How to be generally right and avoid been precisely wrong!
*If you are confused and tired of special interest "experts" or bloggers telling you how to think, you came to the right place.
*If the contradictory and confusing information presented by the Mental Health/Psychiatry Indoctrinologists keeps you from using the evidence base information we have to help yourself or others, you came to the right place.
* If you want a better understanding of what Depression, anxiety, stress, common sense, you came to the right place.
Wait, isn't "commonsense", like conventional wisdom usually wrong!
Not the way we use it here.
*In Newton’s time, it was possible to grasp most knowledge, but since the exponential growth of science and other fields, it has become impossible.
*Even the Internet, which eases instant communication and the exchange of ideas, adds to this instant confusion.
*Not even the Nobel Prize experts in “hard sciences” like Physics can keep up with new findings or agree on how the universe works. *Even the two great intellectual achievements of the twentieth century, the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, are inconsistent with each other.
* Every year a new "Guru" or "Mental Health" professional creates a new program to make everyone happy, or beat depression/anxiety/stress.
*What chance do non experts have to sort through the information available on politics, science, psychology, philosophy, or religion?
That is why we need the tools that common sense provide.
Through out the years, many ideas of what common sense is, have been considered. The American Heritage Dictionary defines common sense as sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge.
As we cannot be experts on all subjects, we will depend on Common Sense to try to understand what "Experts" are trying to tell us, debunking all their confusing circular theories that are not evidence based.
We use it as a thinking tool to help the reader handle uncertain information, like it exists in Mental Health/Psychiatric fields. Yes, you read it right, you will be disappointed if your are looking for Certainty in understanding and treating these complex disorders or behaviors.
By applying Common Sense you will be able to develop a working understanding and select the treatments that will help you or your loved ones.
This Web Site is divided in III major areas.
Section I: A common sense approach to Mental Health/Psychiatry for the general public.
Problems like stress, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and bulimia continue to represent some of the most complex and least understood of all healthcare issues.For every strong advocate of one particular approach, there are many who see things differently. In the United States alone, there are more than 250 recognize schools that try to explain human behaviors and feelings, with different concepts and beliefs of what causes behavioral and emotional problems and ways to treat them.
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Section II: A common sense approach to Mental Health/Psychiatry for the Physicians and Mental Health professionals.
Section III: A further exploration of what common sense is and how to use it in our daily lives.
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The Return of Common Sense
I refer briefly to the purpose of this book, the return of our old, beloved friend, common sense. Mr. Common Sense has led a long life, which he has self-Lesley devoted to helping folks get their jobs done without fanfare and foolishness. He is credited for cultivating such valuable lessons as “the early bird gets the worm,” “life is not always fair,” and “don’t spend more than you earn.” He is a veteran of wars, famines, natural disasters, self-actualization, and self-esteem movements. He has survived cultural trends, from free love to body piercing. When there were news reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, or a driver awarded a huge settlement after failing to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, Mr. Common Sense appeared to have left us. As we drifted in and out of logic, as we tried to write into law or regulate every possible circumstance or outcome, our efforts backfired on us. When special interest groups tried to remove Common Sense from our lives, he hung in there. Other friends, like Mr. Self-Reliance, Mr. Reason, Ms. Wisdom, and Ms. Civility, pitched in and helped. Misguided special interest groups recruited people like Mr. My Rights, Ms. Ima Whiner, Ms. Ima Victim, and Mr. I-Know-What-Is-Best-For-You. The battle has continued, but slowly and surely, Mr. Common Sense has returned and is becoming more a part of our lives. Not many were aware of his departure or his return, but I hope with this book our friendship with him will be rekindled. Let us embrace his wisdom and encourage Ms. Special Interest Group and Mr. Adversarial System to join in.