Yearly Archive for 2007
As the field of genetics advances it is likely that treatment with antidepressants will be tailored to your personal genes. A study published by the National Institute of Mental Health in the American Journal of Psychiatry states that certain genetic markers directly corresponded to an increased risk of suicide in adults suffering from depression who were treated with citalopram, an antidepressant drug. This is only one of many of discoveries to come that will aid in the treatment of depression.
On a futon near the German ice cream punchbowl, I was dressed in a trench coat and low-brimmed hat, providing Tarot readings. I called myself Richard Psychic the Psychic Dick (that is, forensic psychic). I looked up from under my hat to see the Easter Bunny and Jesus Christ. This had a certain effect on me. I'm not sure if it was the obvious irony, or the brain hemorrhage, which is Irish cream that takes the form of a brain when placed on top of peach schnapps. The finishing touch is a small dollop of bright red grenadine dropped through the center of the Irish cream "brain" with mortal results, and the whole thing tastes bad.
Researchers have recently discovered through MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) that in some people the part of the brain that should react to punishment as a deterrence does not work properly. In these cases should the criminal justice system allow for a defendant to get off due to these brain differences?
In part 1, I talked about subliminals. Now let's connect some more dots. Here's something weird. When people see the subliminal message, "Mommy and I are one" repeatedly over a period of time, they become better-adjusted people. When my boy was little, I heard a lot of Barney songs, and that had an uplifting effect on me. So why I'm listening to Frank Zappa right now, I don't know. Maybe it's the non-subliminal messages promoting anti-authoritarianism and complete sexual irresponsibility.