Dissociative Identity Disorder

Cases

  1. Herschel Walker – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Discussion with Herschel Walker, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman ( his ex-wife ), and Jerry Mungadze ( his therapist )
    • Uploaded On :- 2010-Apr-28th
    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 1 of 2
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    • DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder 2 of 2
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  2. Kanaan Ministries – Foundational Understanding of Mind Control – Dissociative Identity Disorder
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder
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Indepth

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football’s greatest running backs. He led the University of Georgia to victory in the Sugar Bowl on the way to an NCAA Championship and he capped a sensational college career by earning the 1982 Heisman Trophy. Herschel spent twelve years in the NFL, where he rushed for more than eight thousand yards and scored sixty-one rushing touchdowns.

But despite the acclaim he won as a football legend, track star, Olympic competitor, and later a successful businessman, Herschel realized that his life, at times, was simply out of control. He often felt angry, self-destructive, and unable to connect meaningfully with friends and family. Drawing on his deep faith, Herschel turned to professionals for help and was ultimately diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

While some might have taken this diagnosis as a setback, Herschel approached his mental health with the same indomitable spirit he brought to the playing field. It also gave him, for the first time, insight into his life’s unexplained passages, stretches of time that seemed forever lost. Herschel came to understand that during those times, his “alters,” or alternate personalities, were in control.

Born into a poor, but loving family in the South, Herschel was an overweight child with a stutter who suffered terrible bullying at school. He now understands that he created “alters” who could withstand abuse. But beyond simply enduring, other “alters” came forward to help Herschel overcome numerous obstacles and, by the time he graduated high school, become an athlete recognized on a national level.

In Breaking Free, Herschel tells his story — from the joys and hardships of childhood to his explosive impact on college football to his remarkable professional career. And he gives voice and hope to those suffering from DID. Herschel shows how this disorder played an integral role in his accomplishments and how he has learned to live with it today. His compelling account testifies to the strength of the human spirit and its ability to overcome any challenge.

Kanaan Ministries ( South Africa – SA )

Narrator

Amanda Buys, Kanaan Ministries, South Africa, is the instructor.

 

Discussions

  1. Captive Spirit
    • The following is an extract from the latest course ACTS (Advanced Counsellors Training School). For the complete course – there are 23 DVDs and 3 manuals, which can be purchased from our office, please contact our office:
    • Parts
      • Captive Spirit – Part 1
        Published On : 2016-May-27th
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      • Captive Spirit – Part 2
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      • Captive Spirit – Part 3
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  2. Foundational Understanding of Mind Control
    • Foundational Understanding of Mind Control – Part 1
      Published on :- 2016-May-30th
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  3. SRA / Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID ) Advanced Training Sessions
    • SRA / DID Advanced Training Sessions 1 – 3
      Added On: 2017-Jan-16
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  4. Neshamah – Journey to Freedom
    • Amanda Buys, Kanaan Ministries, South Africa, is the instructor in this video seminar on the Neshamah and is supplemental to the teaching “Understanding Neshamah in Counseling DID/SRA”. It was recorded in January of 2013.
      Published On :- 2013-Sep-27
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InDepth

Captive Spirit

Captive Spirit Part 1

  1. The enemy comes against the Counselor and places fear in his heart and mind
    • Every new level comes with his own level of intimation
    • Balance between Faith and Fear
  2. Isaiah 42:22
    • But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
  3. Wound Type
    • It is a Spirit wound [ Segment 11 ]
      • It is not just a soul wound
      • Once it gets into captivity, it is both a Soul and Spirit wound
  4. The Captive in the Tower
    • The enemy takes advantage of these moments of great suffering and trauma to capture a fragment/piece of us and takes us prisoners in his kingdom
    • When a person suffers from intense trauma, regions of fear capture his spirit and soul
  5. In her youth, she suffered through an alcoholic father
    • She built a stronghold
    • Others those it was just stubbornness

