Mental disorder – Dystonia Dreams http://dystonia-dreams.org/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:50:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://dystonia-dreams.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-70x70.jpg Mental disorder – Dystonia Dreams http://dystonia-dreams.org/ 32 32 Homosexuality a mental disorder, not a biological one – Prof Akwasi Osei https://dystonia-dreams.org/homosexuality-a-mental-disorder-not-a-biological-one-prof-akwasi-osei/ Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:26:58 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/homosexuality-a-mental-disorder-not-a-biological-one-prof-akwasi-osei/ Professor Akwasi Osei, Proponent of Appropriate Human Sexual Rights Professor Akwasi Osei, member of the National Coalition for Human Sexual Rights and Appropriate Family Values, said homosexuality is abnormal behavior, mostly learned and not biologically determined. Professor Osei, who is also chief executive of the Mental Health Authority, said the argument that “homosexuality is normal” […]]]>

Professor Akwasi Osei, Proponent of Appropriate Human Sexual Rights

Professor Akwasi Osei, member of the National Coalition for Human Sexual Rights and Appropriate Family Values, said homosexuality is abnormal behavior, mostly learned and not biologically determined.

Professor Osei, who is also chief executive of the Mental Health Authority, said the argument that “homosexuality is normal” was therefore not tenable.

Professor Osei said this in his presentation to the public hearing of the Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on “Promotion of Appropriate Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values ​​2021”, in Accra.

“Just about one to three percent of any society in the world are gay, the vast majority are heterosexual, so 97 to 99 percent are heterosexual,” he said.

“So if you only have one to three percent (of being gay), how do you say it’s so common that you want to think of it as normal?” “

The Coalition’s presentation focused on addressing the real issues of LGBT people.

He pointed out that people learned about homosexuality as a habit; adding that only a few homosexuals are born with homosexual tendencies.

Professor Osei said the claim that the biological basis for homosexuality is scientific is false and that homosexuality is not a human right.

There was no national registry of LGBTQI people, but a study conducted by an NGO indicated that there were around 650,000 people in the country with homosexual tendencies (LGBTQI), he explained.

He said the total number was around 0.02% of the Ghanaian population, saying “how can you say that 0.02% is a common occurrence and therefore is normal?”

Professor Osei said a majority of homosexuals learned about it through peer pressure, while others were simply out of adventure and curiosity.

He said there were others who developed hatred for the opposite sex due to defilement or rape in their childhood, and as a result sometimes became lesbians or gays.

“There is a scientific way to determine what is normal, so it is not open to the whims and whims of people. Normality is determined by the frequency of occurrence, not by birth scientifically …… ”

Mr. Moses Foh-Amoaning, Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Human Sexual Rights and Appropriate Family Values, said the Coalition has developed a holistic sex therapy system that addresses the real issues of LGBT people.

He said the Coalition came to the bill with around 10 years of experience investigating, finding and treating LGBT people, with a focus on “hundreds and hundreds of them” .

“So the question is, what is the strategic goal of the LGBT movement? Is there an LGBT moment? Yes. It is a distinction that must be made between those who lobby, who finance, who push the idea….

“A distinction must be made between these people and those who are genuinely involved in these activities and suffer from them for biological, psychological and other reasons,” he said.

Mr. Foh-Amoaning said that the core strategic goal of LGBT Moment was “to say that we all have to accept gay people and other LGBT behaviors, they don’t change, that’s their strategic goal.” Their basic strategy is propaganda, lies, half-truths, that’s what they do ”.

He said the LGBT movement’s strategy was to move away from what they were doing and focus on abstract things – such as human rights and minority rights.

Mr Foh-Amoaning said the gay movement’s biggest victory was to shift the debate from their behavior to identity.

He alleged that some NGOs were funded to promote the LGBT agenda in the country.

Coalition member Professor Afua Hesse said the bill provides for medical care for children and a multidisciplinary team for sexual development disorders.

Children need protection from sexual abuse, especially sodomy with enough deterrents, she said.

Likewise, there should be psychosocial and medical health for victims and perpetrators as proposed by the bill and the system of holistic sex therapy, which incorporates all the knowledge that can be expected from various scientific fields.


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Some suffer from mental disorders, disability https://dystonia-dreams.org/some-suffer-from-mental-disorders-disability/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/some-suffer-from-mental-disorders-disability/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 17:43:00 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/some-suffer-from-mental-disorders-disability/ The wife of one of the three Santals killed in the 2016 police atrocities in the Sandalwood village of Shahebganj-Bagdafarm became psychologically disabled while many injured people became physically disabled. The Santals injured with bullet shards lodged inside their bodies initially complained of excruciating pain, but failed to realize it could lead to physical disability. […]]]>

The wife of one of the three Santals killed in the 2016 police atrocities in the Sandalwood village of Shahebganj-Bagdafarm became psychologically disabled while many injured people became physically disabled.

