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15 Truly Bizarre Mental Delusions

15 Truly Bizarre Mental Delusions
Here are 15 of the most bizarre syndromes to be documented since that time. . . 1. Capgras Delusion In the heat of an argument it’s normal to want to disown your parents or kids, but for the sufferer of Capgras delusions that feeling never goes away. 2. True story: A woman, suspicious of one ingredient in her chewing gum, took to the search engines to find answers. 3. Since the 1998 release of the movie “The Truman Show”, smatterings of cases involving that movie’s plot have been occurring. 4. Over the course of two years, one man’s mind slowly broke and made him believe he was actually a character in a video game. 5. This is thought to be a delusional affliction similar to Capgras delusions…except much worse. 6. As the name implies, the symptom of derealization is the sudden feeling that everything feels unreal, unfamiliar and strange. 7. Wendigo psychosis is a form of cannibalism, whereby the sufferer has a burning desire to eat human flesh. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Blog » Blog Archive » 23 Surprisingly Effective Treatments for Depression (One Year Later) For the live-updated, interactive version of this infographic, click here. A year ago, we published one of our most popular findings – 6 surprisingly effective treatments for depression. I went ahead and repeated the analysis today, and now we have 23 treatments in the “surprisingly effective” category for depression. This chart is based on 4,956 people with depression who participated in CureTogether surveys, compared to 944 people last year. The top treatments are still exercise, sleep, and talking to others – they are popular and effective ways to feel better when you’re depressed. But here are 23 things you may not have tried that thousands of others say worked well for them: 1. Another new thing on this chart: alcohol was added as a treatment, and was rated to make depression worse instead of better. To navigate the graph above: Where did this data come from? This is part of our regular series of research findings.

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Breakfast problem with foreigners When I started booking foreigners into the Japanese inns on our island, the minshuku owners all had the same fear: “We don’t know how to make a Western breakfast!” “No problem,” I said, “just make the Japanese breakfast as you normally do. Foreigners don’t expect you to change just for them. When in Rome . . . right?” Wrong. One morning, two Spanish tourists staying at one of the ryokan went down to breakfast and found a beautiful Japanese breakfast laid out. The girls didn’t say anything, but that evening they told the ryokan that the next morning there would be just one of them eating breakfast because the other wanted to sleep in. Another minshuku owner was shocked when, during the Japanese breakfast one of the foreigners spied the owner’s 11-year-old daughter eating corn flakes and said, “Can I have some of that please?” So it didn’t surprise me when the other night one of the minshuku owners said to me, “There’s a problem with the foreigners.” Whew!

Allegory of the Cave Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms. The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this. In the allegory, Plato likens people untutored in the Theory of Forms to prisoners chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads. From Great Dialogues of Plato (Warmington and Rouse, eds.) Here are some students’ illustrations of Plato’s Cave Go back to lecture on the Phaedo Go back to lecture on the “One Over Many” Argument Go to next lecture on Criticism of Forms Need a quick review of the Theory of Forms? Return to the PHIL 320 Home Page Copyright © 2006, S.

6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy. Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. Poor sleep results in worse cognitive performance, including degraded memory, attention, performance and alertness. All sorts of methods have been tried to combat poor sleep, from drugs through psychological remedies to more outlandish treatments. The problem with drugs is that they have side-effects and are often addictive. Stimulus Control Therapy Professor Richard R. Of these the most successful single intervention is called Stimulus Control Therapy (Morin et al., 2006). Lie down to go to sleep only when you are sleepy.Do not use your bed for anything except sleep; that is, do not read, watch television, eat, or worry in bed. Why it works This method is based on the idea that we are like Pavlov’s drooling dog. This is just as true of thoughts as it is of actions. Image credit: Meredith Farmer

Baileys® Chocolate Pots de Creme Recipe Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Thursday, 23rd September 2010 I’ve been a little under the weather lately (chest cold, sore throat, fever, chills, ugh!). It’s not right to be sick when the weather is so nice outside, but to make matters worse, it seems like forever since I’ve felt good enough to bake anything. Baking is my passion, so I am thinking about renaming my blog to “Grace’s Sad Life”. A close friend told me to forget that idea and instead gave me her favourite remedy to cure any cold. She said “Just have a little shot of something that will make you feel better and warm your insides”. That’s when I noticed the Baileys® in the pantry. I thought to myself, “Mmm, hot chocolate with a little shot of Baileys® might just do the trick”. Yes, I talk to myself a lot (whether I’m sick or not). I immediately started assembling the ingredients for my hot tottie; milk, chocolate and Baileys® and that’s when I had a vision (talking to myself and hallucinations? Can you say three words?

The 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia « Copybot Deep in the bowels of the internet, I came across an exhaustive list of interesting Wikipedia articles by Ray Cadaster. It’s brilliant reading when you’re bored, so I got his permission to post the top 50 here. Bookmark it, start reading, and become that person who’s always full of fascinating stuff you never knew about. The top 50 Wikipedia articles by interestingness 1. Marree Man 2. *Copybot is not responsible for the hours and hours that disappeared while you were exploring this list. Edit: If you enjoyed this list, I’ve since posted 50 more of Wikipedia’s most interesting articles. Like this: Like Loading... Related Picking flicks About six months ago, it dawned on me that whenever someone asked me if I'd seen a particular film, my answer was almost invariably no. In "Copybot articles"

Psychological ("personality") Types Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways. One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity ; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information. Extroverts vs. Extroverts are directed towards the objective world whereas Introverts are directed towards the subjective world. Sensing vs. Sensing is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its physical qualities and its affection by other information. Thinking vs. Thinking is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its structure and its function. Perceiving vs. Perceiving types are motivated into activity by the changes in a situation. ENTp , ISFp , ESFj , INTj , ENFj

SCHOOL LAW Video: Creepily Realistic Robot Hand Kyoto-based Squse has developed the so-called Robot Hand H-Type [JP], a creepily realistic (but very cool) robotic hand. The hand’s “bones” are made of polycarbonate, while the skin is silicon rubber. It weighs 340g and can lift up and move objects weighing up to 1.5kg. The secret lies in its 16 joints and 22 actuators. Needless to say, the Robot Hand H-Type will be used mainly for industrial applications (for “pick and place” actions). Squse says that two auto makers and another two companies from the food industry already showed interest. Here’s a demo video: Via Nikkan [JP]

5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro I do a lot of copyediting, both of books and advertising collateral. I’ll let you in on a secret that still surprises me, although I’ve seen it hundreds of times now. If you looked at the raw work of most professional writers, you’d be pretty underwhelmed. Professional writers get work because they hit their deadlines, they stay on message, and they don’t throw too many tantrums. Professional writers rely on editors to fix their clunks. Editing, like writing, takes time to learn. 1. Have you ever heard a four-year-old run out of breath before she can finish her thought? Sentences are building blocks, not bungee cords; they’re not meant to be stretched to the limit. 2. A paragraph supports a single idea. 3. Nouns ending in -ing are fine. (If for some insane reason you want to get all geeky about this, you can read the Wikipedia article on gerunds and present participles. 4. I know we all heard this in high school, but we weren’t listening. 5. Bonus: Use spell-check