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Философски поглед върху психиатрията
Philosophical Insight into Psychiatry

Author(s): Roman Harizanov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Psychology, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Psychology of Self
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: schizophrenia; psychoses; personality disorders; affective disorders; transmitters; psychotherapy; love of the future; love of the present

Summary/Abstract: In the Sun-Earth system, the second thermodynamic principle is manifested in a specific way. The sun exerts a potent protective effect on the most energy-intensive chemical reaction: the synthesis of proteins through nucleic acids. A buildable-degradable matter is accumulated. This process passes through several phases: growth of the individual, maturation, reproduction, saturation of the ecological niche of the population, formation of the species, increasing complexity of the environment, a progressive course of evolution, a transition from living beings’ adaptation to their environment to the environment’s adaptation to living beings. This happens as follows: a “conditioned stimulus”, designated here as “love of the future” is presented. The latter creates an un-conditioned stimulus. The consumption of the latter is designated as “love of the present”, which comprises satisfaction of instincts and the use of “free play”. “Free play” is fragmented by the rationality of the actions; and it has different forms of manifestation. Schizophrenia is a failure to build the neural connection between love of the future and love of the present. The author supports Bleuler’s view that the essential feature of schizophrenia is deficits in the higher functions. The article also discusses certain features of other psychoses, affective disorders, personality disorders, the role of transmitters, etc. A life strategy for better health is presented.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 46-61
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Bulgarian