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2013-09-30 08:28:02 AM
Bugs Bunny and Scooby Doo and all my favorite cartoon heroes came to my room and ate cookies with me and sang songs for 16 hours. God damn!
 
2013-09-30 09:26:02 AM
Kids are naturally tripping due to the lack of experience they have, there's a scientific process that I can't explain (I'm not smart) but in short it's like this - we're born innocent and a blank slate, as we age we experience things and each new experience takes up space in the mind, kind of like using memory in a drive.
Eventually our mind fills and we fade to grey.
Meanwhile, at the start of this journey through life when we are mostly empty of experience the space between the synapses crackles with unexperienced energy or electricity, it's pure, unaffected by reality, uninfluenced. That energy manifests as random thoughts, occasionally tempered with imprinting from the machine elves but mostly raw and completely free. It is these thoughts, fleeting through us, that steer our whole lives.
While you were laying there in your crib your random thoughts of the walls eating your mom or the teddy bear growing into a huge safe womb were dictating the course of the whole of the rest of your life. It was out of your hands, it's not nature or nurture that dictates our destiny but a completely random broadcast from the wrong side of nowhere.
 
2013-09-30 09:33:38 AM
brian.carnell.com
 
2013-09-30 09:35:04 AM
Tom & Jerry told me to cut myself.
 
2013-09-30 09:35:41 AM
Oh good, we're not nuking people into normalcy as much.
 
2013-09-30 09:38:34 AM
Wait... Am I reading this right? Why is methylphenidate considered a psychotropic drug? Oh. Wow. It is. Huh. It actually seems to have the exact opposite reaction you'd assume.
 
2013-09-30 09:40:24 AM
My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.
 
2013-09-30 09:42:46 AM

lack of warmth: My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.


Y'know I was really hoping I wouldn't find "Michigan" in your profile. And yet, here we are. :P
 
2013-09-30 09:43:40 AM
They're after Mommy's goblin treasure.
 
2013-09-30 09:43:58 AM

lack of warmth: My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.


I'd really like to understand that paragraph.  Can I get a flow chart or something?
 
2013-09-30 09:46:42 AM
"Would you prefer they flew out of my ass?"
 
2013-09-30 09:54:57 AM
 
2013-09-30 09:59:09 AM

neversubmit: Between 1959 and 1974, several groups of researchers issued reports on the use of d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) in the treatment of children with autism.

Collateral damage of the war on drugs


IIRC, LSD is one of the most harmless, unaddictive drugs out there (along with shrooms I think?). It's supposed to be incredibly helpful for people with serious psychological problems and all that. It's frustrating to think all that was thrown out because ooooh scary drugs.

Mind you I get my drug information from Cracked so YMMV. :)
 
2013-09-30 10:01:36 AM

Shmeat: [brian.carnell.com image 500x375]


That made me laugh.
 
2013-09-30 10:09:04 AM
Fewer psychotropics, jackasses.

Just because you've dropped doesn't mean you approve of slack grammar.

th05.deviantart.com
 
2013-09-30 10:19:13 AM

Valiente: Fewer psychotropics, jackasses.

Just because you've dropped doesn't mean you approve of slack grammar.

[th05.deviantart.com image 300x407]


Man?  Man?  Ze Fuhrer has not said "Man."
 
2013-09-30 10:24:34 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: lack of warmth: My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.

I'd really like to understand that paragraph.  Can I get a flow chart or something?


It flows pretty coherently as a country song.
 
2013-09-30 10:30:56 AM
i.redsnapperverytasty.com
 
2013-09-30 10:33:05 AM

Aidan: neversubmit: Between 1959 and 1974, several groups of researchers issued reports on the use of d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) in the treatment of children with autism.

Collateral damage of the war on drugs

IIRC, LSD is one of the most harmless, unaddictive drugs out there (along with shrooms I think?). It's supposed to be incredibly helpful for people with serious psychological problems and all that. It's frustrating to think all that was thrown out because ooooh scary drugs.

Mind you I get my drug information from Cracked so YMMV. :)


I meant todays kids with autism are collateral damage. Looking back at my post I didn't make that point very clear.
 
2013-09-30 10:34:05 AM
Gee, I guess the profit margin on psychotropics has fallen, which means kids will now develop a new "disorder" for which a new family of drugs can be pushed.
 
2013-09-30 10:38:13 AM

neversubmit: I meant todays kids with autism are collateral damage.


