Mothers of boys with gender identity disorder: a comparison of matched controls


This pilot study compared mothers of boys with gender identity disorder (GID) with mothers of normal boys to determine whether differences in psychopathology and child-rearing attitudes and practices could be identified. Results of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and the Beck Depression Inventory revealed that mothers of boys with GID had more symptoms of depression and more often met the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder than the controls. Fifty-three percent of the mothers of boys with GID compared with only 6% of controls met the diagnosis for Borderline Personality Disorder on the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines or had symptoms of depression on the Beck Depression Inventory. Results of the Summers and Walsh Symbiosis Scale suggested that mothers of probands had child-rearing attitudes and practices that encouraged symbiosis and discouraged the development of autonomy.


The connection between leftism and pathology

Some interesting research came out recently on the relationship between people with left-wing authoritarian politics, narcissism and psychopathy.

Interestingly, it seems to vindicate many earlier thinkers who theorised about the connection between leftism and pathology.


The left has historically and in the present always fought for control of metacognitive language, concepts, and narratives. It gains control by vehemently asserting the rightness of its definitions while violently attacking any attempt to contradict its irrational assertions. This is where it reveals deep psychopathic tendencies and why it attracts psychopaths and the morally ungrounded. The key to leftist momentum and control is their control of metacognitive thought and language. If you disagree, you are ‘racist’, a ‘running dog’, a ‘reactionary’ and must be destroyed. The secret of all mind-control is control of metacognition such that victims cannot even think another way. ABN

How we perceive and what to do about it

Human perception is massively based on human memory, expectations, and schemas already formed and present in the brain.

A recent study on visual perception came to this conclusion:

Altogether, these results show that many neurons in the medial temporal lobe signal the subjects’ perceptual decisions rather than the visual features of the stimulus. (Source)

This study is about visual perception and it focuses on neurons in the medial temporal lobe of the brain, but it’s conclusions have been discovered in many other studies—that is, we very often perceive what we already know or expect to perceive visually, aurally, verbally, semiotically.

Humans are capable of seeing new things and forming new conclusions and perceptions, but our default brain state is that most of the time we react to what we already think we know, consciously or unconsciously.

And how could it be otherwise? We could not function if we had to reassemble every pixel in a photo or our visual field every time we looked at anything. Same for sounds, sentences, concepts, and semiotics in general. If we are unable to quickly generalize and categorize something as something we already know about, we will find ourselves utterly lost in a maze of astounding complexity every second of our lives.

We cannot live without that default state, but when we use it during interpersonal communication we frequently run the risk of applying an erroneous “perceptual decision” about what someone is saying or about how we think they have heard us.

If you make erroneous perceptual decisions at a normal pace, which can be several times per hour, you will almost certainly begin to build up bigger and bigger wrong perceptions of the person you are doing it to. If that person is a spouse or close friend, you will have problems.

How do we usually deal with or work around problems of that type?

  1. We ignore them.
  2. We spend time away from the person.
  3. We get mad openly or seethe quietly.
  4. We resort to the simple generalities of basic friendship—shared activities, safe topics, declarations of loyalty or friendship.
  5. We believe or hope that mistakes will average out and not matter much.

In order:

1) If we ignore problems that arise from erroneous “perceptual decisions,” we are merely pushing them aside where they will continue to fester. Some people are truly able to completely ignore or forget, but do you really want to do that to your memory? And what replaces what you have forgotten? Isn’t it just another false “perceptual decision?”

2) This works to dilute feeling and perception, but not to improve or upgrade it. In most cases, this is a losing strategy with close friends.

3) Getting mad is better than most responses if you have the tools to fix the problem. Seething silently is a horrible way to go, though unfortunately a very common one. The worst of all is “not getting mad but getting even.” People who do this with friends are universally idiots.

4) Sad way to go but probably the most common halfway-decent thing people do. This describes most friendships and marriages. They become  sort of lifeless card games that go on and on because no one knows what else to do. And the longer they go on, the less likely there will be change.

5) I think this is an unrealistic belief because false perceptions can go off at many different angles. They don’t cancel out. At best, this belief may produce an outcome similar to item four above.

There is a way to handle these problems and that way is FIML. With practice, FIML partners will find that they have no festering false perceptions about each other and that they have not been forced to compromise the integrity and complexity of their relationship by resorting to any of the above strategies.

