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Mental Immunity

Author : Andy Norman
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Astonishingly irrational ideas are spreading. Covid denial persists in the face of overwhelming evidence. Anti-vaxxers compromise public health. Conspiracy thinking hijacks minds and incites mob violence. Toxic partisanship is cleaving nations, and climate denial has pushed our planet to the brink. Meanwhile, American Nazis march openly in the streets, and Flat Earth theory is back. What the heck is going on? Why is all this happening, and why now? More important, what can we do about it? In Mental Immunity, Andy Norman shows that these phenomena share a root cause. We live in a time when the so-called “right to your opinion” is thought to trump our responsibilities. The resulting ethos effectively compromises mental immune systems, allowing “mind parasites” to overrun them. Conspiracy theories, evidence-defying ideologies, garden-variety bad ideas: these are all species of mind parasite, and each of them employs clever strategies to circumvent mental immune systems. In fact, some of them compromise cultural immune systems – the things societies do to prevent bad ideas from spreading. Norman shows why all of this is more than mere analogy: minds and cultures really do have immune systems, and they really can break down. Fortunately, they can also be built up: strengthened against ideological corruption. He calls for a rigorous science of mental immune health – what he calls “cognitive immunology” – and explains how it could revolutionize our capacity for critical thinking. Hailed as “a feast for thought,” Mental Immunity melds cutting-edge work in science and philosophy into an “astonishingly enlightening and productive” solution to the signature problem of our age. A practical guide to spotting and removing bad ideas, a stirring call to transcend our petty tribalisms, and a serious bid to bring humanity to its senses.

The Mental Immunity Phenomenon

Author : Jonathan Shatil
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Presents an "alternative" theory of child psychology, which focuses on the title phenomenon, the fact that situations of difficulty and distress may inherently be of potential benefit to the child's future personality. Contains both theory and clinical anecdotes. Translated from the Hebrew, though whether or not it was also published in Hebrew is not made clear. The author's credentials are also not identified. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Viruses Immunity and Mental Disorders

Author : Edouard Kurstak
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In spite of progress in biomedical research, we know little about the causes, prevention, and treatment of the numerous mental and neurological disorders that afflict up to 15% of all individuals. In the last decade, great advances have been made in the physiopathology of mental and neurological disorders, leading to at least a partial control of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, certain psychoses, and anxiety syndromes. Despite the fact that an underlying specific neurotransmitter deficiency has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, the immune dysfunction and viral hypotheses continue to be attractive for investigators dealing with these degenerative diseases of the aging brain, which afflict 10% of senior citizens. A retrospective epidemiologic study suggests that the encephalitis lethargica and parkinsonism were almost certainly caused by the 1918 influenza virus pandemics. It must be stressed that the etiopathogenesis of many mental disorders is not known, and this ignorance has led to several untenable neurophysiological and biochemical hypotheses. Epidemiologic investigations show a high prevalence of functional psychoses and organic mental disorders. Although many of them are conceptualized as biopsychosocial disorders, recent data indicate that the biological component appears more and more as a major etiologic factor. Among the various biological hypotheses, the viral and im munologic concept has become a significant one. In view of recent discoveries in virology and immunity, it becomes clear that viral and immunologic hypotheses should be inves tigated more systematically concerning the mechanisms of numerous mental and neu rological disorders.

Boost Your Immune Power with Ayurveda

Author : Janesh Vaidya
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Optimize Your Immune Power with Simple Practices for Your Specific Body and Mind Type Ayurveda has been used to restore energy and resist disease for thousands of years. Join traditional Ayurveda practitioner Janesh Vaidya as he presents this powerful health science of the East in a way that is easy to understand and practice for all. You will discover how to use Ayurveda and its branches of food, lifestyle, yoga, and mind development to strengthen your immune system. This book also includes two simple quizzes so you can identify your core nature as well as your presently dominating elements, and follow the exact food and lifestyle recommendations that will work for you. Janesh Vaidya provides a five-stage health program as well as food guidelines, lists, timetables, and tips for shopping and cooking. This hands-on guide additionally includes short yoga programs that help balance dominating energies, meditations to help strengthen your mental immune power, and tips for sleep therapy. Boost Your Immune Power with Ayurveda contains all you need to strengthen yourself in body, mind, and spirit through simple lifestyle adjustments.

