household repairs to financial management — that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives, including when a partner is unavailable."

"What’s more, single people generally have wider social networks than married couples, who tend to withdraw into their coupledom. On average, unmarried people interact more frequently with friends, neighbors, co-workers and extended family."

"What’s more, single people generally have wider social networks than married couples, who tend to withdraw into their coupledom. On average, unmarried people interact more frequently with friends, neighbors, co-workers and extended family."

"Socializing with friends and family and participating in clubs, political organizations, teams, unions and churches are essential components of what sociologists call social integration. And health researchers report that maintaining high levels of social integration provides as much protection against early mortality as quitting smoking. In fact, having weak social networks is a greater risk factor for dying early than being obese or sedentary."

"A long-term study of more than 6,500 Britons found that men and women who reported having 10 or more friendships at age 45 had significantly higher levels of psychological well-being at age 50, whatever their partnership status, than people with fewer friends. And two recent studies of nearly 280,000 people in almost 100 countries by William Chopik of Michigan State University found that friendships become increasingly vital to well-being at older ages. Among older adults, relationships with friends are a better predictor of good health and happiness than relations with family."

"It’s true that, on average, married people report higher well-being than singles. But mounting research indicates that most of the disadvantages of singles compared with the currently married are accounted for by distress among the previously married, especially those most recently divorced or widowed.

This suggests an intriguing possibility, says the Ohio State University sociologist Kristi Williams, editor of The Journal of Marriage and Family: Many of the problems experienced by divorced and widowed people may result not so much from the end of their marriage as from having relied too much on their spouse and thus failing to maintain social networks and the skills of self-reliance."

There is a lot more, but I'd basically be pasting the whole article.
health  health-aging  relationships  relationships-marriage  meetup-movnat  health-mental  relationships-friends 
february 2018 by daguti
Diana Young - Helga Vierich's lucid introduction, and the article...
This is so important, I backed up both Diana's comments and the article itself to Google Drive "Archived/Backed Up Webpages" - Truth be told, the article itself is (while deep, emotional and sad), not why I bookmarked this. Diana's comments spoke to me in a way few people ever do. She mentioned things that I believe strongly in and perhaps thought I was the only one. Her comments are why I bookmarked this.
childrearing  me-stuff  evolvify-topics  meetup-movnat  health-mental  crime-child-abuse 
september 2015 by daguti
The Brain on Trial - David Eagleman - The Atlantic
In his book Incognito, David Eagleman tells the story of the Texas Tower shooter. (and inadvertently tells us the story of the poor mental health care in this country, which couldn't help a man who felt a change inside himself, but couldn't pinpoint it) ........................ "He requested in his suicide note that an autopsy be performed to determine if something had changed in his brain—because he suspected it had. .......... 'I talked with a Doctor once for about two hours and tried to convey to him my fears that I felt [overcome by] overwhelming violent impulses. After one session I never saw the Doctor again, and since then I have been fighting my mental turmoil alone, and seemingly to no avail.' "
brain  crime-lone-shooters  health-mental 
october 2014 by daguti
As Aging White Man, Robin Williams Was Particularly at Risk for Suicide | State of Health Blog from KQED News
"If you tried to create a profile of someone at high risk of committing suicide, one likely example would look like this: A middle-aged or older white male toward the end of a successful career, who suffers from a serious medical problem as well as chronic depression and substance abuse, who recently completed treatment for either or both of those psychological conditions and who is going through a difficult period, personally or professionally."
suicide  counterintuitive  disease-mental-illness  health-mental 
october 2014 by daguti
The Violence Within Us : TED Radio Hour : NPR
I only heard from segments 2 onward, but it was fascinating. The Jim Fallon part was amazing because it ends with his brain having the same characteristics as those brains of deranged killers that he studied, but he was missing the early trauma that they had... meaning that he could easily have been a killer, if that missing ingredient had been present. ............... Part 3 with Leslie Morgan Steiner about domestic violence / domestic abuse is REALLY worth hearing.
crime-violence  health-mental  disease-mental-illness  tedtalks  crime-domestic-violence 
august 2014 by daguti
TIL when Janni Schofield was not even a month old, she was able to correctly identify colors. At 1 year old, she could read. At 18 months, she could speak fluently. What her parents originally took for genius turned out to be a mask for something much da
Child-onset schizophrenia made this little girl seem like a genius at 1 month old. But as she got older, the dark side came out. ---------------------------

Link leads to: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/edge-of-the-abyss-20120820-24h4r.html?q ........

