I was enjoying some lunch at my local panera observing the repetitive life of suburbia when I hear a small child loudly say “SHUT YOUR MOUTH HOLE!”. While his mother was dishing up a hearty punishment for such language I think to myself…. “Technically he didn’t cuss”…….I’m so ready for parenthood.
Moulin Rouge APH AU
"The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved in return”
Where the prussian writer falls in love with the hungarian courtesan in the french night club “Moulin Rouge”, owned by Monsieur Bonnefoy.
Lead research Professor Nick Allen from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences said, “It is well known that the brain continues to change and remodel itself during adolescence as part of healthy development.”
“In this study, we found that the pattern of development (such as changes in brain structure between ages twelve to sixteen) in several key brain regions differed between depressed and non-depressed adolescents,” Professor Allen said.
The brain regions involved include areas associated with the experience and regulation of emotion, as well as areas associated with learning and memory.
“The findings are an important breakthrough for exploring possible causes of depression in adolescence. They also suggest that both prevention and treatment for depression (even for early signs and symptoms of depression) in adolescence is essential, especially targeting those in the early years of adolescence aged twelve to sixteen,” he said.
“We also observed some differences between males and females. For males, less growth in an area of the brain involved in processing threat and other unexpected events that is a critical part of the brain’s fear circuitry, was associated with depression. On the other hand, for females, greater growth of this area was found to be associated with depression.”
“This is important information because depression becomes much more common amongst girls during adolescence, and these findings tell us about some of the neurobiological factors that might play a role in this gender difference,” he said.
Professor Allen says adolescence is a period during the lifespan where risk for developing depression dramatically increases.
The study examined eighty-six adolescents (41 female) with no history of depressive disorders before age 12 by using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, which allowed researchers to measure the volume of particular brain regions of interest. Participants underwent an MRI scan first at age twelve and again at age sixteen, when rates of depression were beginning to increase. Researchers also conducted detailed interviews with each of the participants at four different time points between age twelve and age eighteen. Thirty participants experienced a first episode of a depressive disorder during the follow-up period.
These findings have recently been published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Tina Belcher Appreciation Post
I’m sorry but I find it hilarious and infuriating when people post when their significant other does nice things for them. Lord knows I’m not in a relationship and the last time I was on a date a Republican was president. However I do know what love is. When there is love you naturally do nice things for the other person. You do them because you love therfore care about their wellbeing over all. So when I read “omg my husband took care of me when I’m sick!” Or “my wife cooked dinner while I was running late from work!” I roll my eyes because saying that in that shocking tone demeans love to the very core. It makes it seem relationships are dull and lacking in any emotional connection other than fucking. It makes it seem like nice gestures for no reason aren’t what everyone deserves ESPECIALLY your penguin love but something reserved for special occasions and/or when someone is in extreme need. So cut the shit and stop bragging about things that should already be a regular occurrence. If they aren’t and you’re genuinely surprised that your better half actually was a decent human being to you then why are you in it to begin with?
When life is dark, which happens less often than it used to, I try to remember this: I am a good person. I am an attractive person. I am a talented person. I am genuinely liked by some people. Not everyone likes me and that’s okay. Tomorrow WILL be a better day.
let’s all take a moment to be grateful that we are no longer the person we were in 2008
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