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Fear of Hell

This has to be one of the funniest things I’ve read in a long time. I would Read More…

CES Update 3

Just giving an update. Overall things are going pretty well. The CES unit is surprisingly effective for insomnia and good for overall mental health. I strongly believe that CES should be used as a first line treatment for headaches and migraines as that has been the clearest improvement. It is so impressive in that department that I no longer have exercise induced anxiety that would manifest itself in somatic sensations Read More…

OCD and Guilt

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2628295/OCD-linked-guilty-brain.html

Apparently, we as OCD sufferers have the fortunate distinction of having  “highly active” precuneus activity. Apparently the precuneus is responsible for our feelings of guilt. As it turns out, OCD sufferers have larger precuneus’ than average while psychopaths have smaller precuneus’ than average. The irony is not lost on me that many OCD sufferers believe themselves to be capable of horrible things because of their mental content and psychopaths will have little remorse when violating moral/ethical standards or rules.

It turns out we are in good company as David Beckham, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake struggle with OCD as well. Not that I am happy they have it ,of course, but it is good to know that people can be highly functional while overcoming obstacles.

CES Update 2

Well it seems I have figured out how to use the CES device effectively. Lower settings for longer seem better (setting at 2 @ 40 minutes instead of 3 or 3.5 @ 20 minutes)(the device goes from 0-5 with a max of 60 minutes). It seems to work for anxiety as stated, but for OCD Read More…

Moral Realism

A Christian of sorts accused me of being a hypocritical atheist because I was not a nihilist since he believed that moral nihilism is the only logical conclusion from atheism.  I was trying to find out more about his argument on morality and where it came from. I think I may have found it. It’s usually called the “is-ought” problem. As I understand the history of this dilemma, David Hume made a distinction between descriptive statement (is) and prescriptive statements (ought). To paraphrase his argument to me, he claimed that I must also have “faith in something” to justify Read More…