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Negative thinking linked to dementia

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GoldenWolf

Are you a pessimist by nature, a "glass half empty" sort of person? That's not good for your brain.

A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease.
 
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XenoFish

I can't help but wonder which Happy Pill drug company funded this "study". Oh, sorry. I'm being negative.

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zep73
34 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Oh, sorry. I'm being negative.

If that study is valid, I think it's too late for you :D

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XenoFish
Just now, sci-nerd said:

If that study is valid, I think it's too late for you :D

Doubt it. 

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Kaikou
39 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Doubt it. 

Tut, tut. Always so full of doubt. :D

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Kaikou

Explains a lot. My grandfather had it, so did my dad.
I might be next, not entirely sure I'm on board with the study though.

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XenoFish
1 hour ago, Kaikou said:

Tut, tut. Always so full of doubt. :D

Maybe you're right.:hmm:

Nah, I'm very skeptical.......:P

Yeah, my deeply negative phase ended a few months ago. But like a rash it occasionally flare's up.

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Kaikou
10 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Maybe you're right.:hmm:

Nah, I'm very skeptical.......:P

Yeah, my deeply negative phase ended a few months ago. But like a rash it occasionally flare's up.

To be fair, I think that's pretty normal. I hate the fact that people brush it aside sometimes.
Like I'm not being negative for no reason.

Metaphorically speaking, if I see someone walking off a cliff I will warn them.

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XenoFish
Just now, Kaikou said:

To be fair, I think that's pretty normal. I hate the fact that people brush it aside sometimes.
Like I'm not being negative for no reason.

Metaphorically speaking, if I see someone walking off a cliff I will warn them.

There was maybe still is this push to always be optimistic. That's just not manageable. You'd have to be crazy to always be chipper. I'm a defensive pessimist through and through. 

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MainerMikeBrown

Although I have had lots of issues with depression in my past, I've been a positive thinker since then, and for a long time.  So hopefully I'll be okay as I get older and not end up with dementia.

I used to volunteer at nursing homes.  So I've seen how awful dementia is.  I hope I never end up with it someday.

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XenoFish
4 hours ago, MainerMikeBrown said:

Although I have had lots of issues with depression in my past, I've been a positive thinker since then, and for a long time. 

I don't get how that works for some people, I'm glad it works for you, but I feel like I'm denying reality by being optimistic. I go at things from a "maybe" angle now. 

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spartan max2

It's definitely an intriguing study. Hopefully someone studies it furthur.

I lean pretty skeptical towards thoughts having that big of a physical effect.

Yet, we do know stress does alot to the body. And the brain is an organic, so thoughts are physical things. 

 

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Will do
4 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

thoughts are physical things. 

 

Tell that to your Thought Adjuster. 

 

 

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GlitterRose

It has not been my experience that this is the case.

The grouchiest most negative people I have known were razor sharp until the end, and the nice ones got Alzheimer's.

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Bendy Demon

So..umm..wasn't it not too long ago a 'study' claimed that optimistic people were linked to mental issues as were 'creative' people and now people who are 'negative' (wonder how they define that one) are linked to dementia?

What next? Easy-going, go-with-the-flow people are mentally ill?

Seems that soon just being alive will soon earn you the label of being mentally ill.

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XenoFish
2 hours ago, GlitterRose said:

It has not been my experience that this is the case.

The grouchiest most negative people I have known were razor sharp until the end, and the nice ones got Alzheimer's.

There is hope for me yet.:lol:

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XenoFish
Just now, Bendy Demon said:

So..umm..wasn't it not too long ago a 'study' claimed that optimistic people were linked to mental issues as were 'creative' people and now people who are 'negative' (wonder how they define that one) are linked to dementia?

What next? Easy-going, go-with-the-flow people are mentally ill?

Seems that soon just being alive will soon earn you the label of being mentally ill.

The happy pill companies gotta make money somehow. 

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GoldenWolf
14 hours ago, Will do said:

 

Tell that to your Thought Adjuster. 

 

 

Please don't turn this into a "God" thread.

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XenoFish

https://liberationist.org/the-bright-and-dark-sides-of-optimism-and-pessimism/

Our society worships optimists and stigmatizes pessimists — people will like you or reject you depending on your view. However, this right or wrong approach is deceiving. Both optimism and pessimism have bright and dark sides — what you do matters more than how you see the glass.

 

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