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MessagePosté le: Mer 13 Fév - 17:58 (2013)    Sujet du message: VIDEO: ARMY LAUNCHES DEPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROGRAM Répondre en citant

VIDEO: ARMY LAUNCHES DEPLOYMENT HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

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To address deploment health conditions such as PTSD, TBI, depression, combat related injuries and substance abuse, the Army launched the Deployment Health Assessment Program to identify and address health condiditons and to provide soldiers proper care.

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MessagePosté le: Jeu 14 Fév - 00:59 (2013)    Sujet du message: LAWSUIT: STUDENT COMMITTED AT ST. LUKE'S FOR 30 DAYS AFTER CURSING AT PROFESSOR Répondre en citant

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LAWSUIT: STUDENT COMMITTED AT ST. LUKE'S FOR 30 DAYS AFTER CURSING AT PROFESSOR

After cursing at a professor during a Spanish final, former Columbia-Juilliard student Oren Ungerleider was involuntarily committed to St. Luke’s Hospital and kept there against his will for 30 days, according to a lawsuit he filed against the University this month.

By Abby Abrams
Spectator Senior Staff Writer
Published February 2, 2013



30 DAYS | After cursing at his professor, former Columbia-Juilliard student Oren Ungerleider was involuntarily committed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was kept and medicated against his will, according to a lawsuit he filed against the University this month.
Douglas Kessel / Senior Staff Photographer

After cursing at a professor during a Spanish final, former Columbia-Juilliard student Oren Ungerleider was involuntarily committed to St. Luke’s Hospital and kept there against his will for 30 days, according to a lawsuit he filed against the University this month.

On Jan. 17, Ungerleider filed suit in the southern district of New York federal court, claiming that Columbia and Continuum Health Partners—the organization that owns St. Luke’s—falsely arrested and imprisoned him. The complaint also says that Continuum Health and four doctors involuntarily medicated him over the course of his hospitalization, which occurred in December 2010.

The claim names Columbia and current and former administrators as defendants, as well as Continuum and the St. Luke’s doctors.

According to the complaint, Ungerleider became angry after Spanish professor Ruth Borgman gave him an unfairly low grade on a final project and called her a bitch in front of his class during the final exam. He emailed Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Hazel May to say he was sorry and explain that he was being unfairly graded, but she told him to see a psychologist, it says.

The complaint says that May directed Stephanie Nixon, then the director of residential programs, to visit Ungerleider’s Wien dorm room. She did so at 12:30 in the morning, accompanied by campus security officers, who unlocked the door. When Ungerleider resisted, Nixon called the New York Police Department, and three officers handcuffed Ungerleider and escorted him to the hospital.

When he arrived at St. Luke’s, Ungerleider was interviewed by a series of psychiatrists, and he refused to answer their questions, the complaint says. When he tried to leave, three doctors tackled him and forcibly injected him with the drug Haldol.

The lawsuit says that Dr. Tara Malekshahi met with Ungerleider and described him as having “grandiose and paranoid delusions” and an illogical and incoherent thought process. Malekshahi and other doctors medicated him against his will and kept him in containment, it says.

Although he asked to leave repeatedly over the course of his month-long hospitalization, he claims, Ungerleider was not allowed to.

His twin brother, also a Columbia student, tried to check Oren out of the hospital, but doctors would not release him.

Ungerleider eventually requested a court date to challenge his hospitalization, but the appearance did not result in his release. Instead, he remained at St. Luke’s until doctors released him on Jan. 21, 2011, the complaint says.

He took a year and a half away from school when Columbia refused to let him return, it states.

Ungerleider, now a student at The Ohio State University, declined to comment, as did Columbia and Continuum Health, and May. Nixon did not respond to request for comment.

“We want to get justice for Oren, we want to stop this happening to other people, and to get him compensated for the harm caused to him,” Ungerleider’s lawyer, Daniel Rubenstein, said.

The complaint describes the “mental anguish, emotional distress, public humiliation, and dangerous conditions” that Ungerleider experienced during and after his hospitalization. It also states that after this experience, Ungerleider “lost any desire to play the violin, which had been an important part of his life.”

Prior to and during his time at Columbia, Ungerleider was a well-known classical musician. He played violin with professional orchestras and symphonies, toured internationally, and won various competitions, according to an article in the Wicked Local Sudbury, a paper in Ungerleider's hometown Boston suburb. A 2008 YouTube video shows Ungerleider playing a Debussy piano trio with his twin brother, who also attracted acclaim as a cellist.

Now, Ungerleider is studying computer and information science, according to the OSU directory. His brother continues to play music. In March 2011, his brother was quoted in an article in The Eye about the Columbia-Juilliard exchange. He recently performed in Juilliard’s annual ChamberFest.

The lawsuit asks for $10 million in compensatory and punitive damages, but Rubenstein said it could take years before the case makes much progress. The defendants have not yet filed responses to Ungerleider’s complaint.

It's at least the third lawsuit that a former student has brought against the University in the last six months. Two graduate students alleged in a lawsuit filed in January that the university retaliated against them when they accused professors of sexual harassment.

And a Ph.D. student filed suit in September claiming he was fired from his position after he complained about being sexually harassed by his supervisor.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 15 Fév - 22:24 (2013)    Sujet du message: STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE HEALTH Répondre en citant



STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE HEALTH

Posted by Dr. Darlene Powell Garlington, DHCC clinical psychologist on February 15, 2013





Positive mental health is a state of well-being in which we realize our abilities, cope with life’s normal stresses, and work regularly and productively. Familiarity with stress management skills and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce depression, prevent a progression to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and may also reduce the chances of diminished work performance, obesity and injury.

Focusing on mental health involves an awareness of all the domains of Total Force Fitness: spiritual, psychological, behavioral, social, physical, nutritional, medical and environmental. This means approaching your health as an integrated system, rather than one or more separate parts. Further, it’s important to know that positive mental health isn’t just the absence of mental disorders. It also includes:
  • Being comfortable with yourself
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Being able to meet the demands of life
  • Being able to express emotion in healthy ways
  • Being able to cope with the stresses of life

So, how do we maintain positive mental health? One way is to understand the connections between your physical health, emotional health and psychological health. Research shows that our attitude affects our brain, body and emotions. So, a positive attitude should be part of our everyday wellness practice. Easier said than done, right? Here are a few examples of how you can make a big difference in maintaining positive mental health.

1. Help-Seeking Behavior

Strong family relationships are vital to overall health. There will inevitably be times when stress, adversity or trauma negatively affects you and during these difficult times, you should seek support and guidance from family, friends or others inside or outside of your support circle. Sharing your challenges and problems with someone else can lead to greater insight. You may think, “How can a therapist understand my spouse and our relationship?” Actually, an outside person can often offer a valuable perspective that can only be gained through objectivity.

Both the Deployment Health Clinical Center and Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury websites provide helpful information and resources on post-deployment adjustment, PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues for service members and families.

2. Physical Health

Maintaining physical health means employing preventive practices including good nutrition, exercise, sleep, and regular medical and dental check-ups. Each is important on its own, but positive improvements are even more powerful when they’re combined. Like an attentive gardener, you must know the correct ways to feed and maintain your body so that it can thrive.

A body that receives the right nutrition and exercise can sustain the mind through times of extreme stress. Adopt healthy eating habits such as eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and adding more whole grains into your diet. Exercise has many psychological and emotional benefits too; it has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress. So, try to incorporate some formal physical activity (walking, aerobic or a mix of aerobic and muscle strengthening activities) for 30-60 minutes three times a week to help improve your overall health.

3. Spiritual Health

As spiritual human beings, we’re all on our own life journeys to discover and actualize our purpose, potential and passion (the three Ps of successful living). This applies to our family life, community and work environment.
  • Purpose: Find what gives your life meaning and purpose
  • Potential: Actualize your gifts, talents and abilities to the fullest
  • Passion: Experience excitement and reward in what you do and have a sense of fulfillment

Spiritual health has to do with our spirituality — beliefs and values that give us that sense of purpose. Nurturing your spirit along with your mind and body brings about a balance that encourages healthy lifestyle choices, which reduces overall stress.
The beginning of the year is a great time to commit to changes in your life. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a few extra dead lifts in the gym or miles on the treadmill are going to be all the change you need. Effective change that will lead to optimal physical and mental health must be comprehensive. Be well!

Darlene Powell Garlington, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing services to military members. She is a contractor with Deployment Health Clinical Center, a Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury center.

http://www.dcoe.health.mil/blog/13-02-15/Strategies_to_Maintain_Positive_Health.aspx


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MessagePosté le: Mer 20 Fév - 17:01 (2013)    Sujet du message: FAITH AND HEALTH CONNECTION ANNOUNCES AMBASSADOR COURSE Répondre en citant

FAITH AND HEALTH CONNECTION ANNOUNCES AMBASSADOR COURSE

Course equips participants to facilitate Pathway 2 Wholeness Bible Study
Contact: Dale Fletcher, Course Director, Faith and Health Connection, 704-542-3207, dale@faithandhealthconnection.org

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith and Health Connection announces their new Faith and Health Ambassador Course, a program designed to teach participants about the link between faith and health. This 11-week program is taught through live weekly webinars, in conjunction with an online community with weekly forum discussions. New sessions begin on April 16 at 7 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.

Dale Fletcher, Executive Director of Faith and Health Connection said, "Most wellness programs attempt to help a person become healthier by changing their behaviors or environments -- things that are on the 'outside.' This initiative focuses on matters of the spirit, heart and mind, which are on the 'inside' of a person. When God has more of our heart, our behaviors will generally follow."

In order for Christ followers to most effectively serve in God's kingdom, they need to be healthy. This training will teach participants to become more whole -- spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically by helping them:
  • Learn how beliefs, thoughts and behaviors affect health
  • Identify symptoms of poorly managed stress
  • Understand roots of unhealthy and addictive behaviors
  • Understand key biblical principles for whole person health
  • Understand key dynamics of weight management, nutrition and physical activity
  • Create an action plan for their spiritual growth

In addition to helping participants experience change in their own lives, the course will also equip them to be advocates for the link between Christian faith and health, particularly by facilitating a Pathway 2 Wholeness Bible Study at their church or in their community.

The Pathway 2 Wholeness Bible Study consists of ten weekly sessions and includes small group discussions and weekly readings. The study is aimed at creating spiritual transformation through a right relationship with God, a healthy relationship with oneself and loving relationships with others.

"The ultimate goal of these initiatives is that God is better known and more glorified by the increased fruit in the lives of the participants who have been transformed," said Fletcher.

"The ultimate goal of these initiatives is that God is better known and more glorified by the increased fruit in the lives of the participants who have been transformed," said Fletcher.

To apply for the course, interested participants may complete an application at this website -- Faith and Health Ambassador Course. A pastor or person in leadership at each participant's organization is also asked to complete a recommendation form.

Faith and Health Connection is a nonprofit ministry that teaches others how to apply biblical principles and results of medical research to achieve whole person health. For more information, visit www.faithandhealthconnection.org.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 23 Fév - 23:56 (2013)    Sujet du message: «DOCTEUR, CROYEZ-VOUS QUE JE VAIS GUÉRIR ? » Répondre en citant

«DOCTEUR, CROYEZ-VOUS QUE JE VAIS GUÉRIR ? »

Un autre article qui nous montre que cette élite scientifique Médicale est en parfaite unité avec la religion nouvel-âge (religion ancestrale qui reprend vie), a pour but d'amener l'humanité vers une autre spiritualité que du chemin qui mène au seul Créateur et Sauveur. Le dernier paragraphe nous en donne la confirmation.

Le camp ennemi de Dieu nous démontre qu'il est très actif dans le domaine médical et ce depuis plusieurs années, mais avec cette nouvelle réalité qui prend place, il est à prévoir qu'ils joueront un rôle majeur dans le futur afin d'amener cette unité spirituelle luciférienne. Les nombreux centres de réhabilitation, qui sont déjà en activité dans tous les pays, serviront de camp de redressement pour tous les insoumis, pour toutes les personnes dont la vision est autre que celle mis en place par le monarchie catholique luciférienne qui contrôle tout le domaine psychiatrique et médical, et qui est maintenant globalement sous contrôle militaire.

Israël qui est contrôlé par des leaders religieux associés au Talmud et aux religions païennes et maçonniques ne fait que répéter les mêmes erreurs du passé et nous montre une fois de plus qu'elle marche main dans la main avec cette pensée unique de même que l'article précédent "Faith and health Connection" qui semble s'adresser à tous les leaders religieux faisant partie de cet oecuménisme mondial. C'est un appel à l'unité de l'âme, de l'esprit et du corps. Bâtir un Nouvel Ordre Religieux mondial, voilà le but précis mais qui sera sous total contrôle de l'esprit des anciens, des démons.

Cette Église qui bafoue les droits divins de tant de manière est maintenant prête pour l'assaut final. On peut le voir dans tous les domaines. Dieu, certes, ne l'oubliera pas lorsque l'heure du jugement aura sonné. Tant de fois, le peuple juif a reçu la sanction divine pour s'être associé aux cultes et pratiques des nations païennes. Il semble bien qu'il n'ait pas encore compris le message, tout comme les leaders religieux qui se sont associés à cette démoniaque alliance des civilisations. La religion mystique et secrète des Mystères de Babylone reprend vie et on obligera les nations à s'unir à cette spiritualité à travers la science médicale. Pas surprenant que l'on tente, via ce même système, de faire croire aux gens qu'ils souffrent de maladie mentale s'ils professent autre chose que ce qui se met en place. Les centres de ré-éducation seront là pour re-conditionner l'esprit selon les nouvelles valeurs de Rome et de la Curie contrôlée par les Jésuites et les Chevaliers de Malte, qui sont en contrôle de toute cette réforme psychiatrique.

Ces valeurs seront donc prêchés dans les Églises, les Temples, les Mosquées, lieux privilégiés pour rejoindre les masses afin de les amener vers cette unité spirituelle. Même dans l'Armée et la Navy, cette "aide" est offerte aux soldats qui souffrent de stress post-traumatique. Déjà, on peu déjà voir ce qui arrive dans ces Églises avec cet enseignement du Nouvel-Âge. Plusieurs sont devenues des repaires de démons, les gens complètement sous l'influence de Satan. C'est de cette unité dont il est question via ces grandes rencontres qui se préparent. On va équiper les leaders à être de bons soldats pour le diable afin de répandre ses mensonges et son venin.

Si Jésus-Christ, le seul médecin n'est pas le centre de la guérison, eh bien, tout n'est que dérision pour nous amener vers un autre Évangile, l'Évangile de la perdition éternelle.

«DOCTEUR, CROYEZ-VOUS QUE JE VAIS GUÉRIR ? »

3ème colloque Éthique Médicale et Religions à Marseille

Le jeudi 21 février 2013 aura lieu le « 3ème Colloque Ethique Médicale et Religions », à Marseille, à l’hôpital de la Timone, dont la thématique est « Docteur, croyez-vous que je vais guérir ? L’apport de la spiritualité dans la guérison ». Ce colloque organisé par l’« Espace Ethique Méditerranéen » a pour but de faire s’exprimer de concert les principaux courants spirituels sur ce sujet, les catholiques, les protestants, les musulmans, les juifs, les bouddhistes et les Baha’ies. Belle journée en perspective, synonyme de paix et d’aide à autrui. Ce n’est pas si fréquent aujourd’hui. Voici le texte du Pr Hagay Sobol représentant le judaïsme :



« Est-ce que la croyance spirituelle influence le processus médical ? Point de vue d’un médecin ». Étrange question !

