Category: Anssi Leikola

Hope at the doctor´s office

In general psychiatry and also in the whole medical world the meaning of hope is not valued enough. It is the sister of safety. And safety is the most important precondition for gaining mental health. We should rethink what mental illness is.

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What is dissociation?

Etymologically, the word “trauma” means “damage” or “wound”. Even professionals often mix things up, and “trauma” is quite commonly used to refer to an experience or event in a person’s life. However, “trauma” should be used to refer specifically to the emotional damage an event has caused in a person. This becomes much simpler if, in looking for a definition, we return to Pierre Janet’s ideas. ”Emotional trauma” refers to psychophysical damage manifested as a splitting of the personality.”

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