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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Influence of Culture on Brain-Based Conditions

If we didn’t have culture, we would be either dead or very seriously socially free. Humans are designed to live as cultural animals.  Our brains are adapted to learning: whether it involves reacting to stimuli, evaluating options or paving the way to new ones.  Our minds are formed by the culture we live in, and Read more…

Mental Illness or an Adaptation?

A Caucasian, otherwise healthy 50-year-old man is struck with depression. He has never experienced depression before. A lawyer by occupation, with a family and a partnership at a firm, he is baffled by why he is feeling depressed and wants a prescription to fix his life. I can readily think of many other patients and Read more…