Captive Spirit Part 2

  1. Lord, I repent that I did not run to you
    • Proverbs 18:10
      • He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
        The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
        A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.…The name of the Lord is a strong tower

Captive Spirit Part 3

  1. Lies of the Evil one
    • Isaiah 28:16-18
      • A Cornerstone in Zion
        …Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed.
        He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
        I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.
        Your covenant with death will be canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand;”
  2. Repeated Transgressions
    • Prisons of Sin
      • Sexual Immorality

 

SRA / Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID ) Advanced Training Sessions

  1. Now people can say that I have prayed, but how do they live
  2. The physical traits of the fruit can be there and exists, but how is being expressed
    • They can be pray
    • But how does that person live?
  3. Really have to live and pray
  4. The way we live is a testament to God’s ability to change lives
  5. It is not just about sitting in Church every Sunday and making sure that I keep that sit…
    • That is a joke
    • That is playing a Church
  6. Am I changing the community around me
  7. Am I there for my neighbor
  8. It does not matter what my skin color is
  9. It does not matter what my Political Party is
  10. Checked
    •  I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming, and he has no claim on Me. ( John 14:30 )
  11. Anointing
    • If you want Authority before the Lord, it is based “On how are you Living
    • It does not mean my gifts
      • I can be very gifted, but not have any anointing

 

Screen Shots

Fruit of the Spirit

Definition ( Segment Part 1 – 25th Minute )

definitionoffruitofspirit

Anointing Is

anointing

 

TIM MULLANEY – How Gilead ‘broke’ Obamacare

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As someone who is decidedly apolitical, it is always a solace to follow that “confirmation bias”.

 

Opinion: How Gilead ‘broke’ Obamacare

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The cost surge in the exchanges is about a few drugs — and it’s fixable

The news that Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and Humana are pulling back on commitments to sell insurance on Healthcare.gov was greeted with utterly predictable reactions: Republicans yelling that they told us Obamacare wouldn’t work, while Democrats say the GOP has cried wolf about the Affordable Care Act for years.

But no one is listening to what Aetna AET, -0.69% and United UNH, -0.11% actually said: The problem’s not really Obamacare. Their biggest challenge in individual insurance is the cost of super-expensive new drugs, especially to fight hepatitis C and HIV — both markets dominated by erstwhile Wall Street darling Gilead Sciences GILD, -1.28% .

The fight over the exchanges is everything wrong with Washington in a nutshell, because it’s clear that a large percentage of the problem is something specific and fixable, but no one is listening because the answer doesn’t fit ideological preconceptions.

The two biggest insurers leaving the exchanges say the No. 1 problem is specialty-drug costs. That problem is fairly narrow and already beginning to go away. And the comprehensive solution Obamacare needs can begin when Washington reads five whole earnings reports for insurers, including Anthem ANTM, -0.43% and Cigna CGN, -10.83% , who aren’t cutting their exchange sales.

Which Washington, collectively, won’t do.

Let’s run numbers first. UnitedHealthcare Aetna and Humana HUM, -0.61% will lose $1.5 billion to $2 billion on federal and state insurance exchanges this year — a pittance next to the $3 trillion health-care system, or even the companies’ nearly $300 billion in yearly revenue. Those three companies beat second-quarter profit estimates by an average of seven cents a share. Threatened they’re not.

Here’s what they say about why they’re losing money. Cause, outside D.C., facts matter.

“The severity of chronic conditions inside the population actually increased year-over-year,” UnitedHealthcare Chief Operating Officer Daniel Schumacher said. “If you look at the prevalence of chronic disease, things like HIV and hepatitis C, diabetes, [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], those are things that the prevalence was high to begin with in 2015, and that has increased into 2016.”