Autism is a meaningless label that replaces yesteryear's retarded. It doesn't actually describe a specific condition or cause, but it doesn't have the baggage of retard. Yet.
 
2013-09-30 10:41:48 AM

FormlessOne: Gee, I guess the profit margin on psychotropics has fallen, which means kids will now develop a new "disorder" for which a new family of drugs can be pushed.


Or they've discovered evidence based links to lack of dopamine production in reward centers of the brain with ADHD diagnosis and have been able to zero in on treatments more effectively. Don't let shiat like fMRI scans get in the way of your scorn though.
 
2013-09-30 10:43:18 AM

wildcardjack: neversubmit: I meant todays kids with autism are collateral damage.

Autism is a meaningless label that replaces yesteryear's retarded. It doesn't actually describe a specific condition or cause, but it doesn't have the baggage of retard. Yet.


Yet. Try calling someone an autist or aspie, though, and see how they react. Not too kindly (at least on the internet).
 
2013-09-30 10:44:17 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: lack of warmth: My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.

I'd really like to understand that paragraph.  Can I get a flow chart or something?


The aunt used doctors to treat her kids chemically into submission.  The aunt's 17 yro son is now in a state facility for his sexual offenses after mom did all she could to hide his problems.  The 14 yro daughter is wanting her first cousin (wife's younger sis) to adopt her so as to escape her mom's (the aunt) crazy control issues.  Every time the daughter disagreed with mom the dosage got increased.  The youngest son's dad has stepped in to keep his son from being overly medicated.  All this chemical controlling was done so mom could play Sims 8 hours or more of the day.  The only thing mom and kids agreed on was going to the soccer field.  Mom (the aunt) really loved it when my kids played soccer with her kids, so I could take them to the field and she could get more Sims time.  The aunt has kept her credit cards maxed so as to stay on top of all Sims related products.

/I used to hate my wife's uncle for leaving the aunt, but now I understand
//kind of a family thing, grandma would escape problems by ordering from QVC
///I somehow got the good woman out of the bunch, she's the one who got stuck with crazy
 
2013-09-30 10:46:18 AM

neversubmit: Aidan: neversubmit: Between 1959 and 1974, several groups of researchers issued reports on the use of d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) in the treatment of children with autism.

Collateral damage of the war on drugs

IIRC, LSD is one of the most harmless, unaddictive drugs out there (along with shrooms I think?). It's supposed to be incredibly helpful for people with serious psychological problems and all that. It's frustrating to think all that was thrown out because ooooh scary drugs.

Mind you I get my drug information from Cracked so YMMV. :)

I meant todays kids with autism are collateral damage. Looking back at my post I didn't make that point very clear.


It also introduces the fabled "random factor" into your life, as you become subject to flashbacks - which, if you're operating heavy machinery or doing something potentially dangerous to yourself and others, is kind of a drawback.

But the bolded point still stands.
 
2013-09-30 10:46:58 AM
psychotropic =/= psychedelic

psychedelics induce hallucinations
psychotropics treat hallucinations
 
2013-09-30 10:47:52 AM

Aidan: Wait... Am I reading this right? Why is methylphenidate considered a psychotropic drug? Oh. Wow. It is. Huh. It actually seems to have the exact opposite reaction you'd assume.


Huh?  Do you know what psychotropic means?
 
2013-09-30 10:48:07 AM
How the fark can you diagnose a 5 year old with ADHD.
 
2013-09-30 10:51:56 AM

DubtodaIll: How the fark can you diagnose a 5 year old with ADHD.


With very little effort, and a smile.
 
2013-09-30 10:51:56 AM
Among preschoolers

Please excuse me while I go vomit and cry in the corner about the fact that it's even legal to give psychiatric medications to children of preschool age.

Most conditions you don't start exhibiting symptoms of until early teens.  How the fark are they even distinguishing between "child with legitimate psychiatric issues" and "child just being a child" or "child acting up for attention" or "child from a troubled home"?  The thought of medicating a preschooler just makes me sick.  I had a few mental issues growing up, mostly anxiety and not quite fitting in to the social norms ("was that wrong, should I not have done that" happened quite a few times).  But that could also have just been kid shiat.  It's stuff that happens to everyone while growing up.  I didn't start showing symptoms of the actual problem until I was 14, was initially misdiagnosed, went batty on the meds, and it was because of my reaction to the meds that the doctors were able to pinpoint what the actual issue was.