If you read about morality in books and essays, it is all usually very philosophical. What is it? What are the foundations of it? How does fairness contribute? Is it emotional? Cognitive? Non-cognitive? Etc.

But how do you do it? Not how do you do it in the big sense of politics or global warming or philosophy, but how do you do it with just one other person? Can you do that? Have you ever done that? Can you conduct a complex and moral relationship with even one other person?

I don’t mean just sex, though that’s in there. I mean everything. Can you get very, very clear about all of the complexities of your relationship with just one other person? How can you be psychologically healthy if you cannot? I think most people are stuck, at best, on level four above. The reason is not that they want that but that they do not see another way.

You absolutely have to do something like FIML. If you don’t, false perceptions will accumulate and lead to one of the five things mentioned above.

first posted SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Zoomed out: digital media use and depersonalization experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown


Depersonalisation is a common dissociative experience characterised by distressing feelings of being detached or ‘estranged’ from one’s self and body and/or the world. The COVID-19 pandemic forcing millions of people to socially distance themselves from others and to change their lifestyle habits. We have conducted an online study of 622 participants worldwide to investigate the relationship between digital media-based activities, distal social interactions and peoples’ sense of self during the lockdown as contrasted with before the pandemic. We found that increased use of digital media-based activities and online social e-meetings correlated with higher feelings of depersonalisation. We also found that the participants reporting higher experiences of depersonalisation, also reported enhanced vividness of negative emotions (as opposed to positive emotions). Finally, participants who reported that lockdown influenced their life to a greater extent had higher occurrences of depersonalisation experiences. Our findings may help to address key questions regarding well-being during a lockdown, in the general population. Our study points to potential risks related to overly sedentary, and hyper-digitalised lifestyle habits that may induce feelings of living in one’s ‘head’ (mind), disconnected from one’s body, self and the world.


I would strongly add to these findings that depersonalization during covid was and still is being caused by a plethora of enormous lies promoted by governments and mainstream news media. The lies about covid, covid treatments and non-treatments were serious and deadly but there were also serious lies about election theft, the Ukraine War, prosecutorial misconduct, government malfeasance and more. Our nation’s entire mental universe has been invaded and taken over by falsehoods, mind control, deception. How does anyone not lose their bearings in such an environment? I don’t mind adding that depersonalization seems very much to have been the desired result of an asymmetric war being waged against USA and the Western world. ABN

Bill To Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms Advances In California Senate

A bill to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms cleared the California Senate May 24, reaching the halfway point in the state’s effort to legalize the drug, despite increasing opposition by law enforcement and many citizens.

“We shouldn’t be criminalizing people for personal use of these non-addictive substances,” Wiener said in a May 24 statement.

If passed, the bill would allow the cultivation, transfer, and transportation of fungi or other plant-based materials that can be used as ingredients for the drugs, according to the bill text.

Psilocybin is found in a variety of mushrooms and can be produced synthetically. The bill would only allow plant-based psychedelic drugs for use by people 21 years old and older.


Mind-control in one image, explained

UPDATE: Missouri teenager Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, told FBI he wanted to kill Biden and ‘take over’ after crashing U-Haul truck into White House security gates while carrying swastika flag

Mind-control compendium of lies

Mind-control is real and this is one of the ways it is done. Vaxxes that weaken the population is another way. Extracting money from the population to pay for this is another way. Repetition, fear, and the implied reward that supposedly comes from obedience is the basic formula for mind-control. They do it all the time. The same formula all the time because most people fall for it every time. When it doesn’t work (Monekypox), they just drop it and move on to the next ruse (Ukraine, WW3, GPT…). ABN

The Trans Mind-Virus Is Mutating

…In the States, Leigh Finke, a transgender-identified (biological male) legislator in Minnesota, drafted a bill declaring Minnesota a “refuge state” for the medical transitioning of minors, and has now proposed an amendment to state legislation that would classify “sexual attachment to children” as a protected sexual orientation. 

In Colorado, twenty-seven Democrats in the State House of Representatives just voted against making indecent exposure to minors a felony, with one legislator commenting that the criminal prohibition unfairly targets the drag and trans communities.  

And in Washington state, Democrats passed Senate Bill 5599, which would allow the state to legally hide runaway children from their parents if the parents don’t consent to their child’s “gender transition” or abortion.  

Clinical research is even being done on the distinctive features of particular populations with sexual attraction to children. Two researchers recently focused on the unique experiences of “minor attracted” women, for example, and called the link between “minor attraction” and “sexual offending against children” theoretical. The link can hardly be called “theoretical.”  


