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  1. For any psychologists, psychiatrists or anyone with interests in psychology, what about this statement? "Anyone who is convinced that he/she has a depression, does have a depression."

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    2. blue89

      blue89

      what had you expected(??) , really I also think the reason based on your question. think/assume please what would you gain even if someone has been convinced that he/she had had a depression (?) what would we gain , what would be motre useful. also it is not good way , I also ask you the reason. I thought that it was illogical. but of course there may existence absence of information. I am not medical doctor.

    3. blue89

      blue89

      I only ask the reason that caused you to think so.but probably this question would be highly important in psychology or philosophy( rather than psychiatry). if you meant whether it was harmful or good making her/him convinced he/she had a depression although he/she did not, then OK ,of course this is very bad,it is harmful. and realy good question. I also heard that this would/should be true as theoritical.(but not from academic literatures ,I herad it from professors whose expertise is psych...

    4. Function

      Function

      Well, this escalated quickly.

  2. Big toenail got grown in and infected, base of the nail came loose. Gave it a hard yank, but the nail was still firmly attached from about halfway up to the distal end. Totally ripped off. I've never seen a toe bleed so much before. One of my worst mistakes ever. I don't think I've ever felt such excruciating pain before.

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    2. Function

      Function

      Aha! At least I'm having a fair chance of having some sort of nail by then! Can't wait!

    3. koti

      koti

      Did you save that nail? :P 

    4. Function

      Function

      Nay, it's laying torn apart in pieces in some trashcan.

  3. I love my brain for having given me that wonderful dream last night and the persistent feelings when waking up. At the same time, I've seldomly been as angry at someone as I am at my brain. How dare it wake me up from that dream.

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    2. Function

      Function

      I sensed some sort of irrelevance in blue's reactions, so I didn't really know what to answer. So blue: sit down and learn English ^^

       

      Well, Sirona ... Research of my own as a person, perhaps. Aciman would describe it as "things that really do matter".

    3. blue89

      blue89

      :) :) String no doubt with anyone's honesty. I do not assess anyone's personality ,I only assess everyone's sayings. all of people are equal and worth for me ,none is better or worse than me. :) probably "cool" means this position :) :)
    4. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      Blue. You need to learn English, what's your native language? I'll try and help you out there.

  4. It's not worth starting a thread for this: am I the only one bothered by the notation 120/80 mm Hg? Why not 120/80 mm Hg/mm Hg? Or 120 mm Hg / 80 mm Hg?

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    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      113/65 mmHg - pretty unconcerned about that

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      That's from all the cycling you do

    4. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Completely agree. Have you noticed an uptick in fitness from the increased activity and decreased smoking?

  5. I don't want sweet dreams anymore. They constantly remind me of what could be, but isn't.

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    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      "Everybody's looking for something"

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Thank you String. The first 12inch single I ever bought. And it was by mistake - I thought I was getting the album cheap!

    4. StringJunky
  6. If my body font is Times New Roman, 10.5 pt, 1.15 spacing, then what should table/figure caption content size/spacing be like?

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    2. Function

      Function

      Thanks! What about line spacing?

    3. hypervalent_iodine

      hypervalent_iodine

      In my experience, universities usually have pretty strict limits on spacing. I tend to go 1.5x.

    4. Function

      Function

      Yes well I find it really astonishing how strict university thesis regulations are in the US when concerning layout ... We in Belgium are - apparently - more "liberal" in that kind of stuff ...

  7. So basically, the human brain is capable of performing unseen tasks, but our body falls short when the area postrema still makes you vomit while fasting after an acute toxin (read: alcohol) intake? There should be nerves from stomach to area postrema in order to inhibit vomiting while fasting after toxin intake, but hey, who're we to change who we are

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    2. Sirona

      Sirona

      Although not very Australian! I always found this amusing actually. Australians pride themselves on their excessive drinking habits but if you look up alcohol consumed per person internationally there is little correlation. We must not be able to hold our liquor, despite our stereotype of being drunks! :P

    3. Sirona

      Sirona

      I experience this stereotype a lot when backpacking!

