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Freddie deBoer β€’ 7081 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Peter Breggin is a prominent figure in the modern anti-psychiatry movement, influencing American understanding of psychology with his opinions and academic background.
  2. Anti-psychiatry spans political spectrums and has gained notable influence in popular culture, intersecting with holistic medicine and alternative health viewpoints.
  3. Breggin, while respected in some mainstream circles, holds extreme views like being an anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theorist, casting doubt on the safety and efficacy of psychiatric medications.
Mental Hellth β€’ 1906 implied HN points β€’ 02 Aug 23
  1. Mental health is influenced by political and social conditions, not just individual biology.
  2. Depoliticizing mental health leads to isolation and self-blame, hindering solidarity and political change.
  3. Awareness of mental health should focus on systemic issues, not just individual symptoms or treatments.
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The Frontier Psychiatrists β€’ 255 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jun 23
  1. Anxiety can have different underlying causes and may not always fit into a specific medical diagnosis like GAD.
  2. Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Generalized Dizziness Disorder have similarities in terms of having nonspecific symptoms.
  3. It's important for health professionals to ask thorough questions to truly understand the root of someone's anxiety.
The Frontier Psychiatrists β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 17 Apr 23
  1. The article discusses personalized dosing of Lamotrigine in treating Bipolar Disorder.
  2. Lamotrigine was developed primarily as a treatment for epilepsy and is now utilized for bipolar disorder.
  3. The medication functions based on metabolic and neurological disorders, as explained by physician-scientists.
The Frontier Psychiatrists β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 20 Mar 23
  1. Daniel Johnston was a prolific songwriter and artist despite battling with a psychotic illness.
  2. His story highlights the complexities of living with mental illness and the impact of psychiatric treatments.
  3. Acceptance, understanding, and balancing the benefits and risks of treatments are crucial in mental health care.
Neurobiology Notes β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jul 23
  1. Analysis of the Drosophila connectome reveals insights about neurotransmitters and information flow in the fly brain.
  2. Cell type annotations in the Drosophila connectome highlight the complexity and comparisons with previous mapping efforts.
  3. Developing a computational model of the Drosophila connectome provides insights into neural activity dynamics and behavioral predictions.
Neurobiology Notes β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 21 Aug 23
  1. New microscopy method combines electron microscopy with fluorescence imaging for detailed mapping of cell types, proteins, and synaptic connections in neuroscience.
  2. Memory ensembles in the brain are formed by neurons with high excitability, helping link memories and facilitating memory recall.
  3. Memory engrams exist across multiple brain areas, and bioelectric fields may coordinate memory ensembles distributed in the brain.
The Corbett Report β€’ 22 implied HN points β€’ 20 Mar 23
  1. Conspiracy theorists are being pathologized by mainstream media and labeled as mentally ill.
  2. Historical examples show how conspiracy theorists have been targeted and portrayed as delusional by both media and authorities.
  3. Cases like Swinney and Binder demonstrate how conspiracy theorists are at risk of being forcibly detained in psychiatric facilities for their beliefs, especially in the era of COVID-19.
Rough Diamonds β€’ 3 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. EEGs measure brain activity by recording fluctuations in electrical signals.
  2. Different brain wave frequencies on EEGs correspond to different mental states like sleep, relaxation, alertness, and conscious perception.
  3. Consumer-grade EEG devices are noisier than clinical ones but can still provide useful insights into brain activity, especially for applications like monitoring drowsiness or stress.