Sunday, August 2, 2020

3 Studies Suggest Pandemic Fear Porn & Response Lead to More Depression: Ends Don't Justify the Means

What I’d call a “no shit sherlock” or a “no brainer” .
Considering the 24/7 fear porn with lock downs (imprisonment), social isolation and impoverishment the results were obviously going to be Trauma, Anxiety and Depression 



Tame the Fear Monster.....

Fear
Fear is an emotion induced by perceived danger or threat, which causes physiological changes and ultimately behavioral changes
Fear is closely related to the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.
It  was proposed that a person learns to fear regardless of whether they themselves have experienced trauma, or if they have observed the fear in others. In a study completed by Andreas Olsson, Katherine I. Nearing and Elizabeth A. Phelps, the amygdala were affected both when subjects observed someone else being submitted to an aversive event, knowing that the same treatment  possibly awaited themselves, and when subjects were subsequently placed in a fear-provoking situation.[8] This suggests that fear can develop in both conditions, not just simply from personal history.
       
The Covid 19(84) fear porn programming was and still is running 24/7- ramped up with the introduction of widespread face mask wearing... so you can't leave home without having fear in your face. There is no way to escape the psyop. No respite.


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..... or harm yourself 

Psych central
   
“Fear is a pretty consistent predictor,” Fitzpatrick said. “What we found is that fear, coupled with a range of social vulnerabilities, consistently and significantly predict a range of mental health outcomes. Additionally, as originally hypothesized, it appears as though individual fear is higher in those places where there is a higher concentration of confirmed COVID-19 cases and/or a higher death rate.”
In a study focusing on symptoms of depression, published in the journal Anxiety and Depression, Fitzpatrick and colleagues Drs. Casey Harris, associate professor of sociology, and Grant Drawve, assistant professor of sociology, found that on average, participants scored one point higher than the cutoff for clinical significance on a commonly used depression scale.
Nearly a third of respondents were significantly above that level, they found. They also found elevated depressive symptoms among socially vulnerable groups including women, Hispanics, the unemployed and people who report moderate to high levels of food insecurity.
Lots of unemployed and food insecure thanks to the shut down of the economy partnered with those lock downs and the never ending stream of media fear mongering.

In another study that focused on suicidal thoughts, behaviors and actions published in the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, the researchers found that 15 percent of all respondents were categorized as high risk for suicide.
Blacks, Native Americans, Hispanics, families with children, unmarried and younger respondents scored higher on a symptom assessment of suicide risk than their counterparts, and compounding factors such as food insecurity and physical health symptoms increased the risk among respondents.
In the third study, published in the journal Psychological Trauma, the researchers looked at fear and mental health consequences of the pandemic. When researchers asked respondents how fearful they were of COVID-19 on a scale of one-to-10, the average answer was seven.
But fear of the disease and its consequences is not evenly distributed throughout the country, they found; it was highest in areas with a greater concentration of COVID-19 cases and among the most socially vulnerable groups.
“In short, fear of the virus, (thanks media) and subsequent mental health problems that follow, remain entangled with the types of policies and measures used to combat the virus, both now and as recovery continues to unfold and the United States begins to slowly move forward,” the researchers wrote.
Or as I've written the Ends DON'T Justify the Means
“It or something like it will come along again, and we need to be better prepared for it, making sure that science is front and center, and not politics, with a careful eye on who are the most vulnerable and how can we do a better job of protecting them.”

10 comments:

  1. Briefly, the science behind another excellent post and observation:

    Shared psychotic or Shared delusional disorder

    No one knows what causes SDD exactly but stress and social isolation are the main contributors.[15] When we are socially isolated the few people we do talk to become very important to us, and therefore they are seen as more trustworthy, so when an inducer is sharing their delusions, the second person is more likely to believe them. Additionally, since they are socially isolated, people developing shared delusional disorder do not have others reminding them that their delusions are either impossible or not likely, and are therefore more likely to develop SDD. In fact, the treatment for shared delusional disorder is for the person to be removed from the inducer and seek additional treatment, if necessary.[16]

    Stress is also a factor because it triggers mental illness. The majority of people that develop shared delusional disorder are genetically predisposed to mental illness; however this predisposition ( i.e. genes for schizophrenia that need to be activated) is not enough to develop a mental disorder. 

