The Mind in Disease

The Mind in Disease Author M. P. Leahy
ISBN-10 9781483281179
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Elsevier

The Mind in Disease: Some Conditions Cured by Suggestion, Fourth Impression emphasizes that a hopeful mental outlook can do much to improve a patient's condition in disease, whether the disease itself is physical or mental. This book stresses that the mind is a factor in disease and acts sometimes by virtue of willpower or at other times by virtue of the imagination. By combining imagination and willpower, suggestion can be developed to cure many diseases. The topics discussed include the relationship between patient and doctor in suggestion treatment; physical pain, and how suggestion acts in the relief of it; chronic constipation cured by an impression made on the mind; and depression in a German prisoners of war camp, 1915. This publication is suitable for psychiatrists and medical practitioners interested in suggestion treatment.

When the Body Displaces the Mind

When the Body Displaces the Mind Author Jean Benjamin Stora
ISBN-10 9781780494999
Year 2007-06-07
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Karnac Books

Can the mind really generate a physical disease? Conversely, can the body cause mental illness? What do we know today about their interaction? The relations between body and mind are the source of many problems that are currently treated separately by psychoanalysts and doctors because of the compartmentalisation between their disciplines. Despite differences in clinical practice, we all stand to benefit from a common understanding of the reciprocal influences of the mind and the body and the ways in which these are interrelated. It is time to stop treating the body in isolation from treatment of the mind and to understand that where the psychic apparatus fails in its key task of managing the excitations generated by the tensions and frustrations of everyday life, it is the body that takes over. With a wealth of clinical examples, the author proposes an innovative theoretical and clinical approach that seeks to break down the barriers between biology and psychoanalysis; he also demonstrates its benefits for the health and recovery of patients and its implications for disease prevention.

Anti Semitism

Anti Semitism Author Theodore Rubin
ISBN-10 9781629148588
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

A groundbreaking work on the psychodynamics of bigotry and anti-Semitism. As a child, Ted Rubin could not understand why some people hated him and his family only because they were Jews. He soon discovered that other groups were hated and that bigotry was a dangerous disease that destroys its hosts as well as its victims. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Rubin learned that anti-Semitism and other deep-seated prejudices are non-organic diseases of the mind: malignant emotional illnesses that can be treated only by first understanding the unique psychodynamics involved. Little has been written about this aspect of bigotry. Anti-Semitism is a bold endeavor to shed light on one of humankind's most destructive and contagious illnesses, and offers hope and healing for the future. In Anti-Semitism, Rubin lays the groundwork for a person to successfully overcome hatred, to understand where it comes from and why, and to recognize that anti-Semitism devastates people, cripples self-esteem, and is capable of “engendering great suffering, horror and murder.” Anyone who has wrestled with hatred or bigotry, either as the victim or the host, will find clarity and direction in Dr. Rubin’s eloquent analysis.

Discourses of Disease

Discourses of Disease Author Howard Y. F. Choy
ISBN-10 9789004319219
Year 2016-05-19
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher BRILL

This edited volume includes studies of discourses about bodily and psychiatric illness in modern China, bringing together scholarships that reconfigure the fields of history, literature, film, psychology, anthropology, and gender studies by tracing the pathological path of China through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into the new millennium.

A Disease in the Public Mind

A Disease in the Public Mind Author Thomas Fleming
ISBN-10 9780306822018
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a “holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern “slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson. This malevolent envy exacerbated the South's greatest fear: a race war. Jefferson's cry, “We are truly to be pitied,” summed up their dread. For decades, extremists in both regions flung insults and threats, creating intractable enmities. By 1861, only a civil war that would kill a million men could save the Union.

The Mind body Interaction in Disease

The Mind body Interaction in Disease Author
ISBN-10 1591769167
Year 1997
Language en

Stress makes the body more vulnerable to some physical illnesses; immune responses can contribute to depression and fatigue. Even though the brain and the immune system differ in their functions and organization, they are interlinked at a subtle biochemical level. This fact suggests that drugs traditionally used to treat neurological problems might help against inammatory maladies, and vice versa.

A Mind Powered Disease

A Mind Powered Disease Author Bob Anderson
ISBN-10 1483432181
Year 2015-07-28
Pages 214
Language en

Bob Anderson's communication flows out of 44 years of living experience in recovery. Gently and repetitively, he exposes the mind-powered nature of alcoholism as he teaches about recovery. He provides personal examples to reveal both the strange and hopeless world of his old life as well as the transformation into a happily, usefully whole new life by the Twelve Step Program. Although he speaks as an alcoholic with alcoholism, he puts Twelve Step Recovery in the reach of anyone. A Mind-Powered Disease: Dispels the misconception that alcoholism is primarily an inability to control drinking. Describes how the obsessive mind functions as a mind-powered disease and compels repeat performances, which results in confusion and despair. Teaches how the application of the Twelve Step principles produces genuine recovery and true success in life through a change of character. Helps the sufferer to find true happiness, freedom and peace of mind as a way of life."

Hygiene of Nerves and Mind in Health and Disease

Hygiene of Nerves and Mind in Health and Disease Author August Forel
ISBN-10 1428604650
Year 2006-05-01
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Kessinger Publishing

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide

Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide Author Katina I. Makris
ISBN-10 9781632207579
Year 2015-08-18
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Don’t let an autoimmune disorder leave you torn apart—learn to mend from the inside out. The occurrence of autoimmune illnesses has spiked dramatically over the last forty years. MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia are plaguing people worldwide. The suffering is vast, and the dependency on medication and the amount of physician care involved are overwhelming the health-care system. Most disturbing is that people do not necessarily heal from diseases like lupus or chronic fatigue syndrome—they merely manage their disability. Katina I. Makris, veteran natural health-care practitioner and former sufferer of CFS, fibromyalgia, and Lyme, carefully explains the mechanisms at play with autoimmune illness. “The body is not compartmentalized into illness symptomology, but is integrated and whole; the mind-body-spirit are entwined as one, searching for balance or homeostasis,” she writes. With clear insight into our seven energy chakra centers and the correlation to our bodily systems and specific emotional interplay, Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide is a manual and workbook, educating readers on the role of Integrative Medicine and dietary and lifestyle management for optimizing recovery potentials, as well as how to ignite the mind-body healing pathway. Makris shows us how to attune to the innate healing gifts we all bear. Instead of being fragmented and dependent on outside sources such as drugs and doctors, the tools Makris offers teach us how to mend ourselves—because when we are whole, we are well.

The Mind body Interface in Somatization

The Mind body Interface in Somatization Author W. Lynn Smith
ISBN-10 9780765707499
Year 2009
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization addresses the underlying psychological and personality factors predisposing patients to experience somatization and somatizing syndromes. It is directed at the needs of the practicing medical, psychiatric, and psychological clinician.