Theodore RoszakÂ was one of the first to develop the term â€œecopsychologyâ€ andÂ Â write about it.Â His work emphasizes the implications of our disconnection from nature for mental health.Â In his writings he emphasizes the integration of psychology and ecology; the bringing together of psychological principles and practices to environmental education and action. Psychotherapy and personal growth can be shown to benefit from the contributions of ecological thinking and the values of the natural world.Â Lifestyles can be followed that are both ecologically and psychologically healthy.
Schizophrenia often results in chronic disability and poor outcome. The present paper focuses on positive symptoms, and more precisely on hallucinations. With the current scientific and technological advances, mapping of the brain becomes possible, and symptoms such as hallucinations can be better understood. In fact, neurological studies seem to corroborate the fact that numerous brain abnormalities such as enlarged cranial ventricles, especially the third ventricle, and decreased cerebral size tend to correlate with the positive and negative symptoms found in schizophrenia. In fact, imaging studies utilizing blood flow and glucose metabolism indicate that positive symptoms are highly correlated to temporal lobe dysfunction. Thus, current evidence suggests that auditory hallucinations are connected to anatomical structures and pathways related to the language system. In light of the biological substrates of this illness, various promising treatments are reviewed.
The Hidden Persuaders: Persuasion Techniques and Propaganda in the Midst of our Society By StephanieÂ A.Â HendelmanÂ Â© Beginning with the Catholic Church and the dissemination of Catholicism throughout the world, propaganda has established itself as a strong weapon in the area of psychological influence. From Nazi Germany to modern marketing and warfare, the principles of persuasion […]
Equivalence of St Johnâ€™s Wort Extract and Fluoxetine: A Randomized, Controlled Study in Mild-Moderate Depression StephanieÂ A.Â HendelmanÂ Â© In European countries, St Johnâ€™s Wort tablets, also known as Hypericum, are often prescribed for the treatment of mild depression. According to the authors of the present study, Hypericum prescription accounts for 25% of all antidepressant drug sales in […]
Mindfulness is Being in the Present Moment Stephanie A. Hendelman Â© In Buddhist psychology, suffering is the consequence of an untrained mind. The mind is continuously reacting to thoughts by attributing positive or negative emotions and can be compared to a wandering boat on an agitated ocean. It is only with intensive training that one […]