I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it
Posted On:9/27/2006 10:56pm
Style: Improv comedy
Just reading about Anna Nicole Smith's sons death and how it was a combination of drugs he was taking for depression.
Now I am not going to do a Tom Cruise and go off on psychiatrists, but they should be advocating some sort of MA as an anti-depressant.
When I am feeling blue and cranky nothing makes me feel better than hitting something, or even being hit.
Seriously it's the best for mental health. It's not just the endorphins from exercise but the manifestation of aggression in a healthy and controlled manner.
Just my 2 cents
Posted On:9/28/2006 8:57am
Style: None currently
I agree 100%. As someone who's been dealing with depression for nearly 20 years, I always felt better after doing MA. Some days I really had to drag my ass to the school, but after class was over I was always glad I went. And hitting things can be VERY therapeutic.
Now, having said that, I really need to get off my ass and start doing MA again!
Posted On:9/28/2006 4:25pm
Style: Judo, Wrestling, Boxing
Some time with the heavy bag is also an excellent stress reliever, of course.
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Posted On:9/28/2006 4:31pm
Style: Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku
It only helps if they like doing that kind of stuff though. Not every kid is motivated to hit things. There's not enough interest in it to help themselves, it's a torturous circle.
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Posted On:9/28/2006 4:32pm
Well its not just MA in particu;ar, but probably finding a stress relief hobby. Something like knitting could work if its what your in to. I personally think we would all say MA is the way to go because its what we do.
However I suppose any ohysical activity(even increased sunlight) should be suggested in mild depression or to make severe depression more manageable.
Posted On:9/28/2006 4:42pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
MA is a good way to release stress and to build confidence. Any physical activity in fact is recommended for people who suffer from depression.
Having I have the strong suspicion Anna Nicole's son wouldn't have liked MA for therapy. Being a socialite was a better therapy... or so he thought (*smirk*)
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Posted On:9/28/2006 4:54pm
What good is being a socialite if you don't know how to punch the stalkarazzi in the face properly?
Posted On:9/28/2006 4:55pm
I genuinely think everyone needs a physical outlet for agression in thier lives and suffering depression is a symptom of keeping stuff bottled up and never releasing it.
It doesn't have to be MA it could be bowling or ping pong just as long as there is some conection that allows us to channel our human agrresivness into something physical. Even it's just rolling a ball down an alley for a strike.
Posted On:9/28/2006 5:31pm
Well, the Dog Brothers had an article in their website which goes alongs those lines. The article is not about MA as a form of therapy, but it does mention the need to have some positive ways to channel natural agression.
Posted On:9/28/2006 6:02pm
Excellent article. I like this bit best.
"Aggression is an instinct, even as sex is an instinct. And just as a man eventually will have a nocturnal emission in the absence of sex, so too aggression will discharge eventually even in the absence of "legitimate" cause. Thus all efforts at eliminating the causes of aggression can be seen in scientific terms as inherently doomed efforts to prevent a instinctual discharge by means of eliminating its typical eliciting stimuli. To the extent that the efforts to eliminate the eliciting stimuli succeed, the discharge of the aggression becomes less predictable and often more dangerous. Skill in aggression will be needed from time to time, especially by those lacking skill and will. The solution is to ground aggression in a ritual expression that also prepares it for functional application. "
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