Stress tv hazards and schizophrenia dr. shriniwas kashalikarDocument Transcript
If we carefully observe the essence of education, then the
single most important criterion would be knowledge of
reality leading to composure of mind. The knowledge of
mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology etc; helps us to
comprehend the reality inside and outside our body.
Through this knowledge; we are able to create airplanes,
rockets, computers, satellites, radars, surgical
techniques, investigative techniques such as Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI), drugs etc. Our knowledge
equips us with the ability to probe and see the interior of
cells, tissues, distant places, oceanic depths, space and
also to some extent the future!
In fact our ability to match with the reality; decides our
normalcy and competency! Thus; a person rises to top
with his or her capacity to predict and act appropriately;
in any given field; such as politics, business, share market
and of course; astrology! Even in creative business such
as advertising, movie making, making television
programs and shows; the instinctive capacity to guess the
mass appeal; decides success or failure.
In other words; proper and empowering education would
be associated with composure and being one with reality
and mass psychology; which is what we call normal!
Even in day to life; we try to match our views and
feelings with our friends and relatives so as to assess and
confirm our normalcy!
On the contrary; when we mismatch with the reality in
terms of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feelings
things; which do not exist (not seen, heard, smelled,
tasted or felt by others) we are considered to be cut off
from the reality. This cutting off can be mild and
undetectable; or extreme and debilitating to jeopardize
our normal behavior. If it is mild; then we call it schizoid
behavior and if it is extreme then schizophrenia.
As a result of inadequate control, coordination,
regulation and synchronization and harmonization of the
metabolic, hormonal, neuro-hormonal and neural
activities by objective consciousness, we often deviate
from reality and/or vacillate between reality and illusions
or hallucinations arising from various subjective factors!
We come to terms with life as we have no idea about our
problem; which could be schizoid behavior; and the
solutions for it.
Often the pressure of peers, teachers, parents and other
relatives; inhibits us from negotiating the two
personalities or even more personalities living, conflicting
and contradicting within us. This pressure operates at
international, local and even intrapersonal (difficulty to
accept, concede and negotiate with so called deficiencies,
mistakes, crimes, or sins; of ours); levels.
Often we begin to assume ourselves to be; what we ought
to be; rather than what we are; and continue to manifest
contradictions in our policies, plans, implementations
This can create severe conflict and cause severe STRESS,
which can ruin us and also the others; to a greater or
lesser extent in accordance with our position in the
society! For example; the global decision makers’
decisions would disastrously affect the global population.
In recent times the excessive electronic and print input;
through mobile phones, TV, compact disc (CD) players,
in various forms; including the talks, jokes, commercials,
news, movies, serials, reality shows(compounded with
pollution by flickering lights and noise); constitutes a
major stressor. Can it due to its excessively sensational,
melodramatic, confusing, contradictory, and disruptive
contents; cause borderline schizophrenia or borderline
multiple personality disorder?
In view of the massive unproductive employment,
massive profit margins and massive monetary gains
involved in this field, a brave and honest finding after
thorough research of these phenomena is a big thing to
But our study of Total Stress Management suggests that
borderline schizophrenia and multiple personality
disorder; could be caused or exacerbated/precipitated by
excessive electronic and print input; through mobile
phones, TV, compact disc (CD) players, in various forms;
including the talks, jokes, commercials, news, movies,
serials, reality shows (compounded with pollution by
flickering lights and noise).
The conscientious scientists, psychiatrists, psychologists,
philosophers, thinkers, lawyers, activists and NGOs all
over the world; can investigate this dangerous possibility
and the imminent threat to our healthy value system, and
endorse our viewpoint.
The technology such as TV, MOBILE, COMPUTERS,
LAP TOPS, I PODS, CD PLAYERS and so on and so
forth are double edged weapons. They can be used to
everyone’s benefit as well as to everyone’s destruction.
The individualistic pursuits; on the one hand; and the
lack of understanding and practice of Total Stress
Management on the other; have lead to unabated and
cancerous increase in the production, promotion,
marketing, sale, use and spread of these gadgets; and the
confusing, conflicting, contradictory and disruptive
information explosion, that vitiates the ideal education
constitute a major STRESSOR, which we postulate to be
one the causes or facilitators; of schizophrenia.
Even as the SRTESSORS causing or facilitating
schizophrenia are increasing; the pathophysiological
mechanisms underlying of schizophrenia are not yet
completely elucidated and the treatment also; is still not
completely satisfactory. Neuro-physiologically,
neurologically and psychiatrically; schizophrenia can be
explained only to some extent on the basis of dysfunction
of neuro-secretions such as dopamine.
It is hypothesized this Total Stress Management (the core
of which is NAMASMARAN), would create an ambience
at individual, family and global levels; that vitalizes and
catalyzes our evolution from subjectivity (involving
conflicts and contradictions) to merger with true self
(unifying, objective or cosmic consciousness), i.e.
composure of our mind; and aid in the victory over
In other words; we hypothesize that through Total Stress
Management we evolve; the perspective, policies, plans
and programs and their implementation; for individual
and global blossoming through holistic perspective; and
so as to help everybody; to reintegrate, reorganize,
regulate and harmonize the dispersing personalities!