Tag Archives: positive mental health

DSM Classifications, Disease model, Mental Ilness : help or barrier?

DSM Classifications, disease model, mental illness : help or barrier to health? Benefits and limits of the disease paradigm to understanding both sickness and health. Paradigm shift necessary to define new models of health. Continue reading

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Contact Lifetrack

Contact Lifetrack, Positive Mental Health Foundation, New York (USA), Biarritz (France), Brussels (Belgium). Educational website for the promotion of positive mental health and happiness. Continue reading

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Lifetrack press

Lifetrack press, Dr. Yukio Ishizuka psychiatric expert on major networks such as NBC, NHK (Japan), Fuji-Television (Japan), TV Asahi (Japan) and Antenne 2 (France). Also New York Times, Newsweek, USA today, Reader’s digest, Psychiatric News, L’Express (France), Voice (Japan), and Nikkei Business (Japan). First book Self-Actualization sold over 45,000 copies in Japan. The book was reprinted nine times. Continue reading

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Quantify Happiness, Objective Subjective States and Happiness

Quantify Happiness, objective subjective states and happiness, defining and measuring happiness and wellbeing, self assessments and happiness, happiness: attempting to quanitfy the unquantifiable? Continue reading

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Prozac, Depression, Antidepressants and Health?

Prozac, depression, antidepressants and the difference between symptom relief and health, using crisis as an opportunity for fundamental change, drugs and symptom relief, a prozac nation forgetting to build health? Continue reading

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Organismic theory, Personality Definition, Lifetrack theory

Organismic theory, systems theory, personality definition, positive definition of health and personality, personality as a set of interacting parts, lifetrack model as an organasmic theory, similarities and differences. Continue reading

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Henry Murray, 20 Motives or Needs, Human Psychology

Henry Murray, 20 motives or needs, human psychology, 27 psychogenic needs, TAT, achievement, power, affiliation, nurturance and comparison with the lifetrack model of health that fulfills criteria for health models by Maria Jahoda. Three psychological needs are presented that determine health and distress: self, intimacy and achievement. Continue reading

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Behaviorists, Skinner, Watson

Behaviorists, John Watson, B.F. Skinner, emphasize behavioral elements that bring about desired change, comparison with lifetrack therapy and models of positive mental health which place equal weight on cognition, emotion and action. Continue reading

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Current Psychology

Current psychology, positive mental health vs. preventive mental health, attending to risk factors, using crisis as an opportunity to build inner health, positive definition of health based on criteria of Jahoda. Continue reading

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Freud Psychology

Freud Psychology, a Japanese psychiatrist discusses Freud psychology, psychoanalysis and its differences with a psychology based on models of health as proposed by Maria Jahoda. The Lifetrack model of health is compared to psychoanalysis. Continue reading

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