Transgender — more things they don’t tell you

A phalloplasty is absolutely brutal.

First, the woman has to undergo a hysterectomy. Then, the woman has to have her ovaries removed.

Those two surgeries alone are absolutely brutal and tough recoveries.

Then, you have to have a “vaginal mucosal ablation”, that’s a fancy way of saying that they SEW THE VAGINA CLOSED.

And it only gets worse from there. The doctors need tissue from your body to build your fake penis from, so they CUT SKIN OFF OF YOUR ARM, YOUR THIGH OR YOUR BACK.

Doesn’t that sound pleasant?

After all that is over, they begin constructing your penis.

When that’s all done, you have your fake penis that barely works. It can hardly get an erection. It feels no real pleasure. It’s just there. If you want the erection device, that’s a whole different level of complicated surgeries and it is even more complicated.

That’s if you make it through. There are many stories of people having a fistula and stricture in their new urethras and being stuck with a suprapubic catheter for months.

Of course there are the infections. Those are brutal. And this is not your average UTI. This is the body rejecting a foreign object.

Then there are the times when the tissue dies and you’re just stuck with a dead organ.

Ejaculation isn’t possible. That just isn’t going to happen. And that’s in the best scenario.

You’re talking 1-3 years worth of surgeries before it’s all over in some cases.

In briefly looking at literature, the lowest rate of complications I’ve seen is 25%. More commonly, the number seems to hover around 40%.

So, when you see these people telling ten year olds they should sew their vagina closed up and attach a fake penis, you’re talking about actual barbarism.

This is what they want for our kids. This is the agenda.

I won’t stand for it. This stuff is serious and it is ruining people’s lives.


This is lucrative pseudoscience for adults. And diabolical mental illness when foisted on children. ABN

Glutamate Imbalance Impairs Hippocampus, Leading to Psychosis

Dysregulation of the dopamine neurotransmitter system has long been associated with schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis, but recently researchers have begun to examine the glutamate and GABA systems as well.

Studies have shown that an excitatory-inhibitory imbalance begins with improperly functioning NMDA-type glutamate receptors (NMDAR) in temporal regions of the brain, but much of the evidence comes from studies of the brains of psychotic people, leaving in question whether the imbalance results from psychotic symptoms or precedes them.

Now, a new study in people with the copy variant number 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) probes the excitatory-inhibitory neurotransmitter system prior to the onset of psychosis.

Deletion carriers have a strong predisposition for psychiatric illnesses including anxiety and mood disorders, and they have a 30% lifetime risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, by adulthood.


Analysis of news articles promoting racial division

#1 Look at the increase of news articles mentioning "white privilege," "systemic racism," "diversity and inclusion," and "unconscious bias."

How does the media's focus on identity politics and critical race theory contribute to the division and polarization of society?

[The R-word is a psycholinguistic hot button like many others. It limits thought as its usage raises cortisol. It has become a fight-word and ‘wins’ arguments which shouldn’t even happen because cortisol blocks thought. ABN]

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AI makes mind-reading possible

Massive announcements in the world of AI today from the University of Texas, Geoffery Hinton, IBM, and Walmart.

Here’s the rundown on everything you need to know:

1. AI makes mind-reading possible

This new study will literally- *blow your mind*

Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a GPT-based decoder that translates thoughts into text using non-invasive fMRI scans.

– Participants trained the decoder by listening to podcasts for 16 hours.

– The AI system generated a text as participants listened to or imagined a new story, capturing thoughts .

The exact words were not always the same, but the overall meaning was captured.

[This whole thread is interesting but I am putting it up because the kind of AI feedback described above will reveal in detail the underlying loose organization and chaos of the mind as we speak and listen (and do everything else). Being able to see this clearly will revolutionize our understanding of human psychology; how it actually functions in real-time. When tech like this is something we can access routinely at a business or school or even purchase and use at home, human communication and self-understanding will hit fabulous new levels, freeing us from the humdrum common associations we must now depend on for clear communication. FIML practice can show a great deal of this right now. I would highly recommend more smart people learn to do FIML because it shows us how we really think and act, thus preparing us for what is coming from this new tech. Subjectivity will become much more objective. This will shock and even traumatize many, but it need not because it is real and utterly fascinating. In my view, this will become one of the most impactful technologies stemming from AI. ABN]

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