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(Science Daily)   Discovery of 'Teen Gene' Could Hold Promise for Combating Severe Mental Illnesses, confirm parental fears that their teenager is crazy as crazy ants crazy glued to a crazy quilt. Crazy, man   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 35
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2013-12-19 12:14:21 PM
Imagine if they discover a cure for mental illnesses and immortality in your lifetime.  Then you get to be one of the world's last legitimately crazy people.
 
2013-12-19 12:16:05 PM

whatemmadid.com

 
2013-12-19 12:17:14 PM
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Crazy, man! Crazy!
 
2013-12-19 12:17:15 PM

ikanreed: Imagine if they discover a cure for mental illnesses and immortality in your lifetime.  Then you get to be one of the world's last legitimately crazy people.


A cure for immortality? Isn't that just called living?
 
2013-12-19 12:19:35 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: ikanreed: Imagine if they discover a cure for mental illnesses and immortality in your lifetime.  Then you get to be one of the world's last legitimately crazy people.

A cure for immortality? Isn't that just called living?


No no no the cure for immortality would be death. We have the cure now!
 
2013-12-19 12:19:40 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: ikanreed: Imagine if they discover a cure for mental illnesses and immortality in your lifetime.  Then you get to be one of the world's last legitimately crazy people.

A cure for immortality? Isn't that just called living?


I think its called dying.
 
2013-12-19 12:21:44 PM
Protip: Do not propagate
 
2013-12-19 12:28:14 PM
Didn't read the article, but this sounds like something that could be weaponized.
 
2013-12-19 12:28:37 PM
The jean genie lives on his back
The jean genie loves chimney stacks
Hes outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean genie let yourself go!
 
2013-12-19 12:37:36 PM
I'm just glad they still let teens drive and vote.
 
2013-12-19 12:38:10 PM
Still no cure for erratic capitalization.
 
2013-12-19 12:47:03 PM
I think we may have just found my problem.
 
2013-12-19 12:47:39 PM
Modguy: stiLl No curE fOr eRRatIc Capitalization.
 
2013-12-19 12:48:24 PM
So... how exactly do you tell if a mouse has schizophrenia?
 
2013-12-19 12:51:02 PM

fang06554: So... how exactly do you tell if a mouse has schizophrenia?


It ain't pretty. Probably involves a blender.
 
2013-12-19 01:16:31 PM
Teen Gene?

What about Gene Gene?
 
2013-12-19 01:20:00 PM
thecrushedgrapereport.typepad.com
static.guim.co.uk
ih3.redbubble.net
 
2013-12-19 01:36:13 PM

LewDux: [thecrushedgrapereport.typepad.com image 371x720]
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Two Tempranillos, Al Green, Blue Hijab.
I don't get it.

Can I buy a vowel, or phone a friend?
 
2013-12-19 01:46:37 PM
How do we fix it in adults? ECT?
 
2013-12-19 01:47:11 PM

FrancoFile: LewDux: [thecrushedgrapereport.typepad.com image 371x720]
[static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
[ih3.redbubble.net image 550x393]

Two Tempranillos, Al Green, Blue Hijab.
I don't get it.

Can I buy a vowel, or phone a friend?


It's reference for cool people
 
2013-12-19 01:49:59 PM
As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.
 
2013-12-19 01:56:07 PM

Null Pointer: As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.


Well, if your kid is still in puberty, they're probably going to do much better once puberty's over no matter what, so that's always a bonus. It really is worse while the brain's rewiring.

/I speak from experience.
//Bipolar, not MDD, but if your whole body is out of whack, so is your brain. Give it time, and it does help.
 
2013-12-19 03:07:40 PM

PsiChick: Null Pointer: As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.

Well, if your kid is still in puberty, they're probably going to do much better once puberty's over no matter what, so that's always a bonus. It really is worse while the brain's rewiring.

/I speak from experience.
//Bipolar, not MDD, but if your whole body is out of whack, so is your brain. Give it time, and it does help.


She's 17. So just at the end. Part of the problem is it went undiagnosed for quite some time.

thanks for the kind words.
 
2013-12-19 03:18:09 PM

Null Pointer: PsiChick: Null Pointer: As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.

Well, if your kid is still in puberty, they're probably going to do much better once puberty's over no matter what, so that's always a bonus. It really is worse while the brain's rewiring.

/I speak from experience.
//Bipolar, not MDD, but if your whole body is out of whack, so is your brain. Give it time, and it does help.

She's 17. So just at the end. Part of the problem is it went undiagnosed for quite some time.

thanks for the kind words.


