Understanding trauma : integrating biological, clinical, and cultural perspectives

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  • [to Simon Bishop] “Nelly, you’re a disgrace to depression.” – Melvin Udall, As Good As it Gets “The only memory of my father I have is the regular beating we got from him. He died young of liver cirrhosis. My mother had psychotic episodes, but at the time we did not know what to call […]

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    [to Simon Bishop] “Nelly, you’re a disgrace to depression.” – Melvin Udall, As Good As it Gets “The only memory…

  • An essay in my 6th grade Hindi textbook was titled “Shok Sabha” and narrated the scene during a Hindu bereavement ritual. In it was described the life of a “Rudaali” (“one who cries”) or a professional mourner from Rajasthan. She was a peasant woman who wore black and was hired to mourn at the untimely death of a young […]

    What is an Emotion? And five ways to regulate them

    An essay in my 6th grade Hindi textbook was titled “Shok Sabha” and narrated the scene during a Hindu bereavement ritual. In it…

  • I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”– Andrea, The Devil Wears Prada Are women becoming thinner or being made to feel fatter? Research has shown that the bodies of Playboy centrefold’s became increasingly thinner between 1959 and 1978, a trend that continued until ‘88, levelled off around the 80’s, and then slightly […]

    Despicable Me

    I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.”– Andrea, The Devil Wears Prada Are women becoming thinner or…

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