Aetna said its losses were driven by “specialty pharmacy,’’ a segment revolutionized by the arrival of super-expensive HCV drugs (up to $94,500 per patient) beginning in 2013. Its fix is far from ditching insurance for the roughly 25 million people Obamacare now covers: It just wants the feds to include drug expenses in ACA formulas letting insurers share risks of the highest-cost patients, as they share hospital costs now. Cost-sharing makes the law’s ban on discrimination against sick people possible.

“There is no way to fix this unless we include pharmacy… and we find a way to cover these individuals,” Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said. “These people need this care, and it’s appropriate that they get it.’’

This is where we get to Gilead, the world’s largest maker of both HIV and hep C drugs. (About two-thirds of Gilead’s sales come from hep C drugs, and its HIV medicines aren’t cheap either). And to where official Washington might learn something from watching the markets.

The market is suppressing Gilead’s stock because the surge of hep C drug sales will be temporary, not the “death spiral” cable-news pundits see. As Gilead’s chart shows, shares surged after 2011, when it bought a startup that developed its HCV portfolio. But then Gilead crested and turned down, for a few reasons.

First, competing drugs arrived, pressuring Gilead’s prices. (Gilead spokesman Mark Snyder says “most payers receive substantial discounts,” with the biggest for Medicaid and the Veterans Administration). Second, because Gilead, Merck MRK, +0.01% and AbbVie ABBV, -0.33% are rapidly curing the estimated 2.4 million to 3.5 million HCV carriers — most of whom don’t know they have it — which causes 20,000 annual U.S. deaths. About 650,000 Americans have been cured since modern treatments arrived.

And only 30,000 new cases occur each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control — because blood-donor screenings have eliminated the main cause of transmission. Most of those people got HCV from pre-1992 transfusions. I was one. So demand is already shrinking outside the exchanges.

Indeed, weekly prescriptions for Gilead’s HCV drugs are down 30% in the last year, according to Barclays. Overall sales of $12.4 billion last year, and $8.5 billion this year, will drop to $3.3 billion by 2020, analyst Geoff Meacham says. Similarly, new U.S. HIV infections are down 19% in the last decade.

This is why Washington shouldn’t panic — not about HCV, and not about Obamacare. It’s why headlines like “Obamacare’s Economic Assumptions Collapse” are as silly as claims that inflation is skyrocketing and America is heading for a Greek-style fiscal crisis. That these claims are made by the same people is no coincidence. And it’s why “broke” is in quotes in the headline.

There’s a reason insurers don’t want Obamacare ended. They want cost-cutting mergers like Aetna’s proposed Humana deal, which regulators are blocking, and drug-cost sharing. (Congress will also have to add money to lower subsidized premiums and add moderate-income young people to the risk pool).

The law’s Medicaid expansion helped United’s $30 billion Medicaid-insurance business grow 15% in the second quarter — almost five times United’s losses on Healthcare.gov. They can handle growing pains.

Fixing Obamacare isn’t that hard. It just begins with the hardest Washington task of all: Shutting up, for one minute, to listen.

Videos

  1. Gilead’s Earnings: Diving Deeper Into The Numbers With $84,000 Sovaldi Drug
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Treating Tasla ( by KAREN DE SÁ – San Jose Mercury News)

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A heartbroken story of family or lack thereof.

 

Story

Story by KAREN DE SÁ
Photographs and video by DAI SUGANO 
PUBLICATION: AUGUST 8, 2016

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Pulled from a neglectful home, Tasia Wright remembers the terrifying loneliness of growing up in foster care in Southern California.

There were frequent visits with psychiatrists, and when she met with Dr. Eliot Moon, she remembers getting a sweet, a prescription and being sent on her way.

“I just went to his office, took my piece of candy and let him tell me what medication I’d be on,” recalled Tasia, who said the doctor would tell her the treatment was for “bad behavior.”

“He didn’t ask us why we did what we did, or anything like that.” She felt like “it was set in stone. He has to put you on a med.”

