Category: Health

Land der Neurosen

Die häufigsten psychischen Erkrankungen der Österreicher sind Depressionen und Angstzustände. 800.000 erberbstätige Österreicher leiden an Depressionen. 32% aller Invaliditätspensionen sind auf psychische Gründe zurückzuführen. Ab dem 65. Lebensjahr sollen 20 bis 30% aller Menschen von psychischen Erkrankungen betroffen sein. Die Zahl der diagnostizierten psychischen Erkrankungen ist...

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Odors

For thousands of years living without electricity and toothpaste, our forefathers, free of matrimonial restraints forced later by patriarchate, used to choose intimate partner by smell, as many mammals do. Probably the ability of humans to perceive odors partly degenerated with time. But even now in...

Yellow paper, or Hippocratic Oath

Some time ago in group of Austrian unemployed I participated in anonymous psychological test on personal wishes and dreams. Living on allowance, people dream mainly about money. If to go to Amazon with idea to find most popular self-improvement books, it will be books how to...

Oh, I want pee-pee!

Every housewife knows that the real sign of her adequate housekeeping is sanitary state of kitchen and WC. Smell of toilet can narrate story about  lodgers, as single bone can help paleontologist create picture of dinosaur. Human body is a system of exchange with environment where...

Sensitive Personality Type

Idealist (melancholic temperament) subtypes Sensitive Personality Type Dr. John M. Oldham has defined the Sensitive personality style as follows: individuals with the Sensitive personality style prefer the known to the unknown, they are comfortable with habit, repetition, and routine; sensitive individuals care deeply about what other...

Conscientious Personality Type

Conscientious Personality Type Dr. John M. Oldham has defined the Conscientious personality type in his The New Personality Self-Portrait. Hard work. The Conscientious person is dedicated to work, works very hard, and is capable of intense effort. The right thing. These are men and women of strong...

Rationalist subtypes

Aggressive Personality Type Dr. John M. Oldham has defined the Aggressive personality style. The following six characteristic traits and behaviors are listed in his The New Personality Self-Portrait. Command. Aggressive individuals take charge. They are comfortable with power, authority, and responsibility. Hierarchy. They operate best within...

Tempo and disorder-2

Rationalists want to gain power over nature, to understand, control, predict, and explain realities, to be seen as competent, to have, most of all, capabilities, abilities, capacities, skills, and ingenuity, to be able to do things well under varying circumstances, to constantly improve, to be free from errors, to increase their store of knowledge, to learn as much as they can, to rearrange the environment

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Temperament, style and disorder

“Idealists want to search for Self, to become themselves, to have a goal, a purpose in life, to be self-actualized, to be and become real, to be what they are meant to be and to have an identity which is uniquely theirs, to become self-actualized into a perfect whole and to have an identity which is perfectly unique, to have meaning, to have their significance appreciated, or at the very least, recognized as existing, to have integrity with no facade, no mask, no pretence, no playing of roles, to be genuine

The value of flexibility

Normality versus Pathology Normality and abnormality cannot be differentiated objectively. All such distinctions, including the diagnostic categories, are in part social constructions and cultural artifacts. Although persons may be segregated into groups according to explicit criteria, ostensibly lending such classifications the respectability of science, the desire...

The Neurotic Needs

Neurotic needs are compulsive attachments. “The various strategies the child adopts to cope with anxiety can eventually become persistent and irrational needs that cause both neurosis and personality disorder” “Basic anxiety is the foundation of the neurotic personality. Horney identifies ten strategies and corresponding needs that...

The Pride System and False Identification

Neurotic Pride The most important aspect of an idealized image is neurotic pride, a false pride based, not on a realistic view of the true self, but on a spurious image of the idealized self. Neurotic pride is qualitatively different from healthy pride or realistic self-esteem....

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Idolatry and personality disorder

If we are in the habit of making false value-judgments of particular externals, as with those listed by type, we should learn to bear the things falsely valued as bad, and forbear the things falsely valued as good. “Bear and Forbear” – Epictetus Idols Personality Type...

Drogenmissbrauch bei Politikern

Dick Swaab, geboren 1944, gilt als einer der international führenden Hirnforscher. „Wir sind unser Gehirn“ stand in den Niederlanden monatelang an der Spitze der Bestsellerliste. (Textausschnitt) Mit „Sucht“ assoziieren wir in erster Linie verwahrloste, obdachlose und oft schizophrene Menschen, und bei „Drogenmissbrauch“ denkt man vielleicht an...

Health impacts of Soviet nuclear tests

U.S. Russia and Kazakhstan secured plutonium before terrorists got it The Post reported Sunday that hundreds of pounds of plutonium, enough for dozens of nuclear weapons, lay buried for years in Kazakhstan at the Semipalatinsk test site after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the...