The Santals injured with bullet shards lodged inside their bodies initially complained of excruciating pain, but failed to realize it could lead to physical disability.

The mental consequences borne by the trauma of the police atrocities were slow to manifest, however, as they visibly emerged five years after the incident, with the investigation still ongoing.

“What comes to us regarding the mental consequences of the type of atrocities suffered by the Santals of Gaibandha is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Bidhan Ranjan Roy Podder, director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Atrocities have become relentless sources of trauma and stress, the root of all mental problems and many physical problems, he said.

Shyamal Hembrom, 45, was one of three killed in the police attack.

His wife, Sonamoni Kispotta, became psychologically disabled five years after the attack.

Sonamoni, 40, living with his parents in Rohonpur in Chapainawabganj, suddenly starts packing several times a day to leave.

She wants to go but where she never tells anyone.

She needs to be restrained.

“Only families know how great the loss is when their loved ones become physically disabled or mentally unstable, especially at such a young age,” said Philemon Baske, chair of the Shahebganj-Bagdafarm Bhumi Uddhar committee.

The entire community of Santal is clearly in mental distress because the attackers who looted the houses in Sandalwood before setting them on fire were never brought to justice.

The community is anxious and depressed by the government’s latest plan to build an export processing zone on the controversial lands.

Overwhelmed by multiple cases, which the Santal minority claim to be false and destined to take them away from their struggle to reclaim their ancestral land, the poor Santals cannot afford treatment for their health problems.

One of the injured Sandals, Sobhan Murmu, complained that shards stuck in his reproductive organ left him helpless.

“My chest and reproductive organ are filled with bullet shards, just below the skin,” Sobhan said, squeezing an apparently round, hard object just under the skin below his chest. The splinter slides under the skin.

With his hands shaking, apparently a consequence of the shards inside his body, Sobhan, a tall, thin man, took off his shirt to show other places bearing the shards.

The 40-year-old man with keen eyes then said he had become helpless after the attack.

Dizziness, head spinning, constant headaches, and difficulty breathing are some of the constant issues that Sobhan and 31 others with gunshot wounds live with.

Dwijen Tudu, however, has suffered more than many of his peers as he lost his left eye to the atrocities and carries shrapnel all over his body, starting with his head.

Dwijen, the father of three school-going sons and the son of a mother with a stroke, cannot stay outside for long in the sun.

His wife, Olivia Hembrom, now works as a farm laborer.

“None with shrapnel in the body can work,” Dwijen said.

As the impacts of climate change make the summer in Bangladesh increasingly hot, the retirement time for injured Sandals is expected to increase in the years to come.

“Metal shards from rubber bullets cannot penetrate deep into the body and heat up quickly under the sun,” said Zulfiqur Rahman Khan, professor of general surgery at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

Caught in the crosshairs, he said, a victim can have hundreds of shards lodged in their body and are likely to live with them for the rest of their life.

“The shrapnel lodged in the body definitely causes physical disability,” Zulfiqur said.

Surgery can remove fragments from a body, but the process is painful for victims as they may need to have multiple surgeries to remove hundreds of fragments, doctors said.

Bursts lodged in the testicles could also make people helpless, they said.

Majhi Soren, 75, another victim of police abuses, has been suffering from fever for three months and urinating yellow fluid, the cause of which no one knows.

“It is very painful to see loved ones suffering so much in the last days of their lives,” said Sunny Soren, wife of 60-year-old Majhi.

Majhi, with many shards in his body, is unlikely to seek treatment as his wife’s income does not allow him to provide food for them twice a day most of the time.

They were both denied assistance under the Social Safety Net for Seniors program.

Around 2,000 Sandals and 500 Bengali families became the target of police atrocities on November 6, 2016 after attempting to reclaim their ancestral lands acquired for the cultivation of sugar cane about seven decades ago.

More than 1,842 acres were acquired on the condition that the owners reclaim the land if the Rangpur-Mohimaganj sugar mill closed. The sugar refinery ceased operations in 2004.

Police atrocities killed three Santals and injured 32 others, mostly Santals.


