An Emerging Natural History in the Development, Mechanisms and Worldwide Prevalence of Major Mental Disorders

  Nicholas Pediaditakis* Department of Psychiatric Medicine, ECU Brody School of Medicine,Greenville, NC, USA The Open Neurology Journal Received: May 02, 2016 Revised: November 17, 2016 Accepted: November 30, 2016 Abstract: Conciliating recent findings from molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, and clinical observations together point to newunderstandings regarding the mechanism, development and the persistent worldwide prevalence…

The Future of Humans

By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD Are we humans going to make it?  We could and we may. We have all the qualities for it.  But, we should not take that for granted, even though, we have intellect, flexibility, the ability to think rationally, as well as given the proper circumstances, to cooperate towards common goals. On…

Philoxenia

Last time I wrote about xenophobia – a nasty trait in us threatening our civilization even our presence on this earth.  Now I want to write about Philoxenia – i.e. the eagerness to help and take care of “others.” Xenophobia, does not have to be with us, in fact, we have to get rid of…

Xenophobia: The Curse of Humanity

The fear and often hatred and even violence towards our fellow humans that they are considered as “others” because of the color of their skin, or their habits, their religious faith, or their point of origin, appears to run deep and is a curse for the entire humanity.  It may even, together with some other…

The Multifaceted Problem of Human Violence – A Sociobiological Perspective

Currently research regarding the expression of violence, concentrates on the individual’s particular circuits and neuronal layouts, trying to ascertain with some success who is prone to it and how to predict it.(1)   Nevertheless, important aspects on the subject in comprehending the expression of violent acts,  are  unaddressed. Studying individuals alone, in an effort to…

Revisiting the Major Mental Disorders and Updating the Nosological Schema: A Synthesis

  Nicholas Pediaditakis Deptartment of Psychiatric Medicine, ECU Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC, USA Received 23 December 2015; accepted 18 February 2016; published 24 February 2016 Copyright © 2016 by author and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.  This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Abstract Recently, conciliating findings…