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My name is Adam Lowery. I am a Mental Health Counselor, Author, Host of The Cognitive Rampage Podcast. I founded the diagnosis, Athletes Depression and the integrative psychological theory Transrational Structural Behavior Theory (TSBT). In my heart I am a father, son, brother, friend and humanitarian. In my spirit I am a teacher and protector. I am chasing competence, asking you to join me in learning from others’ experiences, perceptions, competence and philosophies for our cerebral growth and optimization
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The Cognitive Rampage Book
“The Cognitive Rampage, a scientific approach to self discovery, change and life optimization” by Adam Lowery (2nd Ed) is now Amazon in print or Kindle versions.
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-Dr. Jack Kruse, Neurosurgeon & Health Educator
“A dose of competence in an age full of spin.” -Naudi Aguilar, Founder of Functional Patterns
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TCR Audiobook (2nd edition read by Adam) releases May 2017
Read by Adam Lowery (because of this) there are ad-lib audio additions not printed in the 1st or 2nd printed or Kindle versions. He also leaves a very candid message to the listeners (not included in the print and Kindle versions). The audio book is the 2nd Edition version and will release in May 2017
“Reveal Your Cognitive Rampage and you won’t have to find purpose. Purpose will find you.” -Adam Lowery
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New Book Coming Soon!
"The Killing Fields, Athletes Depression" by Adam Lowery
My new book “The Killing Fields, Athletes Depression” releases next year!
What is Athletes Depression?
I experienced Athletes Depression for nearly a decade. After all, I am the theoretical mind behind the revelation of Athletes Depression. I believe this should be an actual diagnosis within the Diagnostic Statistic Manual of mental health disorders (the DSM). AD hosts a different etiology as compared to its main misdiagnoses (and most currently related) Bipolar, ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder and even Identity Dissociative Disorder. These are the most popular misdiagnoses related to Athletes Depression.
In short, being raised as a high performance athlete from childhood, and playing only as far as high school or college, especially professional, creates a 50-75% increase in the probability the athlete will experience severe symptomatic mental health issues. The manifestation of Athletes Depression contains a similar and unfortunate common etiology that leads to the popular misdiagnoses. Childhood athlete to adult athlete creates the individual to determine personal value by performance. A form of direct programming meant to develop a resistive consciousness and one who is less likely to ask for help. This naturally creates a cognitive dissonance toward any possibility of “perceived weakness”. In this sense I am categorizing the existing social stigma surrounding mental health. Meaning most athletes do not seek mental health help and choose to fight it on their own. Combined with the lengthy exposure to hyper vigilant environments and situations being linked to highly rewarding states, this begins to condition the body and mind to need, continue seek, and in many cases, cause the individual to consciously or unconsciously create hyper-vigilant environments and situations to return the body and mind to these rewarding states. Many times this manifests in very high risk situations, people and behavior. The bigger risk the better. A cycle begins to emerge. The hardworking, non fearing, non “weak” athlete fights for varying lengths and “wins”. It may even appear as if they are overworking, working perpetually or appear manic. Eventually the individual will “lose” for various reasons (lengthy explanation), generally based in emotional choices and reactions. This sets in a “we lost” mindset that can last weeks, months or even years. Due to value of self being taught to be measured in performance (behaviorally, cognitively and socially), depression and severe self judgement begins and can last lengthy periods of time. The vigilance to which the individual fights the depression many times begins with the first misdiagnosis of ADHD. This overtime combines with severe depressive episodes, and other symptomatic issues begin to emerge; addiction, violence and intense anger. Feelings and thoughts as far as self harm repeat. At first, second or even third assessment, overtime the criterium appears as if the Bipolar diagnosis is present. In reality the athlete is, has been and will continue to cycle this way due to “Athletes Depression”, NOT bipolar disorder and or ADHD. The manifestation and etiology of Athletes Depression has gone undetected and has indirectly caused countless misdiagnosis to spin athletes, and especially x athletes lives seemingly out of control. Leaving the individual with thoughts and feelings their mental health struggles are different than any therapist, and especially any partner, family member or boss can understand. The Athletes are left on the killing fields alone and depressed. Lost.
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The Cognitive Rampage Podcast (TCR)
Enthusiastically chasing competence with you. Sharing my life and others’ experiences, wisdom and philosophies. Humbly questioning self, others and the world for revelation, growth and optimization. Join me in my hunt for competence as I reveal mine, and the guests Cognitive Rampage!
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The Most Recent TCR Episodes (Click pic to listen)
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #152: Author Kristian Hall
Kristian Hall’s book “Rise From Darkness, paths out of depression toward happiness” is here: http://www.kristianhall.com/books/
Kristian went through eleven years of deep depression as a teenager and student. He overcame his depression by practicing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology. His personal development did not stop there – he’s now living the life of his dreams. He lives in the deep forest around Oslo, together with his family and a very strange Maine Coon cat.read more
The Cognitive Rampage Podcast #151: Yalda Mousavinia
Co Founder of Space.coop “Going to space together”. Yalda by trade, is a Mechanical Engineer from UC Berkeley certified by UCLA in Astronautical Engineering…in short, she is an innovator bringing Space to the community.
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