Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Infinite Stranger

Infinite Stranger

What a lovely little gem. My favourite line is from Nick Hornby,...

Posted: 31 Aug 2010 06:54 PM PDT

What a lovely little gem. My favourite line is from Nick Hornby, "I'm all for feminism, but it's cost me my one shot at immortality." LOL. 

Good intro from kitsunenoir.com

Take one part rock music legend, one part writer extraordinaire and two parts talented internet sweethearts and what do you get? One amazing song featuring Ben Folds, author Nick Hornsby and those adorable Pomplamoose kids collaborating in a song called The Things You Think. Not only is the song catchy, but Nick Hornsby's spoken word parts are rather deep.

The video was created for Ben Folds upcoming album Lonely Avenue which features lyrics written by Nick Hornsby and music written by Ben Folds. I'm so excited to hear the rest of this album, it's such a great track. I've been a Ben Folds/Five fan since the late 90's, I think he's such an amazing guy. Adding to it is the genius of Nick Hornsby, who is in my opinion one of the funniest and most creative authors around today. So excited.


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Can Preschoolers Be Depressed? (New York Times Magazine)

Posted: 31 Aug 2010 12:36 PM PDT

Can Preschoolers Be Depressed? (New York Times Magazine):


…The history of mental illness has been, in many ways, an ongoing lowering of the bar to entry. Depression was originally seen as an adult problem with origins in childhood, rather than something that existed in children. The psychoanalytic view was that children didn't have the mental capacity for depression; their superegos were not sufficiently developed. "One of the most important mental-health discoveries of the past 10 to 20 years has been that chronic mental illnesses are predominantly illnesses of the young," says Daniel Pine, chief of the emotion-and-development branch in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program of the National Institute of Mental Health. They begin when we are young and affect us, often profoundly, during the childhood years, shaping the adults we become.

Controversy over whether major depression could occur in teenagers, something we now take as a given, persisted until the 1980s. First adolescents, then grade-school children were considered too psychologically immature to be depressed. Stigma was a major fear. "There was this big worry that once you labeled it, you actually had it," explains Neal Ryan, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. By the early 1990s psychiatrists had come to recognize that depression occurs in children of 8, 9 and 10.

Still, in 1990, when Luby first broached the subject of whether children could be depressed even before they entered school, her colleagues' reactions ranged from disinterest to hostility. Then in the late '90s, the study of early childhood entered a kind of vogue among academics and policy makers. This was the era of President Clinton's White House Conference on Early Childhood Development and Learning, and there was a wave of interest in the importance of what was termed "0 to 3." Researchers took a closer look at how sophisticated feelings like guilt and shame emerge before a child's third birthday. In 1998, Luby got her first grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to begin a study of preschool depression.

"We realized, Gee, maybe we better look more carefully at preschool, too," Pine says. "And that's where we are today. The issue of diagnosis of depression in preschoolers is being looked at very carefully right now."

Diagnosis of any mental disorder at this young age is subject to debate. No one wants to pathologize a typical preschooler's tantrums, mood swings and torrent of developmental stages. Grandparents are highly suspicious; parents often don't want to know. "How many times have you heard, 'They'll grow out of it' or 'That's just how he is'?" says Melissa Nishawala, a child psychiatrist at the New York University Child Study Center.

And some in the field have reservations, too. Classifying preschool depression as a medical disorder carries a risk of disease-mongering. "Given the influence of Big Pharma, we have to be sure that every time a child's ice cream falls off the cone and he cries, we don't label him depressed," cautions Rahil Briggs, an infant-toddler psychologist at Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York. Though research does not support the use of antidepressants in children this young, medication of preschoolers, often off label, is on the rise. One child psychologist told me about a conference he attended where he met frustrated drug-industry representatives. "They want to give these kids medicines, but we can't figure out the diagnoses." As Daniel Klein warns, "Right now the problem may be underdiagnosis, but these things can flip completely."

Depression, with its recurrent, long-lasting symptoms and complex of medications, is a particularly brutal diagnosis for a young child. "Mood disorders are scary to acknowledge, and depression is especially scary," says Mary J. O'Connor, a child psychologist, professor and founder of the infant and preschool clinic at U.C.L.A. "When we sit down with a parent and give them a diagnosis of depression, they have this fatalistic idea of something devastating and terrifying and permanent."

And parents tend to feel responsible. Children of depressed parents are two to three times as likely to have major depression. Maternal depression in particular has been shown to have serious effects on development, primarily through an absence of responsiveness — the parent's conscious and consistent mirroring and reciprocity of an infant's gaze, babble and actions. "Depressed mothers often respond to their babies from the beginning in ways that dampen their enthusiasm and joy," says Alicia Lieberman, a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. This is problematic, as 10 to 20 percent of mothers go through depression at some point, and 1 in 11 infants experiences his mother's depression in the first year.

But it's easy to overstate the role of maternal depression. "Most kids of depressed parents don't get depressed," says Arnold Sameroff, a developmental psychologist at University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development, who has studied children of parents with mental problems. Conversely, parents need not be depressed to heighten depression in their children. "There are definitely situations where the family interaction is creating the negativity in the child's life, and that is one pathway to depression," says Tamar Chansky, founder of the Children's Center for O.C.D. and Anxiety in suburban Philadelphia. "But what I see more often is the no-fault situation, where parents are baffled to hear such negative thoughts coming from their children." Despite the assumption that these kids must have experienced severe psychosocial deprivation, abuse or neglect, Luby says: "I've seen many depressed kids with nurturing, caring parents. We know that psychosocial stress is an important ingredient, but it's not the only issue. And it's not a necessary condition either."

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Ke$ha - Run Devil Run

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Posted: 31 Aug 2010 08:13 AM PDT


Nerdy Necklace of the Day: The Pi Necklace from RGB Laboratory, accurate to 100 decimal places.

It's apparently not available for purchase outside of Japan, but you're more than welcome to pine. (See what I did there?)


"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life"

Posted: 31 Aug 2010 07:42 AM PDT

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life"

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