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Psychosis

Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind that results in difficulties determining what is real and what is not. Symptoms may include false beliefs and seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear. Other symptoms may include incoherent speech and behavior, inappropriate for the situation. There may be sleep problems, social withdrawal, lack of motivation, difficulties carrying out daily activities. Psychosis has many different causes; these include mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, sleep deprivation, some medical conditions, certain medications, drugs such as alcohol or cannabis. One type, known as postpartum psychosis, can occur after giving birth; the neurotransmitter dopamine is believed to play a role. Acute psychosis is considered primary if it results from a psychiatric condition and secondary if it is caused by a medical condition; the diagnosis of a mental illness requires excluding other potential causes. Testing may be done to check for central nervous system diseases, toxins, or other health problems as a cause.

Treatment may include antipsychotic medication and social support. Early treatment appears to improve outcomes. Medications appear to have a moderate effect. Outcomes depend on the underlying cause. In the United States about 3% of people develop psychosis at some point in their lives; the condition has been described since at least the 4th century BC by Hippocrates and as early as 1500 BC in the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus. A hallucination is defined as sensory perception in the absence of external stimuli. Hallucinations are different from illusions and perceptual distortions, which are the misperception of external stimuli. Hallucinations may occur in any of the senses and take on any form, they may consist of more detailed experiences. Hallucinations are characterized as being vivid and uncontrollable. Auditory hallucinations experiences of hearing voices, are the most common and prominent feature of psychosis. Up to 15% of the general population may experience auditory hallucinations; the prevalence in schizophrenia is put around 70%, but may go as high as 98%.

Reported prevalence in bipolar disorder ranges between 18% and 48%. During the early 20th century, auditory hallucinations were second to visual hallucinations in frequency, but they are now the most common manifestation of schizophrenia, although rates vary between cultures and regions. Auditory hallucinations are most intelligible voices; when voices are present, the average number has been estimated at three. Content, like frequency, differs especially across cultures and demographics. People who experience auditory hallucinations can identify the loudness, location of origin, may settle on identities for voices. Western cultures are associated with auditory experiences concerning religious content related to sin. Hallucinations may command a person to do something dangerous when combined with delusions. Extracampine hallucinations are perception outside the sensory apparatus. Visual hallucinations occur in a third of people with schizophrenia, although rates as high as 55% are reported; the prevalence in bipolar disorder is around 15%.

Content involves animate objects, although perceptual abnormalities such as changes in lighting, streaks, or lines may be seen. Visual abnormalities may conflict with proprioceptive information, visions may include experiences such as the ground tilting. Lilliputian hallucinations are less common in schizophrenia, occur more in various types of encephalopathy. A visceral hallucination called a cenesthetic hallucination, is characterized by visceral sensations in the absence of stimuli. Cenesthetic hallucinations may include re-arrangement of internal organs. Psychosis may involve delusional beliefs. A delusion is defined as an unrelenting sense of certainty maintained despite strong contradictory evidence. Delusions are context- and culture-dependent: a belief which inhibits critical functioning and is considered delusional in one population may be common in another, or in the same population at a time. Since normative views may themselves contradict available evidence, a belief need not contravene cultural standards in order to be considered delusional.

Prevalence in schizophrenia is considered at least 90%, around 50% in bipolar disorder. The DSM-5 characterizes certain delusions as "bizarre" if they are implausible, or are incompatible with the surrounding cultural context; the concept of bizarre delusions has many criticisms, the most prominent being judging its presence is not reliable among trained individuals. A delusion may involve diverse thematic content; the most common type is a persecutory delusion, in which a person believes that some entity is attempting to harm them. Others include delusions of reference, delusions of grandiosity, thought broadcasting and thought insertion. Karl Jaspers has classified psychotic delusions into primary and secondary types. Primary delusions are defined

Hard Luck Hero

Hard Luck Hero is a 2003 Japanese film written and directed by Japanese film director Sabu to showcase the Japanese boy band V6. The film involves usual Sabu elements such as yakuza; the story follows three pairs of characters. The first characters shown are two restaurant workers. One persuades the other to take part in place of an absent boxer. Although the bout was rigged to end in his defeat in the second round, he knocks his opponent out within seconds of the start; the pair are soon involved in a high-speech car chase with angered members of the yakuza. The second pair of characters are two young businessmen who choose to eat at the restaurant where the boxing match is takes place, unaware of its yakuza connections, they are involved in a high-speed car-chase with a patrol car. The third pair of characters are in need of money to pay for damage they caused to a yakuza's expensive car, they attend the bout to steal the takings but one of them is shot and his friend drives him around in search of a hospital.

The three cars containing the six main characters crash and the postscript shows them sometime apparently enjoying successful lives. Hard Luck Hero on IMDb

On My Way (Omar Naber song)

"On My Way" is a song performed by Slovenian singer and songwriter Omar Naber. It represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Naber represented Slovenia in 2005, which coincidentally took place in Kyiv, like the 2017 song contest; the song was released as a digital download on 8 April 2017 by Universal Music. The song has peaked to number 12 in Slovenia. Omar Naber was announced to be competing in EMA 2017, Slovenia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, on 4 December 2016. Naber competed in the first semi-final on 17 February 2017, he advanced to the final which took place on 24 February 2017, where he won the jury vote and finished second in the public vote, being declared the winner, he represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine at the International Exhibition Centre. Slovenia competed in the second half of the first semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest on 9 May 2017. Slovenia placed 17th in the semifinal with 36 points failing to Qualify.