C’est une bien étrange question que celle-là. Surtout en cette période où certains tentent d’imposer une vision de la laïcité gommant les différences, au profit d’une approche égalitariste. Dans ce contexte, spiritualités et médecine ne devraient pas interférer.

Pour aborder ce sujet délicat, c’est la position du médecin que j’adopterai, et plus modestement je reviendrai sur mon expérience personnelle, sans volonté aucune de généralisation. Juste un témoignage.

À première vue comment ne pas abonder dans ce sens quand il s’agit de la santé. Normalement nous apprenons notre métier sur les bancs de la Fac et à l’hôpital, et à aucun moment D.ieu n’intervient dans le processus diagnostique ni dans le traitement. Le principe premier de l’action du médecin est « Primum non nocere », ce qui veut dire en latin, en tout premier lieu ne pas nuire. Qui plus est, nous avons une obligation de neutralité. Nous devons traiter tout patient quel qu’il soit et quelles que soient nos opinions ou croyances.

Cependant l’on ne peut ignorer que l’homme est un animal culturel et que l’on ne peut faire deux avec la culture dans laquelle nous avons baigné depuis l’enfance. Même si dans notre pratique professionnelle, notre action est déconnectée a priori de ces considérations, le parcours qui nous a amenés à choisir cette profession, l’angle sous lequel nous envisageons les hypothèses ou l’accompagnement du malade, sont empreints de cette culture. Plusieurs études, dont certaines auxquelles j’ai participé, montrent que les médecins, tout comme leurs patients, participent de ce phénomène. Le système de santé, les modalités de prise en charge, les guides de bonnes pratiques professionnelles sont le reflet du milieu qui les a vus naître. Aussi pour une bonne compréhension des choses, on ne peut et l’on ne doit pas méconnaître comment les choses sont advenues.

Le judaïsme, les Juifs, l’étude et la médecine,

Les mères juives ont une conception toute particulière du métier que doit exercer« leurs fils » : Médecin ou avocat… Force est de constater que je n’ai pas échappé à la règle !

Dans le judaïsme l’étude, la médecine et les sciences tiennent une place prépondérante. Ainsi dans la prière du vendredi soir qui reprend « Bereshit » (La Genèse), il est dit que « le monde a été créé à Faire ». Et pour faire, il faut comprendre et agir, ou l’inverse, agir puis comprendre. C’est un principe qui définit la place de l’homme dans la création. Homme en hébreu se dit « Adam » qui vient de la terre « Adama » et que l’on peut décomposer ainsi « Adam » « Ma » : l’Homme Quoi ou l’Homme questionnant. L’interrogation, ou la posture questionnante, sont au centre du judaïsme. Même sans toujours trouver de réponse, questionner sans cesse et abolir ainsi les limites du possible. La question redéfinit la vision que l’on a du monde. Elle ouvre des perspectives nouvelles, alors que quelque part, la réponse en mettant un point final pourrait clore notre horizon. En effet, il y a un aspect réducteur de la réponse qui impose des limites contenues dans la réponse elle-même. Sauf si l’on adopte une posture qui fait naître d’une question ou d’une réponse, d’autres interrogations. Ce positionnement fait surgir une multiplicité de possibles, nous rapprochant ainsi de la notion d’infini, et donc de l’Eternel. Un des noms du divin est « Shalem », la complétude. Et dans le cas présent la multiplicité des interprétations possibles. = Le culte du Kundulin - doctrine nouvelle âge. Shalem, qui veut dire : Complet, sûr, paisible, parfait, entier, plein, en paix, n'est en réalité qu'une séduction de l'ennemi. Amener l'homme vers une autre dimension, où les démons pourront prendre le plein contrôle de leur âme, de leur esprit et de leur corps.

Ensuite, il y un ange qui s’appelle Raphaël dont la mission est double : soigner et guérir. Il nous rappelle que le monde dans lequel l’on vit est « bien », comme le dit l’Eternel, non parce qu’il est parfait, mais parce qu’il est inachevé et qu’ainsi il laisse une place à l’Homme pour agir. Dans cette perspective, les fléaux, les épidémies, les maladies se doivent d’être combattues. = Oui, l'ange Raphël a aidé Tobie par le passé, mais si on parlait de l'empoissement des nations qui a lieu présentement et qu'aucun de ces grands ne semble être concernés. Si on parlait de repentance et de vérité sur la situation présente.

Cet ange Raphaël représente-t-il le même ange Raphaël que la Bible nous parle? Sur Wikipedia, cet ange Israfil (ﺇﺳﺮﺍﻓﻴﻞ), en arabe, est l’ange qui doit signaler l’arrivée du Jour du jugement en soufflant dans sa corne le souffle de la vérité. Absent du Coran, il est cité dans la tradition musulmane. Pas sûr, qu'en pensez-vous? http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapha%C3%ABl_(archange)

L’homme doit donc comprendre et agir sur ce monde pour les combattre, à la manière du rôle attribué à Raphaël, et en cela « parachever » la création. On retrouve cette idée dans la mystique juive, la « Kabale », dite Lourianique qui définit le concept de « Tsim Tsum » ou retrait. Dieu aurait opéré un retrait d’une partie de lui-même, pour faire apparaître un espace où il n’est pas dans sa complétude, afin que l’Humanité puisse exister. Et le rôle de l’Homme serait d’agir dans ce monde et sur ce monde afin que par son action, il participe au projet Divin de création et obtienne ainsi ce que l’on appelle la « rédemption ». C’est un partenariat avec le créateur. = Doctrine païenne

 Ensuite dans la pratique de l’étude juive et de l'herméneutique, c’est-à-dire l’interprétation, il existe deux principes fondamentaux : l’intertextualité qui permet d’interpréter un passage d’un texte avec les éléments d’un autre. Et l’intersubjectivité, on ne peut avoir raison tout seul, il faut convaincre les autres du bien-fondé de ses positions, par l’argumentation et non la force. Elaborer à plusieurs en quelque sorte.
 
Et au sommet de tout cet édifice, il y a un Maître. Celui qui vous apprend et qui vous guide. Par sa position, il peut vous dire ce que d’autres n’oseraient pas. Il est celui qui par son action vous impose à votre tour de transmettre. La transmission est ainsi un impératif. Par le questionnement, le Maître nous apprend à transmettre, non pas uniquement le rite, la forme, mais du sens, le mouvement.

Ce que l’on retrouve dans l’interprétation impropre que l’on a donnée au peuple juif de « peuple élu », pour « Am segoula ». Un des sens est « peuple qui s’adapte » qui proviendrait de la voyelle appelée « segol » formée de trois points qui quel que soit la façon dont on la prend retombe toujours sur sa base. Apprendre le mouvement et le transmettre est complexe. C’est la raison, pour laquelle nous avons besoin de repères, ce sont nos Maîtres ! Ainsi, l’on ne dit pas, « il est écrit dans le Talmud », mais « Rabbi Méïr a dit », ou « tel Maître qui l’avait lui-même appris d’un autre »… Etablissant une longue chaine de filiation.
 
Médecin et Juif?

Ce Colloque, m’a obligé à m’interroger sur mon parcours et sur le type de médecin que je suis, mes rapports avec les patients, et l’influence de ma culture sur ma pratique.

Au début de tout, il y a eu mon Maître, le Pr Jacques Michel Robert, Professeur de Génétique Médicale à Lyon. Sans lui je ne serai pas ce que je suis. C’était un humaniste. Il m’a donné la passion de la génétique. Il m’a guidé et dit les mots qu’il fallait quand il fallait. Je lui dois tant, lui qui nous a quittés il y a presque 20 ans. Je me rappelle quand j’étais étudiant, il avait le pire des horaires qui soit, le vendredi après-midi. Et pourtant l’amphi était plein ! Il commençait toujours ses cours par une histoire que personne ne voulait manquer. Et à l’intercours, il répondait à toutes les sollicitations. Et si l’on n’avait pas fini, il nous recevait dans son bureau pour poursuivre la discussion. Je pense à lui souvent, et lorsque j’ai un choix difficile à faire, je me demande souvent comment il m’aurait conseillé. Son enseignement est encore bien vivant à travers ses élèves.

Le questionnement est au centre de mon parcours, puisque j’ai d’abord été chercheur, avant d’avoir une pratique clinique. Je voulais comprendre l’origine des maladies héréditaires et du cancer en particulier, pour que ce double fardeau ne soit plus une fatalité. Faire en sorte de contribuer à la compréhension des mécanismes à l’origine de cette maladie et que cette connaissance serve ensuite les patients en développant des stratégies adaptées de dépistage et de prévention, voire développer de nouveaux traitements. C’était il y près de 30 ans. Depuis, le travail opéré par la poignée de scientifiques que nous étions alors a permis d’atteindre une partie de ces objectifs. Nous sommes passés de concepts abstraits, à une application concrète au service des patients, tout en poursuivant notre questionnement permanent pour améliorer nos pratiques.

L’intertextualité : Dans mon exercice, je m’aperçois que j’ai toujours œuvré sur deux champs en même temps. Un marginal sécant, comme dirait Cozier. J’ai travaillé à la fois en Génétique et en cancérologie. Cette double approche a donné naissance à ce qu’on appelle désormais l’Oncogénétique, c’est-à-dire la Génétique du Cancer. C’est mon Maître qui m’a encouragé à défricher ce champ encore peu développé, à une époque où l’on pensait que les gènes n’avaient rien à voir avec l’apparition des tumeurs. Lors des premiers congrès internationaux sur le sujet, nous étions peu nombreux, quelques pionniers qui avions tout à faire. Et en premier lieu, convaincre la communauté scientifique du bien-fondé de notre démarche, avant même les premiers résultats. Prouver que « nous ne nuisions pas » aux patients en revenant par nos enquêtes sur leur histoire familiale parsemée de mauvais souvenirs et réveiller ainsi en eux quelque chose qu’ils auraient préféré oublier. On sait désormais qu’il n’en est rien et qu’il n’y a rien de plus anxiogène que de ne pas savoir. Même sans proposer de solutions immédiatement applicables, nous faisions œuvre utile en donnant une explication à tous ces malheurs, en nous occupant d’eux et en les intégrant dans une certaine mesure dans la normalité, car ils n’étaient pas seuls à souffrir de ces maux.

L’intersubjectivité : J’ai toujours ressenti la nécessité de travailler en équipe, pour convaincre du bien-fondé de cette approche bien sûr, mais surtout pour faire bénéficier les patients de la compétence de chacun dans son domaine particulier, ce qu’on appelle aujourd’hui la pluridisciplinarité. Dès le début, j’ai tout mis en œuvre pour convaincre de la nécessité de créer des structures alliant consultations, laboratoires et registres, ayant à la fois une activité de soin et de recherche dans le domaine de la génétique du cancer. Le tout chapeauté par une organisation nationale. Le concept a convaincu la Ligue Nationale Contre Cancer qui a financé la première structure de ce type. Puis le monde de la génétique, de la cancérologie et La Fédération Nationale des Centre de Lutte Contre le Cancer. C’est ainsi qu’est né le Groupe Génétique et Cancer, avec des médecins et des scientifiques d’horizons différents. Grâce à ce soutien institutionnel, cela a donné corps à cette ambition de pouvoir prendre en charge des patients qui jusqu’à présent ne pouvaient se tourner vers personne. Je ne serai jamais assez reconnaissant à tous ceux qui nous ont aidés et qui ont cru en nous.

La transmission. Tous ces efforts n’auraient aucun sens si le travail accompli ne devait pas se transmettre. C’est la raison pour laquelle dès que cela a été possible j’ai fait bénéficier mes collègues de mon humble expérience pour qu’ensemble nous puissions faire de l’oncogénétique. En effet, les membres d’une même famille sont souvent répartis sur tout le territoire français, voire à l’étranger. Il était donc indispensable de réaliser un maillage national. Puis, par la suite je suis devenu Professeur à la Faculté de Médecine ce qui a donné plus de lisibilité et de moyens, à cette action. = Par cette ruse, vont-ils obliger tous les citoyens à subir un examen et un interrogatoire?
 
Laisser de la place aux patients. Dans mes rapports avec les patients, j’essaye d’appliquer ce qui m’a été transmis, et tout ce que j’ai appris au cours de ces années. Cela est loin d’être évident. J’ai compris progressivement, par des essais et par mes erreurs qu’il fallait laisser de la place aux patients et non pas leur imposer une check-list qui nous convienne, mais qui par sa rigidité les exclut, même si le système dans lequel nous évoluons est très contraignant. Sans cela, notre action n’est pas efficace. Nous devons également leur parler un langage qu’ils comprennent, afin qu’ils s’approprient le message, car ce que nous avons à leur dire est parfois très dur et très complexe. Il faut que s’installe un partenariat entre le « soignant et le soigné » afin qu’il devienne à son tour un messager et qu’il transmette les informations reçues aux membres de sa famille pour assurer une prise en charge médicale adaptée à leur niveau de risque.

De la théorie à la pratique !

En fait, le cycle de formation n’est vraiment achevé que si un jour on se trouve à notre tour patient, ou touché de près par la maladie ou par un évènement cruel, ce dont malheureusement se charge assez souvent la vie.

Les belles paroles, les raisonnements que l’on a savamment distillés durant nos consultations, peut-on se les approprier à notre tour ? Comme beaucoup d’entre nous, j’ai été confronté à de pénibles situations. Cela m’a beaucoup appris sur mes propres limites et sur l’apport de l’Autre. Je dois ajouter à cela un autre élément. Dans ma famille, je compte nombre de témoins directs d’une période de barbarie incommensurable. Malgré l’indicible, ils se sont reconstruit, même si on leur avait tout pris, et se sont donné un futur. Et rien ne peut être comparé à ce qu’ils ont vécu. De leur faiblesse, ils ont fait une force. C’est ce qu’on appelle la résilience.

Comment concilier tout ce que j’ai évoqué précédemment avec ces terribles faits ? C’est le « Livre de Job » qui m’a mis sur la voie. Il m’a permis de comprendre que l’on ne pouvait pas tout comprendre, et qu’il existait des questions sans réponse. Ce texte nous apprend que l’on vit dans un monde complexe et dur, où ne règne pas la juste rétribution au sens où les « bons », tels que nous le concevons à notre niveau, ne sont pas obligatoirement récompensés, et que les « méchants » ne sont pas automatiquement punis. C’est durant ces épreuves que nous intégrons le fait que nous avons beaucoup plus de questions que de réponses. = Le livre de Job nous montre aussi que Job ne s'est pas laissé influencer par ses bons amis qui essayaient de l'entraîner vers un autre chemin spirituel. À travers la grande épreuve qu'il a traversé, il n'a jamais remis en doute les lois de Dieu, et n'a pas abandonné la vraie foi en son Créateur. Il n'a pas non plus remis en doute l'amour que Dieu a pour lui.

