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The Molecular Hydraulics of Mental Disorder

The Molecular Hydraulics of Mental Disorder

Upon obtaining my degree in biochemistry I was convinced that everything in life could be distilled down to simple equations and formulas. e.g. Chateau Latour ’97 = seedless crapes + cellulose +ribose + purple gene protein VvmybA1, +H20 +12% ch3ch20h (alcohol) > great red wine. This simplicity is called red

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Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Freud believed that dreams were “the royal road to the unconscious”. It’s as close as psychiatry can get to a CAT scan or other objective test. There was a Star Trek episode in which Kirk was nearly subjected to a Klingon “mind sifter”.

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Psychiatry and Celluloid

Psychiatry and Celluloid

Psychiatry and mental illness are popular topics in cinema with varying degrees of accuracy tied into marketability. After all romance, sex and violence sell so we can expect torrid love affairs between therapist and client, psychiatrists who feast on the livers of their patients with a glass of Chianti and paraplegic PTSD sufferers recovering after sex with Mexican hookers.

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Obesity:  The Horizontal Challenge of Life in Central America

Obesity: The Horizontal Challenge of Life in Central America

Obesity is a growing global problem (pun intended). Psychiatric treatments such as behavioural modification or psychotherapy are usually unsuccessful. In cases where over eating is induce moderate weight loss by virtue of diminished appetite and by improving mood. Back associated with major mood disorders, antidepressants can help especially SSRIs as they can in the day amphetamine based diet pills such as Ionamin, were popular and quite effective at promoting weight loss by reducing appetite. Unfortunately they also induced paranoid psychotic reactions and depression.

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Belize Medico

Belize Medico

Belize formerly the British Honduras, is a small country sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala. English is the official language but up north where I was, Spanish was used day to day. I picked that up fairly quickly as in open your mouth, or take this three times daily.

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