Is the mind independent to the body?

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Is the mind independent to the body?
The mind body problem is a philosophical problem that is concerned with the relationship between the mind and the body, whether the mind exists independently of the body or whether the mind and body are one substance. There is a vital difference between the mind and the body some would say, meaning that the mind is held responsible for mental elements such as pain, euphoria, desire, purpose, belief and kindness whereas the body is responsible for the physical elements such as mass, size, location, force, and even a pencil. These categories are very debateable and this is the cause of the mind-body problem.
It is arguable that the mind and body exist independently of one another, so they are not one
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The existence of psychology as a field of study proves that the mind exists independently of the body. The term psychology means “the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context”. There would be no reason to study just the mind alone and it’s affects on something physical such as behaviour if the mind and the body were not independent. Mind affects behaviour, which as we know in most case is physical. If the mind was the same thing as the body it could not affect itself.

The idea that the mind and body are one substance is often backed up by ideas such as the following. People often say that when damage occurs from physical trauma, drug abuse or pathological diseases, our mental powers are always compromised. This means that when our body (something physical) is in trauma, our mind has no choice but to be a part of it. This is proof that the mind and body are one substance because if it wasn’t the mind would have left our body to deal with the trauma and would not have been affected by it.

The placebo effect is very strong evidence that the mind and are one because when patients perceive actual improvement in their medical condition after having a placebo it shows that because they mentally believe that it is going to cure them of their disease and they will get better, it makes
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