See reddit comments for Father's AMA and the controversy behind him 'hitting, starving otherwise abusing her' ................

Also 2014 followup. Both kids have the illness:

2018 followup:
"Thankfully Jani is progressing! As she gets older, her hallucinations are changing and lessening."

According to comments on this video 2018-06-22, Michael, the father left the family:
disease-schizophrenia  disease-mental-illness  health-mental  children  world-records  amazing 
april 2014 by daguti
(2) Evolvify - "Mental and physical well-being are intimately related....
"Mental and physical well-being are intimately related. The growing burden of chronic diseases, which arise from an evolutionary mismatch between past human environments and modern-day living, may be central to rising rates of depression. Declining social capital and greater inequality and loneliness are candidate mediators of a depressiogenic social milieu. Modern populations are increasingly overfed, malnourished, sedentary, sunlight-deficient, sleep-deprived, and socially-isolated. These changes in lifestyle each contribute to poor physical health and affect the incidence and treatment of depression. -"
evolvify-topics  health-mental-depression  health-mental  personality-traits-loneliness-solitude-isolation 
december 2013 by daguti
Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head | Video on TED.com
counterintuitive = You cure the voices by listening to them, calming them and learning that they are only in your head, not by medicating and repressing them. ................... Amazing story of how one woman started hearing voices and learned that they were a survival strategy, not something to be squashed. ---------------- Another similar one: www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness
health-mental  tedtalks  disease-mental-illness  counterintuitive 
august 2013 by daguti
Why parents should leave their kids alone | Life and style | The Guardian
What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable
health-mental  evolvify-topics  meetup-movnat  prevention--proactive-care  food  children  childrearing  disease-mental-illness  disease-prevention 
may 2013 by daguti
The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents | American Journal of Play
As children's free play with one another has decreased over the last half-century, sociopathy and other mental disorders have increased.
health-mental  evolvify-topics  psychology  children  childrearing  disease-mental-illness  play-as-a-concept 
may 2013 by daguti
Jon Ronson: WATCH: The Story of a Man Who Faked Insanity
Becoming a psychopath-spotter can turn you a bit psychopathic because it compels you to start reducing people to items on a checklist -- to their maddest edges.
health-mental  tedtalks  psychology-sociopath-psychopath  books-to-buy  disease-mental-illness  video 
march 2013 by daguti
The Anarchist Soccer Mom: Thinking the Unthinkable
sociopath-psychopath = Brooke sent this article after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and it reminded me of this article about a possibly psychopathic child:

While the kid in this Anarchist Soccer Mom blog post is not mentioned as psychopathic, I tagged it with that because it'll help me keep these two articles together.
health-mental  children  psychology-sociopath-psychopath 
december 2012 by daguti
How I Overcame Bipolar II (and Saved My Own Life) - Forbes
The story is 7 pages long, but the gist is that Michael Ellsberg (author of "The Education of Millionaires" and son of Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg) cured himself of Bipolar II by cutting out refined sugar and carbohydates. ............. Also look at page 4 "Ortomolecular Medicine" and research more on that. ............... To skip some of the backstory, skip to near the bottom of page 3 ("I knew I needed professional help.") or to just read the final fix that worked for him, skip to the bottom of page 6.
health  food  disease-cure  health-mental-depression  psychology  health-mental  disease-mental-illness 
june 2012 by daguti

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