Nostalgia lives in our veins, we breath and vision it all the time. Nostalgia was a disease throughout the early 1700’s, was coined with a mixture of Greek words of returning home and pain: Throughout the war, nostalgic were affecting the troops over the scale of homesick to perform their duties and the only option to recover the troop was by sending them back home. Now nostalgia has influenced modern day as generations expresses time back at their “good old days”, wishing that they could flashback. Nostalgic has even swayed the media perceptive as recreating their old films or shows in the new modern days to fill the gap of their childhood, and showing their children their favorite shows on television when they were a kid.
To understand the importance of DID in philosophical debates on personal identity, we must first understand what DID entails. DID is a mental disorder in which the person afflicted with the disorder momentarily “loses” their personal identity through what are known as: dissociative [or disassociation] episodes. Furthermore, this “loss,” which causes a person to take on, or switch to, a “different” identity, occurs when a person with DID is triggered by an action, person, and/or thing that makes a repressed traumatic experience, or at least a part of it, resurface. Yet, this “loss” of personal identity cannot solely be considered a “loss” because it is more of a purposeful defense involuntarily utilized by the mind of someone with DID to prevent the person from becoming aware of the repressed experience that has resurfaced. Moreover, disassociation, some may say, is a way to prevent the resurfaced experience from reaching the shoreline.
Reminiscence therapy is a positive pastime for people with dementia and there is a evidence to suggest that the process is helpful in improving overall psychological wellbeing and in preventing further psychological deterioration. The purpose of the study is to observe the methods of Alzheimer’s disease treatment and help those people to recollect the memories from the past. The research shows that there are several ways in making possible for Alzheimer’s patients to get better in their daily activities as per my own experience similar to this disease. According to the researcher Alan, accounts for 42 percent of cases, and 1 in 9 Americans over 65 of age has Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. I was very surprise with the result because
Furthermore, this essay demonstrates the dilemmas that people are faced with when they have Alzheimer’s Disease, focusing on the stigma around Alzheimer’s Disease.
“History does not change, but what we want from it does” The term ‘retro’ carries a pervasive, if somewhat imprecise meaning; gradually creeping into daily usage over the past thirty years with few attempts to define it: usually used to describe cultural predisposition and personal taste, carrying nostalgic associations. Scientific literature on nostalgia usually refer to nostalgia regarding the personal life. Smell, touch and music are strong evokers of nostalgia, with recollections of one’s past usually being important events, people one cares about and places where one many have spent time. Nostalgic preferences, the belief that the past was better than the present, has been linked to partisanship in memory. The definition of nostalgia has changed massively over time, as it was once being considered a medical condition similar to that of homesickness. However, nostalgia now is considered to be a maverick and
Forgetting things comes naturally with age, so my father’s loss of a name or word did not faze me, especially as he approached seventy. Additionally, being in school across the country made it easy for large changes to look relatively small. But, I soon realized I was avoiding the situation in an effort to comfort myself. Witnessing history repeat itself would be too painful to think about, so I attempted to dismiss it. My mind flashed back to almost ten years ago, my first encounter with a neurodegenerative disorder, at which time my grandmother was slowly succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Watching my grandmother’s mind erode and my presence in her life slowly erode was difficult, especially at age 14 when almost everything is personal. Flash-forward
Psychopathy and Damage to the Prefrontal Cortex In all humans’ brains, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is the determining factor for empathy, morals, and emotions. The problem comes when the PFC is damaged, which causes alterations in the mental state. University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health reveals that the damage to this part of the brain is due to reduced structural integrity and less activity in the PFC, determined by diffusor tensor images (DTI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Because doctors determine the behavioral integrity of a person by the function of their PFC, it is the main focus for determining psychopathic tendencies (“Psychopaths’ Brain Show Differences in Structure and Function”). So psychiatrists are now able to examine an MRI of a brain and look at the prefrontal cortex to determine if they have a higher liability of having behavioral inconsistencies or psychopathic qualities, therefore providing a visual confirmation of a mental deformity. Robert M.
People suffering from this disorder show a very different behavior when they respond to other people’s actions. We can learn from these people the lesson of morality.
Background Alzheimer’s was recognized over 100 years ago in a German psychiatric textbook. The perception has since undergone many transformations while it continues to evolve with implications to cultural placement and clinical for those diagnosed. Dr. Alzheimer was the first to discover, established during a post-mortem, tangles and high concentrations of plaque as well as a scarceness of cells in the cerebral cortex. Prior to this discovery, the world classified Alzheimer’s as a mental disorder. Even though there is a biological basis to the disease, many, including the field of neurology, have confronted the APA on their etiology. The concept that dementia is a mental illness is being challenged due to the social stigma of having a mental
. These personality changes in these patients are similar to the changes found in psychopaths. Antoni Damasio and his teams highlights this similarity as they were able to show a 16 percent reduction in the volume of the right ventromedial prefrontal cortex (Raine, 148-149). This structurel impairment to the ventral region of the prefrontal cortex is particularly implicated in antisocial, psychopathic behavior (Raine pg 148-149]). Antonio Damasio was also able to associate this deformation in the ventral prefrontal cortex with an array of deficits in emotion and decision making, lack of guilt, shame and empathy, poor planning, irresponsibility, and irritability. Experimental studies were able to reveal that both neurological damaged patients and psychopaths exhibited reduced emotional charged stimuli, defects in economic decision-making skills, deficits in reversal learning and moral judgment impairment (Koenigs, 2012). Blair’s research also supports these findings as he was able to prove his argument that the integrated functioning of the vmPFC enables the basics of care-based morality and dysfunction within the region in psychopathy means that reinforcement-based decision making, including moral and economic decision making, are impaired
Cognitive therapy focuses on the internal thoughts and feelings rather than behavior (Capella, 2009). There are several psychological disorders linked to the cognitive model. Depression is one of the disorders are linked the cognitive model, which is something that Darnell has. It is comprised of a cluster of depressing attitudes
In this psychology research we are talking about mental illness; dissociative identity disorder also known as multiple personalities.the existence of two or more distinct identities or personalities in an individual, each with its own pattern of perceiving and acting with the environment. At least two of these figures must take control of individual behavior routinely, and are also associated with a degree of memory loss beyond the lack of normal memory. This loss of memory is called frequently lost or amnesic time. To be diagnosed, symptoms should occur independently of substance abuse or a general medical condition.People with dissociative identity disorder may experience often a combination of symptoms that can resemble other psychiatric
There are times when you wonder if your love ones have been robbed of their personality identities. They are no longer acting like they used to, is things everyone around you are saying. Scientists Nina Strohminger and Shaun Nichols also wondered how does personality identity in individuals with Neurodegenerative diseases
If on Tuesday, I suffer an accident and lose all of my memory, it is probable that my family and friends will still love and care for me, creating an impression that I am indeed the same person I once was. These conditions imply the theses of animalism and bodily continuity when it comes to personal identity. However, is this human habit enough to discard the idea that it is psychological continuity that sustains identity? Whilst many may argue that it would be against our intuition to say that I am no longer the same person, I do not believe that this is caused by our intuition, but instead a societal construct that’s sole purpose is to make the trauma of the accident and loss easier to deal with. By using this premise and upholding the psychological
Identity issue are an indicative class of psychiatric issues that influence around 10% of the population. This gathering of these issues can be described by strange patterns; issues with enthusiastic direction; and trouble accomplishing a harmony amongst suddenness and motivation control. The reasoning behind many personality disorders are unverifiable. In various cases, it becomes clear there are both organic and psychosocial elements that impact the improvement of identity and identity issue.