Friday, March 06, 2015

Moody women are now on drugs

A female psychiatrist writes in the NY Times:
WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions. This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others.

These are observations rooted in biology, not intended to mesh with any kind of pro- or anti-feminist ideology. But they do have social implications. ...

Sales of antidepressants and antianxiety meds have been booming in the past two decades, and they’ve recently been outpaced by an antipsychotic, Abilify, that is the No. 1 seller among all drugs in the United States, not just psychiatric ones. ...

At least one in four women in America now takes a psychiatric medication, compared with one in seven men. Women are nearly twice as likely to receive a diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder than men are. ...

The most common antidepressants, which are also used to treat anxiety, are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (S.S.R.I.s) that enhance serotonin transmission. ... These medicines frequently leave women less interested in sex. ... On S.S.R.I.s, you probably won’t be skipping around with a grin; it’s just that you stay more rational and less emotional. Some people on S.S.R.I.s have also reported less of many other human traits: empathy, irritation, sadness, erotic dreaming, creativity, anger, expression of their feelings, mourning and worry.
Nobody wants to say it, but most women are emotionally unstable, without a man in the house. They need a man, or drugs, or they go nuts.

I did not know that the biggest selling drug is an anti-psychotic. That drug is primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Under Obamacare, mental illness is supposed to be covered the same as physical illness. A separate story says nursing homes overuse this drug, and bill Medicare.

There is research showing that women change their mate preferences during their monthly cycles. There are also feminist scholars who deny this, as it implies that women are slaves to their hormones and emotions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Xanax is great for the anxiety (and maybe depression) that's to be expected from contact with a psychotic woman. It's supposed to be highly addictive, so lay off it when they go away.

Vicodin is great for pain caused by them, their lawyers, and corrupt judges, but the effects are short-term. Whatever gets you through the night.

Take an aspirin every other day to avoid stroke and twenty minutes of exercise three times a week for your heart. You can outlast them and your kids will still be in the world.