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by mrh
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: A Jaynes-Inspired Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Replies: 13
Views: 30380

Re: A Jaynes-Inspired Treatment for Schizophrenia?

My name is Matt Hi Matt. No one has yet acknowledged that schizophrenia is not a single condition No one ? Perhaps no one that you have discovered already. But you are just at the beginning. The term "schizophrenia" has been controversial from its first use, and has never stopped being controversia...
by mrh
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: A Jaynes-Inspired Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Replies: 13
Views: 30380

Many people with the symptoms commonly associated with schizophrenia (auditory verbal hallucinations, delusions, etc.) do not seek medical help True, and if also others do not seed medical intervention for (or against) them, they are not diagnosed. So I think it would actually be relatively easy fo...
by mrh
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: A Jaynes-Inspired Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Replies: 13
Views: 30380

Does anyone know if this been attempted in patients with schizophrenia? The problem with such research is that it cannot be valid because: *There is no agreed definition of schizophrenia; *There is no objective test for it; *All people perceived by doctors to be "schizophrenic" are drugged, so it i...
by mrh
Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29689

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

'What other creatures aside from humans lost their sense of smell or comparable ability and what can we infer from this Elaine Morgan explores this issue in her books. She is constantly looking for parallels to human features in the animal kingdom. We humans, almost uniquely among the terrestial an...
by mrh
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29689

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

Obdurately Conscious wrote:exactly.
What is your opinion of this review?
by mrh
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29689

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

Obdurately Conscious wrote:how does the timeline of the aquatic ape hypothesis coincide with the timeline of TBOTBM?
It doesn't.
by mrh
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29689

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

Your post is confusing because gungasnake refers to consciousness as being missing from psychopaths, explaining their behavior. He speaks of empathy being missing. I pointed out that we don't know what is meant by "psychopath" as this category is no longer used. I also pointed out that Uta Frith is...
by mrh
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory
Replies: 10
Views: 29689

Re: Psychopathy and Julian Jaynes' Theory

The term "psychopath(y)" does not appear in the APA 's current DSM , so this concept doesn't officially exist anymore. There is, however, a "theory of mind" (first described by Uta Frith ) receiving much attention nowadays, which states that able people can "know" what someone else is thinking or fe...
by mrh
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia: An Invalid Concept
Replies: 2
Views: 15016

As is the case with many other mental health issues, perhaps hearing voices can be considered both pathological and non-pathological depending on the nature of voices What makes a disease concept valid is that it can be sharply delineated from the non-disease state and from other diseases; that it ...
by mrh
Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia: An Invalid Concept
Replies: 2
Views: 15016

Schizophrenia: An Invalid Concept

What Jaynes did so well for consciousness, he failed to do for schizophrenia, i.e. define what he's talking about. What schizophrenia is, is highly controversial, and its official symptoms are changed with every new edition of the DSM. In short, it is a meaningless term. What Jaynes was in reality r...