Monday, December 5, 2022

Comments by Darla

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  • You failed to cite the resources I referred to which Dr. Hickey bases his “ADHD is a hoax” theory upon. Why is there no “REPLY” option under your opinion?

    Far more than anecdotal. Please, do not respond to my content if you are not interested. Millions of people who respond to the same stimulous in the same ways is evidence.

    When are you going to cite the evidence that ADHD has biological causes? Why do you assume I haven’t read Whitaker’s opinions?

    I recommend the oodles of opinions supporting that biology as a fundamental issue in depression and other sources of human suffering.

    Please don’t respond if you are afraid to refer to Hickey’s sources of evidence that ADHD is a hoax. At least, challenge him. He has never included anything to establish the fallacy that ADHD is a hoax. Don’t forget: Parents don’t cause ADHD.

  • Biological differences. People with depression appear to have physical changes in their brains. The significance of these changes is still uncertain, but may eventually help pinpoint causes.
    Brain chemistry. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that likely play a role in depression. Recent research indicates that changes in the function and effect of these neurotransmitters and how they interact with neurocircuits involved in maintaining mood stability may play a significant role in depression and its treatment.
    Hormones. Changes in the body’s balance of hormones may be involved in causing or triggering depression. Hormone changes can result with pregnancy and during the weeks or months after delivery (postpartum) and from thyroid problems, menopause or a number of other conditions.
    Inherited traits. Depression is more common in people whose blood relatives also have this condition. Researchers are trying to find genes that may be involved in causing depression. Mayo Clinic

    From brainline:
    “Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein: And you were going to interview the leader of Hasbullah and the CIA, I think,
    warned you you might be in danger doing that?
    Mike Wallace: That’s exactly right. That’s exactly right. And (unint.), I figured the way I feel, okay. That’s
    a good place to go and if it happens, it happens. In any case, got there and we went up…I remember
    this so well…we went to a hotel to stay, which was up on a hill overlooking Beirut and looking down into
    the horror that was a beat up Beirut but the hotel itself was very comfortable and I remember so well. I
    was waiting for this damn thing to take hold, this Zoloft® thing that I’d heard so much about and all of a
    sudden, I woke up one morning there…I’d been there for about a week, I guess, is it possible? And I
    woke up the next day and not only was it possible, it had taken hold, and suddenly, I mean it, it was
    astonishing, really. And that was how long ago?
    Mary Wallace: Fifteen years, I don’t know.
    Mike Wallace: Yeah, yeah. And haven’t had a whisper since, of depression. I have had some, you
    know, interesting times, tough times, etc. but depression as such, haven’t, and I don’t even bother
    knocking wood. What I do is I stay on that drug and will have to stay on that drug, medication for the rest
    of my life. But that’s a small price to pay”

    I would refer you to the same resources Dr. Hickey relies upon, as well. He blames parents for causing ADHD symptoms in their children.

  • “They diagnosed my behaviors as mental disorders instead of holding my abusers accountable and addressing the trauma I was living through.”

    They are not mutually exclusive. Did no one who was involved in treating you recommend foster care? Your behavior was such that school officials were actively involved. Someone referred you for medical evaluations. When a child’s behavior is as out-of-control as you describe, school counselors step in to try to find out if your home environment is safe, if you need medical evaluations, interventions, etc. I know a family in a large city in my area who were living in extreme poverty, and without parental involvement, basically, who were removed from that environment and thrived in foster care. In fact, I know many kids and their families who engaged “in the system” and were saved from utter ruin. A typical M.D. doesn’t see sick patients who may need to be removed from an unhealthy environment. They do make recommendations, but their primary focus is on evaluating their immediate mental and physical well-being to try to relieve suffering. Child psychiatrists are more involved in making recommendations about what the child may need at home, but other professionals are given the responsibility to address those kinds of challenges the child may be facing on a legal basis. If a child’s temper tantrums lead the school to have the child removed, helping them to control them may involve medication and an M.D.

  • Certainly a major emphasis here in MIA is to expose the dangers of popular drugs. THC is a drug, so it is only fitting to examine possible harmful side effects from the use of marijuana.
    Based on personal observations and discussions with professionals who treat the suffering, it is my opinion that among other potential negative consequences for introducing THC into one’s system, lethargy must be examined. Millions of users who may become significantly lethargic, pose a threat to our society.

  • “All the biological determinants are mostly bogus…”
    Where is your evidence? Also, by stating that most biological determinants are bogus, aren’t you implying that not all of them are? Which ones are legitimate?
    Are you familiar with the research of Professor Ohad Birk, the lead author of a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, titled “CDH2 mutation affecting N-cadherin function causes attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in humans and mice”? A joint team of researchers from Soroka-University Medical Centre and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explains that “in addition to the scientific significance of finding a definitive delineation of both novel genetic basis and molecular pathways for ADHD”, both the mutated human cells and mouse strain carrying the said mutation serves as an effective model system in discovering novel medications for ADHD patients.?

  • Meta-analysis of 24 n-back neuroimaging studies have shown that during this task the following brain regions are consistently activated: lateral premotor cortex; dorsal cingulate and medial premotor cortex; dorsolateral and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex; frontal poles; and medial and lateral posterior parietal cortex.[23]

    A 2008 research paper claimed that practicing a dual n-back task can increase fluid intelligence (Gf), as measured in several different standard tests.[7] This finding received some attention from popular media, including an article in Wired

    Doubtful working memory improves long term regardless what type of training or the amount of time dedicated to the task.

    Why do WM neurons work better inside the brains of some rather than others, specifically, when examined with electron microscopes or other diagnostic tools? What differences distinguish them?