Après avoir pris conscience de cela, quelles options s’offrent à nous, baisser les bras ou continuer ? À l’exemple de mes ainés qui ont vécu des épreuves que j’espère n’avoir jamais à subir, il n’est d’autre choix que « de faire avec » et de poursuivre la route pour nous et pour les autres, afin de transmettre. Ce que je me suis efforcé à faire, pas toujours avec succès.
 
Le spécifique, un chemin vers l’universel ?

À y regarder de plus près, je m’aperçois que ce que je fais en tant que médecin et à travers ma spécificité juive, d’autres le font également à travers leurs propres particularités. C’est-à-dire aboutir au même but de prendre en charge le mieux possible nos patients et améliorer nos pratiques. C’est en cela que finalement nous nous rejoignons quel que soit notre parcours et le milieu dans lequel nous évoluons. C’est ainsi que le particulier tend vers l’universel. C’est comme un cercle dont tous les points de la circonférence aussi éloignés soient-ils, ont tous la même origine ou tendent tous vers le même objectif.

S’il fallait une autre preuve, le serment que nous prêtons après avoir obtenu le grade de « Docteur ». Cela peut-être le serment d’Hippocrate, quelle qu’en soit la version qui a évolué avec le temps et les cultures. Ou celui de Maïmonide, médecin juif, Rabbin, et philosophe. Je suis sûr qu’il en existe d’autres. Tous ont pour but d’élever le praticien au-dessus des querelles, et à travers son chemin, de soigner les maux du corps et de l’esprit de tout patient qui se présentera à lui.

« L’Autre souffre aussi. C’est un Autre moi-même. Je le reconnais à travers la pathologie qui me frappe également ». Cette phrase je l’ai entendu à l’IPC, autour du « Puits de Lumière » cette espace de recueillement pluriculturel où chacun peut s’élever à la transcendance quel que soit sa culture. Et le médecin est là pour contribuer à améliorer l’état de santé de tous. N’est-ce pas là un apprentissage et une mise en pratique du principe d’unité, sans pour autant gommer les différences ? = Culte paganisme d'unité spirituelle
 
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DETECTING, TREATING BRAIN INJURIES IS TOPIC OF MARCH HEALTH CAMPAIGN

Posted by: Health.mil Staff
Friday, March 01, 2013

This month, the Military Health System calls attention to the vital role the Department of Defense (DoD)plays in equipping health care providers, service members and caregivers with the resources needed to identify, treat and prevent brain injuries.

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is defined by experts at the
Defense and Veteran Brain Injury Center as a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Whether sustained through a fall at home or as a result of a combat-related blast event, TBI is an injury that can significantly change the lives of service members and their families.

Much has been accomplished in the prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injury, and many of the advancements the DoD has made in psychological health care and TBI are due in part to collaborative relationships between military, government and private-sector leaders. DoD alliances such as these, dramatically underscore the agency’s commitment to serve the men and women who serve this country and to mitigate the effects of brain injuries.

From mobile applications that healthcare providers and family members can use to track and assess the consequences of brain trauma to self-directed programs that aid in the healing process, the Military Health System is a driving force in identifying ways to combat head injuries.

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DEFENSE, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE RENDERED MENTAL HEALTH CARE TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

In October, 2012, Hurricane Sandy cut a path of destruction across the U.S. Northeast. As part of efforts to join national response efforts during public health emergencies, two mental health policy experts from the Department of Defense Office of Force Health Protection & Readiness deployed to New York with a RAPID RESPONSE TEAM. U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Nicole Frazer and Lt. Cmdr. William Satterfield performed duties ranging from facilitating interagency field support from an operations center in Manhattan’s Times Square to providing mental health care for 86 displaced nursing home patients at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Read more about the critical medical assistance rendered in the immediate aftermath of this devastating storm on the Force Health Protection and Readiness website.

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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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On the Web:
http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=15852
Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132
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IMMEDIATE RELEASENo. 134-13
March 08, 2013



ARMY ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH FINDINGS

The Army announced today the results of its Task Force Behavioral Health’s seven month-long review of the Army’s approach to behavioral health diagnoses and evaluations in support of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES).
The Task Force Behavioral Health report represents one of the most comprehensive efforts to date to improve behavioral health care across the United States Army.

The task force focused on behavioral health issues across the total force — Active, National Guard and Reserve — reviewing more than 140,000 records and gathering information at more than 46 care delivery sites through one-on-one interviews and sensing sessions. It also reviewed the Army’s implementation, execution and oversight of IDES.

The report produced findings and recommendations designed to not only improve systems and organizations, but to also better train, educate and support leaders, soldiers and clinicians. Army leadership reviewed and analyzed those findings, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh directed implementation of key measures to make lasting change both to Army IDES and behavioral health programs.

Among the most significant findings are those that will help the Army improve IDES.

The task force found a need to better synchronize, track and oversee IDES actions across multiple agencies by designating an Army “lead agent.” Also, the Army will assign behavioral health experts at the command and installation levels to provide better consultation, guidance, coordination and recommendations to improve behavioral health care. Further, the Army will provide soldiers and families additional education and assistance to connect with supportive services as they undergo the IDES process and transition from the Army.

McHugh’s corrective action plan and directive of March 4, will implement both short-term solutions, and longer-term, systemic changes that will make care and treatment of soldiers and family members more effective.



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VA GIVES TRANQUILIZERS TO 30 PERCENT OF PTSD PATIENTS, DESPITE WARNINGS


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The Veterans Affairs Department treats more than 30 percent of veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder with tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium, despite clinical practice guidelines issued in 2010 warning against their use, VA’s National Center for PTSD reported.

The 2010 PTSD clinical practice guidelines, which also apply to the Defense Department, cautioned providers against using benzodiazepines to manage PTSD due to “the lack of efficacy data and growing evidence for the potential risk of harm,” the PTSD center said in in the March edition of its research quarterly publication.

Research shows that treatment of PTSD with benzodiazepine drugs “may interfere with the extinction of fear conditioning or potentiate the acquisition of fear responses, actually worsening recovery from trauma,” the center reported. This, in turn, may interfere with “first line” treatment such as exposure therapy, in which a trained therapist helps a veteran relive traumatic events.

More than 50 percent of combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD also suffer from alcoholism or substance abuse, and treatment with benzodiazepines can lead to addiction, the center said.


Broken Warriors is an ongoing series on mental health issues in the military.


The number of veterans with PTSD treated by VA nearly tripled from 171,000 in 1999 to 498,000 in 2009, as troops who served in Afghanistan and Iraq entered the VA health care system. At the same time, benzodiazepine prescriptions for veterans with PTSD dropped from 37 percent in 1999 to 30 percent in 2009, as the VA started to use selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors such as Zoloft and Paxil for PTSD treatment.

Despite this reduction, the VA told Nextgov last May that it had purchased $72 million worth of benzodiazepines from Oct. 1, 2001 through March 31, 2012.

The PTSD center urged VA to continue to cut back on the use of benzodiazepines for treatment of PTSD. “The decrease in benzodiazepine prescribing to 30 percent is encouraging yet the frequency of use remains high and suggests that minimizing benzodiazepine exposure is a vital policy issue for the VA,” the report said.

This fits in with a policy from the Army Surgeon General last April that warned regional medical commanders against the use of benzodiazepines to treat PTSD. The Army determined, like VA this month, that treatment of PTSD with benzodiazepines could intensify rather than reduce combat stress symptoms and lead to addiction.

In September 2011, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury almost shouted its warning against benzodiazepines, emphasizing the guidance in bold-face type on its website: “There is evidence against the use of benzodiazepines in PTSD management as it may cause HARM. Strongly recommend against the use of benzodiazepines for treatment of PTSD.”

The PTSD center concluded its report on benzodiazepines by urging VA to find alternatives for PTSD treatment, noting that “mounting evidence suggests that the long-term harms imposed by benzodiazepine use outweigh any short-term symptomatic benefits in patients with PTSD.”

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NAVY DOCTOR ADDRESSES NEED FOR MORE NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS

Posted by: Health.mil Staff

Friday, March 22, 2013

Neuropsychology is a clinical specialty that helps assess and evaluate treatment for patients with brain injury or disease, and neuropsychologist Navy Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy knows a lot about this subject.

In a recent Navy Medicine blog, Kennedy addresses the need for more neuropsychologists in the military medical community. Citing that blast concussion and combat stress issues have been a major clinical focus of the Afghanistan war for neuropsychologists, she states, as the war winds down, there is a greater demand for neuropsychologists to meet the needs of veterans now and for years to come.

Read more in Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy’s blog about neuropsychology at
Navy Medicine Live.

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INSANITY TO INNOVATION: AARTHI C RAJARATNAM AT TEDxSonaCollege

Aarti C Rajaratnam has a Masters in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health from the University of Delhi, South Campus. She is a Master Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is also trained in Transactional Analysis, Dream Analysis and Counselling.

She is an Educational Consultant and has been instrumental in designing innovative classrooms and curriculum models in India and abroad. She has set up schools for children in the rural areas of India to cater to the needs of first generation learners to ensure that their educational and nutritional needs are met. This model of education has increased retention rates and reduced dropout rates, Truancy and Delinquency among children.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)




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HELP FOR PTSD, BRAIN INJURIES MAY BE ONLY AN APP AWAY

See the film Manchurian Candidate were the guys have brain implant and could be activated at any moment. This PTSD Coach program may be, they can use it for the same purpose. How many are on the streets like this man and ready to accomplish the dirty works of their master?  

By Bob Glissmann
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
Omaha World-Herald

March 29, 2013




Darryl Summers merges onto Interstate 80, but in his mind, he's back in Iraq, leading a convoy of Army trucks, tanks and heavy equipment in an armored Humvee.
Ipads get a workout at Immanuel
At any given time, about half the patients in Immanuel Medical Center's rehabilitation program are using the iPads — and the apps that run on them — that are assigned to each of the 35 inpatient rooms.
“We use them with the young and the old. All diagnoses,” said Angela Lampe, the program's coordinator for research and compliance. “Every day, we build on what we can do with these.”
Among the app categories Lampe identified as most beneficial:
Communication tools (FaceTime, Skype, email): Maintain contact with families and friends, home, work or school.
Videotaping and camera features: Show patients and their families the proper way to perform physical exercises when therapists aren't present and show family members the patient's progress.
Calendars: Keep patients from missing appointments.
Education and research (Internet, YouTube videos): Allow patients to research their injuries and treatments and learn from others with similar conditions.
Notes: Chart progress, provide instructions for patient, family and health care team.
Games (crossword puzzles, mazes, Sudoku): Help with memory, problem-solving, organizing and executive functioning.

When you're responsible for escorting 50, 60, 70 vehicles behind you, Summers says, you keep constant watch for roadside bombs. It's dangerous. You're on edge. You don't let other drivers impede your progress.

In the heavy Omaha traffic, with other motorists cutting him off, the U.S. Army veteran becomes anxious and starts speeding and driving aggressively, just as he had on those Iraqi roads. As soon as he can, he pulls over and pulls up an app on his phone called PTSD Coach.

Summers, 49, runs through the app's stress-assessment tools and its breathing and relaxation techniques. The exercises, he recalled in an interview, helped him to compose himself.

“It spirals you from where you're at to a more calm, relaxed state,” he said, “so you're ready to hit the road again or ready to re-engage.”

The app, developed by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, is one of many that people with PTSD — post-traumatic stress disorder — and traumatic brain injuries can use to help them deal with their conditions. They're not substitutes for therapy, but they can provide help when people need it.

Computer programmers and others have created hundreds of thousands of apps, or applications, over the past few years for use on smartphones, tablets and computers. Many of them, even the ones that weren't designed as rehabilitation tools, can help people dealing with brain injuries or trauma.

A basic calendar that alerts you to an appointment or a game that tests your memory can help brain-injury patients and unimpaired people alike.
“I wish I would have had these last year in school,” said Nathaniel Allen, who left Quality Living Inc.'s northwest Omaha campus late last week after a six-month stay. QLI serves people with brain and spinal-cord injuries.

Allen, 20, of Ainsworth, Neb., was back home last July after completing his freshman year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln when he rolled his car on a curvy rural road. He suffered a brain injury and damaged his knee, shoulder and ribs in the crash.

When he first arrived at QLI, he said, his memory was horrible. “Five months ago,” he said, “I might not remember to eat breakfast. Or I'd forget to take a shower.” He used the calendar on an iPod Touch to remind him of appointments with his doctors or therapists. “I have it so it vibrates at me five minutes before the event is supposed to happen. It helps me a lot with time management.”

Lindsey Bugee, a speech language pathologist at QLI, said the tools help patients gain control: “We've had residents even grab their iPod and just be, like, 'This is my life. It lets me know exactly what I'm doing, where I need to go. If I lost this, I don't know what I'd do.'”

Bugee is scheduled to speak about the role of technology in the recovery process at Nebraska's annual brain injury conference, which will be held April 4 and 5 in Kearney. The event, expected to draw about 250 people, is aimed at those with brain injuries and their families.

Michelle Wild, a professor at California's Coastline Community College, offers monthly webinars on her website, id4theweb.com, that outline the various features of apps used by people with brain injuries. Wild said she had been using technology to help such people for about eight years.

Wild said she usually recommends Apple-based apps because of their consistency from one device to another. “For a person with a brain injury, the slightest difference in the look or the way in which a device works can really throw them off.”

Among the top apps for people with brain injuries or trauma — according to area health professionals, Wild and the brainline.org website — are PTSD Coach; Lumosity Brain Trainer, which provides exercises targeting memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving; Breathe2Relax, which helps people manage stress, anger and anxiety with breathing exercises; and Proloquo2Go, which serves as an alternative for people who have difficulty speaking.

The PTSD Coach app is one of many that people with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries can use to help them deal with their conditions. Find the app here.  
 
The Proloquo2Go app costs $190, but that's much less expensive than a stand-alone machine that performs much the same function. Many of the apps are free.

Wild said insurance policies generally don't cover the ones that cost money or the cost of the devices themselves.
Many people with brain injuries, she said, didn't have memory problems before they were injured, so it's easy for them to become frustrated when they can't remember how to perform simple tasks or they forget appointments.

Therapists working with such patients, Bugee said, make sure the patients' schedules are the same every day so they can begin to anticipate what's coming next. Restoring a person's memory, she said, is “a combination of having the device itself, lots of repetition and routine and (the person's) spontaneous recovery.”

John Chesters is slowly recovering his short-term memory after he stopped breathing following a heart attack at work Feb. 8. The several minutes that the 51-year-old went without oxygen left him with a brain injury. He went home to Bellevue from Immanuel Medical Center's inpatient rehabilitation program on March 15.

The memory games that he played on the iPad he used in Immanuel's rehab unit were a big help, Chesters and his daughter Christina said. His family helped him enter his schedule each day so he could refer to it when he couldn't remember what he had to do next.

Chesters' memory problems weren't limited to his schedule.

“At first while we were in the hospital,” Christina said, “he would always ask why none of his friends would come to visit him.

 But the same people would come up every single day.” Christina said they used the camera on the iPad to document the friends' visits.

“It really has been a remarkable thing for my memory,” Chesters said. “I really do believe it has helped.”

