Saturday, April 25, 2009

Why Schizophrenic?

A lot of people ask me. why schizophrenic is the title of my blog? well its very challenging question..:) As we all know that Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, and some people wondering that maybe I have this kind of disorder. All I can say is that I am mentally healthy.. and I just like the word Schizophrenia..hehehe.. It's a very weird and unique word for me.. I encountered a lot of patients who have this disorder and most of them are just because of genetics and depression. I want to share with you just a little description of Schizophrenia hope you will find this helpful..:)

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, often a significant loss of contact with reality. They may see or hear things that don’t exist, speak in strange or confusing ways, believe that others are trying to harm them, or feel like they’re being constantly watched. With such a blurred line between the real and the imaginary, schizophrenia makes it difficult—even frightening—to negotiate the activities of daily life. In response, people with schizophrenia may withdraw from the outside world or act out in confusion and fear.

Most cases of schizophrenia appear in the late teens or early adulthood. For men, the average age of onset is 25. For women, typical onset is around the age of 30. However, schizophrenia can appear for the first time in middle age or even later. In rare cases, schizophrenia can even affect young children and adolescents, although the symptoms are slightly different. In general, the earlier schizophrenia develops, the more severe it is. Schizophrenia also tends to be more severe in men than in women.

Although schizophrenia is a chronic disorder, there is help available. With support, medication, and therapy, many people with schizophrenia are able to function independently and live satisfying lives. However, the outlook is best when schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated right away. If you spot the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia and seek help without delay, you or your loved one can take advantage of the many treatments available and improve the chances of recovery.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tips for Reducing Stress

If you are one of the millions of stressed-out Americans, there's good news. People can learn to manage stress. Start with these stress management tips:

  • Keep a positive attitude.
  • Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
  • Be assertive instead of aggressive. "Assert" your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
  • Learn and practice relaxation techniques.
  • Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  • Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
  • Don't rely on alcohol or drugs to reduce stress.
  • Seek out social support.
  • Learn to manage your time more effectively.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Drinking Facts: Women and Alcohol


I want to share these persons and days of my life that I really miss so much...:)

I miss my boyfriend. we are distance apart for now because he had to work abroad for his future. He is so kind to me. This is for him. ""Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.""

I miss my UNIKADAS, which means unique barkada. We are friends since higschool, and I really enjoy be withnthis group. I miss hanging out with them, because we don't have so much time to see each other for now..Hope to see you soon guys..miss you..:)

These are my cool goupmates during college days in UM (BSN), I miss them too because we have a lot of memories together... I miss laughing with them.. Wishing you all the best guys!! we made it guys. Congrats RN.

These are my co-trainees and our staff nurses in Davao regional Hospital (Medical Intensive Care Unit). This was last August 2, 2008.. I miss you guys!!

When i was a trainee in Tagum, I had this friend and he is one of the resident Dr. He is a really good friend and adviser.. The girl is my co-trainee, she is cool to be with abd a lot of people sad we have a lot of similarities. I really miss hanging out with them.. I miss Tagum City.

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hangover Prevention Tips

How to Avoid Hangovers from Drinking too Much Alcohol
© Sharon Kirby

It is possible to avoid a hangover caused by excessive alcohol consumption, yet still manage to enjoy a few drinks. Here are some hangover prevention tips.

Wondering how to prevent a hangover from drinking too much alcohol? Extreme thirst, throbbing headaches, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, irritability, shakiness, and sensitivity to light and sound are all symptoms of a hangover from overindulging in alcoholic beverages. There are however, some hangover prevention strategies that can be employed to reduce the unpleasant consequences of a night on the booze.

Don't Drink Alcohol on an Empty Stomach
Do not drink alcohol on an empty stomach. Before drinking alcohol, eat a substantial meal, along with a glass of milk to line the stomach and slow down the passage of alcohol into the system. In this instance eating a meal high in fat will be beneficial, because it will slow down the rate of alcohol absorption, delay the feeling of being drunk, and help to prevent irritation of the stomach lining. Eating little and often while drinking alcohol has the same effect.

Don't Mix Alcoholic Drinks, this Makes a Hangover Worse
Mixing different types of alcoholic drinks is a major cause of hangovers. Different drinks contain different chemicals, which when combined, can exacerbate the effects of a hangover because the body has a wider variety of substances to deal with.

Congeners are by-products formed during the fermentation and aging process of dark-coloured alcoholic drinks, such as red wine, brandy, whiskey, dark rum and port, and are thought to make hangovers worse. Drink white wine instead of red, or clear spirits instead of coloured, such as vodka, gin or white rum to help prevent a hangover.

