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Cancer-prone personality

Extremely low anger scores have been noted in numerous studies of patients with cancer. Such low scores suggest suppression, repression, or restraint of anger. There is evidence to show that suppressed anger can be a precursor to the development of cancer, and also a factor in its progression after diagnosis. Notice that their conclusion centers on a certain type of anger that which is not overtly expressed but instead, to use a common expression, is bottled up.

Dreaming brain

Psychosis and Daydreaming by Ivan Tyrrell and Joe Griffin Our observations of hundreds of depressed patients had confirmed that excessive worry puts huge stress on the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep mechanism. Perhaps schizophrenia develops in those particularly imaginative, highly sensitive people who become so stressed...

Einsamkeit und Egozentrik

Sich ab und zu mal isoliert zu fühlen ist normal. Doch wer sich langfristig einsam fühlt neigt dazu, sich viel zu viel mit sich selbst zu beschäftigen. Und damit beginnt ein Teufelskreis. Drei Psychologen von der University of Chicago haben sich jetzt einmal angesehen, was auf...

Motion sickness

by John F. Golding, University of Westminster Motion sickness can be caused by a variety of motion environments and given a sufficiently provocative stimulus almost anyone can be made motion sick. More than two thousand years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates observed that ‘ sailing on...

The sense of self and vestibular dysfunction

In addition to the deficits in eye movement and postural reflexes that occur following vestibular dysfunction, there is convincing evidence that vestibular loss also causes cognitive and emotional disorders, some of which may be due to the reflexive deficits and the role that vestibular pathways play...

Вертиго

Как с этим бороться – заметки пациентки Если вы страдаете приступами головокружений неизвестной природы, а врачи не предлагают вам ничего, кроме средства от морской болезни или таблеток для настроения, то благодарите судьбу за такое бедствие. Теперь вы многое узнаете о себе в результате взлётов и падений,...

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) constitutes a major proportion of the population with peripheral vestibulopathies. Although the freely floating otoconia within the semicircular canals is responsible for the symptoms of BPPV, the source of the otoconia debris is mainly believed to be the otolith organs. Therefore,...

Chemical lobotomy

One of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine is the use of frontal lobotomies. Despite very vague evidence of their effectiveness – lobotomies were standard procedure through the US and Europe for around two decades, until the mid-1950s. Only in US, around 40,000...

Dizziness After Tooth Removal

It appears that such symptoms as vertigo, dizziness, and even hearing loss can occur after teeth removal. It is possible indirect trauma during surgery can damage semicircular canals and dissolve otoliths leading to dizziness. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after dental surgery Department of Experimental and Clinical...

Карусель

Чувство головокружения несомненно знакомо всем. Оно возникает, когда информация, поступающая в мозг от зрения, связок, мышц и гироскопического устройства левого и правого органа равновесия противоречат друг другу, или когда мозг по каким-то причинам – быть может в результате нарушения кровотока – ложно истолковывает эти сведения. Позиционным...