Jocelyn Ritchie, a neuropsychologist with the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System Polytrauma Support Clinic, said many of the apps list resources where a person can get additional assistance. “If a person is not involved,” she said, “it can lead them to at least the first steps to getting involved with therapy.”

Wild and others noted that it's important that professionals provide some training on the use of the apps. Unless someone shows people how the skills they acquire in a game can help them with everyday tasks, Wild said, the game apps can remain simply games.

Summers, the Army veteran from Omaha, said the terminology used in some apps might be unfamiliar to someone who hasn't gone through counseling, so it's important to see the app as a supplement to therapy. Summers himself is pursuing master's degrees in clinical psychology and counseling with the goal of assisting other veterans.

But the apps are good tools to have, he said, if he needs immediate help dealing with issues that once might have driven him to alcohol as a coping mechanism. “It talks you through the process. You relax and go for the ride. It's pretty neat.”

Contact the writer: bob.glissmann@owh.com, 402-444-1109, twitter.com/bobglissmann

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HOPE FOR FUTURE FOR THOSE WITH BRAIN INJURY



Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:50 am | Updated: 10:01 am, Wed Mar 27, 2013.

Hope for future for those with brain injuryBy AMY GUCKEEN TOLSON Staff writeramy.tolson@theredstonerocket.com

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It’s in the not knowing that Josh Wells is able to live day to day.

Doctors know how much damage his brain suffered throughout his deployment to Iraq from January 2004 to March 2005 with Alpha Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, in which he experienced more than 10 IED blasts, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury. The MRIs tell the story, but it is one Wells prefers doctors remain privy to, allowing his future to be written by himself, and not his wounds from war.

“I don’t want to know,” Wells said. “Just tell me if it’s getting worse. If there’s nothing I can do about it, then don’t tell me. I know I have it, but if it’s not affecting me, then why think about it?”

Doctors, researchers, the Army and even Congress are thinking about it for him. Congress recently relaunched the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, which aims to advance brain injury policy, serving as a source of information for not only congressional leaders, but the public as well, through education and awareness of prevalence, prevention and treatment. The task force also supports funding for research in brain injury rehabilitation and possible developments for a cure. Since 2007, the Army has done its part, investing more than $530 million to aid in improving access to care and quality of that care, as well as research, screening and surveillance, in addition to ensuring that each military treatment facility has its own TBI program manager, according to a June 2012 Army Posture Statement on TBI.

Closer to home, Fox Army Health Center is working to help Soldiers, veterans and all their beneficiaries, including children, cope with the effects of TBI in their day to day living. Dr. Lynley Ebeling, Ph.D., neuropsychologist, serves as the director of Fox’s Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic with more than 23 years of experience with TBIs of all levels. It is Ebeling’s job to get a thorough history, including past concussions, and review a patient’s records and symptoms to determine if further testing for TBI is appropriate. If so, she’ll then walk the patient through neuropsychological testing – paper and pencil tests administered to measure functions of the brain such as attention, concentration, memory and problem solving – and compare their results to others of similar age and education level. Traditionally, once testing is complete, Fox has sent those with TBI out to other locations for cognitive therapy; but beginning this year, Fox is able to provide more treatments in house.

“We’re looking into a more wellness kind of approach to their symptoms,” Ebeling said. “It’s physical, it’s cognitive and emotional. We’re incorporating all those elements.”

One of those methods is cranial electrotherapy stimulation, a type of treatment that applies small electric currents across a patient’s head, stimulating certain areas of the brain, and not others. The therapy can cause a patient to feel calm and relaxed, and in addition to enhancing well-being, may alleviate headaches, depression, anxiety and tension. For individuals coping with both PTSD related to combat and TBI – symptoms often overlap – virtual reality may be used to give them the tactile sensation that they are back at their deployment, allowing them to smell the smells, feel as if they’re riding in a vehicle, and see the sights, all in a controlled and safe environment, under the supervision of Ebeling, who can help them learn to deal with the very things that trigger their symptoms.

“We help them conquer some of the issues they’ve been having so they can go and have more productive sleep,” Ebeling said. “We routinely are getting reports that they’re only sleeping three to four hours a night, which alone is causing many symptoms, including memory loss. You need to have at least six hours of sleep at night to remember.”

At home, patients are given activities they can do on their own on the computer to continue to work on their cognitive functions and improve their symptoms. Knowing what triggers those symptoms, and avoiding them is part of the key to recovery, Ebeling said. Stress is a trigger, as is too much stimulation; too much light or sound can trigger headaches and anxiety. With knowledge and treatment there is a possibility for recovery, albeit may not be complete, and an increase in one’s quality of life from the onset of the TBI.

“For some people symptoms continue to improve,” Ebeling said. “A lot of it depends on environment and what they choose to do with their life that really affects their future and their career. People are going to be more successful if they get the proper treatment. There are techniques and tools to improve their symptoms and manage them. If you leave it unattended, you’re going to have more problems and spiral down. You must recognize the issue, go in and get help.”

While others are devoting dollars and research to helping Soldiers and other individuals facing traumatic brain injury such as Wells, the St. Louis native is busy building a future for himself and his family out of uniform. After three years and four months serving his country, he was ready to begin a new chapter in his life.

“I decided I was going to get out while I was in Iraq,” Wells said. “Halfway through I had had enough getting shot at and having to shoot at other people. If I had to, I could’ve been a lifer, but I was ready to go. I hadn’t ever been away from home for that long, and I just missed everybody. It seemed like there was always so much going on without me. I wasn’t upset about anything. Everything I expected would happen happened, and sometimes more. It was just time to go. I did my thing, went over there and helped as much as I could, whichever way I could.”

Thankful for his life after coming close to death so many times while in Iraq, Wells was faced with a new set of challenges upon his return stateside. Driving on the interstate became a problem – he avoided getting behind the wheel for weeks – because he was trained to look for certain things and behave in a certain way, such as switching lanes as he drove under bridges or assuming that any piece of trash on the road was an IED. Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, he simply wouldn’t go out in public, or if he did, he’d always be scanning rooftops and windows, looking for the enemy.

“I’d have to catch myself and remember where I was,” Wells said. “You go one day from being over there and always having at least 12 of your buddies around you armed to the teeth, and then you get back and there’s none of that anymore. It’s a hard situation.”

The roughest time came when his best friend and confidante, Shawn, deployed for a second time. Wells turned to alcohol, drinking at times as much as a case of beer a day.

“Once I got back I really realized everything that had happened and how close I came to dying – I don’t know how many times,” Wells said. “You don’t really think about it until you get home. That transition is really, really hard, and I think I got through it just because of the way I am. There’s two guys in our platoon who killed themselves when we got back. Some guys took it worse than others.”

Eventually, Wells recognized that he needed help and turned to the VA, where after trying several different counselors, he finally found the right one to help him with his PTSD. As he did away with the drinking, he discovered it was his TBI, not the alcohol, that was making it hard for him to remember things. But it was a visit to the Huntsville/Madison County Veterans Memorial in which he found real hope for his future, because it was in that trip downtown that he discovered Still Serving Veterans.

“I drove by the building and walked in a week later just to see what it was,” Wells said. “I cannot suggest enough times to a veteran to go in there.”

With the help of the veterans assistance organization, Wells was able to figure out his GI Bill benefits so he could enroll at the Alabama Aviation Center, where he is pursuing a career as a plane mechanic. The non-profit also helped him put together his resume and regularly sends him emails with available jobs in the Tennessee Valley, in addition to connecting him with the people and tools needed to fully reintegrate into the community. The fresh start and helping hand gives not only Wells, but veterans everywhere, TBI or not, hope for their future.

“Yes, you can make that transition and there are people out here to help you,” said Bill Koch, director of operations/work force development for Still Serving Veterans. “We’re not the only organization in Huntsville – we have over 50 organizations to help veterans here in our community, and all over the country there are organizations specifically for veterans. We want to help them make that transition from the military back into civilian life with as little pain as possible. Don’t give up. There are people out there to help you.”

Two of those biggest supporters for Wells are his parents. No matter what the years to come hold for their son, the Wells family will be rooting for him every step of the way.

“We want what all parents want for their child’s future – I want him to be healthy and happy, productive and just comfortable with himself,” said mom Barbara. “I want him to be accepting of whatever challenges have occurred because of this, and have a positive attitude in terms of working through them, to always be looking for strategies for coping, and not letting any of those challenges stand in his way.”

While he took off the uniform in 2005, Wells can never completely shed his life as a Soldier. War changed him not only physically, his Purple Heart a lasting reminder of the lower back injury and TBI he sustained in the blast January 2005, but also emotionally and mentally.

“I still think about it every day, and I always will,” Wells said. “I want to always. I still remember the guys that didn’t make it back every day.”

Despite all he’s been through, the memory loss he copes with today and the unknown effects he may face in the future as a result of his TBI, Wells considers his time spent in uniform worth it, knowing that because of his actions, his fellow Soldiers returned home from the battlefield.

“I definitely feel like I helped some of my buddies get home, and they saved my life countless number of times,” Wells said. “I didn’t really know why I was going there when I went, but after two to three months being there, I knew I was over there to help them get home. Did we think that we were going to change the world by being there? No. None of us did.”

His goals for the years and decades to come remain simple – get a good job after school, have enough money in the bank account to take care of his family, and enjoy life. Looking at his daughter Annalei, although he doesn’t want to think about it, Wells can’t occasionally help but wonder what the future holds, but doesn’t dwell on the what-ifs and the unknown.

“When I see my daughter doing new stuff sometimes I think about how my head is going to be in 20, 30 years,” Wells said. “I’ve never really worried about anything. If it doesn’t affect my life or it’s not going to end my life, then I usually don’t worry about it that much. When you see your friends getting killed that really opens your eyes up. I definitely look at life differently now.”

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DEFENSE CONTINUES TO USE BRAIN INJURY ASSESSMENT TOOL DEBUNKED IN 2010


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By Bob Brewin March 26, 2013

The Defense Department continues to use a controversial tool to assess traumatic brain injury even though the Army Surgeon General in 2010 questioned the tool’s effectiveness, citing a “lack of clear scientific evidence,” the Institute of Medicine reported today.

TBI, considered the signature wound of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, results from blasts from improvised bombs. The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center reported that 266,810 troops were diagnosed with TBI from 2000 through 2012.

In a May 2008 memo, then assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs Dr. S. Ward Casscells directed all the services to use a computer-based tool the Army developed in 1984, called the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics, to assess brain damage. In August 2010, Defense kicked off a study of various TBI assessment tools conducted by the National Academy of Neuropsychology. The report was slated for completion in November.

In 2010, the Army Surgeon General was well aware of problems with ANAM, IOM detailed today in its 795-page report, Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families.

According to IOM: “A 2010 comprehensive review of the DOD ANAM program, prepared by the Army’s Office of the Surgeon General, states that the lack of clear scientific evidence supporting ANAM’s effectiveness raises important questions about whether DOD is using the best available technology to assess cognitive function after head injury.”

“Research data raise questions about the accuracy of the ANAM for detecting cognitive dysfunction—and recovery from this dysfunction—after mild TBI,” the report said, with mid TBI commonly described as concussion, which can occur after a blast.


Broken Warriors is an ongoing series on mental health issues in the military.

This dovetails with an [url:e069e6af9c=http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0510/052410kp1.htm]investigation
by Government Executive in May 2010, which described problems with ANAM in assessing TBI.
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It doesn’t appear that the Army Surgeon General publicly released the 2010 ANAM review. But, in March 2011, then Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker told members of the House Armed Services Committee that ANAM had a failure rate of between 25 percent and 33 percent.

IOM identified significant errors for soldiers tested with ANAM. In a 2012 study of 502 troops recently deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan who had self-reported TBI, IOM found that ANAM could not detect changes in cognitive performance by 70 percent of those troops.

In a December 2011 letter to Army Secretary John McHugh, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., noted that the Army Office of the Surgeon General said the selection of ANAM by Defense resulted from a “nepotistic” process, but she did not provide any details.

McCaskill said in her letter to McHugh that even though Army researchers had developed ANAM, the service paid Vista Partners of Parker, Colo., $6 million over three years in license fees for ANAM and another $19 million to subsidiaries of Eyak Corp., an Alaska Native corporation, to administer the test.

IOM also reported that the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation, the most widely used TBI screening tool in Defense, “might fail to detect a large proportion of service members’ concussions.” MACE, IOM said, could only detect concussion from 20 percent to 51 percent of the time when compared to a clinical diagnosis of concussion, the report said.

The IOM report noted that Defense cannot easily track troops diagnosed with TBI: “ANAM is not Web-enabled, and data are not stored in a centralized database; therefore, summary statistics comparing ANAM scores before and after injury are not available.” Pentagon policy requires documentation of all service members who were exposed to potential concussive events and the U.S. Central Command developed an automated reporting module called the Blast Exposure and Concussion Incident Report, but data from that report has yet to be publicly released.

IOM concluded, “There is a lack of readily available, centralized sources of data on the implementation of TBI assessment processes and treatment outcomes. The limited data available suggests that there is a need for improved followup and evaluation of service members and veterans who might have TBI.”

(Image via Nata-Lia/Shutterstock.com)

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PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES $100M FOR BRAIN RESEARCH



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MessagePosté le: Dim 7 Avr - 20:09 (2013)    Sujet du message: CONTRÔLE DES ORGANISMES VIVANTS PAR LA PENSEE : UN HUMAIN PEUT DESORMAIS CONTRÔLER UN ANIMAL PAR LA PENSEE !!! Répondre en citant

CONTRÔLE DES ORGANISMES VIVANTS PAR LA PENSEE : UN HUMAIN PEUT DESORMAIS CONTRÔLER UN ANIMAL PAR LA PENSEE !!!





Chers amis,

La nouvelle qui suit est excessivement grave et dérangeante.
On avait commencé par contrôles des objets (bars robotisés, robots etc.) par la pensée.
AUJOURD’HUI, UN HUMAIN PEUT CONTRÔLER UN RAT – DONC UN AUTRE ORGANISME VIVANT - PAR LA PENSÉE.

APRÈS QU’UN HUMAIN AIT RÉUSSI À CONTRÔLER UN RAT PAR LA PENSÉE, AYEZ LE COURAGE ET L’INTELLIGENCE DE VOUS POSER LA QUESTION DÉRANGEANTE ET INCONFORTABLE : COMBIEN DE TEMPS FAUDRA-T-IL AVANT QU’UN HUMAIN PUISSE CONTRÔLER PAR LA PENSÉE D’AUTRES HUMAINS ?

OU, EN D’AUTRES TERMES : COMBIEN DE TEMPS FAUDRA-T-IL AVANT QU’UN CONTRÔLEUR PUISSE CONTRÔLER TOTALEMENT DES LÉGIONS DE SOLDATS, OU AVANT QU’UN SYSTÈME DICTATORIAL PUISSE CONTRÔLER UNE POPULATION D’ESCLAVES PUCÉS ET/OU DIRIGES PAR ULTRASONS ?