Now 27, Tasia is sharing the story of her emotionally fragile childhood under the care of one of California’s highest prescribers of antipsychotic medications to foster children — the latest installment of the Bay Area News Group’s ongoing investigative series “Drugging Our Kids.”

A new investigation of the prescribing habits of 1,280 doctors and nurse practitioners, published Sunday, showed Moon was among a select group: 120 psychiatrists who were responsible about 50 percent of the time when a foster child received antipsychotics. The powerful psychiatric drugs often come with debilitating side effects for children.

Tasia was 6 when social workers wrested her from a single mother with drug problems. The little girl arrived at the Hillsides residential group home in Pasadena, with a nurse noting in her files that Tasia “appears bright, answers questions, smiles. … Says she has no aches, pains or problems.”

She left the group home 13 years later, morbidly obese, with Type 2 diabetes and medication-induced tremors.

Ties to drug companies

Moon saw Tasia in her teenage years, from 2004 to 2009. In the ensuing years, Moon stood out among psychiatrists who treated California foster youth from July 2009 to July 2014, according to a database of state Medi-Cal benefit claims obtained through a public records request by this news organization. He ranked among the highest prescribers of multiple antipsychotic medications, drugs approved mostly for adults with schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders.

 

The 46 foster children for whom Moon prescribed two or more antipsychotics for two months or longer accounted for a startling 6 percent of the youth who received a similar treatment statewide over the five years the news organization examined. The drugs, especially in combination, place youth at high risk for obesity, diabetes, extreme lethargy and irreversible tremors.

And Moon was among a handful of the state’s highest prescribers who played a role in helping drug manufacturers research antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs. From a remote region in the Riverside County city of Wildomar, Moon runs Elite Clinical Trials, a firm sponsored by 13 pharmaceutical companies.

Despite a reporter’s visit to that office, along with months of repeated calls, emails and a certified letter, Moon did not respond to questions about his dual roles as high prescriber and drug industry researcher, or his treatment of Tasia.

His firm received $1.2 million in research funding in 2013-2015, according  to the government’s website of drug company disclosures. Elite Clinical Trials is listed on another federal government website as a study location for 25 industry-sponsored trials on mental-health drugs, including 19 that involve children and adolescents.

According to medical records she shared with this news organization, Tasia was prescribed 23 different psychiatric drugs by three psychiatrists, including Moon, while she lived at Hillsides. Moon and Elite Clinical Trials accepted payments from the manufacturers of five of the seven psychotropic drugs he prescribed her: Clozaril, Topamax, Neurontin, Ativan and Zyprexa.

Hillsides CEO Joseph Costa declined to discuss Moon, one of his center’s five treating psychiatrists. But in a written statement that did not address any specifics, Costa described Hillsides’ “medication support” as just one part of an integrated treatment approach, which he said is based on evidence of effectiveness, proven research and measurable outcomes.

“Children are also informed of the medication, which is administered at the lowest effective dose possible,” he said, “and advised that they have a right to refuse medication without fear of consequence.”

‘All she wanted was to be adopted’

Overwhelming sadness compounded Tasia’s deteriorating physical health at Hillsides. As she watched her siblings find adoptive homes one by one, Tasia would get dressed up in donated clothes and wait for visits from her birth mother. But her mom often failed to show. Grief and frustration would turn to anger, at times unleashed on the group home staff. Tasia was often sent to the padded timeout room.

When she was 14 and on three psychiatric drugs, psychiatrist Dr. Elliot Tressan noted how she “had an extremely difficult weekend, violent, unpredictable. Looks sleepy at times but becomes very angry quickly. Dangerously out of control.” He discontinued one drug but added Depakote and the antipsychotic Risperdal.

“She thought if she was bad enough they’d send her back to her mother, but she didn’t know that ‘bad enough’ would turn her into ‘unadoptable’,” said Tonya Beaudet, who adopted Tasia’s sister and spent years taking Tasia home on weekends. “It was just sad, it was so sad — all she wanted was to be adopted.”