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Germany: Police rule out terrorism in Bavarian train attack | News | DW https://dystonia-dreams.org/germany-police-rule-out-terrorism-in-bavarian-train-attack-news-dw/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/germany-police-rule-out-terrorism-in-bavarian-train-attack-news-dw/#respond Sun, 07 Nov 2021 13:14:34 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/germany-police-rule-out-terrorism-in-bavarian-train-attack-news-dw/ The man who stabbed four people on a train in southern Bavaria on Saturday did so “indiscriminately,” police said at a press conference on Sunday presenting the first results of their investigation into the attack . Prosecutor Gerhard Neuhof said the suspect was suffering from delusions and a preliminary assessment of his mental health indicated […]]]>

The man who stabbed four people on a train in southern Bavaria on Saturday did so “indiscriminately,” police said at a press conference on Sunday presenting the first results of their investigation into the attack .

Prosecutor Gerhard Neuhof said the suspect was suffering from delusions and a preliminary assessment of his mental health indicated that he was probably suffering from a psychiatric disorder. Police said there was no basis for a terrorist motive for the stabbing.

The suspect was arrested without resistance and pleaded for “help” during the incident, he added. He was hospitalized in psychiatry on Sunday.

“There is no indication of an Islamist background” on the attack, said Sabine Nagel, the criminal director of Oberpfalz in Bavaria. She pointed out that the investigation was still in its early stages.

Three men, aged 26 to 60, were injured in stab wounds on the ICE high-speed train connecting the Bavarian city of Passau to Hamburg. Two of the injured are still being treated in hospital.

What do we know about the suspect?

The 27-year-old suspect has been living in Germany since 2014 as a refugee, coming from war-torn Syria. He lives in Passau and recently lost his job, police said.

Police say suspect suffered from paranoid schizophrenia

Neuhof said preliminary assessments concluded the suspect suffered from some form of schizophrenia and he believed people were following him. The suspect claims to have felt threatened by a man on the train, the prosecutor added.

Police found nothing suspicious during a search of his home. They were still awaiting an analysis of the suspect’s phone records. The suspect was in trouble with the law for a misdemeanor in 2020.

How did the events unfold on the train?

Some 208 people were on the train at the time of the attack. The suspect had passed from car to car before the police apprehended him.

Local Police Chairman Norbert Zink thanked the other passengers who helped stop the assailant from injuring more people.

The violence was not preceded by an argument, dpa reported.

A folding knife with an 8 centimeter (3.1 inch) blade was said to have been the weapon used in the attack after it was found on the suspect. According to police, the suspect said he carried the knife regularly for protection, saying he had felt threatened for a long time.


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Climate change has created a new kind of mental disorder https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-has-created-a-new-kind-of-mental-disorder/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-has-created-a-new-kind-of-mental-disorder/#respond Wed, 03 Nov 2021 00:00:59 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-has-created-a-new-kind-of-mental-disorder/ Climate change may be melting the ice caps, but our fear of environmental armageddon has manifested into legitimate mess. At the recent Climate Action Summit (the one to which we were not invited), UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma noted that we are still far from the targets set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. . […]]]>

Climate change may be melting the ice caps, but our fear of environmental armageddon has manifested into legitimate mess.

At the recent Climate Action Summit (the one to which we were not invited), UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma noted that we are still far from the targets set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. .

Sharma said: “will ask: have we done enough to put the world on track to limit warming to 1.5 ° C and protect people and nature from the effects of climate change? We have to be honest with ourselves – the answer to that question right now is no. “

Sharma noted: “The choices we make in the coming year will determine whether we unleash a tidal wave of climate catastrophe for generations to come. “

Obviously, we weren’t invited, due to our ignorance of the United Nations, and perhaps indirectly, because we are increasingly a nation of climate deniers. Yet we have enabled an environmental apocalypse, one that will surely see the seas rise, boil and wash all over our shit is a terror we are not prepared to face, both literally and mentally.

Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren coined the term “pre-traumatic stress disorder” to describe the pervasive fear felt by many scientists, advocates and journalists. In the years to come, she said, the problem will only grow.

Van Susteren is the co-author of a 2012 report on the psychological risks of the carbon crisis. As other studies on climate change and mental health, report warns of anxiety, depression, violence, suicide and drug addiction in the face of increasingly perilous storms, heatwaves, floods and droughts .

As the authors noted, “The American mental health community, counselors, trauma specialists and first responders are not even prepared to face the scale and intensity of the impacts that will result from more difficult conditions and disasters that global warming will trigger.

In response to our climate of growing anxiety, a handful of psychotherapists are pioneering a new area of ​​treatment called “ecopsychology”. Doctors go green with boredom, urging their patients to come to terms with their own helplessness and take as many breaks from society as possible.