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    1. Thanks Kdus232425!
      An interesting comment.

      "Additionally, since they are socially isolated, people developing shared delusional disorder do not have others reminding them that their delusions are either impossible or not likely, and are therefore more likely to develop SDD. In fact, the treatment for shared delusional disorder is for the person to be removed from the inducer and seek additional treatment, if necessary."

      Stress is also a factor because it triggers mental illness

      When I walk about it seems to me that yes, people are having a shared delusional disorder. The looks on their faces. The terror. But, worse of all the disconnect/disregard from their humanity and the humanity of others. It's so disheartening.

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    2. And yet.... I keep right on talking and talking to people!
      I was out today, non mask wearing and I talked about how mask wearers are threatening, because they over react to a situation that in reality is not a threat to them at all.
      *non mask wearer- just stay away. That's all.
      Sometimes it's all too weird to see.

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    3. We were out yesterday, grocery shopping for three hours (two stores - I stock up to keep my need to be out to a minimum). I make a point to catch other people's eye and speak to them (just a "good morning") or smile. Since I was with my husband, we could converse, and there were things that made me laugh out loud, which I do since the stores are so quiet. A little boy (about 7 or 8) was shopping with his mother. I could see out of my peripheral vision that he was watching me, so I looked at him and gave him a big wink and that made him give me a big smile (loved it;)).

      Like you, I refuse to behave the way "they" want me to. I will not let this stupidity take my humanity away from me.

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  2. Same plan and phenomenon as 2002-03.
    And from that we got so much to share such as the Iraq War, Syrian War, involuted Libya, stone age Afghanistan, Bezos' Amazon, Trillion dollar AAPL,and Gina Haspel.

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  3. This post is timely in that I've noticed an interesting phenomenon on my "neighborhood" app. I've mentioned this site before due to what I believed was a coordinated campaign to encourage mask wearing. Anyway, over the last couple of weeks there have been a few very odd postings, and I believe it's the manifestation of that subconscious fear bubbling up. These are postings by people (some are regulars) that are unusual and out of character for what has been normally posted over the past year or two since I joined.

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  4. You might like this video; I think it goes along with this post pretty well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlHbSjO1U0s

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  5. It just dawned on my now, that this post aligns with quote I'd put in the sidebar last week.

    Though I hadn't consciously been aware of that sync when I posted the above report

    "It has frequently been observed that terror can rule absolutely only over people who are isolated against each other and that therefore one of the primary concerns of tyrannical government is to bring this isolation about. Isolation may be the beginning of terror; it certainly is its most fertile ground; it always is its result. This isolation is, as it were, pretotalitarian; its hallmark is impotence insofar as power always comes from people acting together, acting in concert; isolated people are powerless by definition.”

    Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism"


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  6. Hannah Arendt, one of my favourite writers! ;-)

    Just thought I'd mention that Del Bigtree has been purged from YouTube, and Denis Rancourt has a new research article that should be downloaded in PDF lest it too go missing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXgxYhZp_-o&feature=youtu.be&t=17

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343399832_Face_masks_lies_damn_lies_and_public_health_officials_A_growing_body_of_evidence

    The world is at war!

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  7. please share:



    “Doctors for the Truth” Speak Out in Madrid, Denounce Covid-19 “False Pandemic”

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/more-doctors-truth-speak-out-madrid-dismantling-false-pandemic-covid-19/5719993



    With the participation of hundreds of professionals from all over the world, “Doctors for the Truth” stated that Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. They urged doctors, the media and political authorities to stop the operation, by spreading the truth.

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