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Archive for August 2015

Coping and defence mechanism: What is the difference?

Defence mechanisms – i.e., mental mechanisms that alter perception are postulated to function so as to protect the person from excessive anxiety, whether the source of that anxiety be the perception of a disturbing external event or the presence of a disruptive internal psychological state (e.g. a […]

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REM, NREM and Dreams

Dreaming is caused by brain activity during sleep that is both biochemically and regionally different from that of waking states. The brain mind exhibits periodic self activation during sleep, these periods of activity, which occurs every 90 to 100 minutes, are accompanied by rapid eye movements and […]

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Managing Pain

Professor Owen Hughes, Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Head of Pain and Fatigue Management despite living with a chronic pain condition himself discuss how to manage chronic pain. He said that after being told that they are going to have to live with pain for the rest of […]

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Dream mind and brain

Rossi and Ribeiro argue the value of dreams and the dreaming process. Positive psychological experiences can facilitate gene expression, problem solving and healing. Rossi cites research that shows that when experimental animals experience novelty, environmental enrichment and physical exercise, zif-268, a learning –related gene, is expressed in […]

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