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13th May '17 8:34:56 PM Gravidef
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* "A New Leaf," from the show ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', was meant as a parody of [[VerySpecialEpisode hamfisted "issue" episodes]] that told children everywhere that DrugsAreBad. The drug in question was a leaf that, when eaten, causes dinosaurs to be completely relaxed and happy, even as they ignore all of their responsibilities. When the whole family, save Fran and Baby, get hooked, she leaves them, and they eventually realize just how bad things have gotten when the leaf wears off. The parody comes in when son Robbie [[BreakingTheFourthWall talks to the audience]] at the end and begs kids not to do drugs, so that programs will stop producing stupid anti-drug episodes.
13th May '17 8:24:52 PM Gravidef
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* In ''Literature/{{Eragon}}'', the title character is briefly imprisoned and drugged with some kind of potion that makes him, to be frank, too stupid to realize that he's in danger, replacing fear with mindless happiness. When his jailer enters with a tray of food, all Eragon can think is "Wasn't that nice of him?" He then spends hours staring at the wall in perfect contentment.
27th Apr '17 4:41:47 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Antidepressants, if they fail artificially elevate your mood, often at the least dampen feelings of depression by [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody directly modifying processes in the brain]] related to the formation and regulation of emotion. This is very useful in making the illness more bearable even if the antidepressants are not successful in treating it, making it a useful part of any regimen [[note: Counseling or therapy is REALLY important in treating any mental illness, and any therapy should also include some counseling]], for treating depression.

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* Antidepressants, if they fail artificially elevate your mood, often at the least dampen feelings of depression by [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody directly modifying processes in the brain]] related to the formation and regulation of emotion. This is very useful in making the illness more bearable even if the antidepressants are not successful in treating it, making it a useful part of any regimen [[note: Counseling (Counseling or therapy psychotherapy is REALLY important in treating any mental illness, and any therapy should also include some counseling]], counseling), for treating depression.



* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]]. How does he feel about this? [[CaptainObvious Happy of course]].

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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness smilies branded onto his brain]]. How does he feel about this? [[CaptainObvious Happy of course]].
27th Apr '17 4:30:31 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Antidepressants, if they fail artificially elevate your mood, often at the least dampen feelings of depression by [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody directly modifying processes in the brain]] related to the formation and regulation of emotion. This is very useful in making the illness more bearable even if the antidepressants are not successful in treating it, and is an important part of any regimen, which should also include some counseling, for treating depression.

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* Antidepressants, if they fail artificially elevate your mood, often at the least dampen feelings of depression by [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody directly modifying processes in the brain]] related to the formation and regulation of emotion. This is very useful in making the illness more bearable even if the antidepressants are not successful in treating it, and is an important making it a useful part of any regimen, which regimen [[note: Counseling or therapy is REALLY important in treating any mental illness, and any therapy should also include some counseling, counseling]], for treating depression.



* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]].

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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel negative emotions after suffering a stroke that damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]]. How does he feel about this? [[CaptainObvious Happy of course]].
24th Apr '17 5:08:05 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel any negative emotions after suffering a stroke that affected his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, essentially having [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]].

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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel any negative emotions after suffering a stroke that affected damaged his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, having essentially having [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul had [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]].
24th Apr '17 5:05:16 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* A few types of drugs can do this to a person for a short time. They include opioids, such as morphine and heroin, and drugs that affect the brain's dopamine system, such as cocaine and methamphetamine. After a while, however, the drugs start to become less and less effective at producing pleasure, because the brain has systems that will keep trying harder and harder to compensate for the drug's effects and return it to "normal". And once the "corrections" have kicked in, it takes a long time to get rid of them if you ever ''stop'' taking the drug. So instead of feeling normal when you're not on the drug and good when you are on the drug, you feel miserable when you're not on the drug while taking it only brings you up to "normal".

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* A few types of drugs can do this to a person for a short time. They include opioids, such as morphine and heroin, and drugs that affect the brain's dopamine system, such as cocaine and methamphetamine. After a while, however, the drugs start to become less and less effective at producing pleasure, because the brain has systems that will keep trying harder and harder to compensate for the drug's effects and return it to "normal". And once the "corrections" have kicked in, it takes a long time time, if ever, to get rid of them if you ever ''stop'' taking the drug. So after a while instead of feeling normal when you're not on the drug and good when you are on the drug, you feel miserable when you're not on the drug while taking it only brings you up to "normal". "normal".
* Antidepressants, if they fail artificially elevate your mood, often at the least dampen feelings of depression by [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody directly modifying processes in the brain]] related to the formation and regulation of emotion. This is very useful in making the illness more bearable even if the antidepressants are not successful in treating it, and is an important part of any regimen, which should also include some counseling, for treating depression.


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* There is a case of a man who lost his ability to feel any negative emotions after suffering a stroke that affected his Limbic system, the parts of the brain involved with generating and regulating emotion. He is now ''constantly'' happy, unable to feel anything else even at the funerals of close friends and relatives, essentially having [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul happiness branded onto his brain]].
16th Apr '17 11:09:13 AM razorrozar7
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In the eponymous final book of ''Literature/TheDarkTower, after [[spoiler:Eddie Is mortally wounded in the assault on Algol Siento]], Ted and Dinky use their "good-mind" to ease Susannah's grief and make her artificially calm and happy. She reprimands them for it, saying she wants to experience her grief to the fullest.

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* In the eponymous final book of ''Literature/TheDarkTower, ''Literature/TheDarkTower'', after [[spoiler:Eddie Is mortally wounded in the assault on Algol Siento]], Ted and Dinky use their "good-mind" to ease Susannah's grief and make her artificially calm and happy. She reprimands them for it, saying she wants to experience her grief to the fullest.
16th Apr '17 11:07:32 AM razorrozar7
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In the eponymous final book of ''Literature/TheDarkTower, after [[spoiler:Eddie Is mortally wounded in the assault on Algol Siento]], Ted and Dinky use their "good-mind" to ease Susannah's grief and make her artificially calm and happy. She reprimands them for it, saying she wants to experience her grief to the fullest.
26th Jan '17 7:54:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The StarCraft series generally describes neural resocialization as having this effect on the convicts-turned-soldiers employed by certain Terran forces. "Resocialised" Terrans are said to be horrifying to normal people.

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* The StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' series generally describes neural resocialization as having this effect on the convicts-turned-soldiers employed by certain Terran forces. "Resocialised" Terrans are said to be horrifying to normal people.
30th Dec '16 7:58:25 AM thatother1dude
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* The season 5 opener of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Starlight Glimmer do this to the ponies she removes the cutie marks from. Subverted with the mane 6, where they did not immediately become happy when their cutie marks were removed, causing them to be locked up in a room for several hours while Starlight Glimmer gave them "inspirational" speeches.
** It's later revealed that it's less this trope and more HappinessIsMandatory, as once some ponies meet up with the Mane Six, the townsponies' seemingly permanent smiles drop down and the town's dark secret is revealed.

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* The season 5 opener of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Starlight Glimmer do this to the ponies she removes the cutie marks from. from ponies under the belief this will make them happy. Subverted with the mane 6, where they did not immediately become happy when their cutie marks were removed, causing them to be locked up in a room for several hours while Starlight Glimmer gave them "inspirational" speeches.
** It's later revealed that it's less this trope and more HappinessIsMandatory, as once some ponies meet up with
speeches. Turns out it doesn't really work on ''anyone'', the Mane Six, the townsponies' seemingly permanent smiles drop down and the town's dark secret is revealed. townsfolk [[HappinessIsMandatory are just pretending to be happy]].
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