Drink Plenty of Water to Prevent Dehydration
Drinking water in between alcoholic drinks, and before bed, can help prevent a hangover. Alcohol is a diuretic and causes dehydration, which manifests itself as the splitting headache and horrendous thirst with which most people who have experienced a hangover are familiar.

Dehydration leads to an excessive loss of electrolytes and low blood sugar levels. Drinking an isotonic sports drink and eating a simple piece of toast after a drinking session may help to address these imbalances and reduce hangover symptoms in the morning. Don’t drink coffee before bed, it can worsen the effects of dehydration and affect sleep quality.

Drink Less Alcohol to Avoid a Hangover
A hangover can be avoided by limiting the amount of alcohol that is drunk. This is stating the obvious, but there are several ways of limiting alcohol intake while still having a few drinks. Try alternating alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic ones (such as water or orange juice). If drinking wine, have white wine spritzers. Skip out drinks rounds if necessary.

It is important that people know their individual limits before they start drinking, and that they keep to them - one alcoholic drink per hour is a good rule of thumb.

Get a Good Night's Sleep
One of the symptoms of a hangover is feeling overly tired. Although it may be easy to fall asleep quickly after a few drinks, alcohol disrupts normal sleeping patterns, leading to lethargy and sluggishness. Try to ensure a long, undisturbed night's sleep, and avoid getting up early the next day.

In addition to this, don't go to sleep immediately after finishing drinking. By staying awake and sobering up a bit first, the body's metabolism (which slows down during sleep) will be active enough to get rid of some of the alcohol, and this will help to take the edge off any hangover that is looming.

Implementing one or more of these hangover prevention tips should help to minimize the unpleasant symptoms of drinking too much alcohol.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

FANTASIES AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE ADOPTED CHILD by Marshall D.Schechter. M.D., Beverly Hills California

In a series of cases seen by him the percentage of adopted children was 13.3 as compared with the national average of 0.134. This indicates a hundredfold increase of patients in this category compared with what could be expected in the general population.

Toussieng (April 1958) of the out patients and admissions service said that one third of all patients coming to the Menninger out patient clinic were adopted.

Schechter, goes on to say. The striking thing in most cases was that the feature of their adoptive status played a significant role in the underlying dynamics of the problem.

He observed in many of his case studies on adopted children symptoms relating to such things as fantasies and "acting out" regarding the real parents, i.e. their appearance, their names and killing and murder especially toward their real mother.

Observations also included outbursts toward the adoptive parents telling them they would not do as the parents say because they were not their real parents. He also goes on to say that adopted children suffer symptoms of depression, feelings of incompleteness, phobic fear of abandonment, anxiety, aloofness and distancing of them selves which made close relationships impossible.

Schechter also noted hyperactivity and unmanageability in children of a young age. He also observed,
particularly with one child, that it had relationships of the same quality with strangers as his parents, namely, superficial and dominated by a driving need to have his impulses satisfied immediately. The child could easily be comforted by a stranger as easily as by his mother.

In the behaviour of young adopted girls Schechter observed instances of such things as sex-play, exhibitionism, seductiveness and regression.

He also noted in cases of adopted boys, problems of lying, stealing, and lack of integration with others.

Schechter's observations of the adoptive parents were that often the adoptive mothers had intense feelings of inadequacy regarding their womanly functions that contributed to an over protectiveness to the children. These feelings also served as a constant reminder of her barrenness, stimulating her need to tell the story of "the chosen one".

Prior to adoption, some of these people had recognized emotional problems within themselves. Some had thought of the children as potential saviours of their marriage. Some felt that a child was essential to prove their masculinity.

Toussieng. (1958) commenting on the repetition of the story of adoption and of how "we picked you" suggests that the real parents did not want him and therefore were bad parents. Therefore, though the parents stress the wanting aspect they at the same time play the "abandonment theme".

The belief of "I'm no good: because my parents gave me away because I was no good and I am going to prove them right" is not uncommon in adoptive children.

In his comments Schechter reports we could see how the idea of adoption had woven itself into the framework of the childs personality configuration. It played a role in symptom formation and object relationships. It certainly had an effect in later development, giving the stamp of antisocial behaviour and that of a paranoidal system.

He summarises by stating " The patients in this paper do not have a fantasy about being adopted, they were adopted. Their daydream, which cannot be combated by denial, is the connection with their real parents. Who were they? What were they? Why did they give me up? Do I have any living relatives? What was my name, etc?

