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…

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…

The Association Between Major Mental Disorders and Geniuses

There are many [awe-inspiring] wonders, none greater than a human being. —Sophocles, Chorus in Antigone   There exists an association between creativity and major mental disorders known since antiquity. The ancient Greeks considered both as “having been touched by the gods.” Aristoteles, in his perspicacity, stated, “There is no genius without having a touch of…

The Origins and Mechanism of Creativity and the Nature of the Association between Major Mental Disorders (MMDs) and Geniuses — A Novel Approach

“Πολλα τα δεινα, ανθρωπου ουδεν δεινοτερον.” (Gk,“There are many awe-inspiring wonders, none greater than a human being.”  Chorus in Antigone by Sophocles)  Introduction There exists an association between creativity and Major Mental Disorders (MMDs) known since antiquity. The ancient Greeks considered both as “having been touched by the gods.”Aristoteles with perspicacity he stated ” There is…

Igor is Now Grownup

Twenty-two years have passed since I recounted in this journal, the events and experience of my memorable trip together with my grandson Igor at the beach. ( “Igor, My Two-Year Old Grandson Takes Me For a Weekend at the Beach,” Psych. Times Aug. 1992) yet What a short time! Igor is now a young man- an aspiring scientist in biochemistry who is elegant,…