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#1 Hatred, #2 The Words: Opinion, Belief, and Knowledge, #3 Hate Addiction


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#17 - Letter to the director of the National Academy of Medicine's Board on Neurobiology and Behavior Health on Addictions


#18 - Is Addiction Voluntary, A Choice, as Leshner and NIDA Insist?


#19 - Bush's Alcoholism and Lies


#20 - A P/R Paradigm Addict - "Cured?"


#21 - Congress Misled and Lied to by NIAAA


#22 - Special Letter to the Times on Addiction Genetics


#23 - JAMA Editor Publishes According to His Beliefs, Not Science


#24 - Smoking as Gateway Drug. I Don't Think So!


#24B - IS COCAINE ADDICTION CAUSED BY COCAINE?


#25 - One Less Heroin Addict. But At What Cost?


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#30 - Brookhaven Labs Provide More Evidence For Hypoism


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#33 - NIDA Is Close But No Cigar


#34 - Bush's Addict Discrimination and Hypocricy Begins


#35 - Maya Angelou's, "Still I Rise."


#36 - Leshner Lies To Congress


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BRAIN TUMOR PROVES HYPOISM HYPOTHESIS

This should be self-explanatory. Here's the article followed by a letter I wrote to the newspaper:
Doctors: Pedophile 'Cured' After Surgery By CHRIS KAHN

July 28, 2003, 7:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- There was something wrong with the schoolteacher with the headache -- doctors could see that from the start.

Though charming and intelligent, the 40-year-old man couldn't stop leering at female nurses. He had been in trouble with the law for sexual advances toward his stepdaughter, and now he was talking about raping his landlady.

University of Virginia Medical Center neurologists Dr. Russell Swerdlow and Dr. Jeffrey Burns had never seen a case like this.

The man had an egg-sized brain tumor pressing on the right frontal lobe. When surgeons removed it, the lewd behavior and pedophilia faded away. Exactly why, the surgeons cannot quite explain.

"It's possible the tumor released some pre-existing urges," Burns said. "But that's a tough debate, we just don't know."

The outcome raises questions not only about how tumors alter brain function, but also how they can influence behavior and judgment.

Daniel T. Tranel, a University of Iowa neurology researcher, said he has seen people with brain tumors lie, damage property, and in extremely rare cases, commit murder.

"The individual simply loses the ability to control impulses or anticipate the consequences of choices," Tranel said.

Dr. Stuart C. Yudofsky, a psychiatrist at the Baylor College of Medicine who specializes in behavioral changes associated with brain disorders, also has seen the way brain tumors can bend a person's behavior.

"This tells us something about being human, doesn't it?" Yudofsky said. If one's actions are governed by how well the brain is working, "does it mean we have less free will than we think?"

It's a question with vast implications in the criminal justice system.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that executing mentally retarded murderers is unconstitutionally cruel because of their diminished ability to reason and control their urges.

Chris Adams, a death penalty specialist for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, thinks the next logical step would be to include people who have brain tumors.

"Some people simply don't have the frontal lobe capacity to stop what they're doing," he said.

Human behavior is governed by complex interactions within the brain. But scientists think most "executive functions" -- decisions with major consequences -- are controlled within the frontal lobes, the most highly evolved section of the brain.

Tumors in that area can squeeze enough blood from the region to effectively put it to sleep, dulling someone's judgment in a way that's similar to drinking too much alcohol.

Only in very rare cases would the tumor turn the person to violence or deviant behavior on its own, Tranel said.

Dr. Patrick J. Kelly, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at New York University Medical Center, said he's never seen a tumor turn someone into a pedophile.

"I've seen them make people hyperactive, forgetful, apathetic," Kelly said. "And it usually takes a fairly extensive tumor to do that ... the size of an orange maybe."

The Virginia schoolteacher with the tumor didn't respond to written interview requests by The Associated Press made through his doctors. But according to his case report, which Swerdlow and Burns wrote in the Archives of Neurology, the man didn't remember having abnormal sexual urges for most of his life.

In 2000, the man began collecting sex magazines and visiting pornographic Web sites, focusing much of his attention on images of children and adolescents.

Eventually he couldn't stop himself, telling doctors "the pleasure principle overrode" everything else. When he started making subtle advances on his young stepdaughter, his wife called police. He was arrested for child molestation.

The man was convicted and failed a 12-step rehabilitation program for sexual addiction because he couldn't stop asking for sex favors, according to the case report.

The day before he was to be sentenced to prison, the man walked into the emergency room with a headache. He was distraught, Swerdlow said, and was contemplating suicide.

He also was "totally unable to control his impulses," Burns said. "He'd proposition nurses."

An MRI revealed the tumor, and it was cut out days later. The man's behavior began to improve. Swerdlow said the judge allowed him to complete a Sexaholics Anonymous program. The man eventually moved back home with his wife and stepdaughter.

About a year later, Swerdlow said, the tumor partially grew back and the man started to collect pornography again. He had another operation last year, and his urges again subsided.

"That's one of the interesting things about frontal lobe damage," Swerdlow said. "This guy, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he thought there wasn't anything wrong with him, and he didn't stop."

Copyright 2003, The Associated Press

Re: Doctors: Pedophile 'Cured' After Surgery
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Brain-Tumor-Pedophile.html
This article supports the Hypoism hypothesis, a physical neurobiological cause of all addictions. As discussed in my book, Hypoic's Handbook, although the vast majority of addictions are caused by genetic alterations of the decision-making apparatus, there is a tiny number of cases caused by physical injury to this same mechanism. Notice the discussion in the article by the doctors - ``The individual simply loses the ability to control impulses or anticipate the consequences of choices,'' Tranel said. ``This tells us something about being human, doesn't it?'' Yudofsky said. If one's actions are governed by how well the brain is working, ``does it mean we have less free will than we think?'' ``That's one of the interesting things about frontal lobe damage,'' Swerdlow said. ``This guy, he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he thought there wasn't anything wrong with him, and he didn't stop.'' These descriptions are exactly what every addict goes through. Only the Hypoism paradigm can reconcile this case with an actual unconscious and overwhelming brain mechanism as the cause of all addictions. The current ineffective and senseless free will/psychobabble paradigm can't reconcile this case nor can it reconcile the vast genetic and animal data which proves addictions are uncontrollably run by an altered brain mechanism. This article demands that the entire way we look at addictions must be changed for all addicts' sake as well as for society. Hypoic's Handbook has already predicted this would happen. It's time your paper read this book and let your readers know about it.










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