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Freud and the Processes of Thinking in Schizophrenia – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesFreud debated whether it might be more useful to conceptualise the difference between consciousness and unconsciousness in terms of a functional change of state of the psychic apparatus—as we might say, of the system of symbolic processes and internalised symbolic forms, explains Prof. Ashoka, in the second part of the three-part erudite research, in the […]

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Buddhist Meditation Aims at the Development of Awareness

Reading Time: 4 minutesZen meditation uses two different tacks: the first is the direct plunge into awareness by sheer will. You sit down and just sit, meaning that you toss out of your mind everything except pure awareness of sitting. This sounds very simple. It is not. The second Zen approach, used in the Rinzai School, is that […]

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The Language of Schizophrenia – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesLanguage and what we experience through it has been deeply contested by various scholars. A renowned psychiatrist, Prof. Ashoka, delves into the theory of language, its symbolisations and much more, as interpreted by Sullivan, Cassirer, Whorf, Sapir, Lidz, and Freud, in the first part of this three-part erudite research, in the weekly column. A Different […]

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Three Ways to Protect Yourself from Cold Weather

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara tells us three ways to protect ourselves from the cold, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. During the winter season, the first and foremost line of defence is to dress in layers, wear a cap and wrap a scarf. Nearly half of the body heat is lost from the surface of the […]

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Face Exercises: The Secret to Remain Young for Many Years

Reading Time: 6 minutesShameena tells us the secret to stay and look young for many more years, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Your face is the first thing that people look at. A smiling face lightens the mood, attracts people, and puts them at ease. Lack of any kind of facial exercise and accumulation of stress can cause […]

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Personal Transformation through Meditation

Reading Time: 4 minutesMeditation deals with levels of consciousness that lie deeper than conceptual thought. There are deeper ways to understand things than just words, explains Navodita, our Associate Editor, a yoga expert, exclusively for Different Truths. Meditation may be studied from various perspectives in various forms. The purpose of meditation is personal transformation. It reduces your tension, […]

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Learning Theory Explanations of Aggression in Children – III

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe underlying assumption is that aggressive behaviour is indeed learned, but that genetic and hereditary components also have a bearing. However, the learning aspects are extremely important and can ordinarily overcome whatever natural or constitutional dispositions there are toward aggression, opines Prof. Ashoka, in the third part of the four-part research paper, in the weekly […]

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Three Ways to Tutor Your Brain to Cease Disquietude

Reading Time: 3 minutesWorrying in its severe form leads to depression as zeroing into events that we cannot actually choose to take action to help prepare for whatever one is overly thinking about. Ritambhara tells us three ways to combat it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Disquietude or worrying is unwarranted as it serves nothing […]

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Explanations for Antisocial Behaviour in Children: Freud, Lorenz, Zillman – II

Reading Time: 6 minutesExplaining the antisocial behaviour in children, Prof. Ashoka, a renowned psychiatrist, tells us the various theories propounded by Freud, Lorenz, Zillman, et al, in the second part of the four-part erudite research. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  There are a number of theoretical explanations for the occurrence of the antisocial […]

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Doctors: The Hands That Heal are not the Ones That Kill!

Reading Time: 3 minutesA news is different from perceptions/rumour that is served as news by vested interest groups. Dr. Amrinder clears the fog about the five-month fetuses that were given by a hospital staff and not the pediatrician. No death certificate was issued. The doctors have been at a receiving end since then. They are being publicly shamed […]

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