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The Brain ‘Minds’ the Body. (ii) (Continued from previous blog).

Continuing on from my last blog, the pity of it is that having begun very early on in childhood to lose the sense of wonder and vibrancy about life and the world in which we presently live, we become happier … Continue reading

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Recent Terrorist Attacks: a plain man’s response..

When one reaches one’s eighth decade (as indeed I did a while ago now) one is inclined to believe that one has lived through and in that sense, witnessed and been made aware of just about all of the common … Continue reading

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More about stress.

In the early part of my undergraduate years, I owned and rode a motorcycle, which both suited my pocket and (in good weather at least) provided a healthy and pleasurable mode of travel. One summer, I took a short break … Continue reading

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Depression: Final thoughts (Continued)

Following on from last week’s blog, an important – indeed, key – point to make here concerns the difficulties (for fairly obvious reasons, e.g. practical, ethical, humane, logistical etc.) of researching “learned helplessness” in man. Let me explain what I … Continue reading

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Depression iiic: When all the joy goes out of living.

Continuing on from last week, it is also important to remember that Geraldine was being treated with a combination of cytotoxic drugs, which have, in some cases, been reported to be associated with chemically-induced depression; although it should be stressed … Continue reading

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Depression iiib; when all the joy goes out of living.

Perhaps I might pause here from my account concerning Geraldine in my most recent blog; this in order to outline in greater detail a little more about chemically (or biogenically) induced depression. As it happens, we all – in the … 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 iib: Coping with life’s ‘deeper troughs’.

Following on from my last blog (which I am assuming you have already read); one summer’s evening just after tea, Stephen kept an appointment to attend my clinic and we talked for a while, reviewing his recent activities, thoughts, feelings … Continue reading

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Depression ii a: coping with life’s ‘deeper ‘troughs’.

Hopefully, my most recent contributions in this form will have afforded you with at least a glimpse into the variability of human responses, mood-wise that is. Consequently it is clear that depression is always likely to be a highly complex … Continue reading

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Depression i c: a summary of contents on this topic so far.

I have introduced and commented on similarities and differences in behaviour in the manner in the manner in which I have for one very good reason. It is because, so far as human responses and behaviours are concerned (and that … Continue reading

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