Sounds like you're about to get good results soon, then. Puberty doesn't really end until the early twenties--the brain keeps being weird until then--but seventeen is the age where a lot of it drops off, and that'll help. :)
 
2013-12-19 03:43:45 PM
I misread that headline as "Discovery of 'Gene Tenace"... Hurry up, baseball season!
 
2013-12-19 04:18:25 PM
It's not erratic capitalization. It's lazy cut-and-pasting. The first half of the headline has the original capitals, the second half of the headline doesn't.
 
2013-12-19 08:15:29 PM

berylman: Protip: Do not propagate


Bingo!

The longer we as a society allow anyone and everyone with working sex bits to run amuck we will continue to have a large percentage of the population that is heavily defective. Eugenics: Why the fark did America ever abandon a proven science?
 
2013-12-19 08:22:25 PM
Soon we'll able to completely destroy the teenage menace which terrorizes our society with their skateboards and boomboxes.
 
2013-12-19 08:25:14 PM

KrispyKritter: berylman: Protip: Do not propagate

Bingo!

The longer we as a society allow anyone and everyone with working sex bits to run amuck we will continue to have a large percentage of the population that is heavily defective. Eugenics: Why the fark did America ever abandon a proven science?


The whole "some humans are fundamentally better humans than others" doesn't mesh very well with the American idea of "all men are created equally."
 
2013-12-19 09:38:30 PM
Very cool that my friend Cecilia made it to Fark. We were post-docs together and still work closely.
 
2013-12-19 09:38:50 PM

KrispyKritter: berylman: Protip: Do not propagate

Bingo!

The longer we as a society allow anyone and everyone with working sex bits to run amuck we will continue to have a large percentage of the population that is heavily defective. Eugenics: Why the fark did America ever abandon a proven science?


In that case we shoulda engaged YOU in the eugenics program by forbidding YOU to propagate.

Think just a little bit harder next time about what you say in the name of society.
 
2013-12-19 10:36:59 PM

Null Pointer: PsiChick: Null Pointer: As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.

Well, if your kid is still in puberty, they're probably going to do much better once puberty's over no matter what, so that's always a bonus. It really is worse while the brain's rewiring.

/I speak from experience.
//Bipolar, not MDD, but if your whole body is out of whack, so is your brain. Give it time, and it does help.

She's 17. So just at the end. Part of the problem is it went undiagnosed for quite some time.

thanks for the kind words.


17 year old female with major depressive idisorder? That used to be me.

Glad you got her diagnosed, now you can make steady progress in dealing wiyh the problem.

It can take a long time to get the,med(s) right, but the science is getting better and she will too, with support.
Lifestyle is HUGE in fighting depression. The single biggest controlling factor for me has been exercise and avoiding self medication with booze.

/major depressive disorder /"atypical depression"
 
2013-12-20 02:33:39 AM

berylman: Protip: Do not propagate


actually, you should propagate, but be disciplined and loving parents to your offspring.
 
2013-12-20 09:04:37 AM

voristrupp: Null Pointer: PsiChick: Null Pointer: As a parent of a teenager that just got diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder, this gives me a small glimmer of hope.

Well, if your kid is still in puberty, they're probably going to do much better once puberty's over no matter what, so that's always a bonus. It really is worse while the brain's rewiring.

/I speak from experience.
//Bipolar, not MDD, but if your whole body is out of whack, so is your brain. Give it time, and it does help.

She's 17. So just at the end. Part of the problem is it went undiagnosed for quite some time.

thanks for the kind words.

17 year old female with major depressive idisorder? That used to be me.

Glad you got her diagnosed, now you can make steady progress in dealing wiyh the problem.

It can take a long time to get the,med(s) right, but the science is getting better and she will too, with support.
Lifestyle is HUGE in fighting depression. The single biggest controlling factor for me has been exercise and avoiding self medication with booze.

/major depressive disorder /"atypical depression"


We are working on the lifestyle part. Unfortunately getting her to stop smoking pot on an almost daily basis is proving to be rather difficult without putting her under house arrest.
 
2013-12-21 12:28:20 AM

KrispyKritter: berylman: Protip: Do not propagate

Bingo!

The longer we as a society allow anyone and everyone with working sex bits to run amuck we will continue to have a large percentage of the population that is heavily defective. Eugenics: Why the fark did America ever abandon a proven science?


Identical twin studies show that things are not as simple as "bad genes". If mental illness was merely genetic, then identical twins would either both have it or not.
 
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