The ability to regulate your attention may help protect against anxiety symptoms

Greater mindfulness skills was found to indirectly predict fewer anxiety symptoms through attentional control, according to a study published in Psychological Reports.

Mindfulness, overall, is defined as “the awareness that emerges through actively attending to the present moment without reaction or judgment.” Research on mindfulness has shown that it is comprised of five different components: (1) observing, which entails attending to one’s emotions, cognitive experiences, and sensations; (2) describing, which is the process of labeling what one is feeling or thinking; (3) acting with awareness, defined as being attentive to one’s experience in the moment; (4) nonjudging of inner experience, which involves refraining from evaluating one’s thoughts and feelings; and (5) nonreactivity to inner experience, defined as the ability to let thoughts and feelings pass without responding or elaborating.

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Depressão: como enfrentar o fracasso da Psiquiatria

Pesquisador inglês afirma: disciplina reduziu estigmas de “loucura”, mas passou a tratar angústias comuns ao ser humano com drogas. Seus efeitos são exagerados; os riscos desconhecidos – e surgiu geração de dependentes

MAIS:
Esta é uma versão condensada da entrevista de Nikolas Rose, publicada na revista Interface –Comunicação, Saúde, Educação.O texto completo pode ser lido aqui:

Nikolas Rose é professor de sociologia do Kings College de Londres e pesquisa as mudanças contemporâneas das “ciências da vida”: biomedicina, genômica, neurociências etc. É internacionalmente conhecido como um dos principais estudiosos da obra de Michel Foucault na atualidade. Essa entrevista é baseada em seu último livro, Nosso Futuro Psiquiátrico (Polity Press, 2018), que analisa os efeitos da psiquiatria sobre a sociedade.

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I’m A Surgeon. Here’s What Happened When I Held My Patient’s Hand And Prayed For Her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several years ago, my business hit rock bottom. As a young, traditionally trained surgeon, I was taught the old surgery adage: “To cut is to cure.” Following this mantra early in my practice led me into a deep, dark hole. I had operated on many patients, but several of them were unhappy, and some had suffered complications. In the small town where I practiced, the word began to spread that perhaps I wasn’t a plastic surgeon worth seeing.

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