I had not realised before starting work on this book how much
attention had in¯uenced my thinking about mental illness and
mental health. In the 1980s, I had been greatly intrigued by Pierre
Janet's descriptions of attentional debility as a pathognomonic sign
of hysteria. According to Janet, the (usually female) hysterical
patient differed from others in an inability to talk and tap her
®ngers on command at the same time.
Dr. John E. Sarno is a medical pioneer whose program has helped thousands of thousands of people overcome their back conditions--without or drugs or dangerous surgery. Now, using his grounbreaking research into TMS (Tension Mytostis Syndrome), Dr. Sarno goes one step further: after identifyig stress and other psychological factors in back pain, he demonstrates how many of his patiens have gone on to heal themselves without exercise or other physical therapy. Find out:
Nonetheless, data is data, and whilst the interpretation may be suspect (which can
happen with even the best controlled studies), the data is the most valuable asset in a
research paper. Of course insight that either consolidates or furthers our
understanding is vital, but without data it can be nothing more than an armchair idea.
Many journals require the highest levels of scientific rigour, which may make some
research inaccessible - really a form of scientific censorship.
This book provides information on alternative and complementary
therapies that can expand the healing spectrum for
individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). It discusses healing
perspectives and paradigms that have not been a part of traditional
modern medicine but that, nevertheless, comprised a key component
of healing armamentaria throughout much of mankind’s history.
I was sixteen. I didn't have the words to explain why I'd downloaded and kept downloading.
Why making the film that was in my head was such an all-consuming obsession. I'd read
stories of the great directors -- Hitchcock, Lucas, Smith -- and how they worked their arses
off, ruined their health, ruined their family lives, just to get that film out of their head and
onto the screen. In my mind, I was one of them, someone who had to get this sodding
film out of my skull, like, I was filled with holy fire and it would burn me up if I didn't...
The United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP 2005b, 20) documents that the poorest
40 per cent of the world’s population, that is, the
2.5 billion people who live on less than two dollars
a day, account for 5 per cent of the world’s
income, while the richest 10 per cent, most of
them living in high-income countries, account for
54 per cent of the world’s income.
When assessing global poverty, it is important to
keep in mind that inequalities are not just intrinsic
to differences in income between countries or
between groups and individuals within a country.
If you were raised in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, one of your earliest memories would
most likely be hearing the national story of the four faithful friends. The story tells of a pheasant
that found a seed, a rabbit that helped plant and water it, a monkey that fertilized and weeded it, and
an elephant that stood guard to protect it. When the tree had grown to maturity, the animals climbed
on each other’s backs, forming a pyramid, to reach into the high branches so as to collect and share
the fruit. Editing this book has made me mindful of this tale of...
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: A randomized, controlled clinical trial: The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on generalized anxiety disorder among Chinese community patients: protocol for a randomized trial
The heart is situated in the thorax and the main physiological functions of heart are:
dominating the blood and vessels, opening into the tongue and, supporting the mind. The
blood circulation relies on the cooperation between the heart and the vessels, dominating
the blood and vessels means that the heart is the motive force for blood circulation, whilst
the vessels are the physical structures which contain and circulate the blood. With the heart
being of primary importance. Supporting the mind means thinking is related to the
physiological functions of the heart.
Keeping these trade-offs in mind, we employ the method employed by Ciccarelli and Mojon
(2010) to construct a measure of global inflation. We extract the first principal component of
the quarter-on-quarter growth rate in seasonally adjusted real GDP across a sample of 46
This methodology requires a balanced panel, which restricts the sample to the
period from the first quarter of 1998 to the last quarter for which data are available for all
economies, the third quarter of 2010.
Since biomarkers of safety and efficacy are becoming tools in drug development, it is
necessary to determine whether these biomarkers can qualify for applications in clinical
trials. Qualification is defined as “a conclusion that the biomarker data submitted support
use of the biomarker in drug discovery, drug development or post approval studies and
where appropriate, in regulatory decision making” (ICH E-16). A definition of validation
was proposed during the workshop.
How drugs act and interact, how they enter the body, what happens to them inside the body, how they are eliminated from it; the effects of genetics, age, and disease on drug action — these topics are important for, although they will generally not be in the front of the conscious mind of the prescriber, an understanding of them will enhance rational decision taking. Knowledge of the requirements for success and the explanations for failure and for adverse events will enable the doctor to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks of drug therapy. Pharmacodynamics.
Alternative medicine is recognized as medical products and practices that do not belong to
the standard cares taken by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals.
Alternative medicine includes the mind-body interventions (i.e., meditation, yoga,
acupuncture, deep-breathing exercises, guided imageryAny of various techniques (such as a
series of verbal suggestions) used to guide another person or oneself in imagining sensations—
especially in visualizing an image in the mind—to bring about a desired physical response
(such as stress reduction).
OVER THE PAST DECADE, alternative medical therapies have played an increasingly prominent
role in American health care. In the nation’s grocery stores, homeopathic treatments and over-thecounter
herbal remedies crowd aisles that were once largely devoted to analgesics, sore throat
lozenges, and fruit-flavored, animal-shaped children’s vitamins. Eager to fill their beds and their
coffers, hospitals advertise—even celebrate—the inclusion of nontraditional medical practices.
Although the views expressed in each chapter are those of the
author(s) concerned, they have been influenced by many colleagues
and friends in various organisations and settings, in particular the
Transcultural Psychiatry Society (UK); Survivors Speak Out; Nafsiyat
(Intercultural Therapy Centre); MIND; the Marlborough Family
Service; Good Practices in Mental Health; Clinical Psychology, Race
and Culture Special Interest Group of the British Psychological
Society and the confederation of Indian Organisations.