Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that motivates us to pursue things we think will be pleasurable. It keeps us feeding at the trough. If the mesolimbic dopamine system is broken, we are not motivated to do anything. Could it be one of the drivers of Pathological Demand Avoidance?
I’ve been struggling to write something about Autism Awareness Month for a while. It is too wrapped up with grieving my mother and sister. So, here’s a short revelatory self-pitying piece about my messy autistic life.
Vox’s Eliza Barclay interviewed Bandy Lee, the Yale psychiatrist making all the noise about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s mental health posing a threat to the country and he needs a psych eval. I offer some commentary on her thoughts.
Recently, Stanford psychologist, Robert Sutton, published “The Asshole Survival Guide,” his recommendations on how to deal with the assholes in your life based on his study of assholes. He was interviewed over at Vox. Such fun!
It is clear that we live in a rape culture and that it will take a lot to change it. What does it take for individuals to make a difference? To stand up and speak out?
I have oft opined on the mental health status of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. I make it no secret. I also wrote about the duty to warn about a dangerous person about to inflict serious harm on someone or something — certainly the way I see the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. Here are some other sides to the argument, but decidedly less snarky, sarcasticky, and profaney.