There seems to be a conflict and a sense of the difference between the death that will inevitably come to all of us, and the same death that we have somehow allowed. This is especially the case following a natural disaster, when Hurricane Maria triggered a mental health crisis in Puerto Rico, with numerous cases of PTSD. In fact, after many years of decline, the suicide rate sharp in the months that followed Maria.

People were rocked by the catastrophic storm, but grew increasingly fearful for the future, often to the point of mental paralysis.

As Claire Harris noted for The big smoke, “Climate anxiety is a growing phenomenon, especially among young people, and therapists are not equipped to deal with it. I have always had a tendency to think catastrophic, but in this case the catastrophe is real. My therapist’s approach to anxiety (as with most therapists) is to help me accept things as they are, instead of letting them stress me out. The problem is, it can’t be applied to the climate emergency. It’s like telling me to put global warming on a sheet and float it along the river.

Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies at the College of Wooster, Ohio, Susan Clayton, co-authored a 2017 report titled Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. She said: “We can say that a significant proportion of people feel stress and worry about the potential impacts of climate change and that the level of worry is almost certainly increasing. “


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Anti-LGBT Bill: Homosexuality is not a mental disorder – Group of 18 https://dystonia-dreams.org/anti-lgbt-bill-homosexuality-is-not-a-mental-disorder-group-of-18/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/anti-lgbt-bill-homosexuality-is-not-a-mental-disorder-group-of-18/#respond Wed, 27 Oct 2021 14:23:45 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/anti-lgbt-bill-homosexuality-is-not-a-mental-disorder-group-of-18/ The group of 18 lawyers and academics opposing the passage of the Ghanaian Human Sexual Rights and Family Values ​​Promotion Bill has refuted claims that homosexuality is a mental disorder. According to supporters of the anti-LGBT bill, homosexuality and other forms of gender identities that deviate from binary, i.e. male and female, are manifestations of […]]]>

The group of 18 lawyers and academics opposing the passage of the Ghanaian Human Sexual Rights and Family Values ​​Promotion Bill has refuted claims that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

According to supporters of the anti-LGBT bill, homosexuality and other forms of gender identities that deviate from binary, i.e. male and female, are manifestations of a mental disorder which can be corrected with “special” therapy and counseling.

However, in reaction to such claims, opponents of the bill have said that the use of conversion therapy to “convert” gay men and women into straight people is seen as dangerous to the well-being of those who are gay. who suffer from it.

“’Conversion therapy’ is, in reality, a dangerous pseudo-scientific treatment that has been described as ‘a form of torture’ and whose effectiveness has not been medically proven.

“Indeed, the United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity has called for a global ban on ‘conversion therapy’,” said the group.

“Accordingly, we urge the Special Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to seek expert advice, including that of the Ghana Psychological Council, established under the Professional Regulatory Bodies Act 2013. of health (law 857), the object of which is the highest standards in the public interest in the training and practice of psychology, ”added the Group.

Meanwhile, the Group further debunked the claim that gender orientation and gender identity are strictly binary.

“For example, there are intersex people who do not fit the binary categories of male and female, and who are born with physical characteristics considered to be both male and female. So it’s just not true that every person is born male or female, ”they said.


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Women lawyers at higher risk of developing mental disorders, warns expert | The Guardian Nigeria News https://dystonia-dreams.org/women-lawyers-at-higher-risk-of-developing-mental-disorders-warns-expert-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/women-lawyers-at-higher-risk-of-developing-mental-disorders-warns-expert-the-guardian-nigeria-news/#respond Tue, 26 Oct 2021 02:57:00 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/women-lawyers-at-higher-risk-of-developing-mental-disorders-warns-expert-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ A mental health expert has warned that female lawyers are at greater risk of developing mental disorders than their male counterparts because of the different responsibilities they have outside of their careers. The expert also said that available statistics showed that three in 10 Nigerians suffer from mental disorders, noting that many of them cannot […]]]>

A mental health expert has warned that female lawyers are at greater risk of developing mental disorders than their male counterparts because of the different responsibilities they have outside of their careers.

The expert also said that available statistics showed that three in 10 Nigerians suffer from mental disorders, noting that many of them cannot speak out due to the stigma attached to such a condition.

Mental health expert Dr Olasunkanmi Alabi gave the warning at a conference on mental and reproductive health organized by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (IFAD), on the occasion of their law week.

Dr Alabi noted that apart from career demand, a lawyer also struggles with childbearing, household chores and spiritual needs, among others.

