Category Archives: personal loss

Change in a Changing World (ii). (Cont’d from previous blog).

The assertion made in the final sentence of the previous blog, may appear to run counter to the view that seemed to hold for a time, i.e. to the effect that the brain’s development is “genetically ‘hardwired’”. In one important … Continue reading

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“Man know thyself” (Intro) Cont’d from previous blog.

Let me emphasize yet again that the contents of these blogs on their current subject matter, must not in any sense to be regarded as anything more than a swift and cursory overview of what is currently known about the … Continue reading

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Support from without and within. (Continued from previous blog).

Around and beyond, i.e. strengthening and supporting, every brain event which produces a corresponding and concomitant happening or actual experience, there is, taking place, possibly millions of discreet but connected events, over a time span of mere seconds. As we … Continue reading

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Living and Learning (i). (continued from previous blog)

In the early part of this particular blog, we may well appear to be returning to ground previously covered in my earlier postings on coping with life-threatening illness; and to some extent that would be a valid conclusion to reach. … Continue reading

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Depression iii a: When all the joy goes out of living.

Let me commence this letter with another brief case history used here to further aid understanding, this time of chemically- or biogenically-induced depression. Geraldine was a breast cancer patient being treated with a combination of cytotoxic• drugs, which is known … Continue reading

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Depression iic : Coping with life’s ‘deeper troughs’.

The question now arises as to why I have related the above account concerning Stephen as part of my discourse on depression? Well, it is because it does, in point of fact, provide a very good case record and example … Continue reading

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Depression i a: A brief overview of the normality of ‘rise and fall’; ‘ebb and flow’.

Time and again in the composition of these blogs, I have been at pains to lay due and proper emphasis on the familiar and stimulating phenomenon of “individual differences”: this state of uniqueness is our birth right and so I … Continue reading

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