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Mental Note on How My Mind Works

Posted in Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by Drogo
I naturally see negatives first, its how im set up in general.
So to train myself to be a better person, i develop my ability to see positives and to communicate them to others. Since i prefer positive social interaction, i try to improve that force from within first, then outwards. This is of course in accordance with my spiritual studies. The concept being that we create change from the inside – out. When I practice this technique, it does seem to feel real. That way its not just me saying nice things, its actually me thinking nice things too. It doesnt always work, but thats the idea. Peace (see i actually meant that).
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SCOD Therapy Roleplaying Characters

Posted in Individuals / Members / Monsters / Creative Writing, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Drogo

Here are a set role-playing personalities for self-help Therapy. Since most people cannot afford a therapist, now you can spend time with any of 7 SCOD characters for free!

 

2 people could “play therapy”, or just one person can imagine what the character would say to help them (after studying them), and make their own Therapist to fit their own needs at the time. If all else fails simply imagine what actual people would say, study them so you can recreate simulations in your mind. The difference between creative people and schizophrenics is that creative people choose to imagine things as though they are real, and can have useful control over their “intentional delusions”.

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Seven SCOD Therapists

 

Madam Bouffont – psychic, clairvoyant

 

Dr. Cigar Fraud – psycho-analyst, combining Groucho Marx, Karl Marx, & Freud

 

Mrs. Sheila Grove – psycho-therapist, behaviorist

 

Chuck Wegman – psychedelic-therapist, hippie, humanist

 

Lady Shadow Vox – sex therapist, S&M, post-apoc theory

 

C3-TO – robot capable of 500 voice personalities, 300 methods, 100 theories

 

Zebbb – small alien visitor to this planet that uses a Socratic-like method of questions to find out about our planet and people.

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Schizophrenia

Posted in Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Drogo

Schizophrenia

 

 

  1. Characteristic symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for much of the time during a one-month period (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).

    • Delusions

    • Hallucinations (visual or audio “voices”)

    • Disorganized speech, rambling, manifestation of formal thought disorder

    • Grossly disorganized behavior (chaotic or frequently emotional) or catatonic behavior

    • Negative symptoms: Lack of emotional response, extreme anxiety, psychotic aggression or suicidal depression

    If the delusions are judged to be bizarre, or hallucinations consist of hearing one voice participating in a running commentary of the patient’s actions or of hearing two or more voices conversing with each other, only that symptom is required above.

  2. Social or occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care, are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset.

  3. Significant duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least six months. (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).

 

Borderline  or Residual Schizophrenia

  • Lesser Delusions, anxiety, impulsiveness, and no psychotic, paranoid, or catatonic

 

Simple Schizophrenia –

  • Insidious and progressive development of negative symptoms with no psychotic episodes.

 

Psychotic Schizophrenia –

  • Psychotic symptoms are present

 

Paranoid Schizophrenia –

  • Delusions or auditory hallucinations are present

 

Catatonic Schizophrenia –

  • The subject may be almost immobile or exhibit agitated, purposeless movement.

 

JEALOUSY / ENVY

Posted in Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by Drogo

Jealousy is a natural emotion based on fear and anger, when others have something we want, or are doing something we want to be doing, or wish we did. It is useful to acknowledge this emotion so that we can better understand our desires. By understanding our desires we can better regulate our happiness / sorrow.

When we feel jealous (or start to feel envious) we should analyze why we feel jealous. State for ourselves what it is we are jealous about (honestly). Then explore options for what to do about it. List what we have already in our life, to compare experiences and possessions with desires.

Beliefs we have can cause jealousy. For example “Everyone is out to take advantage or me.” “They are trying to control me.” “I need them to not feel alone.” Some our assumptions may be very false, but can be changed. Pick beliefs that are nurturing and supportive, but have boundaries. Don’t listen to beliefs whose only purpose is to make you feel jealous.

Improve your self-esteem, will-power, and goals in life by working on them regularly with lists, charts, brain-storming, meditation, games, and practices. Acknowledge your accomplishments. Make lists, keep a journal, and maintain a calendar. Some people recommend “faking it until you make it”, but i say just be honest about your feelings… at least with yourself… and with others if you can. Honesty will help deal with the issues behind jealousy, and a rational mind can resolve many issues.