She urged the lawyers to learn to take matters into their own hands, take more care of their mental health by taking notes of any changes they notice and see a doctor before they develop mental disorders.

“We see mental and reproductive health as an economic tool for women lawyers. Our message today is that, above all, as female lawyers, we have a duty to ourselves to take care of our mental and reproductive lives.

“We have highlighted the problem of mental disorders and the issues that we need to be careful about, so as not to overdo it. We talked about family planning as an economic tool for the nation. If we go at the rate we’re going, we’ll be so overcrowded in a few years.

“We take away the message that as a couple we have our right to sexual and reproductive life, but why we are doing this, we shouldn’t have babies that we can’t care for. The problem of unwanted pregnancies is a kind of pain and poverty for the nation, ”she said.

Explaining the choice of theme: Equity, Equality and Justice (Revisiting the Effect of Gender Parity on Sustainable Development in Ekiti State), IFAD President, Ekiti State, Oluwatoyin Odunayo, said that ‘There was a need for a legal and institutional framework to achieve and maintain gender parity.

“As lawyers, we are an agent of change in every community. What we are saying is the goal of sustainable development as it affects women in Ekiti, especially in the area of ​​advocacy for gender equality and equality, which is not really particular to us in as jurists.

“For example, when we talk about the participation of women in politics, it is still very low. There is a need for improvement. We need a legal and institutional framework to achieve and maintain parity.

“There are many institutional frameworks in place to improve gender equality in Ekiti State, but this legal week examines how it can be sustained beyond 2022.

“What annoys our minds is how we can keep up with the pace set by the current administration when it comes to advocating for gender equality. This is why we are here to chart the way forward to appropriate part of the institutional framework already in place, ”said Odunayo.


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Vivien Leigh’s mental disorder reportedly caused her serial infidelity and ruined her life and career https://dystonia-dreams.org/vivien-leighs-mental-disorder-reportedly-caused-her-serial-infidelity-and-ruined-her-life-and-career/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/vivien-leighs-mental-disorder-reportedly-caused-her-serial-infidelity-and-ruined-her-life-and-career/#respond Thu, 21 Oct 2021 22:30:00 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/vivien-leighs-mental-disorder-reportedly-caused-her-serial-infidelity-and-ruined-her-life-and-career/ The romance of British actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier was anything but perfect. Despite being married for two decades, the former couple had a toxic marriage. The Daily Mail reported that Vivien Leigh, who played the iconic Scarlett O’Hara in the movie “Gone with the Wind”, was serial bisexual adulterer. A new biography […]]]>

The romance of British actress Vivien Leigh and actor Laurence Olivier was anything but perfect. Despite being married for two decades, the former couple had a toxic marriage.

The Daily Mail reported that Vivien Leigh, who played the iconic Scarlett O’Hara in the movie “Gone with the Wind”, was serial bisexual adulterer.

A new biography has revealed that her marriage to Laurence Olivier was a sham as they both got it wrong a few months after being romantically linked in 1937.

Leaked unpublished memoirs and testimony of at least three of Leigh’s lesbian conquests are revealed in “Damn You, Scarlett O’Hara,” due to be released in the United States.

Reports also said the biography described his desire for gross trade – men picked up from a Los Angeles brothel called Scotty’s who masqueraded as a gas station.

A published source revealed that Leigh and her friend George Cukor drove to Scotty’s in the 1940s and would pick young men for the night.

The source revealed that the couple paid the men with gifts, including cigarette cases, jewelry or stocks and bonds. She asked them to be discreet and not to reveal that they had served her.

Leigh was even kicked out of an Italian hotel once for bringing too many boys from the streets. A source added that she would have been diagnosed with bipolar today because there are drugs that could help her.

However, because things were different back then, people weren’t sure how to deal with a star who once ripped all of her clothes and ran away from her home.

The memoirs are written by Darwin Porter, who knew Leigh in the 1960s, and Roy Moseley, Olivier’s former assistant. The authors had noted this about lovebirds:

“They were both beautiful and both wanted more.”

FIRST MARRIAGE AND BUSINESS FAILURE

They revealed that Leigh tortured Olivier further with her things after she became mentally ill, depressed and manic. Besides having adventures, she was also involved with British actress Isabel Jeans and two other women.

Leigh also cheated with co-stars Marlon Brando and Rex Harrison. Before meeting Olivier, the star was married to an older man, a lawyer named Herbert Leigh Holman, at the age of nineteen.

At the time, she was still studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She gave birth to her only child at the age of 23, a girl named Suzanne, but returned to the trade soon after.