Ne vous cachez donc pas la tête dans le sable comme de stupides autruches, et ayez l’honnêteté intellectuelle de l’admettre : IL NE FAUDRA PLUS TRÈS LONGTEMPS AVANT QUE CE SCÉNARIO CATASTROPHE OU QUE CETTE ABOMINATION SE PRODUISE. Il ne s’agit que d’une histoire de quelques années, tout au plus (rappelez-vous : selon les plans mondialistes, tout doit être réalisé AUX ALENTOURS des années 2020 – ce qui peut signifier 2018 comme 2032, soit dit en passant).

Je vous rappelle au passage que l’on vient de créer aussi le moyen de créer des « ordinateurs biologiques » qui permettront de contrôler les individus de A à Z (voir l’article que je vous ai posté à ce sujet il y a tout juste quelques jours)…

Les scientifiques fous qui servent les mondialistes travaillent d’arrache-pied sur tous ces projets. Donc, A MOINS D’UNE OPPOSITION TRÈS PUISSANTE À CE GENRE D’HORREUR – ce qui est toujours possible, mais ça urge ! -, le pire va se produire très rapidement !

A bon entendeur…

L’article effrayant, ci-dessous.

BONNE RÉVOLUTION… OU BON ESCLAVAGE, BONNE TYRANNIE ET BONNE MORT ! Vic.

P.S. : un immense merci à la personne qui m’a signalé cet article !Et le président Obama vient tout juste d'annoncer que des fonds de 100 millions de dollars pour la recherche sur le cerveau et d'autres secteurs scientifiques http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYsRufjgz14 seront débloqués. Avec toutes les nouvelles lois qui prennent maintenant place et qui vont de l'avant sur le désarmement et sur la criminalisation des chrétiens et patriotes, ils auront des milliers de cobayes nécessaires pour effectuer leurs recherches afin de soi-disant faire évoluer notre monde. Les expériences sur les humains, tout comme nous l'avons vu à d'autres époques, va prendre un nouvel envol dans ses centres de santé mentale, centre de réhabilitation et autres lieux secrets, que l'on peut qualifier de centres de tortures, qui sont maintenant sous contrôle militaire, bien que nos chers scientifiques frankeinstein utilisent depuis toujours les humains pour faire avancer leur science maudite afin de défier les règles établies par le Créateur du Ciel et de la Terre. - Maria


Source : http://www.wikistrike.com/article-un-humain-controle-un-rat-par-la-pensee-1…



Samedi 6 avril 2013

UN HUMAIN CONTRÔLE UN RAT PAR LA PENSÉE !

Le CONTRÔLE PAR LA PENSÉE est l’aboutissement de toutes les interfaces utilisateurs. LA PREMIÈRE ÉTAPE EST DE POUVOIR CONTRÔLER UN BRAS ROBOTISÉ PAR LA PENSÉE (cf. http://www.gizmodo.fr/2012/12/17/tetraplegique-bras-robotise.html ) comme dans Star Wars. ET LA NOUVELLE ÉTAPE EST DE CONTRÔLER D’AUTRES ÊTRES VIVANTS. LES SCIENTIFIQUES ONT PERMIS À UN HUMAIN DE REMUER LA QUEUE D’UN RAT AVEC SON ESPRIT. LES BIO-DRONES ARRIVENT !

Des chercheurs de la Harvard Medical School à Boston, dirigé par Seung-Schik Yoo, ont réussi cette ABOMINATION en tant que proof of concept pour démontrer un moyen de CONTRÔLE PAR LA PENSÉE non-invasif.

TOUT CE QU’IL FAUT FAIRE, C’EST DE BRANCHER VOTRE HUMAIN SUR UN ÉLECTRO-ENCÉPHALOGRAMME ET D’ENVOYER DES BRUITS ULTRASONIQUES DANS LE CENTRE MOTEUR DU CERVEAU DE VOTRE RAT. Quand les humains voient un certain flash dans le stroboscope face à lui, le système à la Rube Goldberg (cf. http://www.gizmodo.fr/2012/10/06/machine-rube-goldberg-humaine.html ) se déclenche et la queue du rat bouge.

Le stroboscope est juste un système D car l’électro-encéphalogramme n’est pas ce qu’il y a de plus fiable. En l’utilisant, les chercheurs ont eu un taux de succès de 94%. Il s’agit bien sûr d’une étape très primitive de ce que l’avenir nous réserve.

CE SERA QUOI ENSUITE ? DES RATS DRONES CONTRÔLÉS PAR LA PENSÉE AVEC DES CAMÉRAS SUR LEUR PETITE TÊTE ? UNE ARMÉE DE CYBORGS (cf. http://www.silicon.fr/tag/arm ) QUI SERVIRA DE CHAIR À CANON ? On l’ignore, mais on peut présumer que ÇA IRA DU MOYENNEMENT DÉRANGEANT AU COMPLÈTEMENT FLIPPANT. [Popular Science - http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-04/real-life-telepathy-how-co…] [/url]



http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-04/real-life-telepathy-how-co…]
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-04/real-life-telepathy-how-co…]

VIDEO : Source: Gizmodo : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VaJjHgyHnEc
VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VaJjHgyHnEc
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NEUROSCIENCE, OBAMA'S BRAIN PROJECT, AND MILITARY MIND CONTROL

By Nicholas West

April 03, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"Activist Post" - In light of Obama's announcement of a $100 million brain-mapping project, which is being promoted as essential in unlocking the secrets behind degenerative brain conditions and kick starting job growth, it is worth examining the darker potential.

As
The New American rightly highlights, whenever DARPA is involved, we can expect that there will be creepy military applications . . . like mind control. This mission has actually been around for some time within the halls of elite think-tanks, and now appears to be coming to full fruition.

In particular, the UK think-tank, The Royal Society (which has openly admitted to studying
how to play God with the climate) kicked off a program in 2010 that revealed its multifaceted investigation into the identification of organic brain function and potential control over human behavior.

The Brain Waves project is divided into four modules, each tasked with studying the impact of developments in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnology. The titles of the modules reflect the areas of examination:

Module 1: Society and policy
Module 2: Implications for education and lifelong learning
Module 3: Conflict and security
Module 4: Responsibility and the law

The results from these modules have been published, and clearly illustrate how this panel views the lower public masses in light of their status as the elite arbiters of human destiny. The dual approach to this investigation must be kept in mind as the U.S. government is now rolling out the BRAIN initiative as the next great thing since the human genome project. The ramifications are potentially even more momentous.

We often hear from critics that these think-tanks are an essential part of scientific discovery, and that drawing conclusions of a nefarious nature about their intent is paranoid conspiracy theory -- they are only thinking, after all. I would submit that objective scientific inquiry is absolutely necessary and that the proper role of science is to disseminate results to the public for open debate, prior to their implementation. However, think-tanks such as the Royal Society betray, by their own language, subjective biases (and
corporate connections) that have no place in true science.
 
The Royal Society funds over 700 private ventures, which undoubtedly are directed by findings from studies such as Brain Waves. While their studies might be couched in scientific terminology, there is always a philosophical overlay that indicates a desire to study the sciences specifically for use toward a purpose that a relatively small group sees fit. Furthermore, given that many developments in neuroscience are already being forced upon the public in a negative manner, the claims of open debate and "welcoming comments from the public" seem disingenuous. Rather, what we have is a another think-tank blueprint that is merely stating the current course planned long ago, as well as what is to be rolled out in the near future under projects like BRAIN.

Just as we have seen from other think tanks such as the
Project For a New American Century, Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, and a host of others; their thoughts translate to reality on a less-than-coincidental frequency, so we would do well to listen to what they have been saying.
 

The Project (an elite view of the brain)

As an initial aside, perhaps lending insight into their philosophical perspective: the image they have chosen to represent Module 1 of the project is "a drawing of Purkinje cells (A) and granule cells (B) from pigeon cerebellum." Slightly odd given that their results are directed toward humans, but this would be consistent with much of elitist statements and writings from Bertrand Russell to Aldoux Huxley, Henry Kissinger, and others who literally refer to the masses as a lower form of animal. (Are we to assume we're viewed here as bird brains?)

Module 1 (108-page PDF) An overview for subsequent modules in "neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, and neural interfaces – and discuss(es) the translation of this knowledge into useful applications . . . as well as the ethical questions and governance issues."
 
Their statement of intent reads as follows: 
tr_bq a écrit:
Increasing understanding of the brain . . . will increase our insights into normal human behaviour and mental well-being, as well as enabling other enhancement, manipulation, and even degradation of brain function and cognition...  
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The array of 'neuro' disciplines lend themselves to applications in diverse areas of public policy such as health, education, law, and security. More broadly, progress in neuroscience is going to raise questions about personality, identity, responsibility, and liberty, as well as associated social and ethical issues. The aim of the Royal Society's Brain Waves project is to explore what neuroscience can offer, what are its limitations, and what are the potential benefits and the risks posted by particular applications. (page 1)  



Similar to their discussion of weather control, this study seeks an all-inclusive approach that spans the full spectrum of society, begging the same question they asked previously regarding the implementation of scientific discovery, "Who decides?"  


Module 2 (36-page PDF) "The report authors, including neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and education specialists, agree that if applied properly, the impacts of neuroscience could be highly beneficial in schools and beyond."

From the summary:
 
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The emerging field of educational neuroscience presents opportunities as well as challenges for education. It provides means to develop a common language and bridge the gulf between educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists. 



One group is conspicuously absent from this particular part of the summary: parents. Rather, we are given a small glimpse into the mindset of technocrats and scientific dictators everywhere who have a worldview of central management and social engineering as the solutions for society at large. In this new world, it is the state and its scientists who are to hold the key for humanity's next stage of evolution, not the individual or family unit.

Module 3 (75-page PDF) "This report considers some of the potential military and law enforcement applications arising from key advances in neuroscience."

From the summary:
 
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This new knowledge suggests a number of potential military and law enforcement applications. These can be divided into two main goals: performance enhancement, i.e. improving the efficiency of one's own forces, and performance degradation, i.e. diminishing the performance of one's enemy. In this report we consider some of the key advances in neuroscience, such as neuropharmacology, functional neuroimaging, and neural interface systems, which could impact upon these developments and the policy implications for the international community. 



This is nothing less than a justification for the military to become the guinea pig testing ground for what will eventually trickle down to the rest of us. Everything from drugs to erase traumatic memories, to transcranial ultrasonic helmets, to complete computer-brain interfacing.

Here is a video of the Chair of the Royal Society's new project, Professor Rod Flower, who has some interesting things to say about how the military applications are "very, very exciting and potentially very useful for us," as indicated by their study of neuroscience applications. For me, Brave New World comes to mind. This video is specifically related to Module 3, but provides a good overview of the general areas of study.
 
Module 4 (46-page PDF) "Neuroscientists seek to determine how brain function affects behaviour, and the law is concerned with regulating behaviour. It is therefore likely that developments in neuroscience will increasingly be brought to bear on the law. This report sets out some of the areas where neuroscience might be of relevance, along with some of the limits to its application. Specific issues discussed include risk assessment in probation and parole decisions; detecting deception; assessing memory; understanding pain; and Non-Accidental Head Injury NAHI)." From the summary:  
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Many questions have been asked about what neuroscience might offer for the law. For instance, might neuroscience fundamentally change concepts of legal responsibility? Or could aspects of a convicted person's brain help to determine whether they are at an increased risk of reoffending? Will it ever be possible to use brain scans to 'read minds', for instance with the aim of determining whether they are telling the truth, or whether their memories are false? It has been suggested that "for the law, neuroscience changes nothing and everything"(1). This report takes a different position: that discoveries in neuroscience (or in genetics or psychology) will not completely revolutionise the theory of practice of the law in the near future; but there are already some important practical implications of recent neuroscientific discoveries, which should impact on the law, and there will certainly be many more over the next few years. 



Here we see an indication of the endgame, which we already see being played out in the latest high-tech phase of the War on Terror. Technologies like FAST are being touted as mobile lie detectors that all people will be scanned by for "malintent" regardless of any presumption of innocence. Scientists will decide the markers, the computer will provide the reading, and a bureau of State agents will make the final threat analysis. The only function that "law" has under this type of scenario is which prison or rehabilitation center to assign to those marked as trouble by the scientific dictatorship.



VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wflw_MIKEIc&feature=player_embedded 

The area of brain study being conducted by the world's most elite think-tanks poses a central problem for self-determination. We already have seen how the establishment think-tanks dictate their policies regarding "normal behavior." For example, the list of new "disorders" coming from mainline medical sources are actually normal human behavior for people of sound mind and, yet, the global Orwellian initiative to declare everyone mentally ill is already well underway, as shown by the skyrocketing prescriptions given across the board to both adults and children.

The conclusions drawn by think-tanks can very easily transform the rest of society, as they are disseminated down through the institutions and private ventures that they fund, permeating outward to the general society at large. Add to this the military and legal implications, and even a bird brain can envision where we might be heading next.

An important resource for background information about the Royal Society and Neuroscience is Alan Watt's website cuttingthroughthematrix.com.
 
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 VETERAN'S GUNS CONFISCATED AFTER FORCED ‘PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION’

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Purge against armed ex-servicemembers accelerates

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 2, 2013

A US Navy veteran had his guns confiscated by police following a forced “psychiatric evaluation” in another example of how the Veterans Administration is accelerating a purge of armed ex-servicemembers in accordance with a federal government demonization campaign that has labeled vets domestic terrorists.   

 

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50-year-old David A Schmecker is an honorably discharged disabled US Navy veteran from Connecticut with no criminal record and no psychiatric history.     
 
On February 5, Schmecker’s hospital primary care doctor called and heard a message on Schmecker’s answer machine that “sounded peculiar,” prompting him to contact the local police and urge them to visit Schmecker to perform a “wellness check”.     
 
“The police came to my home, and, without any justification whatsoever, hauled me away for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital. I submitted to their forceful insistence under duress and fear of arrest or worse. I wasn’t arrested, no crime was committed nor any threats were made to myself or others,” Schmecker told Survive and Thrive’s George Hemminger    
 
“They confiscated my guns and pistol permit. I was released two days later from the evaluation on my on recognizance. I have since attempted to use the courts and attorneys to fight the revocation of my pistol permit. Then on top of everything else, the bills from the short stay at the hospital and EMS bills that they billed me, along with what I had to pay the attorney adds up to a large amount of money,” he adds.     
 
Schmecker warns that the harassment he suffered is part of “a campaign orchestrated to disarm law abiding citizens,” adding that he is “concerned about where this country is headed.”     
 
As with all contemporary authoritarian governments, the psychiatric system is being used to circumvent courts and bypass normal legal due process.     
 
In August 2012, we reported on how a veteran in Ohio had his guns taken because he was adjudged to be mentally incompetent, despite the fact that his previous VA psychiatric evaluations were all clear, he was not on medication, and he had no criminal record.     

As we reported last year, David Sarti, one of the stars of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers show, visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared “mentally defective” and put on an FBI list that strips him of his second amendment rights.    
 
Veterans are increasingly being targeted by authorities as part of a broader move to demonize them as domestic extremists and even potential terrorists.     
 
The FBI has repeatedly characterized returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat. In addition, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.     
 
Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill “disgruntled Iraq war veterans” as part of anti-terror drills.     

