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An Alternate Perspective In Psychological Analysis


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An Alternate Perspective In Psychological Analysis

  1. 1. An Alternate perspective in psychological Analysis <br />Andrea Villaquiran<br />
  2. 2. Why should we care?<br />People get misdiagnosed on a daily basis and there are many alternative ways in helping psychology to perhaps minimize these instances from occurring. <br />Transpersonal psychology and alternative medicines can be useful tools in aiding someone in their struggle with mental illness<br />
  3. 3. Mental illness <br />Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning.<br />Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, religion <br />
  4. 4. Chinese medicine (tcm)<br />system of healing based upon the Chinese philosophy of the correspondence between nature and human beings<br />TCMs are based on the yin-yang and five elemental theories<br />
  5. 5. Tcm continue …<br />Acupuncture is one of the typical forms of therapy that treats an illness or provides anesthesia by inserting needles into specific parts of the human body<br />Herbal medicine is the practice of using herbs and herbal remedies; maintain health, prevent or cure diseases<br />
  6. 6. Native American Healing<br />physical illness can be treated by counseling and ceremony, since illness is viewed as simultaneously spiritual, mental, and physical. <br />The Native American healing rituals are comprised of hundreds of herbs, the use of fungi and lichens, and many other natural materials<br />
  7. 7. Transpersonal Psychology<br />Transpersonal psychology recognizes altered states of consciousness and transcendent experiences as a means to understand the human mind and treat psychological disorders.<br />The origins of transpersonal psychology lie in the fact that people acknowledged that there wasn’t a spiritual aspect in the field of psychology. <br />
  8. 8. Parapsychology<br />branch of psychology that deals with the investigation of psychic phenomena, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, and telepathy.<br />mental phenomenon is anything that is related to the mind and the subconscious <br />
  9. 9. Integration of Alternative Medication<br />One hundred sixteen patients were treated in conjunction with traditional Native American healers, and more than 80% of patients showed benefits of a time-intensive treatment program.<br />Another form of misdiagnosis would be if someone were to show symptoms of a mental illness, and could possibly be suffering from what is in fact a mental phenomenon.<br />
  10. 10. conclusion<br />Instead of attempting to discredit each other, psychology and alternative medication can see greater results if they chose to work together in reducing the misdiagnoses.<br />