    4. Function

      Function

      Lucky you you're not German then.

  8. For once, I passed all my exams with great distinction, and my thesis specifically with greatest distinction ^_^

    Let's hope my internships (starting March until July 2020) can help me finish my Master with great distinction ...

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    2. Function

      Function

      Don't know about the States, but most hospitals here don't generally run for profit.

    3. peterwlocke

      peterwlocke

      oh. that is odd. but kind of cool.

    4. peterwlocke

      peterwlocke

      can you post thesis link?

  9. Seems like I will be writing on glioblastoma multiforme for my master dissertation the next 2-3 years. Hence, the profile picture.

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    2. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      I do. Probably going to be a math teacher and use that money to attend college online. I'm going to attempt to be a rocket engineer.

    3. Function

      Function

      Beautiful outlook. Teaching can be very satisfying. Best of luck with it!

    4. Raider5678
  10. Passed my exams with quite disappointing results. Ah well. Used to it. I'll do an extra effort for the last exam period in January before my 1.5 years of internships.

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    2. studiot

      studiot

      Aah!

      The advantages of being retired.

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      The only time I take an interest is this tournament.

    4. koti

      koti

      I watched the Belgium-Brazil game tonight, I decided I need to watch some games so if somebody asks me I don’t come across as weird. 

  11. My promotor called the first three chapters of the literature review part of my thesis (totally 10 chapters), which currently counts approx. 40 pages, "Very thorough and accurate!" with only 3 small detailist remarks.

    Made my day.

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    2. Function

      Function

      That's where it stops, I'm afraid. I sound smart :D

    3. jimmydasaint

      jimmydasaint

      :) You are smart in doing what you do.

    4. Function

      Function

      Thank you for your kind words :)

  12. Sitting on your train at 6.50 a.m., revising your course of functional neuroanatomy of the basal ganglia, and while thinking about vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in case of refractory epilepsy (it so happens I read an article on that), formulating a hypothesis on whether stimulation of certain nuclei of the thalamus would be a good treatment (integration of the class on basal ganglia), only to find out the very same day, during the first class of that day (a class on epilepsy), that this treat...

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    2. Sato

      Sato

      Physica's much more polite that that; perhaps it was sarcasm or meaning that your talent will be wasted in academia.

    3. physica

      physica

      I'm saying that you're very smart and very interested/motivated. Once you graduate you may find medical academia frustrating and limiting. To compensate I hope you find the clinical work rewarding. You're a lot smarter and motivated than the average medic I've worked with.

    4. Function

      Function

      Then I'm very flattered and I apologize for the misunderstanding. I'm dreaming specializing (6 years) in neurosurgery after my 6 years (1 done so far lol) of Medicine, a whole world of potential research and discoveries, of course combined with clinical activities. I couldn't imagine doing something else later ;)

  13. Flipping a coin in case of dilemma's is useless if you want the result to be head.

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    2. Function

      Function

      Starting a poll would be such a coin ;)

    3. koti

      koti

      Put the same watch in every answer and youre there.

       

    4. Function

      Function

      I fundamentally oppose tampered statistics.

  14. First day of SSRI. I'm curious.

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    2. koti

      koti

      Sure I can, its an informed promise too. I know that Functionella is too smart to be not all good :)

    3. Asthfx

      Asthfx

      Patience, I've been taking them for seven months now and took it also a year and a half ago. Finding the right med might be the harsh part but the improvement is beyond amazing ;)

    4. Function

      Function

      Thanks to both of you; I'll keep you updated.

  15. Yup, got enrolled in an experimental research project in the Neurosurgery Department, starting after this year's finals :)

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    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      ...involved in any project will stand you in great stead later down the line.

    3. Function

      Function

      Thank you imatfaal - as always, very valuable input and feedback.

    4. kisai

      kisai

      Congratulations!