The difference between medicating a 14 year old and medicating a 4 year old is that I was able to see that my behavior was being altered by the medication and I was able to properly communicate how it was affecting me feel to the doctor.  A FOUR YEAR OLD CAN'T DO THAT.  They don't have the reasoning skills or the rationality at that age, in fact they probably don't even realize that the medicine is having an affect or changing the way they act because at that age one piece of candy still makes you hyper.  And if mom and dad are shoving pills down their 4 year old's throat - I sure as shiat wouldn't trust them to be paying enough attention to the kid's behavior to tell the doctor of any adverse effects.

I can't.  This sort of thing makes me so angry.
 
2013-09-30 10:51:58 AM

YoOjo: Kids are naturally tripping due to the lack of experience they have, there's a scientific process that I can't explain (I'm not smart) but in short it's like this - we're born innocent and a blank slate, as we age we experience things and each new experience takes up space in the mind, kind of like using memory in a drive.
Eventually our mind fills and we fade to grey.
Meanwhile, at the start of this journey through life when we are mostly empty of experience the space between the synapses crackles with unexperienced energy or electricity, it's pure, unaffected by reality, uninfluenced. That energy manifests as random thoughts, occasionally tempered with imprinting from the machine elves but mostly raw and completely free. It is these thoughts, fleeting through us, that steer our whole lives.
While you were laying there in your crib your random thoughts of the walls eating your mom or the teddy bear growing into a huge safe womb were dictating the course of the whole of the rest of your life. It was out of your hands, it's not nature or nurture that dictates our destiny but a completely random broadcast from the wrong side of nowhere.


As a neuroscientist, no.
 
2013-09-30 10:53:42 AM
(Also forgive my mis-spellings and grammar and added words.  Warzy sleepy.  Warzy no type gud.)
 
2013-09-30 10:54:09 AM

YoOjo: Kids are naturally tripping due to the lack of experience they have, there's a scientific process that I can't explain (I'm not smart) but in short it's like this - we're born innocent and a blank slate, as we age we experience things and each new experience takes up space in the mind, kind of like using memory in a drive.
Eventually our mind fills and we fade to grey.
Meanwhile, at the start of this journey through life when we are mostly empty of experience the space between the synapses crackles with unexperienced energy or electricity, it's pure, unaffected by reality, uninfluenced. That energy manifests as random thoughts, occasionally tempered with imprinting from the machine elves but mostly raw and completely free. It is these thoughts, fleeting through us, that steer our whole lives.
While you were laying there in your crib your random thoughts of the walls eating your mom or the teddy bear growing into a huge safe womb were dictating the course of the whole of the rest of your life. It was out of your hands, it's not nature or nurture that dictates our destiny but a completely random broadcast from the wrong side of nowhere.


people get smart by reading. you might be fascinated with what you'd learn in psychology and development books. your observations and opinions would be opened to a huge world, check it out.

lack of warmth: My wife's aunt is one of those folks who parent through drugs, with bad results.  Her oldest is a ward of the state right now, the daughter is hoping my wife's sis can adopt her and get her out the aunt's home and the younger son has better fortune with dad still in the picture.  We tried getting her to understand parenting does not mean throwing pills down the kids' throats till they sit quietly in the corner while she plays Sims.  Scary part, she is now a public school lunch lady.


damn it that is so sad. either she was poorly parented herself or so damn selfish she didn't give a damn. our world is going to have so much suck in it until there are standards and measures in place regarding who may and who may not have children and be responsible for them.
 
2013-09-30 10:57:39 AM
The one thing I missed as a kid while on ADHD meds was "Mommy, ooh a cat. Is that a Butterfl PLANE! I like chocolate."

I also miss it now that I'm old enough that I don't get that distracted anymore.
 
2013-09-30 11:02:55 AM

Aidan: Wait... Am I reading this right? Why is methylphenidate considered a psychotropic drug? Oh. Wow. It is. Huh. It actually seems to have the exact opposite reaction you'd assume.


It's brain-function altering. Psychotropic just means that. Synonym for psychoactive I think.
 
2013-09-30 11:04:19 AM

kittyhas1000legs: wildcardjack: neversubmit: I meant todays kids with autism are collateral damage.

Autism is a meaningless label that replaces yesteryear's retarded. It doesn't actually describe a specific condition or cause, but it doesn't have the baggage of retard. Yet.

Yet. Try calling someone an autist or aspie, though, and see how they react. Not too kindly (at least on the internet).


