Re: Want to contact medical officer at Antarctic Station


My website explains the context in several cases.
The circumstances that created the  business office mental breaks in the 1960’s are so simple they can happen almost anywhere. Start with the Psychology Demonstration and the Astronauts & Insanity pages, URL link below.
The too-small living an working space is more of a problem with space stations now. But I have searched sites from schools with a presence in the Antarctic. They all have pictures with the problem illustrated. There was a mental break on Soyuz 21. Buzz Aldrin had problems after his missions.
Sudden violence began to be noticed in the 1830’s, Cabin Fever. The cases are rare but they will happen. Individuals can create behaviors that will cause too much exposure. Reading a book in a place where others walk too close beside you is one, daydreaming in a similar location is another.  The Redlake shooter left a journal entry describing what he did to create exposure. Post Offices do not provide Cubicle Level Protection and continue to have shooting incidents.
When the problem was discovered they did not put the issue up for discussion and debate in offices.They took the safe course and designed workstations that could not be moved to accidentally create exposure. Simple precautions will prevent exposure where cubicles would not be practical.
Why are some effected but not others in similar exposure senarios? I don’t know but research at the University of Georgia in 2002 found a possible problem when they attempted to find a genetic connection to explain why mental illness seems to run in famlies.  They found a defect in the M-Channel for vision in the brain for schizophrenics and their disease free close blood relatives.
I though I might find someone who will go to the Antarctic or someone with Ham Radio contacts. The message would eventually reach someone there.
Although my site has copyright the distribution is FREE. You may print out a personal copy.
You may be right that the cases have dropped off in frequency. But that does not mean a severe case will not happen again. I want to tell the medical officer and let him use his own judgement.
http://VisionAndPsychosis.Net link to site pages from the index.