  16. Who once said that self-consciousness is the worst poisoned chalice given to man?

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    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      And I have never heard the phrase before either

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I suspect it alludes to Eve goading Adam to eat from the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge; they became self-aware after eating from it IIRC

    4. Strange

      Strange

      "The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness."

      Annie in Bull Durham

  17. I found it rather funny than alarming when I saw the results this morning.

  18. Hmm ... Might reconsider my lifestyle when it comes to (lack of) sleep and (not) having breakfast ... Had another vasovagal attack (standing) on the train this morning ... I've only had it twice so far: on my first flight ever, in September, and last year on a party. So I know it isn't something too bad, but still, very freightening at that very moment.

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    2. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      Ohhhhhh, that's what it is! Always wondered what that was when it happens. Happens to me about once or twice a week. Just avoid the stairs and stop moving. Grab onto something, and stand straight. It'll go away sooner or later.

    3. Function

      Function

      2 times a week? Sure it isn't just orthostatic hypotension? If it's a genuine vasovagal attack and you suffer from it that much, you may very well want to consult your physician ...

    4. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      I don't know, it might be. Pretty much the same symptoms, but its never done any harm so I think I'm fine.

  19. Hardest theoretical exam of the whole 6-year medical curriculum tomorrow (which is what every grad student says). Wish me luck.

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    2. Function

      Function

      I'm quite flattered. For now, my heart (and brains) lies in neurology.

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      clinical, research, or both?

    4. Function

      Function

      Both; I'd love to work as a neurologist but also be involved in fundamental neuroscientifical research (epilepsy, conscience, ...)

  20. Accepted for a residency in anaesthesiology!

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    2. koti

      koti

      Congrats Function!
      Side note: My wife was given morphine after cesarean 4 years ago, she/we did not know about her acute allergy to opioids. When I saw her in the hospital I couldn't believe its her, her whole body and especially the face was beyond swolen, I barely recognized her but kept telling her its not so bad while she looked like Jabba. It is funny now because everything ended well but this allergy is just incredible.

       

    3. zapatos

      zapatos

      Wonderful news Function! 

    4. CharonY

      CharonY

      Well awesome! Also thinking that you probably made the right choice, considering how much demand there is for anesthesiologists. 

  21. We learned how to take an ECG today. In class, the cardiologist interpreted my ECG as coming from a young, healthy, skinny, sporting man. I found it funny too.

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    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      And asked - more importantly - whether a patient in a hospital or consulting room was more likely to be in our earlier relaxed state or the more recent agitated state.

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      There's also this: "White coat hypertension, more commonly known as white coat syndrome, is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit a blood pressure level above the normal range, in a clinical setting, though they don't exhibit it in other settings." - Wiki

    4. Function

      Function

      She found a right deviation of my electric heart axis of about 90°; we must indeed remain very aware of these confounding variables

  22. Finally graduated magna cum laude as an MD.

    Although I have received the wonderful opportunity to specialise in neurosurgery, being a neurosurgery resident is just a dog's life I could not lead for the lengthy duration it has. Because of lots of reasons, I've decided to carry on as an aspiring future anaesthesiologist.

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    2. Function

      Function

      Thanks guys 😊

    3. zapatos

      zapatos

      Absolutely wonderful! My hearty congratulations!!

    4. koti

      koti

      Yes! Congratulations Function!

       

  23. Starting to appreciate the wondrous complexity and cleverness of our immune system.

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    2. Function

      Function

      But the induced specific immune system (B- and T-cell responses) are by far the most interesting parts.

    3. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      Not my youtube channel, so hopefully I can give a link here:

       

    4. Function

      Function

      Exam went quite well ^^

  24. Defended my thesis in front of the examination board. They were very pleased, found both the thesis and the presentation excellent, appreciated my direct and to-the-point answers to their questions ... Couldn't ask for more! 8 February is verdict day ...

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    2. peterwlocke

      peterwlocke

      I can't tell if you are serious or not.

    3. koti

      koti

      Exactly.

    4. peterwlocke

      peterwlocke

      you see i find that worrying. 

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