Why would I call someone one of those terms? They, by definition, wouldn't be capable of offering a cogent reply.
 
2013-09-30 11:06:16 AM

Banned on the Run: psychotropic =/= psychedelic

This. More farkers apparently need to learn how to use Google. Antidepressents are psychotropics! Groovy!
 
2013-09-30 11:07:42 AM

YoOjo: Kids are naturally tripping


Project much?

/lay off the cid
 
2013-09-30 11:13:25 AM

Banned on the Run: psychotropic =/= psychedelic

psychedelics induce hallucinations
psychotropics treat hallucinations


...party pooper.
 
2013-09-30 11:16:44 AM
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-09-30 11:17:18 AM

WarszawaScream: I was able to properly communicate how it was affecting me feel to the doctor.  A FOUR YEAR OLD CAN'T DO THAT.


Suuure.

They don't have the reasoning skills or the rationality at that age, in fact they probably don't even realize that the medicine is having an affect or changing the way they act because at that age one piece of candy still makes you hyper.  And if mom and dad are shoving pills down their 4 year old's throat - I sure as shiat wouldn't trust them to be paying enough attention to the kid's behavior to tell the doctor of any adverse effects.

A lot of children are overdiagnosed or overmedicated, but a hallmark of mental disorder is that it disrupts a person's life. Most kids (5 and above are the ages I've observed in treatment) can express when they are having scary feelings and when their behaviors are making their lives miserable. It doesnt mean drugs are the answer, but give the little humans some fricking credit. Little kids who are homicidal or suicidal or cant sleep for days or are hearing voices that tell them to do bad things? They deserve attention and help.
 
2013-09-30 11:17:42 AM

Carousel Beast: It also introduces the fabled "random factor" into your life, as you become subject to flashbacks - which, if you're operating heavy machinery or doing something potentially dangerous to yourself and others, is kind of a drawback.


Flashbacks are not, AFAICT, a well evidenced phenomenon amongst past LSD users. HPPD is a real thing and people suffer from it, but AFAICT flashbacks are media-manufactured hysteria.

Let's not pretend there are no drawbacks to psychedelic use, particularly prolonged and irresponsible psychedelic use, because there clearly are. But flashbacks... not so much.
 
2013-09-30 11:19:46 AM

YoOjo: Kids are naturally tripping due to the lack of experience they have, there's a scientific process that I can't explain (I'm not smart) but in short it's like this - we're born innocent and a blank slate, as we age we experience things and each new experience takes up space in the mind, kind of like using memory in a drive.
Eventually our mind fills and we fade to grey.
Meanwhile, at the start of this journey through life when we are mostly empty of experience the space between the synapses crackles with unexperienced energy or electricity, it's pure, unaffected by reality, uninfluenced. That energy manifests as random thoughts, occasionally tempered with imprinting from the machine elves but mostly raw and completely free. It is these thoughts, fleeting through us, that steer our whole lives.


Our brains don't fill up. Cellular reproduction is behind any decline. We simply become more resistant to new things, and more stuck in our ways, because our brains can't adapt so easily.

As for the random thoughts, know thyself.
 
2013-09-30 11:28:49 AM
The need for certainty being displayed in this thread borders on the pathological. I'm certain of it.
 
2013-09-30 11:31:13 AM
I remember my son's mother was goaded into putting him on this crap when he was in adolescents (against my adamant objections). He became a listless zombie and hated it. She finally saw reason a year later. Even today (he's 22) he says they "killed his imagination".
 
2013-09-30 11:33:18 AM
When my son was in kindergarten his teacher wanted me to put him on meds. Her reasoning was because he would finish his work and then help his friends at his table. And that made him a distraction. Instead of giving him more work or harder tasks her first thought was medicate him. He's a problem child!
 
2013-09-30 11:48:59 AM
I'm so happy 'cause today I've found my friends...they're in my head.
 
2013-09-30 12:02:29 PM
page appears to be on psychotropics

/bat country
 
2013-09-30 12:32:18 PM

Prophet of Loss: I remember my son's mother was goaded into putting him on this crap when he was in adolescents


How many was he in?
 
2013-09-30 12:34:37 PM
Got dammit brap jr. kid NEEDS his Ritalin so he can give it to his dad, who can in turn give it to his girlfriend Candi one of the quality dancers down at Bonerze Olde Tyme Taverne and Lapdancery.
 
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