Tasia was cheerful at Beaudet’s home, she said, helping in the kitchen and cuddling with her sister. But Tasia would arrive for visits with a zip-lock bag full of pills. Beaudet said she quickly learned which ones not to give her “so she wouldn’t sleep all weekend.”

Tasia was treated by two psychiatrists before she became Moon’s patient. In her first year in the group home, 10 psychiatric drugs were tried — so many that by age 8, a physician’s notes describe Tasia as so sedated she “fell over ‘like a tree’ on way to school.”

Tasia Wright shared more than 13 years of medical records with the Bay Area News Group from her youth growing up in foster care at Hillsides, a residential group home in Pasadena. Documenting a tumultuous childhood, the records provide a glimpse into how psychiatric drugs played a central role in the treatment plan of a girl who arrived at 6 and “appears bright, answers questions, smiles … no aches, pains or problems.” More than a decade later, she left foster care morbidly obese, with Type 2 diabetes and medication-induced tremors.

As a young teen, Tasia Wright was once on as many as five psychiatric drugs. Dr. Eliot Moon eventually tapered her off most of the medications but introduced Clozaril, an antipsychotic designed for treatment-resistant schizophrenics that is rarely used in children younger than 16. From 2004 to 2008, her records show, the doctor increased Tasia’s Clozaril dosages 11 times.

Questionable diagnosis, treatment

In 2002, when she was 12, Tasia was diagnosed as bipolar, although her medical records show little sign of manic episodes or psychosis. Recent studies have found bipolar disorder is misdiagnosed in children at least half of the time.

Moon took over Tasia’s treatment in 2004, shortly after Dr. Tressan died. She was 14 and had gained 45 pounds in four months. She often refused the humiliation of being weighed, because — at 5 feet 4 inches and 250 pounds — “I knew I was fat,” she said. “That’s all I needed to know.”

Notes from Moon’s predecessor described the young girl as “Markedly Zomboid in manner and function.”

And although there are no studies supporting the use of three or more psychotropic medications at once in children, Tasia was on five, including two antipsychotics. Yet her medical records showed little improvement — and no sign of anyone questioning whether another approach might be needed.

Within a month of taking over her care, Moon did depart from the approach of Tasia’s earlier psychiatrists. He questioned her bipolar diagnosis, and added the phrase “NOS,” or not otherwise specified — a term used when patients don’t quite fit diagnostic criteria.

But while he eventually tapered her off almost all of the earlier medications, Moon introduced what psychiatrists reviewing redacted copies of her records for this news organization described as “the biggest gun” available: Clozaril, an antipsychotic designed for treatment-resistant schizophrenics that is rarely used in children younger than 16. A medication of last resort because of its risk of irreversible bone marrow suppression, Clozaril prescriptions cannot be filled without biweekly blood draws. Moon steadily increased Tasia’s Clozaril dosages 11 times from 2004 to 2008, her records show.

One night, for a matter of hours, he agreed to allow Tasia off her meds.

On June 12, 2008, after a 10-minute office visit, he noted in her medical records: “Client is attending grad night this evening and wishes to hold medication so she will not be sleepy. Hold both evening meds for tonight only. (resume both meds on 6/13/08).”

“That was the one time I know of that I stood up for myself and refused my medication,” she said. “I was not about to fall asleep at my prom — that’s embarrassing!

What’s best for the kids’

Hillsides’ main campus in Pasadena — where Moon still works — houses 50 children on a spacious 17 acres with stately cream-colored dormlike cottages, a swimming pool, playground and library. The group home, flanked by palms in an upscale residential neighborhood, is rated a “Level 12” — which means it is not designed to treat the state’s most seriously disturbed children.

