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Arguably questions of psychosomatic relationships constitute the defining domain of inquiry in Psychiatry...There is no satisfactory proof for any theory as yet and under the circumstances Psychiatry would do better to promote a culture of cooperative pluralism (which does not mean tolerable ‘eclecticism’) and acknowledge that it does not as yet have a satisfactory explanation for the nature and cause of Serious Mental Illness (SMI). ...

Unfortunately it is difficult to define the boundary between minor and major disorders and confining attention to SMI might further remove Psychiatry from giving due consideration to psychosocial factors in the aetiology of mental illness. ... Given that SMI is associated with an abnormality in brain structure/function, it is not known to what extent psychosocial factors might have contributed to cause it. ... The idea that a traumatic family life or otherwise adverse development experiences might cause mental illness has been practically abandoned in mainstream Psychiatry today. Moreover any proposal to investigate such questions is likely to be looked upon askance or actively discouraged. The problem with the current emphasis on reductionist explanations is that it can lead to clinical and intellectual myopia, does not accord well with the reality of clinical presentations, contributes to an abrogation of responsibility in patients, favours reliance on physical treatment, and leaves awkward questions of credibility. ... Hans Stampfer, 2011.

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Abstract Background We performed the first meta-analysis of clinical studies by investigating the effects of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy on the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and subjective distress in PTSD patients treated during the past 2 decades.

Methods We performed a quantitative meta-analysis on the findings of 26 randomized controlled trials of EMDR therapy for PTSD published between 1991 and 2013, which were identified through the ISI Web of Science, Embase, Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature electronic databases, among which 22, 20, 16, and 11 of the studies assessed the effects of EMDR on the symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and subjective distress, respectively, as the primary clinical outcome.

Results Conclusion Editor: Linda Chao, University of California, San Francisco, United States of America Introduction Figure 1. The Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy in Medicine: Addressing the Psychological and Physical Symptoms Stemming from Adverse Life Experiences. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Comfort Food Fights Loneliness. News Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf…they may be bad for your arteries, but according to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, they’re good for your heart and emotions. The study focuses on “comfort food” and how it makes people feel. “For me personally, food has always played a big role in my family,” says Jordan Troisi, a graduate student at the University of Buffalo, and lead author on the study. The study came out of the research program of his co-author Shira Gabriel, which has looked at social surrogates—non-human things that make people feel like they belong.

In one experiment, in an attempt to make participants feel lonely, the researchers had them write for six minutes about a fight with someone close to them. Writing about a fight with a close person made people feel lonely. “Throughout everyone’s daily lives they experience stress, often associated with our connections with others,” Troisi says. Bouba/kiki effect. This picture is used as a test to demonstrate that people may not attach sounds to shapes arbitrarily: American college undergraduates and Tamil speakers in India called the shape on the left "kiki" and the one on the right "bouba".

The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between speech sounds and the visual shape of objects. This effect was first observed by German-American psychologist Wolfgang Köhler in 1929.[1] In psychological experiments, first conducted on the island of Tenerife (in which the primary language is Spanish), Köhler showed forms similar to those shown at the right and asked participants which shape was called "takete" and which was called "baluba" ("maluma" in the 1947 version).

Although not explicitly stated, Köhler implies that there was a strong preference to pair the jagged shape with "takete" and the rounded shape with "baluba".[2] In 2001, Vilayanur S. More recently research indicated that the effect may be a case of ideasthesia.[5] - Therapy, Find a Therapist or Marriage Counselor. Mind Into Matter. Temperamental. New Mentality. New Mind Health.

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