There is an ongoing debate on whether addiction is a disease or not. Most medical associations will define it as such - including the American Medical Association. Others, however, consider it a consequence of poor choices and that addiction can be broken with willpower alone. There is much evidence of both biological, behavioural and environmental … Continue reading Is Drug Addiction a Choice?
Attachment disorder is a broad term used to describe emotional and behavioural issues arising from failure to form healthy attachments to parental figures in early childhood. These issues include abuse, neglect or seperation. An individuals attachment style is determined permenantly before the age of 3. Types of Attachment: According to Mary Ainsworth, there are three … Continue reading What is Attachment Disorder?
The first asylums often included people that were seen as a nuisance to society along with those that were mentally unwell. This included criminals, prostitutes, beggars and those that were unemployed (Conrad & Schneider, 1992). That created a chaotic environment where it was difficult to determine who was fit for work and who was not … Continue reading The History of Asylums
Throughout time there have been accounts of people that deviate from social norms with their behaviours and thoughts. But in prehistoric times, these issues were not thought to be due to mental illness. Instead, they were attributed to demonic possession. One source of evidence we have for this is trepanned skills that date back to … Continue reading Prehistoric Beliefs About Mental Illness
Cannabilism is a practice that goes back tens of thousands of years. One instance includes the cannibals of Gough's cave in England. There is archaeological evidence that goes back 14,700 years, showing that Britain's earliest settlers may have eaten each other in order to survive the ice age. In the modern era, cannibalism was used … Continue reading Why Do Humans Eat Other Humans?
In the age of social media, it is easier than ever to see all that you could be missing out on. We may even say yes to events that would be inconvenient for us just so that we don't feel left out. We believe you should value your time more, so we've compiled a list … Continue reading How Can We Cope with FOMO?