Yet Rosa Martinez, who worked at Hillsides as a child care counselor from 2013 until February 2016, said many children took multiple drugs

Martinez said the flow of information that led to the high prescribing often concerned her: The staff would complain in meetings about kids acting out, and a therapist would take those complaints to Moon as prescription recommendations.

“I can understand there are those days where it’s really difficult and very challenging,” she said, “but they’re not thinking about the long-term benefit of the child. What I saw is everybody just trying to get through their shift, versus what’s best for the kids.”

Lorraine Triolo, a Hillsides volunteer and benefactor, had other concerns about prescribing at the group home. After learning of Moon’s ties to drug companies in this news organization’s 2014 investigative series “Drugging Our Kids,” Triolo — a professional photographer who grew close to Tasia throughout her teenage years — began asking critical questions about Moon. Last year, she sent a letter to Costa, the Hillsides CEO, threatening to rescind a five-year, five-figure funding commitment she had made for a new campus construction project.

“It appears to me that there is an ongoing conflict of interest between Dr. Moon, his pharmaceutical vendors and the children at Hillsides,” Triolo wrote Costa. “This conflict leaves children like Tasia vulnerable to inappropriate medication with profound, lifelong consequences. I strongly object to this practice and cannot continue to support or fund the organization until Dr. Moon is removed from your staff, and all future psychiatrists serving at Hillsides do not receive payments from pharmaceutical manufacturers of psychoactive drugs. I hope that you will see this as I do.”

Costa defended Moon and his approach to medication in his correspondence with Triolo, so she withdrew her pledged support.

Triolo insists she has never seen the violent behaviors from Tasia that the staff described, or the psychiatric conditions her doctors seemed to be treating. “In all that time, there was never a moment when I was concerned for my safety,” Triolo said. “She was always a sweet, sensitive kid.”

So, now, Triolo continues to try to help Tasia find a way through life. But it has not been easy.

A terrifying emancipation

In her final days at Hillsides, Tasia was terrified of leaving — weepy and unsure how to function on her own after 13 years in a group home. She also was left saddled with lifelong health problems from the medications she received. “She is a client that will require monitoring closely for many health risks,” a final note from her nurse predicted in 2009.

Since being discharged from the group home, Tasia has been homeless and in and out of jail for minor offenses, living meagerly on monthly $889 disability payments.

In his final visit with Tasia, Moon noted in her medical records she would need endocrinology follow-ups, given that she was barreling into a life with diabetes. She should try to lose weight, count her carbs and monitor her blood sugar, he wrote. Three months earlier, he described her anxious mood “associated with her upcoming emancipation” from foster care, adding: “Yesterday, she had an episode of tearfulness concerning this issue.”

Tasia’s send-off from Hillsides launched new struggles. “I go to counseling, but every time I go, it’s like where do I start? I have childhood trauma that has never been resolved, but now that I’m an adult, it’s like what do I do now?” she said. “I was treated like an adult when I was a child, but now that I’m an adult, I have a ticking time bomb inside me of all the pain that I buried away.”

Closing

Mondays off is usually a good thing.  And, I had the last 4 days off.

The best was spending the day with mum.

Monsieur M. Going Home

Prelude

Thursday was a tough day at the Office.

Here is why…

Hi everyone. Monsieur M’s health declined rapidly over the weekend. By Tuesday he was almost completely unable to stand or walk. He wasn’t in much pain, and he wasn’t very sad, he was just tired and weak. On Wednesday we went for a nice ride in the car—one of his absolute favorite things to do—and he ate a 3×2 and a cheeseburger from In-N-Out, fries and a strawberry milkshake, and two chocolate cupcakes. Then a mobile vet came to my house and put Monsieur M. to sleep. He died in my arms, peaceful and content, snoring like a baby.

Thank you all for being such good friends to Monsieur M. He loved you all, and he loved being the office dog here. He had a very full and happy life.

I’m sorry to bring you such terrible news today. Please feel absolutely free to talk to me about this whenever you want and in whatever way you want—I’m completely comfortable talking about it, although I will probably cry.

