[Noisebridge-discuss] [hackerspaces] Please reach out

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:54:07 PST 2011


Thanks for mentioning the child abuse thing. I was just thinking about the
PTSD angle last night. There is the delayed onset kind which can pop up all
of a sudden in adult life and really disrupt a persons life and where
prompt treatment effort really is so critical. Feeling 'crazy' can
definitely make you depressed and possibly suicidal.

Not just violent childhood abuse either but simple neglect - probably more
strongly related to normal depression tho.



On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Christina Olson <daravinne at gmail.com>wrote:

> it's not just serotonin, it's also dopamine and oxytocin and probably
> a range of other hormones (cross referencing hypothyroidism and
> atypical depression gets interesting results).  I am also a member of
> Mendeley and have found several preliminary studies connecting various
> forms of childhood abuse with an inability to produce normal levels of
> oxytocin, or an inability to produce it from normal stimuli (physical
> contact with others).  I would personally like to see this line of
> study pursued, but since oxytocin can't be simply administered (via
> nasal spray or any other form of intake) there is little
> pharmaceutical interest in putting money towards more studies.
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > You can affect your serotonin through diet. There is no universal
> > treaemt it must be individualized
> >
> >
> > On 11/24/11, Koen Martens <gmc at sonologic.nl> wrote:
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> >> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 01:47:13PM -0800, Felix Sargent wrote:
> >>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Will Sargent
> >>> <will.sargent at gmail.com>wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> > 1) Direct sunlight.
> >>> > 2) 8 hours of sleep.
> >>> > 3) Movement outside.
> >>> > 4) Social interaction.
> >>> > 5) Regular meals.
> >>> > 6) Satisfying work.
> >>
> >> These are all very good suggestions, and doing the above will help you
> feel
> >> better overall.
> >>
> >> Yet, there is a chemical process at the heart of depression, the
> serotonine
> >> balance in the brain is a huge factor in this. I've been depressed ever
> >> since I remembered, even while all of the above were part of my
> upbringing
> >> for the first decade and some of my life. If you are born with a small
> >> defect in the production or re-uptake of serotonin, you can exercise all
> >> you want: it won't fix the defect.
> >>
> >> SSRI medication can help with that in part (always in combination with
> the
> >> above as far as i'm concerned), even though many in the community are
> very
> >> eager to bash anti-depressants. It can be a life saver!
> >>
> >> - - gmc
> >>
> >> - --
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