Back in February, constitutional attorney Michael Connelly warned that the government is now moving to strip veterans it determines to be mentally incompetent of their Second Amendment right to own a firearm. Connelly cites a letter “sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes.”    
 
“A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition,” the VA letter states. “If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”     
 
“This must be Barack Obama’s way of thanking our veterans for serving,” writes the Gateway Pundit. “US veterans are receiving letters from the government informing them that they are disabled and not allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm. If the veteran does decide to purchase a firearm he will by fined, imprisoned or both… This comes on page 2 of the VA letter.”     
 
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.    
 
This article was posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 9:01 am Tags: constitution, gun rights, police state


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MANCHIN: GUN BILL TO BE REINTRODUCED

April 28, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the architects of failed gun control legislation says he's bringing it back.

Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online. The West Virginia Democrat says that if lawmakers read the bill, they will support it.

Manchin sponsored a previous version of the measure with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. It failed.
Manchin says there was confusion over what was in the bill.

In the wake of last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Congress took up gun control legislation, but it was blocked by supporters of the powerful pro-gun lobby, the National Rifle Association.

Manchin appeared on "Fox News Sunday."

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MessagePosté le: Mar 28 Mai - 21:26 (2013)    Sujet du message: VETS BEING ROUNDED-UP NATIONWIDE, PEOPLE EVERYWHERE JUST DISAPPEARING: IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE HITLER Répondre en citant

 VETS BEING ROUNDED-UP NATIONWIDE, PEOPLE EVERYWHERE JUST DISAPPEARING: IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE HITLER

August 27, 2012
 
 

Marine Veteran Brandon Raub’s Attorney says he is getting calls from veterans and people all over the country reporting psychiatric detention for political speech.
 
Last Thursday, decorator form US Marine Brandon Raub, who served two tour of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan, was detained by the FBI and local authorities for posting controversial anti-government political comments on the social media site Facebook.
 
Although 26 year-old Brandon Raub was forcefully detained against his will for his political views he was not charged with any criminal misconduct, a hallmark of the NAZI gestapo tactic of indefinite psychiatric detention which was used to crush political dissent.

John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney representing Raub, discussed how the US government violated his client’s first amendment rights with RT yesterday.
 
He also made an appearance on GBTV with Glen Beck in which he made even more shocking revelations.

Whitehead tells Beck that he is getting calls from military veterans all over the country subjected to the same Nazi style psychiatric detention for their political views.

More alarming, is when Beck asked if people of left-wing ideology – specifically members of Occupy Wall Street – are being detained Whitehead responded  saying he can’t say for sure because people all over the country are just disappearing.
 
He also reveals that while Raub was in psychiatric detention one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to “brainwash” him and force him to take medication.
 
Watch the entire interview with Glenn Beck:

 

VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TZdJ5yWQC0&feature=player_embedded 

More from The Blaze:

Attorney of Former Marine Detained for Facebook Posts Tells Beck: Psychiatrist Threatened to ‘Brainwash’ My Client With Meds

[...]Whitehead told Beck that he and his organization are planning to sue over a provision in Virginia state law that allows authorities to place a person in emergency custody and hold them for four hours unless a magistrate enters a temporary detention order (TDO). Raub was held under this law, specifically Va. Code § 37.2-808, for days.

“We are getting ready to file a civil lawsuit…because [Raub] has been put through hell for a week,” said Whitehead. But, he explained, “Under the civil commitment law in Virginia, the police can do this.”

[...]Whitehead said that veterans have since been contacting him from across the country claiming they too were victims of wrongful detention in psychiatric institutes like Raub. Apparently, there are civil commitment laws in other states as well, he said.

“It happens. There’s about 20,000 civil commitments alone in Virginia each year,” he added.

It was actually Raub’s mother, who took to Facebook in a rage after he son was taken by federal and local law enforcement officers, that sounded the alarm and made the entire country aware of his situation.

“Did they have a warrant for his arrest?” Beck asked.

“No warrant for his arrest and no search warrant,” Whitehead replied. “They haven’t [charged him with a crime] and they’re not going to.”

Stunned, Beck asked how this could take place in the United States of America, where the Constitution provides protections from such things, most notably the First Amendment.

“Is this America,” the attorney said. “That’s what I keep asking.”

To be clear, Raub is a 9/11 “truther” and harbors some pretty questionable beliefs. However, as Beck explains, Americans should defend the free speech of even the people they disagree with. “I will stand with anyone on the left for their right to express themselves in a non-violent way… especially if I find it offensive, I will stand for their right to say it,” Beck said.

Further, in a surprising twist, Whitehead revealed a startling allegation that his client made regarding an incident that occurred before his release. Raub complained to his attorney that one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to “brainwash” him and force him to take medication.

“That really scared him,” he said.

After soaking in all that Whitehead had shared with him, Beck reflected:
“From what I know of this story, this is an outrage. There were some things that stick out to me — as flares of caution. But the one thing we should be reckless with is our defense of people who have opinions that we don’t agree with. I’ve never asked for a boycott, I’ve never asked for someone to be fired.”

He continued: “If we can’t meet on the battlefield of ideas, as George Washington said, If we can’t speak to each other openly, if we are paranoid and watching over our shoulder, we lose the essence of who we are and we will never be a great nation again… Buckle up, I have a feeling that this is going to be an interesting ride.”
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Analyse, réalisée par le service juridique de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, du projet de loi pour la révision de la loi régissant l’hospitalisation psychiatrique

Novembre 2010
Par Jérôme P.

Ci-dessous, l’analyse, réalisée par le service juridique de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, du projet de loi pour la révision de la LOI REGISSANT L’HOSPITALISATION PSYCHIATRIQUE.

(Analyse reçue via le collectif Non à la Politique de la Peur)
(Sur ce sujet, voir aussi : Si c’est un Homme : Appel contre les soins sécuritaires.)

« Projet de loi relatif aux droits et à la protection des personnes faisant l’objet de soins psychiatriques et à leurs modalités de prise en charge » - Analyse critique et premières réponses

DEPUIS LE 2 DECEMBRE 2008, DATE DU 1ER DISCOURS DU PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE SUR LA PSYCHIATRIE, LE GOUVERNEMENT AVANCE de manière opaque et cauteleuse VERS UNE REFORME A VISEE SECURITAIRE DU SOIN PSYCHIATRIQUE. Un texte intitulé « projet de loi relatif aux droits et à la protection des personnes faisant l’objet de soins psychiatriques et à leurs modalités de prise en charge » est en voie de validation. Il est porteur de modifications de fond annoncées à la loi du 27 juin 1990 (relative aux droits et à la protection des personnes hospitalisées en raison de troubles mentaux et à leurs conditions d’hospitalisation).

CE TEXTE PRETEND OEUVRER POUR LE BIEN DU PATIENT ET DE SON ENTOURAGE, ET REAJUSTER LA LEGISLATION SUR LES PRATIQUES PSYCHIATRIQUES DE LA LOI D’INTERNEMENT. IL EST AISE D’Y LIRE UNE ORIENTATION SECURITAIRE ET UN GRAND RISQUE D’HYGIENISME GENERALISE.

Ce projet de loi introduit diverses dispositions nouvelles, dont essentiellement deux : le TRAITEMENT OBLIGATOIRE DANS LA COMMUNAUTE ET LA POSSIBILITE DE RETENTION POUR EVALUATION DE 72 HEURES DANS LE CADRE HOSPITALIER.

IL REORGANISE LE SOIN PSYCHIQUE AUTOUR DU « SOIN SANS CONSENTEMENT », AVEC UN POUVOIR ACCRU DU PREFET ET DU DIRECTEUR D’HOPITAL. IL NE FAIT QUE RENFORCER LE PROCESSUS DE DURCISSEMENT SECURITAIRE AUQUEL NOUS ASSISTONS DEPUIS DEUX ANS avec la création de 4 nouvelles Unités pour Malades Difficiles et de chambres d’isolement supplémentaires, de ZONES « FERMABLES » et de la vidéosurveillance dans les établissements, annoncées en décembre 2008 par Sarkozy, et qui sont déjà réalisées ou en bonne voie de l’être.

De plus, la circulaire du 11 janvier 2010, confirmée de fait dans ce projet, fait passer les psychiatres sous les fourches caudines des préfets chargés de s’assurer de la compatibilité de la levée des mesures d’internement avec les impératifs d’ordre et de sécurité publics.

Enfin, LE DIRECTEUR D’HOPITAL, DE SON COTE, DEVIENT OMNISCIENT PUISQU’EN CHARGE NOTAMMENT DE DECIDER DES SUITES A DONNER EN CAS DE NON OBSERVANCE DU SOIN SANS CONSENTEMENT AMBULATOIRE.

Les « soins sans consentement », notamment ceux hors hospitalisation complète, que propose ce projet de loi équivalent à une pieuvre faisant des lieux de soin, du domicile et des espaces d’hébergement associatifs des ESPACES DE CONTROLE ET DE CONTRAINTE. La défense sociale et la collocation à domicile ne sont guère loin. LES SOINS SANS CONSENTEMENT EN AMBULATOIRE NOUS PLACENT AU CŒUR D’UNE SOCIETE DE SURVEILLANCE, D’UNE « PSYCHIATRIE CRIMINELLE » VOULUE PAR LE CHEF DE L’ETAT (DISCOURS DU 6 OCTOBRE 2009) ET FONT PLANER LA MENACE D’UN HYGIENISME GENERALISE. MAIS, C’EST AUSSI UNE « PSYCHIATRIE INDUSTRIELLE » QUI SE DESSINE AINSI, CONCEVANT LE PATIENT COMME UN OBJET DE SOINS SOUS TUTELLE (n’oublions pas la tutelle à la personne, mais aussi un certain usage possible de la personne de confiance), COMPLIANT, MEDIQUE ET GEOLOCALISABLE.

Ajoutons que « soins sans consentement » est une formulation qui consacre UNE FUSION AUTOMATIQUE ET POURTANT DISCUTEE ET DISCUTABLE ENTRE TRAITEMENT ET DETENTION OU LIMITATION DE LIBERTE, AUX PLANS DU DROIT ET DE LA JURISPRUDENCE.

Ce projet de loi introduit également des modifications diverses pour les HO et les HDT (Hospitalisations d’Office et sur Demande d’un Tiers) censées convenir aux familles et aux psychiatres. Nous soulignerons plus particulièrement qu’il prévoit un REGIME SPECIAL POUR les personnes en cas d’antécédent d’internement en Unités pour Malades Difficiles, ou pour les personnes déclarées pénalement irresponsables suite à des actes criminels. LE FICHIER NATIONAL DES MALADES MENTAUX SERAIT AINSI DE FAIT LEGALISE. Le pouvoir en place souscrit toujours à la version initiale de LA LOI RELATIVE A LA PREVENTION DE LA DELINQUANCE (Loi n° 2007-297 du 5 mars 2007) ASSIMILANT MALADES MENTAUX ET CRIMINELS. Quels que soient l’histoire de l’aliénation mentale et les faits divers tragiques, surexploités par les grands médias et bon nombre d’hommes politiques, la dangerosité n’est pas une particularité de la maladie mentale. Plus encore, ON FAIT DU FOU UN INDIVIDU DANGEREUX comme virtualité d’actes délictueux ou criminels, ET ON DONNE A LA SOCIETE DES DROITS POTENTIELLEMENT REDOUTABLES SUR CET INDIVIDU à partir de ses variables pathologiques et non de ses actes.

La sortie de ces patients internés par décision du préfet, ne pourrait être recommandée que par un collège de 2 psychiatres et d’un cadre de santé (rappelons-le sans pré-requis de compétence spécifique en psychiatrie et qui est mis en place ici comme sbire du directeur). Il s’agit là d’une illustration supplémentaire de la POLITIQUE ACTUELLE SYSTEMATIQUE D’ECRASEMENT DES PROFESSIONNALITES (qui vaut également dans les milieux de l’enseignement, de la justice, etc.).

Ce projet de loi qui nous est présenté relève donc d’une préoccupation sécuritaire, bien qu’il prétende être sanitaire, et prétend légaliser un état donné, perverti, des pratiques psychiatriques. Il s’inscrit bel et bien dans la lignée de contre réforme ayant la volonté d’éradiquer plus de cinquante ans d’évolution d’une psychiatrie portée par l’exigence de la qualité de malade et de sujet de droit du patient psychiatrique dans le cadre de la politique de secteur.

NOTRE PROTESTATION RADICALE CONTRE CE PROJET DE LOI NOUS PERMET EN MEME TEMPS UN RAPPEL DES PRINCIPES DEMOCRATIQUES ET TECHNIQUES QUI NOUS ANIMENT.

LES MESURES DE CONTRAINTE SANITAIRE A LA PERSONNE NE PEUVENT ETRE FONDEES SUR LA DANGEROSITE SOCIALE – PIERRE ANGULAIRE DES LOIS LIBERTICIDES DITES DE « TOLERANCE ZERO » CRIMINALISANT LES « FOUS », LES SDF, LES JEUNES (SURTOUT DE BANLIEUE) etc.-, mais sur l’état de nécessité clinique. Toute loi dont le propos relève d’une contrainte, même de soins, doit être une loi de protection de la personne et non une loi de police donnant lieu à une mesure de sûreté sous la houlette du préfet. Le recours à toute privation de liberté nécessite la supervision et l’aval de la justice en matière de protection des citoyens. La législation psychiatrique ne doit plus être une législation d’exception. Il s’agit de répondre à l’état de nécessité de soin psychiatrique dans le cadre du droit commun. En aucun cas, la décision, l’application et la gestion d’une telle disposition ne peuvent relever du préfet. Nous ne voulons pas de « soins sans consentement » qui soit une mesure de sûreté, qui plus est administrative.

NOUS DENONÇONS L’EXPLOITATION POLITIQUE A DES FINS SECURITAIRES DE LA SOUFFRANCE DES MALADES ET DE CEUX QUI EN SONT PARFOIS AUSSI LES VICTIMES. Nous dénonçons la baisse des moyens et la perte de culture de ce soin spécifique à travers les réformes et autres restrictions budgétaires de ces dernières années avec pour conséquence la disparition de fait de la politique publique de secteur psychiatrique et l’abandon de nombreux patients à leurs seules ressources ou à celle de leur entourage.

EN CONCLUSION, NOUS SOMMES RESOLUMENT OPPOSES A CE PROJET ET A L’INSTRUMENTALISATION DE LA PSYCHIATRIE AU PROFIT D’UNE POLITIQUE SECURITAIRE. POUR NOUS, LA CONTRAINTE NE PEUT ET NE DOIT ORGANISER LA PSYCHIATRIE. Nous ne nous laisserons pas embarquer dans un nouveau grand renfermement opérant aussi bien dans les institutions que sur le territoire. NOUS APPELONS TOUTES LES FORCES MOBILISEES DANS LES CHAMPS DE LA SANTE, DU SOCIAL, DE LA JUSTICE, DES DROITS DE L’HOMME A S’OPPOSER RADICALEMENT A CE PROJET QUI RENFORCE UNE POLITIQUE INTOLERANTE, REPRESSIVE, FONDEE SUR LA PEUR ET L’ELIMINATION."

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 L'INTÉGRISME RELIGIEUX BIENTÔT "GUÉRI" PAR LA SCIENCE ?
 
