Compulsive disorder: We all have it. Forget the sweater.

If you’re pretty sure that it’s going to be cold in the office, you’re likely to throw a sweater in your bag to ward off the chill. It makes sense that those two ideas would be related: if you’re confident about something, it’s natural for your actions to be consistent with what you know.

But for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, that natural relationship isn’t so natural. For them, there’s a disconnect between their understanding of a likely outcome and their eventual action, according to a study published last week in the journal Neuron.

About two percent of adults in the U.S. have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental illness characterized by the inability to control certain actions. Some people experience the stereotypical manifestations of the disorder—cleaning, counting—but it can also include obsession with a particular thought or idea, or rearranging items in a particular order. (1)

We believe that this disorder is for some people only.

But who lives not based on his or her obsessions?

We are all obsessed with life.

And we live as if though there is no death.

Isn’t this “compulsive disorder” on a magnified scale?

And even those people who like to think of them as “spiritual”, live their lives as if there is no body.

Isn’t this “compulsive disorder” as well?

It takes a real man (or woman) to just accept things and live life as it is: A union of matter and the spirit. A place where the opposites become one. A place where man and woman come together and the matter is enlightened with the immaterial spirit. A place where everything is created out of nothing. The cosmos of dasein and meaningfulness. A universe full of meaning and light. A place full of darkness and sorrow, as well as unlimited joy and love.

Yes, it will be cold at work.

Throw a sweater in the bag.

And perhaps you just forget to wear it.

Just to enjoy the morning cold in the office…

Psychiatry, biology, neurology, stupidity.

Just weeks before the long-awaited publication of a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said the book suffers from a scientific “lack of validity”.

The expert, Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, said in an interview Monday that his goal was to reshape the direction of psychiatric research to focus on biology,genetics and neuroscience so that scientists can define disorders by their causes, rather than their symptoms.

While the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or D.S.M., is the best tool now available for clinicians treating patients and should not be tossed out, he said, it does not reflect the complexity of many disorders, and its way of categorizing mental illnesses should not guide research. [1]

Biology and neurology are already outside of the correct path: they constantly look for “causes” based on the dogma of materialism, completely forgetting (?) that we are also sould and spirit.

See for example some research article titles of brain research from Nature:

Brain mechanisms of altered conscious states during epileptic seizures
Andrea Eugenio Cavanna & Francesco Monaco
Nature Reviews Neurology 5, 267-276 doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.38

Multisensory brain mechanisms of bodily self-consciousness
Olaf Blanke
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13, 556-571 doi:10.1038/nrn3292

Neural correlates of consciousness in humans
Geraint Rees, Gabriel Kreiman & Christof Koch
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 3, 261-270 doi:10.1038/nrn783

Neuroscience: The mind mapped
Nature 483, 271-272 doi:10.1038/483271a

See how “the brain is what generates consciousness and everything” is the foundation of all research? See how all there “is” are neurons, chemistry and matter. No room for anything else there.

Now imagine these sciences crisizing another science of being dogmatic!


We are getting closer to biology-based diagnoses. [2] When the blood test says so, you will be tagged “crazy”. No matter what you may think!

PS. And YES, psychiatry is way out of order. It has the tendency to name everything “mental disease”… Read The dictatorship of the science of psychiatry for more on that.

sFRP3 and Being sad (a good thing?)

Mice lacking a protein called DKK1 develop more new neurons (right) compared with controls (left).

Scientist discovered how antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy works. They found out that these therapy methods reduce the Secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (sFRP3), which is in turn an inhibitor to the creation of new neurons in our brain. (1, 2, 3)

This same protein increases in our body as we get older, thus playing also a role in diseases like Alzheimer. Protein DKK1 also plays a similar role. (4)

Strange. Is it in our Nature to die and get more depressed?


If depression is such an integral part of our life, maybe it is a good thing? Could we have overlooked such an important aspect of our existence?

I am leaving now. I am going to go sad…

Work hard, but for what? Psychology guide for modern workers.

Modern-day people work hard. They have to meet deadlines. They have to deal with pressure. They have to deal with crazy demands, to meet insane requirements, to deliver crazy delivarables. How can someone cope with all these without having to go to the psychiatrist?

Well, philosophy is always a much better medicine than anything else. Just think from a different perspective: You do not want to fail, that is why you are so anxious. You want to succeed in your goals. But what will happen if you succeed? Will you earn more recognition? So what? If the recognition by yourself is not enough, then even the recognition of one billion people won’t do. Would your success earn you more money? Well, if that solves your problems, then you are no more human than a… rock. And at the end it would not be nihillistic but rather realistic to state the obvious: you ARE going to die some day. And even though I have stressed more than once the importance of remembering this simple fact every day, in this case I have to say it once more. Failure is not “bad” in the same way death is not “bad”. Life is life. And life is not just “being able to meet the deadline or else I will be dead”! Everything that does not kill you makes you stronger. But… wait a minute! I just remembered one thing! We WILL die after all! 🙂

The word “work” is called “δουλειά” in Greek, the mother of all languages. And “δουλειά” is derrived from “δουλεία” (only difference the tone in a different letter), which means “slavery”. Who want to be a good slave?


Close your eyes. Imagine yourself one minute before dying, surrounded by the people you love. Honestly think for yourself: at this precious moment, would you really think of what makes you now anxious and stressed, as one of the most important things in your life? Most probable not.

Take a step back. Look things from a different perspective.

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