Category: Psychiatry

  • Mental disease as a blessing. [OR: How healers are born]

    In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer”, explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. ‘What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people regard as “good news from […]

  • Schizophrenia. Voices. Being “logical”.

    Scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the ‘voices’ that are a common symptom of schizophrenia. Researchers linked the problem to a gene deletion. This leads to changes in brain chemistry that reduce the flow of information between two brain structures involved in processing auditory information. […]

  • Multiple Personalities Disorder, fake psychiatry, real conflicts, Life…

    Multiple Personality Disorder is fake. At the height of the most recent fad in the ’90s, it seemed that every third or fourth patient was presenting with a long list of newly developed multiple personalities. The modal number of personalities per patient started multiplying exponentially from just two to 16. Αn iatrogenically inspired diagnosis inappropriately […]

  • Sweet 16, 18, 20… RUN!

    New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood? “The idea that suddenly at 18 you’re an adult just doesn’t quite ring true,” says child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, who works at […]

  • sFRP3 and Being sad (a good thing?)

    Scientist discovered how antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy works. They found out that these therapy methods reduce the Secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (sFRP3), which is in turn an inhibitor to the creation of new neurons in our brain. (1, 2, 3) This same protein increases in our body as we get older, thus playing also […]