Le HuffPost  |  Par Sara C Nelson
Publication: 31/05/2013 09h00 CEST
 
 
Le Dr Kathleen Taylor répondait aux questions à propos des avancées en neurosciences. (file picture)  
 
INTÉGRISME - D'après les suppositions d'une neuroscientifique, le fondamentalisme religieux et la maltraitance envers les enfants pourraient un jour être traités comme on traite aujourd'hui une maladie mentale. Kathleen Taylor, chercheuse scientifique au Département de physiologie, anatomie et génétique de l'université d'Oxford a ainsi déclaré que des fortes convictions négatives pourraient être éradiquées grâce à des techniques déjà utilisées.

D'après le journal The Times, le Dr Taylor faisait une conférence au Hay Literary Festival en Ecosse quand on lui a demandé si elle prévoyait des développements positifs en neurosciences dans les années à venir.

Elle a répondu : " Le côté positif d'un homme peut être le côté négatif d'un autre. L'une des surprises possibles du futur serait de considérer des personnes avec certaines croyances comme des personnes pouvant être traitées.
 
Prenons par exemple le cas de quelqu'un qui se serait radicalisé autour d'une idéologie religieuse : nous allons peut-être cesser de considérer cela comme un choix personnel pris en toute liberté, et au contraire, commencer à le traiter comme un trouble mental.
 
Ce serait positif pour de nombreuses raisons, notamment parce que de telles convictions dans notre société font bien des ravages. Et là, je ne parle pas que d'islamistes radicaux ou d'autres extrémistes religieux. Je fais aussi référence par exemple à l'idée que battre les enfants est normal. Ces croyances font beaucoup de mal mais ne sont habituellement pas considérées comme des maladies mentales."
 
Lors d'un précédent blog pour le Huffington Post, le Dr Taylor avait évoqué les avancées "stupéfiantes" faites en neurosciences, et la façon dont elles donnaient de l'espoir pour des maladies particulièrement graves dont Alzheimer et Parkinson.
Mais elle reconnaît que tout ce qui dépasse le cadre strictement clinique pose problème.

En septembre dernier, un mois avant la sortie de son livre The Brain Supremacy, elle écrivait : "L'éthique mise au point par les médecins à travers les siècles pour gérer la souffrance humaine n'est pas la même que celle conçue par les scientifiques essayant de comprendre la façon dont fonctionne le monde.

Elle n'a rien à voir non plus avec l'éthique à l'oeuvre dans le monde des entreprises, toujours enclines à tirer profit des nouvelles technologies. (...) des techniques inventées pour guérir peuvent aussi être utilisées à d'autres fins, et le fait de pouvoir extraire des données de cerveaux bien vivants est un Graal pour bien d'autres personnes que les neuroscientifiques et les médecins."

Elle ajoute : "Les systèmes humains évoluent en interaction avec les autres et de façon difficile à prévoir. Ce qu'un volontaire dit et fait dans un laboratoire de recherche pourra toujours être altéré par son environnement ou la façon dont est posée une question, mais aussi par l'identité et le comportement de ceux qui pratiquent l'expérience. Les technologies qui scannent ou manipulent directement le cerveau ne sont pas des outils neutres, ouverts à des exploitations commerciales comme n'importe quel nouveau gadget."
 
Le lien entre extrémisme religieux et santé mentale avait déjà été fait auparavant par l'ancien président du Royal College of Psychiatrists, le Dr Dinesh Bhugra, qui avait mis en lumière l'association entre de récentes conversions religieuses et une maladie mentale psychotique en développement.
 
Dans un article intitulé ‘Self-concept: Psychosis and attraction of new religious movements, il fait référence aux résultats d'études indiquant que des patients connaissant un premier épisode de psychose auront tendance à changer de religion.
L'introduction du livre du Dr Taylor est encore plus circonspecte : "On doit se montrer prudent lorsqu'il est question de concevoir des technologies pouvant pénétrer le cerveau et manipuler la pensée. Ces outils façonnant le monde ne peuvent pas être moralement neutres : quand il s'agit de l'être humain, on ne peut se passer de la question éthique.

Les technologies qui changent profondément notre relation au monde ne peuvent pas être de simples outils, utilisés pour faire le bien ou le mal, surtout s'ils altèrent notre perception de ce que signifie le bien et le mal."
 
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MessagePosté le: Dim 2 Juin - 00:15 (2013)    Sujet du message: THE MIND OF THE RELIGIOUS TERRORIST Répondre en citant

 THE MIND OF THE RELIGIOUS TERRORIST

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"We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!"
 
Tolkien's Gollum would have been a prime target for a religious terrorist recruiter. He is obsessed by the loss of a sacred treasure that defines his identity, obsequious yet angry in its pursuit, reduced to a split personality that goes down dark holes, addicted to being manipulated. Should Gollum be pitied, loved, redeemed or cast out?
 
The real-world question is what do religious terrorists want? In answer to this question Tolkien's magical world might not be irrelevant. Because while there are many paths that lead to violence in the name of God, and no fixed steps, the final mind-set shows commonalities despite different starting points. And that common mind-set contains a social imaginary, inhabits a split mythical world that contains a powerful set of symbols; it goes down the darkest of holes.
 
Roger Griffin's Terrorist's Creed: fanatical violence and the human need for meaning (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012) provides some fascinating insights into how that world is constructed. His thesis rests heavily on the concept of nomos, originally the Orphic God of divine order. It is used here as a shorthand for the sociologist Peter Berger's "sacred canopy", that structure of social and cosmic order which gives meaning to life, a religious world-view. A nomos provides a shield against the despair and terror of meaninglessness and lost identity. "We wants it, we needs it" so we will kill and sacrifice all to retrieve it, reconstruct or invent it in what Griffin calls a "mazeway resynthesis". Because someone has stolen it: Romans and their Jewish collaborators in the case of the Jewish resistance, the Zealots and their much feared terrorist wing, known as the sicarii.

The religious terrorist mind creates and inhabits this new world in which the individual regains power and significance and finds a totalising identity. Rebirth into this new personality demands a quest for purification to avoidance of contamination - by the "sneaky little Hobbitses" and their decadent Western world. This world profiles itself in distinction to particular religions and political ideologies: democracy and elections, gender relations, education for women. These become but the hydra-heads of the snake that must be destroyed to ensure survival and victory.
 
"Purification" entails a radical division of the world into the pure and impure, those on the path of God and those who are not and must be destroyed. Splitting occurs inside the individual as well as outside. In the terrorist's binary world, the needy impotent soul in search of meaning is transformed into the warrior hero, often playing a role in an apocalyptic fantasy. Anything is permitted, terrible slaughter of innocents is justified, by the pursuit of personal and social purification, in the name of the nomos. Attacks notably target symbols of impurity as well as terrorising the enemy.

This is a sobering analysis. It does not leave the easy way out by saying that the religious terrorist is mad or cowardly, taking actions that are inexplicable, the cliched responses to terrorist atrocities. The point is that within the terrorist's creed extreme violence can be a logical consequence of its premises. The Norwegian court found that Breivik did not engage in "delusional behaviour" but pointed to his being part of an ideological sub-culture that shared his core beliefs.
 
Two other outcomes of this analysis need noting. Firstly, a mind-set that constructs a quasi-modern, or at least an eclectic ,bipolar narrative about the world, can be no less a source of terrorist violence than one that evokes a utopian golden age from the past. Secondly, nothing in Griffin's compilation of case studies brands religion as the prime mover of terrorist acts. Rather the terrorist mindset suggests an elective affinity for religious symbols through concepts of purification, martyrdom, and the creation of new Manichean sacred canopies. But many suicide bombers are pathetically ignorant of their faith and its sacred texts. The intellectual and theological content of the religious terrorist's creed is often minimal.

So how helpful are these insights? Not very in the short term. But they suggest lessons for religious education if not for de-radicalisation. Meaning and purpose imply mundane practices such as gainful employment. Education for religious pluralism needs to equip youth to feel at ease, yusr, with diversity and ambivalence, seeing secularism as neither entirely bad nor entirely good, seeking a reconciliation with the modern world rather than a dfensive identity based on its rejection. And it needs a rich religious education and respect for sacred scriptures. As Ed Husain says in his book The Islamist: "There was an elasticity, nuance and plurality in the message of the Koran that Islamists had somehow overlooked, in the process reducing our noble faith to terrorism, anger, and conflict".Follow Ian Linden on Twitter: www.twitter.com/@TonyBlair_TBFF
 
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MessagePosté le: Mar 4 Juin - 15:04 (2013)    Sujet du message: LE VIRTUEL AU SERVICE DE LA SANTÉ MENTALE Répondre en citant

 LE VIRTUEL AU SERVICE DE LA SANTÉ MENTALE 

Plusieurs personnes cataloguées comme souffrants de maladie mentale sont en fait possédés par un ou plusieurs démons se verront offrir un traitement VIRTUEL avec l'aide des "spécialistes" en place, qui les aideront sûrement à goûter à cette nouvelle dimension d'immortalité mis de l'avant par ses charlatants scientifiques afin de capter et de sceller l'âme de ces personnes pour l'éternité.

Voyez comment la Grande-Bretagne voit la chose et comment elle encouragera les patients à avoir contact avec ses entités et ainsi continuer à se faire contrôler par ses démons plutôt que de les amener vers la délivrance spirituelle par Yeshouah aMashiah, Jésus-Christ, le Messie qui est venu afin de libérer les captifs de cette prison spirituelle mise en place par notre ennemi juré et sa caste luciférienne dont nous en voyons ici deux du Québec qui soutiennent ce projet. Ces personnes sont reliées au domaine psychiatrique (contrôlée par les Jésuites, l'armée de front de Lucifer).   


Le jeudi 30 mai 2013  

En Grande-Bretagne, une équipe de médecins a mis au point un traitement qui met la réalité virtuelle au service des personnes atteintes de schizophrénie. À l'aide d'un logiciel informatique, et accompagnés de leur thérapeute, les patients sont invités à créer un visage pour personnifier la voix qu'ils entendent dans leur tête afin, par la suite, de converser avec cette dernière. Une thérapie qui s'est avérée payante, puisque certains patients soumis à cet exercice thérapeutique ont pu faire taire leurs voix hallucinées, et ce, sans l'aide de médicaments.

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Patrice Renaud, directeur du laboratoire Applications de la réalité virtuelle en psychiatrie légale l'Institut Philippe-Pinel et professeur au Département de psychologie et de psychoéducation à l'Université du Québec en Outaouais http://www.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/medianet/6714091 . 

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MessagePosté le: Lun 17 Juin - 20:27 (2013)    Sujet du message: VATICAN CONFERENCE: REVISITING PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF CHILDREN (PART 1) Répondre en citant

 VATICAN CONFERENCE: REVISITING PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF CHILDREN (PART 1)

Questioning Effectiveness, Safety of Psychotropic Drugs
Rome, June 17, 2013 (Zenit.org) Ann Schneible 

Experts gathered in the Vatican over the weekend to examine the growing trend of prescribing psychotropic medications to children, and whether these drugs are doing more harm than good.

Titled "The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared," the conference, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, aimed to address the needs of children in need of medical and psychiatric care, and the best ways of treating them.

One of the keynote speakers at the conference was Robert Whitaker, a journalist and author who has written extensively on the subject of psychiatric treatment, and the use of medications to treat mental illness. He has published books on the subject called Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, in 2002, and Anatomy of an Epidemic, 2010.

Speaking with ZENIT, Whitaker addressed his hope for a reassessment of how children suffering from mental illness are being treated.

ZENIT: What do you hope to see come from this conference?


Whitaker: I hope that the conference will bring widespread public attention to this question, of whether the medicating of children with psychiatric drugs is helping those children grow up and thrive, or whether this practice, on the whole, is causing a great deal of harm. This is a very profound question, and I hope this conference will encourage societies to investigate it. 

ZENIT: As one of the keynote speakers, you were asked to speak about the general history of psychiatric treatment, while others spoke about what science has to say about their effects. Could you highlight some of the main points in your talk?

Whitaker: The accepted wisdom is that the arrival of chlorpromazine in asylum medicine in 1955 kicked off a psychopharmacological revolution, this great advance in care. Chlorpromazine is remembered today as the first "antipsychotic," and soon the field gained new antidepressants, and new anti-anxiety drugs. Then, starting in the late 1980s, a second generation of psychiatric drugs came to market, said to be safer and more effective than the first. That is a story of continual medical progress.

Yet, as this revolution has unfolded, the burden of mental illness in western societies has increased. Disability rates due to mental illness have soared, and this is particularly true during the past 25 years, since Prozac came to market. Furthermore, the long-term outcomes for major mental disorders have, if anything, gotten worse during the last 25 years.

Thus, you have a puzzle: if the medications are so helpful, why is the burden of mental illness increasing? Why haven't long-term outcomes improved?

The prescribing of psychiatric drugs in children really began in the United States in 1980, when the American Psychiatric Association created the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder for the first time, when it published the third edition of its diagnostic and statistical manual. Then, if you look at the growth of this practice, of prescribing psychiatric medications to children, it is easy to identify the commercial forces involved. And finally, this is being done in the absence of good evidence that the medications help the children over the long term. 

ZENIT: This conference focused a great deal on the negative ramifications of psychotropic drugs. In your research, have you found there to be cases where the use of such drugs, even in children, may be necessary? Cases where psychotherapy simply is not an option?

Whitaker: There certainly is evidence that psychiatric drugs can be helpful in some adults over the short term, and there are some adults who do well on them over the long term. The problem is that you don't find evidence that the medications improve long-term outcomes in the aggregate. 

As for whether there are times when the use of drugs in children may be necessary, I don't really know how to answer that. I suppose there are times when they can be helpful, say in quieting a disturbed child, but the problem is that initial use opens the door to long-term use. And long-term use is going to change that child's brain, and we don't have evidence that is likely to help the child. 

I know that some people think there is good evidence that the short-term use of stimulants in children diagnosed with ADHD can be helpful. But again, I don't know of evidence that shows that this benefits children in the long term, and there is plenty of evidence of risks associated with long-term use of ADHD medications. 

So, personally, I wish societies would put their money and efforts into developing other ways to help disturbed children, methods that don't rely on psychiatric drugs. 

And remember, human societies have existed for several thousand years, and, up until recently, were able to raise their children without using psychiatric drugs. Why do we suddenly find it so impossible to do that today?
[Part 2 of this interview will be published Tuesday.]

(June 17, 2013) © Innovative Media Inc.
 
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MessagePosté le: Mer 19 Juin - 15:53 (2013)    Sujet du message: VATICAN CONFERENCE: REVISITING PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF CHILDREN (PART 2) Répondre en citant

VATICAN CONFERENCE: REVISITING PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF CHILDREN (PART 2)
 
  Questioning Effectiveness, Safety of Psychotropic Drugs

Rome, June 18, 2013 (Zenit.org) Ann Schneible  

Long-term use of psychiatric medication increases the risk of becoming chronically symptomatic, says Robert Whitaker, a journalist and key note speaker at a Vatican conference on child health care. 

"The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared" was sponsored last weekend by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry and focused on the needs of children suffering from medical and psychiatric care.

