“Is it all in the Brain? An Inclusive Approach to Mental Health.”

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Michelle Maiese of the Oxford University Press’ International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry  series writes on the OUP blog: “For many years, the prevailing view among both cognitive scientists and philosophers has been that the brain is sufficient for cognition, and that once we discover its secrets, we will be able to unravel the mysteries of the mind. Recently however, a growing number of thinkers have begun to challenge this prevailing view that mentality is a purely neural phenomenon. They emphasize, instead, that we are conscious in and through our living bodies.”

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  1. My psychologist told me to stop listening to music, or listen to a different type of music. This was not advice I took, since I enjoy my music, and music and dance did end up playing an enourmous role in my healing journey. Who has been educating today’s psychiatric practitioners? Because I’m positive they were taught to do, and recommend, 100% the opposite of what is actually good advise. I was also told to stop exercising, really? Is it possible for the psychiatrists and psychologists to give worse healthcare advice? I was just amazed at the magnitude of their stupidity. Glad some people are starting to point out the inanity of today’s reductionistic, scientifically invalid, and out right stupid psychiatric beliefs. “Quit all your activities, and concentrate on the meds.” Glad I didn’t take that advice either. Really, the psychiatric practitioners I dealt with were the dumbest and most insane people I’ve ever met. Although, also the most unethical. I guess it’s hard to try to convince sane people they are crazy, unless you behave in a completely insane manner yourself. Of course, doing this is called gas lighting a person, which is “mental abuse,” not “mental health care.” And it is so sad, it appears that the entire psychiatric industry seems to have confused “mental abuse” and “torture,” with “mental health care.”

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