While pursuing her career, Leigh fell in love with Olivier, 29, then a rising star, who had left his lesbian wife Jill Esmond for her. Her marriage to Esmond lacked physical intimacy as she preferred women.

However, that did not stop the former couple from conceiving a child. Esmond discovered she was pregnant when she learned of her husband’s infidelity with Leigh in 1936. They welcomed their son Tarquin in August of the same year.

LEIGH AND OLIVIER’S LOVE STORY

Leigh and Olivier were married in 1940 in front of little guests in California, a year after “Gone with the Wind” led her to a super international celebrity. Olivier noted:

“I couldn’t help myself with Vivien. No man could. I hated myself for cheating on Jill, but I had cheated before, but it was something different.

He explained that it was not lust but love, which he did not ask for but was drawn into. His biographers Terry Coleman and Michael Lunn alleged that Oliver also cheated on other women during his affair with Leigh.

He and Leigh continued to perform together as lovers in 1937 on “Fire Over England” and traveled to Denmark to perform “Hamlet” together. Upon their return to England, they informed their respective spouses that they were ending their marriage.

Soon after, they moved to Iver, Buckinghamshire together, and soon after they spent a month apart when Olivier moved to Hollywood in 1938 because of work.

They wrote love letters to each other during this period, which are now kept in the archives of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Olivier wrote in:

“I woke up enraged with desire for you.”

To whom Leigh responded: “If we only loved each other with our bodies, I guess it would be fine. I love you with so much more than that. I love you with, oh all kind of, with a special kind of soul.”

Later Oliver wrote to his sweetheart again and said she was on his mind and heart the whole time, add, “I only exist until I see you again, and I can only do it.”

Leigh joined him a month later in California, partly because he was there and partly because she wanted to play Scarlett O’Hara.

Seeing that they couldn’t get bored, the duo tried to be together, even professionally. However, that was a challenge as producer David O. Selznick believed it was best for them to keep their romance offscreen until their divorces were finalized.

This wish was granted in early 1940 when their two marriages dissolved in February. The couple walked down the aisle of the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara in August of the same year.

Although they left their spouses for each other, their marriage, which lasted more than 20 years, fell apart due to extramarital affairs and mental illness.

Leigh developed a drinking problem and her husband got bored of his suffocating ailments instead. English playwright Noel Coward said Olivier seemed unhappy at the time.

Despite the visible cracks within their union, her real downfall came several years later, in 1948, when the couple completed a six-month theatrical tour of Australia. It was at this time that Olivier noticed that he had lost his wife.

Then they met Australian actor Peter Finch with whom Leigh is said to have had a multi-year affair. Olivier hired Finch, and it gave him a reason to move to England.

Meanwhile, Leigh’s mental health deteriorated in the early 1950s, and her husband often found her inconsolable, sitting on the corner of the bed, sobbing in distress.

His manic depression turned out to be an “incredibly evil monster.” Even after confessing to cheating with Finch in 1953, she and Olivier continued to fight for their marriage.

Leigh learned she was expecting in 1956 and quit the play she was in. Tragically, she miscarried the day after her last performance.

The incident triggered a deep depression that lasted for months. It was then that Olivier began an affair with actress Joan Plowright, a married woman 22 years younger.

As Leigh’s emotional instability worsened, in 1960 she threatened to kill herself. She and Olivier eventually separated and their divorce proceedings began in May 1960. They finalized it in December.

Soon after, Olivier, then 53, remarried Plowright, 31, and the couple welcomed a son a year later and two daughters in the years that followed.

In September 2013, Olivier’s secret lover Sarah Miles, with whom he had an intermittent relationship for 20 years, revealed that he confessed to almost killing Leigh.

Miles shared that the Oscar-winning actor told him stories about his ex-wife, including his sanity. She said he had described her in a disturbing and cruel light.

However, Olivier also had a dark side to him, and she revealed that he once told her that before he and Leigh broke up for good, he pushed her to the side during an argument, and she accidentally slipped and fell into the fireplace and hit her head. She noted:

“Larry thought he had killed her. When Vivien returned, he swore that if he didn’t part with her, next time he would surely kill her.

Besides her Hollywood love affair with Olivier, Leigh was best known for her Oscar-winning roles in 1939’s “Gone with the Wind” and “Streetcar Named Desire” (1951).

The mother-of-one has often portrayed women in unhappy on-screen marriages, such as Scarlett O’Hara, Lady Hamilton, and Anna Karenina.

Leigh was born Vivien Mary Hartley on November 5, 1913 in Darjeeling, India. She and her parents resided in this country for six years due to First World War but later returned home to England.

