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…

Revisiting The Major Mental Disorders

                                          An updating  synthesis Objective:  Incorporating recent findings in the current concepts of  Major Mental Disorders (MMDs) . Namely; bipolar disorder  schizophrenia, OCD, the anxieties, and ADHD. Method: Enumerate and  consider the  collective significance of…

Borderline Phenomena Revisited: A Synthesis

The controversially named borderline syndrome is a chronic, recurrent and mercurial mental disorder (Paris, 1994; Sandell, 1989).  Diagnosed predominantly among females (about 75%) (Widiger and Weissman, 1991), borderline personality disorder (BPD) occurs among 2% of the general population, 10% of outpatient psychiatric patients and 20% of inpatient psychiatric patients (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).  The current…

The Trouble With the Psychotherapies

Success Stems from Empathetic Practices, Not Rigid Rituals All Psychotherapies, each based upon a particular theoretical framework, promise their benefits, often vociferously.  Therapies and theories – and there are many — claim that anguish and suffering will be significantly abated or even replaced with contentment, peace, tranquility and happiness if therapy protocols are followed and practiced correctly…