And, for the record, as soon as you all are ready, I’m ready to see other dogs in the office. I’m sure Monsieur R will be happy to have more time in the office, and I can’t wait to meet Ms. Sierra and Ms. Catherine dogs.

Love,

Monsieur N.

 

Listening

Smokey Robinson – Easy to Love

Dr. Bennett Omalu & That CTE Thing

 

Introduction

The “Parents just don’t understand” M.C., Will Smith, has a new movie coming out, Concussion.

I think you will be blessed in listening to the man behind it:
A forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, conducted the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, which led to his discovery of a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

The family name Omalu, is a shortened form of the surname, Onyemalukwubew, which translates to “if you know, come forth and speak“.

 

Videos
  1. Frontline Interview

 

Quotes

  1. As a spiritual person
    • Treating dead patients like live patients
      • Based on the premise that there is Life after Death
    • Before doing an autopsy
      • Visual Contact with the face, out of respect
      • Looking at the face and seeing that patient looks older than Age
  2. Asking Mike Webster to help him
    • Proof them wrong
    • Timeline
      • 1969 – United Kingdom of Lords wrote a position paper that Brain Damage is Occupational Hazard of Contact Sport
      • 2002 – Dr. Omali intuitive thought that Mike’s presenting symptomatology was likely due to football
  3. No External Injury
  4. Seeking Help from trusted confidants
    • Sent Tissue to University of Pittsburgh Lab; specifically Dr. Ronald Hamilton, a former teacher
    • Response reviewed by Dr. Wecht, Dr. DeKosky, Dr. Hamilton
  5. Pathogenetic Concept
  6. Brand Management
    • +
      • Packaging
      • Brand Equity
      • Commoditizing Information
      • Add Value to something that does not have value
    • Insurance
      • Give descriptive name that has a good acronym
      • Allows one to hide under a name
  7. Peer Review & Confirmation
  8. Case History
    • Sentinel Case
      • A Sentinel Event is defined as any unanticipated event in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness. Sentinel events specifically include loss of a limb or gross motor function, and any event for which a recurrence would carry a risk of a serious adverse outcome.
      • Sentinel events are identified and aid in root cause analysis and to assist in development of preventative measures.
      • Events are tracked in a database to ensure events are adequately analyzed and undesirable trends or decreases in performance are caught early and mitigated.
    • Cohort
      • Cohort studies are a type of medical research used to investigate the causes of disease, establishing links between risk factors and health outcomes.
  9. Being accused of Fraud
    • Thinking “Is this how my career will come to an end?” as the only time a retraction is requested if there is criminal behavior or fraud.
  10. Players attempting suicide
  11. Emotional distance
  12. Repeated Head Injury
    • Chocks the brain and turns you into someone else
  13. Life Outside of Sports
    • Some people have paid prices, their lives. Some people, while adding value to entertain us, while contributing to the American experience, pay the ultimate price with their lives, and unfortunately were not aware while they were entertaining us that they were slowly losing their lives
    • And then when players lost their lives after retirement and started manifesting the symptoms of CTE, they were dismissed as losers, as irresponsible, as people who were not intellectually capable to compete outside the protection football afforded them

 

Disease Summary

  • Expedited aging of the brain with degeneration of the brain cells
  • Impacts to the body, his skeleton, his joints.
  • And the parallel is we don’t really see the emotional damage, which is linked to the brain, because CTE also damages the part of your brain that is responsible for your emotions, for your mood.
  • Every domain of human functioning is compromised by continuing and repeated insults
  • NFL players will tell you know impact of the harm that they inflict to other players.

 

Movie Soundtrack

 

Bad Hits

  1. Odell Beckham on Josh Norman
  2. Vontaze Burfict rams knee into Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder

 

Personal Testimony

  1. Antwaan Randle El
  2. Ken Stabler ( Added on 2016-02-03 )