another time. Happy Father's Day.
June 17, 2007: #25 Sibling Reveille
June 17, 2007: #25 Sibling Reveille
- Clink wonders if iPod users have more musical auditory hallucinations. But, can deaf people get auditory hallucinations, or do they hallucinate people signing at them? "Yes, We Have No Bananas" seems to be a popular musical hallucination with older folks. Wonder if "Reveille" is heard by folks who were in the military? This is clearly a wake-up call for all you iPod users.
- KevinMD placed us on his "Power 8" list of medical blogs with an "exceptional week" of blogging, particularly noting Clink's post on forensic psychiatry issues raised by the latest Paris Hilton saga, which also leads to a discussion of the Goldwater Rule, of high profile cases (like Cho... see Face to Face and Unspeakable), and of freedom of speech.
- Dinah talks a bit about Dr Melfi's firing of Tony Soprano.
- We talk at length about a June 2007 AJP article by Waldinger, Vaillant, and Orav, entitled "Childhood Sibling Relationships as a Predictor of Major Depression in Adulthood: A 30-Year Prospective Study." This is an amazing study in that they followed a group of some 229 men from age 20 to age 50, doing lots of interviews and tests along the way. In this analysis, they looked at the quality of their sibling and parental relationships, as well as family history of mood disorder, and made a surprising finding.
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The moment of silence when Ric Ocasek's name is mentioned. The guy is from Baltimore. Where is your pride?
Hey, I just noticed you guys outed me again on #24...how rude!
-So, the sibling study looked at adult or childhood relationships (or both)? My sibling relationships are polar opposites of what they used to be.
-When I'd been off of T4 replacement for ~35 days before I-131 treatment in March, I started having auditory and minor visual hallucinations (and paranoia, depression, hypersomnia). The musical ones were of my ringtone though--an MP3, not MIDI-like--and lasted a good 40 sec even as I stared at my lifeless phone. I'd have been more amused if I wasn't panicking about the treatment screw-up, but then that stress probably contributed. I guess the main difference between that and hearing ipod music is that I was waiting for a cricital call from my endocrinologist.
-Another retroactive comment: be careful impersonating Dr. Phil. He'll put the smack down. (Okay, yes, I've occasionally watched that garbage, but only because CBS is the only channel I receive.)
ipod, itunes. Nice little bit of product placement.
Anon, at least one of us keeps up with these things. One of B-more's best exported musicians was Frank Zappa.
Emy, the *childhood* sibling relationships were the ones they looked at (as described by the participants 30 years ago when they were 20 yrs old). Oh, and what's this about being "outed"? I don't get it.
Krej...aliases are less effective when people know they're aliases :)
But anonymity isn't the actual reason--I've been having people search for Emy on Facebook and take the name for real on our local paper's website--it's all very amusing for me.
I am not nearly old enough to be called Nona so don't try it Yor.
Maybe I'm wired differently, but I don't see how anyone can look at that name and NOT see it. It's like me trying to keep secret the fact that Roy has 3 letters. I guess it is because I've always liked palindromes, so things like that jump out at me. "My gym tasks are too lonely?" a Jay Leno looter asks at my gym. For additional word fun, check out this Wikipedia entry on Constrained Writing.
I agree, it is amusing. Ok, I will try to keep it under my hat.
Yes, do keep it under raps.
I'm a fan of wordie.org--I tried keeping my own lists, but it never worked out.
True story. A company I'm associated with, recognized as a quality brand, had a competitor that set up a company in another country that ripped off our patented designs. Idiots spelled our brandname backwards (maybe it was only patents that were invalid in that country, not TMs), you know, like Aloc-Acoc.
But my favorite is the HAL 9000 - IBM association.
Wordie.org---what a great web site. I will now confess my geekness and admit I wrote a computer desktop utility that does this same thing. I've collected about 700 words at this point, but I've run into trouble finding interesting ones now. Mostly I see obscure profession or science-specific words that just aren't that interesting. Last night I stumbled over zarzuela which I will tuck away for my next Scrabble game.
I'm only now getting time to listen to it, but nice podcast, guys. I'm a sibling (actually, I'm the 3rd of 5 kids), and I have great relationships with my brothers, and less than great relationships with my sisters. We don't want to kill each other or anything, it's just that we have such different lives, we don't even have much to chat about.
Anyway, I have to wonder how I would have been classified in that study, if I had been a man. Also, are studies in only men considered generalizable to the rest of the population in psychiatry?
I have to say that I think that great relationships with sibs is probably just another of many social support factors that are potentially protective for major depression. But then... what do I know, I'm just a baby doctor! ;) (Actually more of a mommy doctor.. but whatever!)
Dang Clink, you've outgeeked me. I'm no programmer, 7|-|0(_)6h 1 (4|\| 5|*34|< 1337. Shhh, don't tell.
You know, I was darn near giddy when I discovered "semordnilap" yesterday thanks to Roy's link. And I've had a little too much fun working "syzygy" into my academic writing, both figuratively about a father-daughter relationship and literally in the astronomical sense. In the same paper. Okay, I better go do something non-nerdy or my brain might stick that way, so to speak.
Emy, '/0|_|l2 53(l2e7 15 $4|=3 \/\/|7|-| |_|5 !
Me, I like anagrams. I once frightened Mrs. Gerbil at the breakfast table by announcing, apropros of nothing, that our local milk brand Clover Stornetta is an anagram of "Attest, corn lover."
"Britney Spears" and "Presbyterians" are also anagrams. I was very sad to find out that I was not the first person to figure this out.
Hey, it's presciently prudent, actually.
(Did that pop‽)
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