You can ‘pick up’ a good or bad mood from your friends, study suggests
But not depression – who would’ve thought that? 😉
All clear for the decisive trial of ecstasy in PTSD patients
The study is on it’s way and if we’re lucky we could microdose MDMA/ecstasy by 2021!
More great news about SSRI antidepressants:
They block the absorption of serotonin by neurons -> Major organs suffer from serotonin deprivation -> Organs could stop functioning! Now that’s a bit shocking…if you experience tinnitus: serotonin absorption could worsen that , too!
Sleep deprivation relieves 40-60 % of people from their depressive symptoms!
And it’s known for more than 30 years…
Partial sleep deprivation (3-4 sleep hours + 20-21 hours of forced wakefulness) = as effective as total sleep deprivation (36 hours wakefulness)
Please consult your doctor/therapist before trying this method! I know I’m not doing great with forced sleep deprivation so I won’t experiment with this…
Posts I really loved:
Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
It can increase depression and even PTSD! So perhaps you should consider not watching violent news or films altogether.
Read This During The Worst Moments Of Your Life
This is a beautifully written article by Shahida Arabi which provides hope for dark times.
On dark thoughts of past experiences: “The shock of the pain may never fully go away, it’s just numbed and buried beneath tombs, beneath new memories, waiting to erupt through the cracks and crevices left open in your thoughts. Thoughts that wrap around your body like a choke-hold, never seeming to let go. But in these thoughts, there are gaps, opportunities to interrupt the old tapes playing in the background, frozen in time.”
On fighting through the pain: “Because when you feel like you’re dying, a life of pain reminds you to savor the things that matter, the things that are left worth fighting for.”
On crushed dreams: “Don’t lose hope if your worst nightmares came true in the past or if someone tried to crush your dreams into a pulp – because big dreams can never be destroyed by the small-minded people that were never brave enough to live out their own.”
On anxiety and depression: “In the worst moments of your life, it’s helpful to remember that when a chrysalis appears to shake violently, it’s actually not breaking, it’s warding off predators – and that sometimes when it turns black, it’s actually unfolding into something new. Destruction can be the incentive for creation and self-protection. Crucifixion, the pathway for resurrection. The pause in between, a much-needed hibernation that happens before rising once more.”
Truly poetic and so true! I instantly added her poetry book “She Who Destroys the Light” to my book wishlist 🙂
Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, creates work and worth for the homeless!
Theo E. J. Wilson created a fake internet profile to learn about the ongoing hate between different races. He found compassion for his former haters and states in this really humorous and delightful speech: “Nature just cares about healthy organisms, and your precious ethnic features are expendable to that aim. So the moment that you let go of that racist identity and relatch onto humanity,all your problems go away.”
“I’m going to tell you what race ain’t about to die out: the human race!” How true 🙂