Archive for March, 2017

Yojokun: Life Lessons from a Samurai

Yojokun: Life Lessons from a Samurai The dawn of the 17th century saw peace descend on Japan. With the value of their martial skills on the decline, the samurai sought new spiritual, moral, psychological, and physical moorings. Tsunetomo Yamamoto, author of the now-classic Hagakure, combined a Confucian sense of justice with a Zen-influenced abandonment of the ego to espouse loyalty and death as paramount qualities of the samurai’s calling. Kaibara Ekiken (16301714), a samurai physician with philosophical and Buddhist leanings, took the opposite approach. He sought ways for a healthier, more rewarding life. In his Yojokun: Life Lessons from a Samurai, he collected six decades of study…. Click Here to Read More


Hypergraphia: Real or Bogus Illness Symptom?

psychology of Physical Illness

by Internet Archive Book Images Hypergraphia: Real or Bogus Illness Symptom? IntroductionHypergraphia is defined as an uncontrolled urge to write. Vincent Van Gogh, Lewis Carroll, Senator Phil Graham, Dostoevsky, Crew Inman and many others allegedly had this symptom of illness. Van Gogh wrote 876 letters, Inman wrote 1 million words and others kept on writing like the battery bunny. Medical practitioners argue that the affliction arises as the result of a temporal lobe problem or Bipolar Disorder. The lobe problem produces fits of writing whereas Bipolar writing represents actions related to the manic nature of the affliction. There are periods of or lulls in activity, and…. Click Here to Read More


Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human

Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human Engaging science writing that bravely approaches a new frontier in medical science and offers a whole new way of looking at the deep kinship between animals and human beings. Zoobiquity a species-spanning approach to medicine bringing doctors and veterinarians together to improve the health of all species and their habitats. In the tradition of Temple Grandin, Oliver Sacks, and Neil Shubin, this is a remarkable narrative science book arguing that animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and ultimately heal human patients. Through case studies of various species–human and animal kind alike–the authors reveal…. Click Here to Read More


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The Benefit of Cognitive Therapy For Depression and Related Behavior Problems

Cognitive Psychology

by hjl The Benefit of Cognitive Therapy For Depression and Related Behavior Problems Depression is a difficult mental illness that is characterized by a powerful feeling of guilt, fear, sadness, anxiety and extreme loss of self-esteem. As such, the condition is mental because the period of depression lasts longer for clinically depressed patients, when equated with normal people who undergo a period of depression only for a minute. What is worse is that depression in some results in lasting loss of involvement in life, and in the end pushing others to suicide. Thus, it is thought of as one of the most pressing condition that results in many behavior problems.Cognitive therapy for…. Click Here to Read More


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Intimate Partner Violence: Unhidden Crimes In Pakistan

Physiological Aspects

by Internet Archive Book Images Intimate Partner Violence: Unhidden Crimes In Pakistan Do you feel safe and happy at home? What are these marks of bruises for? Has the abuser got worsened or does it happen more often? These are some of the questions that a woman who is victimized is asked for. Is it for which a woman is made for? When I close my eyes to go to sleep, all I can see is the rape. I feel as though it is happening to me over and over. Why me? Can’t I take a warm breath in fresh air? I also want to live my life as I wish to. Weeping and silently crying every night, a victim wonders what was her mistake that she has to face all these circumstances? Is it because she is a…. Click Here to Read More


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Mental Illness and Violence Pair Up

Mental Illness

by Visual Artist Frank Bonilla Mental Illness and Violence Pair Up In lieu of all of the tragedies that are occurring across the country including mass school shootings, murders, and sexual molestations maybe it is time that the core of what the real problem could be is addressed. Nearly five million people suffered from some type of mental illness during the past year. This information came from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration so it is clearly correct. What’s wrong with that picture?The largest group of that staggering number is those aged 18 to 25 and more women than men seem to be affected. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,…. Click Here to Read More


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The Idea of Human Rights

The Idea of Human Rights The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social criticism in global political life. This book is a theoretical examination of the central idea of that language, the idea of a human right. In contrast to more conventional philosophical studies, Charles Beitz takes a practical approach, looking at the history and political practice of human rights for guidance in understanding the central idea. Betiz presents a model of human rights as matters of international concern whose violation by governments can justify…. Click Here to Read More


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What Are the Causes of Mental Illness?

What Are the Causes of Mental Illness? The exact cause of most mental illnesses is unknown, but there are many known factors at play. These can be biological, psychological or environmental. The cause varies from person to person and it can be complicated. For most people who suffer from mental illnesses, the cause is some combination of these factors.Genetic FactorsMost mental illnesses run in families. Twin studies have shown that there is a definite genetic factor. While your family history doesn’t necessarily cause you to have the illness as well, it does put you at greater risk for developing it. In the case of schizophrenia, for example, people with close relatives that have…. Click Here to Read More


How to Overcome Psychological Impotence Or Erectile Dysfunction

Medicine Psychology

by Sidneiensis How to Overcome Psychological Impotence Or Erectile Dysfunction There is an equal involvement of your body as well as brain in the process of getting an erection and not all cases of erectile dysfunction or impotence result from physical factors.Psychological impotence is a common phenomenon and almost 10-20% of all cases of impotence or erectile failure stem from such emotional or psychological issues. Such an impotence occurs when your brain is not able to connect to sexual thoughts due to some sort of distraction etc.,Stress is one such factor that not only affects your ability to get hard and firm erections but also lowers your sex drive and testosterone levels….. Click Here to Read More


Understanding Careers in Mental Health and Psychology

Education Psychology

by Sidneiensis Understanding Careers in Mental Health and Psychology Are you interested in a career in mental health and psychology? If so, then it is important that you do your research into the career before you fully make up your mind. This field is one that many people enjoy; however, it may not be the right choice for everyone. So, before you get ready to make this important career decision, there are a few things that you need to consider. You’ll no doubt want to be informed about the educational requirements, the various job positions available in the field, the salary you can expect, and perhaps a few companies that offer great jobs in the field. Once you sort out this…. Click Here to Read More


Your Health in Your Horoscope: Introduction to Medical Astrology

Your Health in Your Horoscope: Introduction to Medical Astrology Please, do not trust this book more than your doctor The ancient tradition of astrology is another way of looking at ourselves than the methods developed by modern natural science. It cannot substitute science any more than science can incorporate astrology. The best use you can have of this introduction to medical astrology is as an alternative perspective on your health. By examining your horoscope you shed light on the complexity of living your life in ways that agree with you the most. Learn how your health is described by the Zodiac signs, the movements of the planets, their aspects, and the astrological Houses. This…. Click Here to Read More