The drug links
Opinion vary as always, but dementia is thought to be caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain is caused by a build-up of abnormal (amyloid beta) proteins in the brain which leads to a decline in a person’s mental, and sometimes physical abilities.
Much of the research on Alzheimer’s disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein which clumps together
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Making square pegs for round holes
The pioneers of modern psychology arrived at their understanding of the human mind by studying sick people and human relationships within the spheres of basic survival and the power struggles that exist within conflicted societies.
Mind as we know it has no substance and the brain if you like is a repository of ideas and information. But there
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Obstacles to healing
We exist within our physical body and it becomes a playground for working out some of our karma as we have experiences ranging from vibrant health to debilitating illnesses.
Most of us identify ourselves as our body and refer to our body as me, myself or I. Yet anyone familiar with any modern understanding of spirituality will recognise that the body is
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Afflictions in Consciousness
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There is a lack of clarity as to what constitutes a mental illness, what causes mental illness and the path to recovery. Similarly there is no clear understanding of what constitutes a healthy mind so when it comes to looking at mental illness, most of it is purely guesswork.
At the end of the day mental health is
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The study and treatment of the human mind
Psychology is essentially the study of the mind, including logic, reason, emotion, conscious and unconscious mental processes and behaviour. It is also associated with neuroscience and the study of the brain to the extent that psychology has become an umbrella term for a wide variety of ‘disciplines’, paradigms, religions and cults that are not clearly definable as
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What mainstream medicine has to say
In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness 5. The economic cost for this disorder is high, but the cost in human suffering cannot be estimated.
Depressive illnesses often interfere with normal functioning causing pain and suffering not only to those who have a disorder, but
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Seeks to provide clarity
Counselling and Psychotherapy may help to one understand the why and wherefore of what is happening in your life and provide a mechanism to find solutions. It looks at the whole human being and the many complex factors that have contributed to making every person unique based on models of understanding as proposed by Explorers in the field like Sigmund Freud
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