Monthly Archives: July 2013

Louis Wain’s Cat Obsession

To say Louis Wain was obsessed with cats might be the understatement of the century.  The eccentric artist made a career out of painting nothing but cats for over 30 years.  While most people believe he suffered from schizophrenia, there’s … Continue reading

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Pedophilia Caused by Brain Tumor

Strange as it sounds, there are a couple cases on record of pedophilia directly caused by a brain tumor. The subject of pedophilia is one of the most emotionally charged issues in society, and for good reason.  The idea that … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome

You’ve all seen her:  The “crazy cat lady” with her disheveled hair, hoarder-style home, dumpster diving and–of course–the telltale parade of cats following behind her like the pied piper. But why cats and not some other animal?  Cat hoarding, while … Continue reading

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Sickness Behavior & Depression

Think back to the last time you were sick.  Did you feel like doing the Riverdance or retreating to a dark room to hibernate for hours? When the body is sick, the brain responds with “sickness behavior,” a collection of … Continue reading

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The Behavioral Effects of Allergies

This 1992 episode of the Phil Donahue Show explores the role of allergens in childhood behavioral problems.  Contains startling footage of misdiagnosed Tourette’s syndrome, temper tantrums and other mental disorders caused by common foods and chemicals. Further evidence that “mental” … Continue reading

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Altered States of America

This graph says it all…

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Autism: The Autoimmune Connection

Long believed to be a behavioral disorder, autism is much more to those living with it.  It affects sensory perception, social skills and communication–the very things that make us human.  The behavioral symptoms are merely the tip of a giant … Continue reading

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