Clothier. (April;1943) states. A deep identification with our fore-bears as experienced originally in the mother-child relationship, gives us our most fundamental security. . . Every adopted child at some point in his development has been deprived of his primitive relationship with his mother. This trauma and the removal of the individual from his racial antecedent lie at the core of what is peculiar to the psychology of the adopted child.

Toussieng (1958) states; the adolescence of the adopted child seems to be a particularly difficult one because it is harder for adoptive adolescents to accept their rebellion against the adoptive parents, to give them up as love objects. Furthermore, I have now seen a number of cases in which children in adolescence start roaming around almost aimlessly, though some times they are seeking someone or some thing. They seem to be seeking the fantasised "good real parents".

Benedek (1938) presents an important concept regarding the development of confidence based on
mother-child relationship. This is the area so sensitive in these adopted children and which can be found to under-lie so many of their disturbances.

Monalisa.."see the difference"

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scared Monkey

Monday, April 13, 2009

Butterfly and Moths Facts

Butterflies get their name from the yellow brimstone butterfly of Europe that is first seen in the early spring or "butter" season.

Female Queen Alexandra butterflies, from Papua and New Guinea, are the largest in the world, some with wingspans larger than 26 cm.

Butterflies and moths are found on all land masses except Antarctica.

The atlas moth, one of the largest silk moths, can be mistaken for a medium-sized bat when flying.

There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.

Butterflies belong to, alongside with moths to an order called Lepidoptera.

The fastest flying butterfly is the Monarch, which has been clocked with a speed as high as 17 miles per hour.

Butterflies are further divided into 30 orders, the main basis of classification being their wing structure.

The main features of butterflies have in common are:
6 legs
one pair of antennae
a segmented body in which three body parts, a head, a thorax and an abdomen can be distinguished.

Night butterflies have ears on their wings so they can avoid bats.

A butterfly's taste sensors are located below their feet.

The color in a butterfly's wings does not come from pigment. The color is produced prism-like by light reflected by their transparent wing scales.

The largest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly from Papua New Guinea. The wingspan of the butterfly can reach to be almost one foot.

A butterfly has to have a body temperature greater than 86 degrees to be able to fly.

A butterfly can see the colors red, green, and yellow.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Illusion that Will Blow your Mind

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Was Jesus a real person?

Was Jesus a real person?

Did Jesus Christ really exist, or is Christianity built upon a legend? Few scholars question Jesus' existence, but some enemies of Christianity are attempting to prove otherwise.

In a lawsuit against the Vatican, the Church was accused of inventing the story of Jesus' existence. Although the case was thrown out of court in February, 2006, the plaintiff, Luigi Cascioli, appealed, but ultimately his case was closed.

The argument against Jesus' existence was made public on CNN TV when Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, declared:

“The reality is there is not one shred of secular evidence there ever was a Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ and Christianity is a modern religion. And Jesus Christ is a compilation from other gods: Osiris, Mithras, who had the same origins, the same death as the mythological Jesus Christ.” - Ellen Johnson, atheist

Johnson and a blue-ribbon panel of religious leaders were discussing the question, “What happens after we die?” on a Larry King Live CNN broadcast. The usually unflappable King paused reflectively and then replied, “So you don’t believe there was a Jesus Christ?”

With an air of certainty, Johnson responded, “There was not. It is not what I believe; there is no secular evidence that JC, Jesus Christ, ever existed.”

King had no follow-up and went to a commercial break. No discussion of any evidence for or against Jesus’ existence was forthcoming. The international television audience was left wondering.

ifty years earlier, in his book Why I Am Not a Christian, atheist Bertrand Russell shocked his generation by questioning Jesus’ existence. He wrote: “Historically it is quite doubtful whether Christ ever existed at all, and if He did we do not know anything about Him, so that I am not concerned with the historical question, which is a very difficult one.”2

Is it possible that the Jesus so many believe to be real never existed? In The Story of Civilization, secular historian Will Durant posed this question: “Did Christ exist? Is the life story of the founder of Christianity the product of human sorrow, imagination, and hope—a myth comparable to the legends of Krishna, Osiris, Attis, Adonis, Dionysus, and Mithras?”3 Durant pointed out how the story of Christianity has “many suspicious resemblances to the legends of pagan gods.”4 Later in this article we will see how this great historian answered his own question about the existence of Jesus.

So, how can we know for sure that this man, whom many worship and others curse, was real? Is Johnson right when she asserts that Jesus Christ is a “compilation from other gods”? And is Russell right when he says that Jesus’ existence is “quite doubtful”?