SHE AND HER DAUGHTER DEATH

Sadly, Leigh died in 1967 at the age of 53 from tuberculosis after contracting it in Africa in the 1940s. Her daughter Suzanne Farrington also died at the age of 81.

She and her mother had a difficult relationship as Leigh put her career before her and even married Olivier, leaving her and Holman behind.

Moreso, Farrington also lived a private life away from the prying eyes of the public. She was married to Robin Farrington and had three sons together. Suzanne was born in London Rest house October 10, 1933 and died March 1, 2015.


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Mental Disorders Aside, Funny Face suffers from high blood pressure – Kofi Adoma https://dystonia-dreams.org/mental-disorders-aside-funny-face-suffers-from-high-blood-pressure-kofi-adoma/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/mental-disorders-aside-funny-face-suffers-from-high-blood-pressure-kofi-adoma/#respond Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/mental-disorders-aside-funny-face-suffers-from-high-blood-pressure-kofi-adoma/ Animation of Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com 2021-10-20 play the videoGhanaian comedian and actor, Funny Face • Funny Face suffers from serious health problems • The comic actor is currently in custody • The police organized a search of Funny Face’s house. Funny Face suffers from high blood pressure in addition to his critical […]]]>

Animation of Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

play the videoGhanaian comedian and actor, Funny Face

• Funny Face suffers from serious health problems

• The comic actor is currently in custody

• The police organized a search of Funny Face’s house.

Funny Face suffers from high blood pressure in addition to his critical mental health condition, revealed Kofi Adoma Nwawani.

According to the CEO of KOFI TV, Funny Face is going through more serious health issues than the public might realize.

Kofi Adoma said it was discovered when police raided Funny Face’s home that he was taking high blood pressure pills in addition to those prescribed for his mental condition.

“Funny has high blood pressure. On top of that, he’s not mentally stable, so he was prescribed medication to take. When the police entered his home to conduct a search, they decided that Funny would bring back his drugs. drugs with him at the police station. Including the 7:30 am drugs that he stopped taking. Funny said that every time he took that particular drug he became inactive and didn’t like it, ” did he declare.

Meanwhile, Funny Face has been referred to Accra Mental Hospital for review by the Kaneshie District Court.

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Now what? – Manila Bulletin https://dystonia-dreams.org/now-what-manila-bulletin/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/now-what-manila-bulletin/#respond Sun, 17 Oct 2021 00:55:52 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/now-what-manila-bulletin/ (Unsplash) Honestly, I don’t know where to start. I found myself typing and deleting not knowing what to write or how to write what I mean. What do I even mean in the first place? Probably because as a journalist I usually write about other people and this is the first time I’ve shown the […]]]>
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Honestly, I don’t know where to start.

I found myself typing and deleting not knowing what to write or how to write what I mean. What do I even mean in the first place? Probably because as a journalist I usually write about other people and this is the first time I’ve shown the world my vulnerable side.

It started with continuous burping, followed by nausea with cold sweats, and then severe vomiting. These are the symptoms that I have been facing since February of this year. For the first few weeks, I just brushed it off. I was used to it. I mean most writers suffer from acid reflux, right? Coffee is life.

But it didn’t stop. I found myself in the emergency rooms of different hospitals – in the midst of a pandemic! – just to get medicine to control my vomiting. I will be given intravenous injections and sent home. And then it will all start again.

All these days I thought I was just suffering from severe acid reflux or GERD. Until I saw two gastro-doctors. They told me that, no, I didn’t have GERD or acid reflux, I just had functional dyspepsia – my stomach was not working fast enough to digest the food I was taking. I was given medication for two weeks and advised to change my diet.

Dealing with this kind of illness for months was tiring, not only physically but also emotionally. In the hope of finally finding the answer to my prayers, I religiously took my medication and removed fatty foods from my diet. This included red meat. For a while I felt a little better. But the heavy feeling of not wanting to get up in the morning because we knew there would be suffering lingered.

A THIEF As someone who loves to travel for stories, the author believes depression has taken that joy away from him (Zaldy Comanda)

As a writer, I loved to travel. I kept asking my editors to send me. I was bored sitting at the desk for nine hours. But without realizing it, due to my illness, I started to develop the fear of traveling to distant places or even just leaving my home thinking that I might have another stroke.

What if I am hospitalized again? What if the attack happened and I was on my own? What would I do? Who would be there for me?