A music video to accompany the release of "On My Way" was first released onto YouTube on 2 April 2017 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-five seconds

Yellow pike conger

The yellow pike conger is an eel in the family Muraenesocidae. It was described by Georges Cuvier in 1829, it is a tropical eel which migrates between marine and brackish waters, though not for breeding purposes. It is known from the Indo-West Pacific, including Sri Lanka, the Bay of Bengal, Indonesia, it dwells at a maximum depth of 100 m, inhabits the soft bottoms of coastal waters and estuaries, leads a nocturnal lifestyle. Males can reach a maximum total length of 80 cm, but more reach 50 cm; the yellow pike conger feeds on bottom-dwelling fish and crustaceans. It is of minor importance in commercial fisheries, is marketed fresh

Laurence Foley

Laurence Michael Foley, Sr. was an American diplomat, assassinated outside his home in Amman, Jordan. Born in Boston, Foley became a Peace Corps volunteer in 1965, serving two years in India upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts. After earning a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at San Francisco State University in 1969, he served as a probation officer in Contra Costa County, California, he worked for the Peace Corps, serving as Associate Director of the Peace Corps program in the Philippines from 1980 to 1985. He served as Director of Administration at the Rehabilitation Services of Northern California until joining the United States Agency for International Development in 1988. After working in Bolivia and Zimbabwe, Foley became Supervisory Executive Officer of USAID/Jordan in 2000. On the morning of October 28, 2002, Foley was killed by gunshots from a 7 mm pistol as he walked to his car outside his Amman home. On December 14, two men, Libyan Salem bin Suweid and Jordanian Yasser Freihat, were arrested and charged with killing Foley.

According to the Jordanian government, the men were paid to kill Foley by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, an Islamist militant leader, who at that time was the commander of the group renamed al-Qaeda in Iraq. Though the men confessed, they claimed they were forced to by Jordanian authorities. In April 2004, the two men were sentenced to death for killing Foley. Zarqawi was sentenced to death in absentia for his role in the assassination, but was killed in a U. S. airstrike on June 7, 2006. Foley's assassins were executed on March 11, 2006. Another conspirator, Mohammed Ahmed Youssef al-Jaghbeer, was sentenced to death on July 13, 2009

Bill Dunk

William Edgar Dunk is an Australian professional golfer. Dunk was inducted as a life member of the Australasian Tour in 1996. Dunk won the New Zealand Open, he won over 100 tournaments and broke over 80 course records, more than any other golfer in Australia, in 1970 led the world's scoring averages from Jack Nicklaus with 70.21 for 110 rounds. In 1970, Dunk set an Australian lowest-score record of 10 under par 60 at Merewether in the NBN-3 Tournament, his course records include 61 at Maitland, NSW, 63 at Hastings New Zealand, 64 at Victoria Golf Club the lowest score played in the Australian Open - 64 in the Texas Open, 65 at Royal Selangor, 66 at Royal Sydney and 66 at Kingston Heath. In 1971, at Coffs Harbour he surged to 11 under after only 12 holes, he finished with nine under par on the card. In a span of 30 months between 1967 -- 1969, he set 25 course records. Dunk represented Australia in three World Cups and won the Malaysian Open and the New Zealand Open before settling on the NSW Central Coast.

Dunk is the son of a greenkeeper at Gosford Golf Club on the NSW Central Coast. He and his wife Annette have three children. 1960 New South Wales PGA 1962 Australian PGA Championship 1964 Metalcraft Tournament, Wiseman's Tournament, Wattie's Tournament, BP Tournament 1966 Australian PGA Championship, North Coast Open 1967 New South Wales Open, North Coast Open 1968 New South Wales PGA, Spalding Masters 1969 New South Wales PGA 1970 New South Wales PGA, South Australian Open, North Coast Open 1971 Australian PGA Championship, New South Wales Open, North Coast Open 1972 Queensland Open, Tasmanian Open, New Zealand Open, Caltex Tournament 1973 Queensland Open 1974 Australian PGA Championship, Queensland Open 1975 Chrysler Classic, New Zealand Open 1976 Australian PGA Championship 1977 Tasmanian Open 1978 Illawarra Open 1980 Queensland Open 1981 Victorian Open 1975 Sanpo Classic 1976 Sapporo Tokyu Open 1963 Malayan Open this list is incomplete 1967 Forbes $1.500 Purse 1969 Brisbane Water Tournament 1970 South Pacific Open 1971 New South Wales PGA Foursomes Championship this list is incomplete 1989 Australian PGA Seniors Championship, New South Wales Seniors 1990 New South Wales Seniors, Mitsukoshi Seniors 1991 JAS Cup Senior, Misawa Resort Senior Open, Ho-Oh Cup 1995 Australian PGA Seniors Championship 1993 Mizuno Senior Classic, HTB Hokkaido Senior World Cup: 1968, 1969, 1972 List of golfers with most PGA Tour of Australasia wins Bill Dunk at the Japan Golf Tour official site Profile at Newcastle City Council Cultural site