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(ieee spectrum)   Psychiatrists decide to help paranoid schizophrenics by constantly monitoring their movements and conversations every second of the day   ( spectrum.ieee.org) divider line
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737 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Jun 2014 at 2:22 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-20 12:37:57 PM  
Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not watching you.
 
2014-06-20 01:21:44 PM  
CrossCheck ties together a number of data sets to create patient profiles. It uses GPS to create a map of patients' typical locations, and accelerometer data to determine when patients are walking, running, or sedentary.

So Heaven forfend you should have this crap going and decide to take a relaxing vacation lying on the beach in Cancun.  You'll probably be interventioned, if you don't get permission from your therapist to go ahead of time.  Maybe even if you do.

/Fark the mental illness industry
 
2014-06-20 02:27:22 PM  
Well, at least it won't be an irrational fear.
 
2014-06-20 02:29:45 PM  
Because it's so much better when they really are listening in.
 
2014-06-20 02:31:17 PM  
 
2014-06-20 02:32:23 PM  
I can see it being helpful for anxiety patients, an actual PANIC button app. You would be better able to track and time your attacks and their triggers - help get insight on what's going on.  Call your MD if things got really bad...
 
2014-06-20 02:38:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: CrossCheck ties together a number of data sets to create patient profiles. It uses GPS to create a map of patients' typical locations, and accelerometer data to determine when patients are walking, running, or sedentary.

So Heaven forfend you should have this crap going and decide to take a relaxing vacation lying on the beach in Cancun.  You'll probably be interventioned, if you don't get permission from your therapist to go ahead of time.  Maybe even if you do.

/Fark the mental illness industry


There's a difference between schizophrenia and "mental illness with ill-defined symptoms that apply to everyone occasionally with drugs being advertised on every commercial break on TV".
 
2014-06-20 02:43:54 PM  
Every paranoid schizophrenic I've known has had one thing in common.

A need for institutionalization.
 
2014-06-20 02:50:09 PM  
Well technically if they ARE being monitored it kind of eliminates the paranoid part.  This helps them to become just schizophrenics!

SCIENCE!
 
2014-06-20 03:01:51 PM  
Paranoid Schizophrenics hear voices that seem to come from outside their own minds.  as if someone is standing next to them telling them things.  mostly negative things.  they tend to drift into and out of a semi dream world.  like when you first wake up and are unsure of where you are and unsure of what to think. they are so afraid because they don't know if these people they are imagining (but are real to them) are going to hurt them or not.


sounds like this technology will confirm their worst fears.  yes, you really ARE hearing voices now.   and yes, you ARE being watched and those watching just might hurt you! you never know!


dumb ass "health professionals"
 
2014-06-20 03:05:27 PM  

SpdrJay: Every paranoid schizophrenic I've known has had one thing in common.

A need for institutionalization.



yea, it's a sad thing.  they find it so hard to function in 'our world'.  many feel safer in hospitals and will seek them out. things we find second nature they find very difficult.  even making basic decisions can be a challenge.
 
2014-06-20 03:15:41 PM  
App Developer 1: Hey, I just made an app that is the most intrusive program ever!  It monitors everything: web habits, sleep patterns, conversations both on and off the phone.  I'm going to be a millionaire!

App Developer 2: No way.  How would you market that? You'd have to be crazy to install that on your phone.

App Developer 1&2: *LIGHT-BULB*
 
2014-06-20 03:18:34 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-20 03:32:04 PM  
Someday, everyone will be fitted with a 'helpful app' to ensure their correct behavior. Everyone.
 
2014-06-20 04:45:10 PM  
How come everybody thinks I'm paranoid?
 
2014-06-20 06:26:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: CrossCheck ties together a number of data sets to create patient profiles. It uses GPS to create a map of patients' typical locations, and accelerometer data to determine when patients are walking, running, or sedentary.

So Heaven forfend you should have this crap going and decide to take a relaxing vacation lying on the beach in Cancun.  You'll probably be interventioned, if you don't get permission from your therapist to go ahead of time.  Maybe even if you do.

/Fark the mental illness industry


There's probably something wrong with you if you take your phone to the beach in Mexico.  These days, there's probably something wrong with you if you vacation in Mexico.

/I took my work pager to Tijuana once.   I have no idea why I did that.  It's not like I was actually going to respond to any pages it received.

It actually went off shortly after I crossed the border.  It was my girlfriend.  I didn't bother replying.  Fark her.  She's not my girlfriend anymore.
 
2014-06-20 07:00:37 PM  

Hector Remarkable: Someday, everyone will be fitted with a 'helpful app' to ensure their correct behavior. Everyone.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-20 07:41:56 PM  
Farking leprosy of the mind.  Monitoring behavioral patterns in order to determine the need to touch base to check on compliance with meds, or need for change in dosage/specific med, is probably not a bad idea.

Only other option (and med compliance IS the ONLY sure way to allow a somewhat normal QOL) is, e.g., depot IM prolixin (nasty, thick, stuff injected in Gluteus every couple weeks - daily oral meds are easier to use but...).

Schizophrenia kills the affect, loosens associations, thought becomes purely autistic and ambivalence about nearly everything reigns supreme - hallucinations and delusions are only secondary symptoms.  The meds (though more shotgun than laser - way too many side effects) slow the debilitation, if they are taken.
 
2014-06-20 07:51:51 PM  

SpdrJay: Every paranoid schizophrenic I've known has had one thing in common.
A need for institutionalization.


Some of them do all right, even make a name for themselves.

chronicle.com
 
2014-06-20 08:21:52 PM  

dangelder: http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-is-the-government-spying-on - paranoid-s,14177/


Dammit, I came here to post this.  GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!  I KNOW YOU ARE PRE-THINKING WHAT I AM GOING TO DO!

/ YouTube link version
 
2014-06-20 08:23:40 PM  

SpdrJay: Every paranoid schizophrenic I've known has had one thing in common.

A need for institutionalization.


I'm not crazy.
YOU'RE a towel.
You're driving me towel.

You put me in a towel and said it was the only towel to give me the needed professional towel to protect me from the enemy, you wanna get high?
 
2014-06-20 08:25:05 PM  
gfid:
It actually went off shortly after I crossed the border.  It was my girlfriend.  I didn't bother replying.  Fark her.  She's not my girlfriend anymore.

Well yeah, you don't respond to her pages.
 
2014-06-20 09:37:47 PM  

dangelder: http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-is-the-government-spying-on - paranoid-s,14177/


I really miss In The Know With Clifford Banes. The Onion needs to do more of these.
 
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