We, the Preventatists, wanted to acquaint you with the fact of our existence, and to describe what we are and what we can offer.
Preventatism has been in use in Australia for about two decades, and has been used for both treatment, and prevention of disorders, which rely upon stress for their origins.
Our theories have been developed over the past forty years, and have always been just that; theories.
However, you will be aware that new studies are emerging which are proving that Preventatists theories were right all along. Depression, anxieties, cancer, diabetes, cardiac problems are all related to stress, and Preventatism is designed to defend the individual against the distresses of life.
Preventatism has proven itself to be simple, safe, very effective, but most of all, economic.
Preventatists have over many years, been trying to get police officers, and other emergency service workers equipped with defence against stress. The answer has always been similar; "...not required....all the best help is already available....etc...etc"
Thermal progression of spring and breeding time of wheatears advanced, but despite breeding earlier with respect to date, wheatears bred later with respect to thermal spring progression. Over the same time period, selection for breeding time changed and demographic rates and nestling weight declined markedly. Despite superficial evidence from those trends suggesting demographic effects of changes in phenological matching between timing of breeding and thermal progression of spring, direct evidence, from links based on annual variation of the degree of phenological matching and within-season fitness advantage of early breeding and population demographic rates, was lacking.