STUDY INVESTIGATING PREDICTORS INFLUENCING LACK OF WESTERN PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT SEEKING BEHAVIOR FOR DISSOCIATIVE TRANCE

By Dr. Gamini Jayasinghe,MBBS, MSc,  PhD Reading

Introduction and classification-

Dissociation has been described in psychiatric literature as early as 1815. Before the publication of the fourth edition (DSM-IV) of diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders in 1994, the condition was known as multiple personality disorder. The name was changed to address both misconceptions regarding the nature of the disorder and the clinical transition from a rare to a more commonplace diagnosis. Pathological possession trance (PPT) was formally known as dissociative trance disorder in the DSM psychiatric manual and currently PPT is included within the dissociative identity disorder (DID) criteria in the DSM-IV. Psychiatric diagnosis of DID has been under serious scrutiny for more than 10 years. Dissociative identity disorder( DID) is the most complex of dissociative identity disorder (American psychiatric association,1994 ).

Possession and trance disorder or pathological possession trance is characterized by a transient alteration in identity and one’s normal identity is temporarily replaced or possessed by a spirit, ghost, deity, or other person. This condition is    associated with stereotype involuntary movements or amnesia. Why I interest for this disorder is one of the most common dissociative disorders in Asia. The important fact is PPT covers only the involuntary possession experience.

 

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TRADITIONAL AND AYURVEDA MEDICINE IN SRI LANKA

Dr. Hettige M., PhD (A.M.) B.A.M.S.(Hon)AY M. Ac. F

 Traditional medicinal  Treatments in Sri Lanka dates back to the pre Aryan civilization and it goes back as far as the 3rd century before Christ .The earliest systems of Medicines which functioned before the introduction of Ayurveda was the indigenous systems of Medicine in Sri Lanka. This could be proved by taking into consideration the archeological inscriptions, Ola leaf manuscripts and the ancient historical writing namely Mahawansa and Chulawansa in Sri Lanka. However the archeological findings reveal that the standards of health services maintained in the ancient past are highly commendable, and were in keeping with modern concept of primary health care, which illustrates instances and examples of treatments even before Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka by Rev. Mahinda son of great king Asoka of India. Sri Lankans had practiced Traditional Medicines and thereafter with the introduction of Ayurveda Medicines, it got mixed up with our traditional Medicinal systems and they are practiced very widely today. However the Ayurveda treatments have not forgotten the traditional medical systems and they are embedded in Ayurveda.

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VITAMIDIN-M-UNUSUAL DOSAGE FORM OF BEE HONEY

Prof. Galtsev Yuri, PhD, Grand PhD, D.Sc.

 

  Honey is known to be a wonderful gift of nature. It is born by the sun, flowers and bees. By transforming flower nectar, bees bring biological activity to honey.  The curative power of honey was discovered long time ago and it was recommended for treatment against all the diseases. Centuries-old experience of the use of honey showed the main fields of its therapeutic and preventive effect in traditional medicine. Honey has restorative, tonic, calming and hypnotic effect. It was successfully used for healing wounds, burns, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, diseases of liver, biliary tracts, joints and gastrointestinal tract.

People are treated by honey even nowadays. The curative power of honey is now under profound research and the accumulated data, without any exaggeration, allows to add honey to the row of the most effective traditional ways of treatment. 

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INFORMATIVE MEDICINE : PREVENTION and TREATMENT

INFORMATIVE  MEDICINE :  PREVENTION and TREATMENT         :

               

Prof. MaikovV.Р., Prof. Maikova N.I,, Prof. Potemkina LV,

 

The problem of human health is nowadays one of the most actual problems of the society. The catastrophic shortening of the lifetime, reduction of human immunity, rise of new diseases, intense spread of existing diseases. The whole this burden lays upon the society. Naturally, it is the society itself who formed the circumstances where the development of all known diseases has found a favorable soil. The ecological pollution, when the air, the water, the meal and soil used for cultivate agricultural products are filled with poisonous matters, elevated radioactive background, powerful electromagnetic fields of artificial nature affect the human immune system. Moreover, various energo-informative deteriorations within the society form ugly informative programs of development of a human being. As consequence, human diseases are transformed into diseases of the society and vice versa, diseases of the society are transformed quite directly into human diseases.

 

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INCURABLE CAN BE CURED.

Incurable can be cured

 

 

By Prof. Iezuitov Andrey, IUFS

 

 In recent years “Alzheimer’s disease” (autism, dementia) has acquired truly catastrophic proportions. It affects more than 35 million people on the planet, and the number of patients is growing steadily. The fact is that not all people, especially older people, are able to withstand the enormous and diverse spiritual burden falling to their lot. This leads these people to “Alzheimer’s disease”, stimulating untimely death, distressful to themselves and others around them.

In April 2013 the U.S. President Barack Obama officially announced the start of a U.S. special mega-project BRAIN (Research through advancing innovative neurotechnologies). The U.S. government has already allocated the first advance – $ 100 million for this mega-project, designed for 15 years.

Of course, any new technologies, including new neurotechnologies, in order to be truly successful and effective, can and should be based on the new philosophical and ideological concept, really revealing and explaining the nature of various phenomena, including the brain, as a special phenomenon, and the causes of the disease, connected with the failure of the normal activity of the brain. It is “Alzheimer’s disease”, still having no fundamentally new explanations, and therefore not receiving complex and effective treatment.

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BOUNDARY WATER IN A LIVING ORGANISM

Boundary water in a living organism. Active regulation and control of physical parameters of water as a basis of a living organism


By Dr. Postnov S.E., PhD, Grand PhD    

          Development of this research line started from the piece of evidence obtained  in 1984 in Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute within the limits of the research of  flow over an underwater high speed object. This research had nothing to do with biology or medicine. However, later it turned out to have become a basis for a new concept in biology and medicine and let us look at biophysical processes of a living organism in a different – non-conventional - way from the viewpoint of physics, biology and medicine.

The research was carried out by the leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and is aimed at studying biophysical water properties and the way it affects living bodies.

The experimental evidence shows that there is a boundary layer in the water/surface system not only in a classical case, i.e. in a flowage, but also in still water. The boundary layer water has a number of particular physical properties.

 

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