Post-traumatic stress disorder

It occurs because of reactivation of traumatic events that were experienced earlier in life. Christenson et al. shows how a recent event may “trigger” past traumas and result in serious adjustment problems: Advertisements

The Uses of Patriotism — Discover

“If there’s something contradictory about being a white supremacist and loving America, the people who chanted U-S-A while Donald Trump insulted Muslims and Mexicans haven’t gotten that memo.” via The Uses of Patriotism — Discover

Duality of consciousness

“. . . 14-year-old Elliot got up from his bunk in his sleep, looked in the refrigerator, then, still asleep, walked out the back door. It would have been just another sleepwalking episode except that Elliot was in a camper-pick up truck traveling 50 miles an hour on the San Diego Freeway. Incidently; he escaped […]

Depression

Depression is, in the normal individual, a state of despondency characterized by feelings of inadequacy, lowered activity, and pessimism about the future. In pathological cases, it is an extreme state of unresponsiveness to stimuli, together with self-depreciation, delusions of inadequacy, and hopelessness. According to Coleman, “Most of us are prone to repeated cycles in and […]

Drug abuse and dependence

Drug abuse is the use of a drug to the degree that it produces impairment in social adjustment or physical and psychological health. Moreover, drug addiction is the habitual use of drugs, with psychological and physical dependence. The psychoactive drugs those are associated with abuse and dependence, aside from alcohol, such as, (a) narcotics-opium and […]