The Mind/Body Problem

November 22, 2011

Once again, separating the mind from the body is an arbitrary paradigm. Bottom line: psychiatric diagnoses have a pathology. Or, in plain English:

Yes, again. Turns out that mental health is sometimes caused by a bodily process. Another hormone has been implicated and the lay media is finally taking notice. Your thyroid, a little butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around your windpipe, regulates an amazing number of  bodily processes — and emotions, too. If you feel consistently low, sad, tired, dull or just not yourself, check in with a healthcare provider and talk about it. You may be clinically depressed, or even sub-clinically depressed. Sometimes support groups, counselors, and/or medication can help.

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