Mystical Brain

Mar 21, 2012 by

This short documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research that suggests that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, [...]

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The Philosophy of Mental Illness

Mar 11, 2012 by

We are all familiar with the mainstream philosophy of mental illness because we are all aware of the current methods of treating it. We have drugs for depression; drugs for psychosis; drugs for anxiety and so on. Issuing prescriptions for drugs to treat mental illness is a demonstration of a mental health philosophy that views [...]

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Air Force: Social Radar

Feb 09, 2012 by

Social Radar won’t be a single sensor to discover your secret yearnings. It’ll be more of a virtual sensor, combining a vast array of technologies and disciplines, all employed to take a society’s pulse and assess its future health. It’s part of a broader Pentagon effort to master the societal and cultural elements of war [...]

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United Nations Preparing to Manage Global Mental Health

Jan 31, 2012

In a world where national sovereignty is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, announcements that the United Nations will be taking the lead on any variety of topics is no longer shocking. Indeed, there is a real push across the world to view the United Nations as the ultimate authority on virtually every issue, [...]

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Study: Placebo performs as well as antidepressant drugs in treating depression

Jan 13, 2012

The more that researchers truly study the effects of antidepressant drugs on depression patients, the more it becomes painfully obvious that these mind-altering medications are utterly useless. A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed that antidepressant drugs work no better than talk therapy, placebo pills, or basically anything [...]

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Weed Wars: Medical Marijuana Hits Reality TV

Dec 26, 2011

Most of our patients and our staff were really skeptical about doing a reality TV show because they were watching Jersey Shore and The Kardashians, says Andrew DeAngelo, general manager of Oakland, California’s Harborside Health… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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