JonWinstonCarl t1_j7ed1dm wrote

I was a submariner. I started taking vitamin D after a psychologist gave my division a speech about her experiences with treating veterans who had alarmingly low vitamin D levels. The next time I went underway, I brought a bottle of 5000iu supplements with me, and it was a night and day difference. I started to feel like normal and part of a team, and not like I was in prison. I work nights and still take them sometimes, especially if I start to feel signs of seasonal depression or general depression symptoms.


JonWinstonCarl t1_j5dxefp wrote

I feel like this study is very disconnected from its subject/audience. I have no medical background whatsoever, but Ive done a decent amount of mushrooms, and I would NEVER recommend them to somebody who exhibits manic behavior or uncontrollable thoughts. Just from an anectdotal standpoint, they amplify anything you are feeling so dramatically that I think if you had a downturn while tripping it would be a disaster. I absolutely love mushrooms, but I've recommended against my wife and friends doing them because they have depression issues and dont have a real medical expert to supervise them.


JonWinstonCarl t1_j4uwsbr wrote

This study has a lot of assuming phrases built into it, like saying people who love animals are lonely and are "people substituting." I think a much more clear assumption to make from this data would be that people who consider themselves of lower resilience are more conscious of their coping mechanisms.