Whenever I thought about these things, all the symptoms would appear, like vultures looking for negative thoughts in your head, taking every opportunity to attack me. That’s when I started to feel helpless. I cried in the morning, day and night. When I prayed, I got to the point that I no longer asked for healing. I just wanted it to end.

I was dealing with all of this while taking care of my family responsibilities and doing my best for the job that I really love. On the verge of despair, several journalist and editor friends encouraged me to seek help from a mental health professional. As a very functional individual, it never occurred to me that this would be my last resort. But why not? I had nothing to lose, anyway.

But the challenge was, with only 500 psychiatrists in the Philippines serving over 100 million people, where could I find a center or hospital that would keep me entertained in the midst of this pandemic?

WAIT The author while waiting for his psychological assessment at the MakatiMed Wellness Center

Then I found refuge at the MakatiMed wellness center. Without any idea, I told them I wanted to see a psychiatrist. But I got more than I asked for. First of all, I was examined by a family doctor who cleared me of any illness. Then I was sent to see a psychologist.

For four hours, I took several exams while she was talking to me. These experiences were all new to me. She patiently listened to my story, laughed with me, and even cried with me. I didn’t realize it felt good to tell a stranger all the things you have on your mind. It was like emptying an old container and filling it with new memories and experiences.

Even without the final test result, my psychologist already told me that I needed to see a psychiatrist. This is when things got real. It’s so real that so far I have no words to describe how I feel. A few hours before the moment of truth with my psychiatrist at Makati Medical Center, my psychologist gave me my result and he said: “Major depressive disorder with features of anxiety”.

Not knowing what to think or what to feel, the good doctor greeted me in his clinic with a warm smile that made me feel at ease. He explained to me my situation, that I had to deal with this and now I have to take medication, something that I don’t like.

But he also assures me that I will recover. I just need to take things slow, prioritize my sanity, and soon I’ll be confident in myself. He even praised me for braving the stigma and seeking help, knowing that not everyone is in favor of seeking mental help.

I am now starting with my medication. My body is still adjusting to it but I can say that I am better than before. I look forward to the day when I can once again be happy and free as a bird. I no longer ask why me or what triggers it. For now, I’ll do my best to take one step at a time, face my own fears.

I hope my story inspires you to take care of your mental health. Break the stigma. Do not hesitate to seek professional advice.

To all those living with mental health problems, I salute you all.


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Climate change, climate-related disasters and mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-climate-related-disasters-and-mental-disorders-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review/ https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-climate-related-disasters-and-mental-disorders-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review/#respond Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:18:42 +0000 https://dystonia-dreams.org/climate-change-climate-related-disasters-and-mental-disorders-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review/ This article was originally published here BMJ Open. 2021 Oct 14; 11 (10): e051908. doi: 10.1136 / bmjopen-2021-051908. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Climate change and climate-related disasters negatively affect mental health. Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climate-related disasters and often lack adequate mental health infrastructure. We […]]]>

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BMJ Open. 2021 Oct 14; 11 (10): e051908. doi: 10.1136 / bmjopen-2021-051908.

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: Climate change and climate-related disasters negatively affect mental health. Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climate-related disasters and often lack adequate mental health infrastructure. We used the scoping methodology to determine how exposure to climate change and climate-related disasters influences the presence of mental disorders in people living in LMICs. We also sought to recognize the existing gaps in this area of ​​the literature.

METHODS: This review followed the Preferred Reporting Items checklist for systematic reviews and the Meta-Analyzes extension for scoping reviews. To identify relevant studies, we searched five electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Global Health, APA PsycInfo, and Sociological Abstracts) from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2019. We also searched the gray literature . The included studies had an adult-focused LMIC population, exposure to climate change or climate-related disaster, and a mental disorder outcome. Relevant information about the study was extracted and synthesized.

RESULTS: Fifty-eight studies were identified, most of which (n = 48) used a cross-sectional design. The most commonly studied exposure-outcome combinations were flood-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (n = 28), flood-related depression (n = 15), and storm-related PTSD (n = 13) . The majority of studies have identified a positive association between exposure and outcomes. However, few studies included a reference or comparison group (i.e., unexposed), thus limiting our understanding of the magnitude or nature of this association. There was also great heterogeneity in this literature, making the studies difficult to pool or compare. Several research gaps were identified, including the lack of longitudinal studies and the non-uniformity of geographic coverage.

CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this was the first scoping study to investigate the relationship between climate change and climate-related disaster exposures and mental disorder outcomes in LMICs. Our findings support the need for further research, but also highlight that mental health should be a priority in climate change policy considerations in LMICs.

PMID:34649848 | DO I:10.1136 / bmjopen-2021-051908


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