Whitaker has written extensively on the subject of psychiatric treatment, and the use of medications to treat mental illness. He has published books on the subject called Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, in 2002, and Anatomy of an Epidemic, 2010.

In this second part of his interview with ZENIT, Whitaker addressed the effects which psychiatric medications have had on people suffering from mental and emotional illnesses.

Part 1 was published Monday.

ZENIT: What are some of the long-term effects of psychotropic drugs, both for the person taking them, and potentially for society as a whole?

Whitaker: If you look at the scientific evidence, you find that psychiatric drugs increase the chronicity of major mental disorders over the long term. This is what I wrote about in my book Anatomy of an Epidemic.

For instance, prior to the arrival of antidepressants, depression was seen as an episodic illness, with a fairly benign long-term course. Today, in the Prozac era, it runs a much more chronic course. Giovanni Fava, a professor of psychology at the University of Bologna in Italy, for years has been raising the question in medical journals: do antidepressants, over the long-term, induce changes in the brain that make people more biologically vulnerable to depression? 

You also find that experts in bipolar disorder acknowledge that outcomes are worse today than they were 40 years ago. People so diagnosed suffer more acute bipolar episodes, and much more low-level depression between acute episodes than they used to. In particular, functional outcomes -- that is to say employment rates -- have worsened over the past 40 years. The U.S. experts who have written about this decline in outcomes -- Ross Baldessarini, Carlos Zarate, and Frederick Goodwin -- have different explanations for it, but one thought is that it is due to prescribing antidepressants and antipsychotics to bipolar patients, and how these drugs may worsen their long-term outcomes.

The scientific story of the long-term effects of antipsychotics on people with schizophrenia and psychotic disorders may be more complicated, and certainly more controversial. But you do find, in the research literature, worries that antipsychotics worsen long-term outcomes, at least in the aggregate. That was the finding in the one long-term study conducted in the U.S., which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who got off antipsychotics, as a group, had much better long-term outcomes than those who stayed on antipsychotics. As the lead researcher, Martin Harrow, stated at a meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in 2008, "I conclude that patients with schizophrenia not on antipsychotic medication for a long period of time have significantly better global functioning than those on antipsychotics."

So, I think one worry about taking psychiatric drugs is that, over the long term, you run the risk of becoming more chronically symptomatic. The drugs also have many side effects -- emotional, physical, and cognitive. 

As for their effect on society, it's clear that their widespread use increases the burden of mental illness in that society. For instance, in the United States, the number of adults receiving a disability payment due to mental illness has increased from 1.25 million in 1987 to more than 4.5 million today. Numerous other countries have reported similar increases in disability -- Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, and so on. That is the bottom line for societies: the widespread use of psychiatric drugs leads to mental illness becoming an ever greater problem in their society. 

ZENIT: What, in your opinion, has caused medical practitioners to rely excessively on drugs to treat emotional and behavioral disorders? 

Whitaker: It's a combination of factors. One is that the drugs do generally work over the short term, in the sense that they may relieve distressing symptoms better than placebo, and that gives medical practitioners a reason to prescribe them. The second is that the prescribing of drugs is quick; the doctor doesn't have to invest much time in the healing process. Alternative therapies may take more time, and the recovery process may take place more slowly (but may be more enduring.) And the third reason is this: there is a commercial force at work. 

During the 1980s, pharmaceutical companies in the United States began paying academic psychiatrists to serve as speakers, advisors, and consultants. As a result, leading American psychiatrists vigorously touted a drug-based paradigm of care, and because the United States is such a big market, with such outsized influence, their statements had a big effect on global psychiatric practices. In addition, the makers of these medications often employed the same marketing method in other countries; they knew that if they could funnel money to the academic psychiatrists in those countries, it would help build a market for their drugs.

I should also note that the paradoxical long-term effects of psychiatric drugs are not so easily seen. That is a perspective that arises from a careful review of the scientific literature, across many decades of research. Short term studies may tell us the drugs work; the doctors who prescribe them may see that they often work; and academic psychiatrists tell us that they work. The story about their negative long-term effects is not so immediately evident, and thus is easily ignored or missed when psychiatrists develop their treatments.

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On ZENIT's Web page:

Part 1 of this interview: 

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/vatican-conference-revisiting-psychiatric-treatment-of-children-part-1

(June 18, 2013) © Innovative Media Inc. 

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MessagePosté le: Mer 4 Sep - 11:47 (2013)    Sujet du message: WHAT DO HHS EMPLOYEES REALLY THINK? AGENCY WILL PAY DATA MINERS TO FIND OUT Répondre en citant

WHAT DO HHS EMPLOYEES REALLY THINK? AGENCY WILL PAY DATA MINERS TO FIND OUT




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By Joseph Marks September 3, 2013

The Health and Human Services Department plans to mine data from its internal social network, including deducing employee’s emotions and sentiments, contracting documents show.

Health and Human Services began using the internal social networking site Yammer in late 2012, according to a department blog post. The Facebook-like network is open to all the department’s 75,000 employees, the post said. It’s focused on helping employees better engage with each other across divisions and informally crowdsourcing solutions to workflow issues.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ office plans to award a three-month contract to the California-based business intelligence company GoodData to sift through information posted to Yammer to determine employees’ sentiment on particular topics and to learn which topics are trending on the site.

The secretary’s office plans to award the contract under a Federal Acquisition Regulation provision that allows agencies to forego competitive bidding in instances where there’s only one acceptable vendor for a particular good or service. The notice of intent posted Thursday is meant to give potential bidders a chance to prove they can offer a competitive monitoring service.

The document doesn’t list the value of the GoodData contract or go into details about what information the secretary’s office hopes to cull from employees’ Yammer posts.
Federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the Secret Service have launched social media monitoring programs in the past, though they’re usually focused on monitoring what the public is talking about, not federal employees.

A guidance document from the Federal Chief Information Officer’s Council released in July approves of social media monitoring provided agencies disclose how and why they’re doing it to people who might be monitored.

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MessagePosté le: Mer 4 Sep - 11:51 (2013)    Sujet du message: ANALYTICAL SOFTWARE TO TRACK HHS YAMMER DATA Répondre en citant

ANALYTICAL SOFTWARE TO TRACK HHS YAMMER DATA

Solicitation Number: 13-233-SOL-00740
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Program Support Center
Location: Division of Acquisition Management



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Solicitation Number:
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August 29, 2013
Solicitation #: 13-233-SOL-00740

Notice of Intent to Award

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration/Program Support Center/Strategic Acquisition Service/Division of Acquisition Management-B (HHS/OASA/PSC/SAS/DAM-B) intends to award a sole source contract, utilizing acquisition procedures under the authority of FAR Part 6.302-1, for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary to purchase analytical software to track HHS Yammer data to GoodData. This notice of intent to award is not a request for competitive proposals. The purpose of this notice is merely to obtain capability statements to allow interested firms an opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications for the standards below.

The purpose of this contract is to procure an analytical software to track HHS Yammer data for The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary.

The period of performance for the contract shall be for one 3 month base period.

In order to respond to this notice, qualified firms must be able to clearly convey its experience and/or ability to perform the following tasks identified below in a capability statement:

The contractor must independently provide a cloud based productive analytic tool to extract and analyze key data out of the HHS Yammer network to satisfy the overall operational objectives. The primary objective of this requirement is to provide a cloud based analytic tool for Yammer that can provide the following:

• Emotion-aware Sentiment Tracking
• Historical Trending
• Notifications & Drilling
• Data Discovery & Customization
• Complete, Extensible Platform
• Administrator Capabilities


Qualified firms must also include the following information
a. DUNS.
b. Company Name.
c. Company Address.
d. Current GSA Schedules appropriate to this Award, if applicable.
e. Do you have a Government approved accounting system? If so, please identify the agency that approved the system.
f. Type of Company (i.e., small business, 8(a), woman owned, veteran owned, etc.) as validated via the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). All offerors must register on the CCR located at http://www.ccr.gov/index.asp
g. Company Point of Contact, Phone and Email address



No solicitation document is available. Capability statement must be submitted to the contact point and address given above. All capability statements are due to the Contracting Officer by 8:00am EST September 3, 2013. Capability statements will not be returned and will not be accepted after the due date. The maximum number of pages for submission is 5 pages. If no capability statements are received which specifically demonstrate the requirements above, the Government shall proceed with a sole source contract to GoodData.

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=92b1fe70d85593e4aab72d8585924bdc&tab=core&_cview=0

Government Official Designated for Receipt of Capability Statements

Jennifer Browning
Contract Specialist
Email: Jennifer.Browning@psc.hhs.gov
Phone: 301.443.3025
Fax: 301.443.3849



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MessagePosté le: Ven 18 Oct - 13:31 (2013)    Sujet du message: GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO CONTROL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT? Répondre en citant

GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO CONTROL RELIGIOUS THOUGHT?

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VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19u2twNseXo#t=384


Is the U.S. Government working on a program to…well…program the way you view religion?

A whistleblower who has worked on that program says yes and he wants you to know exactly what has been going on.

The first towards truth is to be informed.

If I told you that the Defense Department was using taxpayer dollars to learn how to influence people with religious beliefs in order to control those beliefs, would it really surprise you?

Would you think that I am a tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist?

Would you care if I told you that the program was aimed at controlling fundamentalist Muslims?

How about fundamentalist Christians?

Here’s the backstory. In 2012, Arizona State Universityʼs Center for Strategic Communication or CSC was awarded a $6.1 million dollar research grant by DARPA or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The goal of the project according to ASUʼs website is to “study the neurobiology of narrative comprehension, validate narrative theories and explore the connection between narrative and persuasion.”

A lot of technical talk there, so lets dig into the details.

The CSC program is actually about creating narratives. Using effective communication, largely video, to control the thought process of groups of people. And ultimately to be able to trigger narratives through magnetic stimulation. At its core, the program is focused on how to win the narrative against Muslim extremism. It’s a fairly interesting concept.

According to documents leaked to us, this project integrates insights from three mutually-informing theoretical terrains.
In short, the goal of the program is to combat and change religious narratives because of their role in “extremist behavior.” The whistleblower who revealed this program to us, worked for several years on the program. They asked not to be identified.


Ben: What were you told about the proposal as you began working through it?

Whistleblower: Yeah, I thought that it was benign. They told me it was about trying to figure outwhat parts of the brain are affected by narrative persuasion. Just to figure it out just for academic reasons. So we looked at narrative transportation which is basically how an individual is transported into a narrative, how they understand it…kind of like when you read a good book you get really enthralled with it.

At its core, the program attempts to map the brain to determine which portions of the brain allow you to accept a narrative presented to you. It’s called narrative theory.

Mapping this network will lead to a fuller understanding of the influence narrative has on memory, emotion, theory of mind, identity and persuasion, which in turn influence the decision to engage in political violence or join violent groups or support groups ideologically or financially.

You see, the project is focused on the belief that the reason Muslims in the Middle East are swayed to religious violence is not because of the reality of what is going on around them per se, but because they are believing a local or a regional narrative.

Ben: The local and regional narrative then is that the brain automatically assumes things because of a narrative we’ve been taught since our childhood, is that it?

Whistleblower: Right yeah that’s true. We call those master narratives. So in America we have this “rags to riches” master narrative where if you work really hard you can become successful and make a ton of money. So in the Middle East, they always use the example of the Pharaoh. That’s the master narrative that’s in the Qur’an, where there’s this corrupt leader that, you know, is really bad for society. And they use the example of Sadat who was assassinated. When
the assassin killed him, he said, “I have killed the Pharaoh, I have killed the Pharaoh.” So they assume that he was relying upon this Islamic master narrative to fuel his actions.


So how does the program change this? Again a lot of technical speak here so stay with me. But it’s broken into three phases.

Phase I is to map the Narrative Comprehension Network using a set of stimuli designed from the point of view of two different religious cultures.

Phase II will test hypotheses generated in Phase I, adding two additional manipulations of narrative validity and narrative transportation.

Phase III, it investigates possibilities for literally disrupting the activity of the NCN through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Ben: Phase III is fairly interesting. I noticed in the documentation it says lets not talk too much about this because who knows if we’ll ever get there. But when you do read what Phase III is it is a little surprising, it’s called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. This is not something that’s science fiction, it’s not something they’ve cooked up. This is a real technique that’s already been used in the past, correct?

Whistleblower: Yes, it started out in the psychiatry field when people were depressed and when you’re depressed certain parts of your brain are not functioning correctly. So they created this technology, which is basically a big magnet, and you put it on their brain and it turns off that part of the brain that’s bad or wrong and it would help them with their depression for several weeks to a month and they’d go back and do it again. So this technology has been around for ten
or fifteen years.


Ben: So it’s very high tech propaganda, what we’re talking about.

Whistleblower: High tech and validated propaganda, yes. So if they’re able to turn off a part of the brain and get rid of that master narrative that will make you not believe in a particular statement, they would have validated this propaganda. So if they turn off portion X, they know that the propaganda is going to work and the individual is going to believe whatever is being told to them.

So why do all this? Because the project is based on the idea that despite the good work of the U.S. in the Middle East, the message of the work is not being received.

“The frequent rejection of US messaging by local populations in the Middle East, despite US insistence on the objective truth of the US message, illustrates the narrative paradigm at work. The well documented ‘say-do gap’ between US messages and US actions is seen by some as contributing to a lack of narrative validity in stories produced by the US. Similarly, stories of US aid do not ring true in a culture wherein Christian foreigners, since the 11th Century, have been invaders and sought to destroy and rule.”

So how to fix this?

Ben: How do you move someone from simply watching a video or seeing a video all the way down that line to behavior? It’s a pretty powerful tool if you’re able to do that.

Whistleblower: Right, so they think that maybe an extremist statements or a video like Al Qaeda puts out will lead to some individuals doing a suicide bombing, for example. So they’re trying to look at this video or the statements and take away a part of your brain that will think that it fits in with your culture or master narrative and that will hopefully lead you to not do these extremist, violent acts.

So what you need to know is that this program boils down to one central idea. If people aren’t reaching the conclusions the U.S. government would like them to reach, there must be a way to force them to accept these narratives.

Remember that the claim is that the U.S. despite giving aid is viewed in the Middle East as invaders. That, according to the program research is the product of embedded narrative, not a result of action.

So the view of the U.S. as invaders in countries where we have standing armies, dozens of military bases, the U.S. paying off drug lords in Afghanistan or regional warlords in Iraq or where we consistently bomb via drone strike in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia or where we fund dictators until those dictators are overthrown and then attempt to fund the rebels, who end up becoming dictators.

All of that has nothing to do with the U.S. view of Muslims in the Middle East because clearly they are missing the fact that the U.S. gives aid.

The next step, control the narrative and if necessary, use magnetic stimulation to force people to accept the view of the U.S. that we desire them to have.

After all, aren’t extremist Muslims dangerous? Extremist Christians? See the problem with the question is who gets to define extremist? Who decides if religious beliefs are inherently dangerous?

And if we believe that government should have the power to control how the extremist thinks… wouldn’t they have the authority to decide how and what we all think?

Sources:
We cannot post the leaked documents from the program here because ASU has claimed intellectual property infringement.


This article first appeared at benswann.com.

This article was posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 11:23 am

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