Gender Identity is a Huge example of how as a Society we are extremely "Pre-Concieved", to the point of being in a "state of Psychosis"
Anne Fausto-Sterling says, "[o]ur conceptions of the nature of gender difference shape, even as they reflect, the ways we structure our social system and polity; they also shape and reflect our understanding of our physical bodies."
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling " I receive many requests to explain the biological nature of human sexuality. The questions usually address homosexuality, intersexuality, or transgender feelings.
In my work, I argue that the two-sex system embedded in our society is not adequate to encompass the full spectrum of human sexuality. Discrete buckets – like “nature” or “nurture”, “boy” or “girl” – are too simplistic for the inherent messiness found in nature. As I have argued in The Five Sexes and The Five Sexes Revisited, the boundaries separating masculine and feminine seem harder than ever to define. Some find the changes under way deeply disturbing. Others find them liberating. While the legal system may have an interest in maintaining only two sexes, our collective biologies do not.
My three short articles on the topic listed below are a good place to start, but I provide a list of books for further reading as well."
“I am deeply committed to the ideas of the modern movements of gay and women’s liberation, which argue that the way we traditionally conceptualize gender and sexual identity narrows life’s possibilities while perpetuating gender inequality. In order to shift the politics of the body, one must change the politics of science itself.”-Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling
Some say if we continue at our pace of "Living in a state of denial " or as I call it " State of Pre-Concieved Notions", this could be a factor in people getting Alzheimer's at much younger ages...imagine Alzheimer's care facilities every where,with 40 year olds in them, just because we chose not to use our brains in a open-minded fashion, a brain that was simply " Pre-Concieved",thus not free to think for it's Self!
Who gets early onset Alzheimer's?
Many people with early onset are in their 40s and 50s. They have families, careers or are even caregivers themselves when Alzheimer's disease strikes. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 200,000 people have early onset.
"I thought it was stress," Smith says. Her foggy thinking made selling bank services to corporate clients nearly impossible. She took the summer of 2005 off, hoping to regain her mental agility. By that fall, however, her brain fog hadn't lifted. Back at the office, Smith went from being a top producer to the bottom of the pack.
In November 2005, Smith, then 51, learned she had Alzheimer's. She had no family history of the incurable brain disease, or any reason to think she'd have to deal with an illness that typically strikes people much older. "I was stunned," says Smith, who now collects disability from the government and her former employer.
Smith is one of a half-million people in the USA who represent a not-so-visible side of Alzheimer's: those who face the unusually stressful challenge of being struck by the memory-robbing disease or other forms of dementia before age 65. They make up only about 10% of Americans who have Alzheimer's, but their numbers — along with those of elderly patients — are soaring. By 2050, the Alzheimer's Association projects the USA will have as many as 16 million people with Alzheimer's, up from about 5 million today.
The effects of Alzheimer's on all its victims can be devastating, but younger people with the disease face the additional pressure of dealing with it during the middle of active lives. Their bouts with memory blank-outs arrive as they shoulder mortgages, college loans and a range of other family and financial responsibilities. A few develop the early stages of the disease when they still have children at home. Others are at the apex of a career that begins to crash.
For such patients, Alzheimer's can mean the loss of a job and other problems that affect not just the patient but an entire family, says Ronald Petersen, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
And some analysts say the estimate of a half-million people with early Alzheimer's understates the problem: A report in June 2006 by the Alzheimer's Association says an additional 590,000 people age 55 to 64 have mild cognitive impairment involving noticeable lapses in memory or language use, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's.
The risk for developing mild memory problems that could signal early Alzheimer's seems to escalate after age 50, a benchmark that nearly 11,000 baby boomers are reaching each day, says Stephen McConnell, vice president for policy at the Alzheimer's Association, a group in Chicago that advocates for more research.
"The idea of getting hit with Alzheimer's in the prime of life is frightening," says Gary Small, director of the Memory and Aging Research Center at the University of California-Los Angeles.
People with midlife Alzheimer's often are fired or are forced to take early retirement, they can lose their health insurance, and they either don't qualify for or have trouble applying for government programs designed to help the elderly, McConnell says.
Toll is expected to soar
Researchers are racing to find drugs that would halt the disease, Small says, but there is no cure.
About 26.6 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's, according to research out this week at the second Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Prevention of Dementia meeting in Washington, D.C.
"We expect that number to quadruple by the year 2050 to more than 100 million," says researcher Ron Brookmeyer of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. By the middle of the century, 1 in 85 people worldwide will have Alzheimer's, he says.
Most people who develop Alzheimer's do so long after the pace of their life has slowed, says Petersen, the Mayo Clinic neurologist who helped care for former president Ronald Reagan, who died of Alzheimer's complications in 2004 at age 93. But people can develop the disease as early as their 20s.
"It's pretty dramatic when it happens," Petersen says.
Why are some hit so young? In rare cases — a few hundred families worldwide — Alzheimer's has been linked to genetic mutations. People who inherit these genes almost always develop the disease, typically in their 30s or 40s, Petersen says.
Why alcohlics should take vitamin b1 supplement:
People who regularly drink alcohol to excess may have a deficiency, as they may not absorb thiamin from their food.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a disorder that affects people with chronic alcoholism. It is linked to a lack of thiamin, and it can be fatal if not treated.
People with Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and those who are withdrawing from alcohol may receive thiamin injections to help them recover.
Other diseases, such as HIV, can reduce the absorption of nutrients, and this can lead to a deficiency of vitamin B1.
In the U.S., the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of thiamin taken by mouth is 1.2 mg for males and 1.1 mg for females over the age of 18 years. Pregnant or breastfeeding women of any age should consume 1.4 mg each day.
I personally take a 250mg. tablet twice a week,even though I no longer consume alcohol, and have not in last 4.5 years,,you know though even after nearly 10 years of being a chronic alcohol,never once has a medical professional recommended taking vitamin b1,not even in hospital,detox etc.!..I learned about it through my own research on Alcoholism!..this is very serious problem..just read about it!
To prevent Wernicke's encephalopathy developing into Korsakoff's psychosis, patients must stop drinking alcohol and consume thiamine supplements. (B1)
I hate being Vulgar, yet maybe I should call "Pre-Concieved Notions",,those with heads so far up their ass's they will never see Reality
I personally know I am done with accepting all of Societies Beliefs,dogma's,pre-concieved notions,,due to the fact that I truly believe this to be the primary cause of my great depression which then lead to my Alcoholism.
The trace is the after-effect of différance.
Benjamin Whorf (1897–1941), while working as a student of Edward Sapir, posited that a person's thinking depends on the structure and content of their social group's language. In other words, it is the belief that language determines our thoughts and perceptions. For example, it used to be thought that the Greeks, who wrote left to right, thought differently than Egyptians since the Egyptians wrote right to left. Whorf's theory was so strict that he believed if a word is absent in a language, then the individual is unaware of the object's existence. This theory was played out in George Orwell's book, Animal Farm; the pig leaders slowly eliminated words from the citizen's vocabulary so that they were incapable of realizing what they were missing. The Whorfian hypothesis failed to recognize that people can still be aware of the concept or item, even though they lack efficient coding to quickly identify the target information.