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News: Patient becomes virtuoso sax player amid frontotemporal dement

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Yes, I’d read some of Ramachandran’s work on that. He’s quite over the top and I think a great oversimplifier (the story of human civilisation can’t be
Roger Lass
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Latest Papers from PLoS

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Mental health and psychiatry (search online) Does Positivity Mediate the Relation of Extraversion and Neuroticism with Subjective Happiness? Marco Lauriola,
Robert Karl Stonjek
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Mar 26

News: The Interface of Dermatology and Psychiatry

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The Interface of Dermatology and Psychiatry February 20, 2015 | By Christopher S. Czapla, MD and Phebe Tucker, MD Mrs Dalton, a 53-year-old, presents to the
Robert Karl Stonjek
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Mar 17

News: The contagious thought that could kill you

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Duh... If placebo effect can be as therapeutically effective as SSRI medication effect, then it follows; as we've seen too often when the Scientologists and
Jim Goodwin
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Mar 15

Re: [Mind and Brain] News: Consciousness myth

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The wonderful thing is that consciousness is hugely discussed without anyone actually pinning down what the criteria are for it. A J Ayer pointed out that
Glynn Owens
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Mar 11

News: Goodbye chronic fatigue syndrome, hello SEID

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Not for me. Nobody has the right not to be offended, and when I use that word or any other ethnic or racial or whatever insult, I do it either in joking with
Roger Lass
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Feb 17

News: F-bombs notwithstanding, all languages skew toward happiness

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From a professional point of view I agree with this, and I am aware of the private language problem. One other way of putting it is that there are things that
Roger Lass
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Feb 13

News: No Child Left Undiagnosed

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And, at least psychologically, there are benefits from smoking and drinking certainly. The result of my giving up smoking has so far been (a) better lung
Roger Lass
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Feb 8

News: Regular practice may be key to singing on pitch

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Well said. Initial apology, this is anecdotal. My wife, who was a guitar teacher and professional singer, made a speciality of teaching kids who ‘couldn’t
Roger Lass
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Feb 8

News: Torture Videos For All to See?

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Well yes. For modern civilisation. But evolution is not ‘progressive’ or teleological, so there’s no reason to expect moral improvement out of a process
Roger Lass
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Feb 8

News: Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome

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That's right, DSM-5 just has Autism Spectrum Disorder with all previous categories, including Asperger, clubbed under this single rubric. CA On Fri, Feb 6,
Dr. Chittaranjan Andrade
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Feb 6

News: Antipsychotic meds prompt zombie-like state among patients

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Absolutely. Well said. Me and my friends on Seroquel, olanzapine and other drugs for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder don’t show any signs of zombiehood.
Roger Lass
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Feb 6
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