learned helplessness

  1. Guille Yacante

    The case Argentina.

    I wanted to write this post because much could be learnt from this. Written by an Argentinian, that has lived all his life in that country. 27 years to date. Us Argentinians have been deprived of education. Have been brainwashed. Have been pushed and normalized sexual immorality. Normalized...
  2. P

    Cypro made me hallucinate

    So i've been taking cypro past the last 5 days. I was tooking 2mg on lunch and 2mg on dinner. It was being amazingly therapeutic for me (i was happier, seeing colors more vibrant, enjoying more life, recovering from the learned helplessness i was stuck in, etc). Today i decided to take 2mg on...
  3. cs3000

    High Acetylcholine = learned helplessness, depression - What are good ways to lower acetylcholine or increase acetylcholinesterase activity?

    Ray peat has spoken about the negatives of acetylcholine relating to stress and learning Acetylcholine is an excitotoxic neurotransmitter Acetylcholine likely raises serotonin in the brain (preferentially inhibits MAO-A in the brain) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19025057/ AChE inhibitors...
  4. P

    Postpartum in general & meal ideas

    Hi all, I'm looking for any interviews or newsletters of Peat's that discuss the postpartum stage? I've listened to one KMUDD referencing PPD and another on Pregnancy and Toxemia, but I can't find much else. Any other book/podcasts/tips that may have helped you through the 4th trimester (I'm...
  5. haidut

    Even very low-dose endocrine disruptors induce learned helplessness, anhedonia

    Not much to comment on this study, considering the mountains of literature already available on the topic of endocrine disruptors such as BPA/BPA/DEHP, except to point out that the results were obtained even with very low-dose exposure to the harmful chemicals. Another interesting finding was...
  6. DDRB

    How to overcome social maladjustment (and learned helplessness)??

    I've had a lot of problems in my life, problems but the one that concerns me right now is social maladjustment. In fact the main problem is the 'cocktail effect', I see a lot of people who are even more maladjusted but who have friends because they seem basically "normal", I also have crazy...
  7. Mauritio

    Fasoracetam upregulates GABA-B receptors and reduces learned helplessness

    Fasoracetam might be especially interesting for people that don't react well to the other racetams and stimulants in generel. I've found that phenylpiracetam can make me a bit irritable, but stacking it with something GABAergic alleviated that. Or people dealing with anxiety, depression...
  8. mrchibbs

    New Christopher Walker Documentary On Serotonin

    Is Serotonin the Happy Hormone? Think Again Props where props is due. Very well produced and informative documentary, and there is a quote from Ray! He covers learned helplessness, and a lot of really interesting angles. Here is a summary: Modern marketing for antidepressant drugs has been so...
  9. haidut

    The Government Knows Stress Causes "learned Helplessness" / Depression

    I have had discussions with numerous psychiatrists about the concept of "learned helplessness" (LH) and its relation to chronic stress. All of those doctors flatly denied that LH is a concept relevant to humans and argued that it is nothing more than a useful model of depression in animal...
  10. haidut

    Stress And Learned Helplessness May Be The Main Cause Of Dementia

    A great study showing that controlling for factors such as sex, marital status, lower educational level, lifestyle factors, existing chronic and acute disease, substance abuse, etc did NOT change dementia risk. The only thing that correlated (likely causatively) with risk of dementia (e.g...
  11. haidut

    People Can Die As A Result Of Giving Up (a State Caused By Low Dopamine)

    Ask any doctor if loss of hope can kill and he/she will laugh in your face. Even if you use the more scientific term "learned helplessness" you will still be laughed out of the room. Well, the study below shows that "give-up-itis" (GUI) is quite real and can reliably kill a person if it takes a...
  12. haidut

    Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Prevents Suicidal Behavior, Reverses Learned Helplessness

    First, please note that this study is about nitrous oxide (N2O) and not nitric oxide (NO). There is a huge difference in effects despite the minor difference in chemical structure. Peat has written about both - the benefits of the former and the dangers of the latter. N2O is commonly known as...
  13. L

    Overcoming Learned Helplessness

    Overcoming Learned Helplessness Feeling Powerless; Overcoming Learned Helplessness
  14. J

    Freewheel Running Prevents Learned Helplessness (How Would This Fit Into Peat's View Of Exercise?

    Freewheel running prevents learned helplessness/behavioral depression: role of dorsal raphe serotonergic neurons. Greenwood BN1, Foley TE, Day HE, Campisi J, Hammack SH, Campeau S, Maier SF, Fleshner M. Author information Abstract Serotonin (5-HT) neurons in the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) are...
  15. burtlancast

    Learned Helplessness, KMUD, 2013

    Download link to the audio file: https://raypeatforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=479
  16. P

    Methylene Blue Facilitates The Extinction Of Fear In An Animal Model Of Susceptibility To Learned He

    Methylene blue facilitates the extinction of fear in an animal model of susceptibility to learned helplessness. - PubMed - NCBI Abstract The objectives were to (1) extend previous findings on fear extinction deficits in male congenitally helpless rats (a model for susceptibility to learned...
  17. haidut

    Many psychiatric drugs are useless, cause learned helplessness

    The article starts with focusing on anti-psychotic drugs but then switches to criticize virtually all psychiatric drugs. This "news" is tot really surprising given that most of these drugs work by reducing dopamine. As Peat said, the current mental health drug line came out of propaganda from...
  18. haidut

    Serotonin Is Involved In The Formation Of Traumatic Memories

    The study makes several points. First, serotonin is involved in the formation of traumatic memories when under shock / stress. Second, memories do not appear to be stored in the synapses, which implies that in theory lost memories (like in patients with Alzheimers or concussions) can be restored...
  19. CellularIconoclast

    Escaping Learned Helplessness

    transcribed from audio
  20. R

    Enhancing Motivation And Overcoming "Learned Helplessness"

    When you are sick, stressed, and hypothyroid, it can be difficult to muster the motivation for routine tasks, much less for long term projects like pursuing a degree, developing a new skill, assuming new responsibilities at work or at home, improving relations with loved ones, or repairing your...
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