The Immune System and Mental Health

Author : Hymie Anisman
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The Immune System and Mental Health fully investigates how immune-related cellular, molecular and anatomical changes impact mental functioning. The book combines human and animal studies to reveal immunological changes related to mental-health problems. In addition, users will find comprehensive information on new research related to the microbial composition of the gut, aka, the microbiome, and how it influences brain function and mental health. Common comorbidities with mental illness and their inherent immunological or inflammatory components are also covered. Written by leaders in the field, the book synthesizes basic and clinical research to provide a thorough understanding on the role of immunity in neuropsychiatry. Sociology, psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics have provided considerable explanations and solutions to some of the most intractable mental-health problems. But researchers are increasingly relying on investigations of the immune system to identify factors that can undermine and impair mental health. This book covers devastating mental-health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism-like spectrum disorders. In addition, degenerative disorders of the brain, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s-like dementia are explored. Considers both basic human and animal studies that address immunological changes relating to mental health problems across the lifespan Incorporates techniques, concepts and ideas from a variety of social, behavioral and life sciences Explores the relatively new area of the microbiome and how the microbial composition of the gut influences brain function and mental health

Neuro linguistic Programming Affirmations

Author : Keith Gilbert
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Immunity to Change

Author : Robert Kegan
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A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations? In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us. This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

Universal Decay Dead Stars Rule Book Revised 2nd Edition

Author : Jay Barrell
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Dead Stars is a science fiction horror role-playing game powered by the alternate d20 Universal Decay rules system. Pick a race - from the ever-familiar humans to the amorphous gorbrasch or sleazy helizara - strap on some personal armor and pick up a sliver rifle or get a cerebral computer implant and grab your toolkit. Or both. Then get together with your friends to face a universe of dangers, wonders, opportunities, and quite possibly a messy death. This book contains everything you will need to play or run a game in Dead Stars as well as rules for using the Universal Decay system in alternate genres, incorporating everything from swords and sorcery to vehicle energy weapons, personal armor, nanotechnology and starships.

Mental Immunity

Author : Richard Norman
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Mental immunity is thе foundation оf emotional rеѕіlіеnсе. The same wау іn which a соld оr flu саn dеrаіl thе hеаlth оf someone whо іѕ аlrеаdу іll, a ѕmаll ѕеtbасk or trоublіng thоught саn do thе ѕаmе tо ѕоmеоnе whо іѕ nоt "mеntаllу іmmunе." Good mеntаl immunity is еѕѕеntіаl tо living a full аnd productive lіfе. In these COVID-19 pandemic сrіѕеѕ, we nееd to tаkе gооd care оf оur mеntаl immunity - mеаnіng taking ѕtосk of feelings, еmоtіоnѕ, ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ, аnd соріng mесhаnіѕmѕ, еvеn gеttіng screened juѕt as уоu would fоr vаrіоuѕ physical illnesses'. How do уоu vіеw lіfе'ѕ сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ? Dо уоu ѕее the сhаllеngіng mоmеntѕ as opportunities to strengthen уоur resolve to lіvе a hарру, jоуful lіfе? Or dо уоu allow еxtеrnаl еvеntѕ tо bе thе dеtеrmіnіng fасtоrѕ tо your lеvеlѕ of hарріnеѕѕ? In mоmеntѕ оf adversity, аrе you аblе to ѕее thаt you аrе nоt alone іn уоur ѕuffеrіng аnd rеасh out to others, or dо you wіthdrаw into уоur suffering? Hоw аrе thеѕе раttеrnѕ working for уоu? If уоur раttеrnѕ are nоt wоrkіng as well аѕ you wоuld like, аrе you wіllіng tо mаkе thе necessary сhаngеѕ thаt mіght bеttеr аllоw уоu to rеmаіn jоуful rеgаrdlеѕѕ of whаt life presents? Wе аll knоw thе іmроrtаnсе оf рhуѕісаl іmmunіtу, thе bоdу'ѕ аbіlіtу tо rеѕіѕt dіѕеаѕе аnd ward оff іnvаdеrѕ. But whаt іѕ psychological іmmunіtу? It іѕ the аbіlіtу оf the mind to resist negative thoughts, repel еmоtіоnаl toxins, аnd endure thе реndulum ѕwіng of gаіn аnd loss, jоу аnd ѕоrrоw, attraction and rерulѕіоn. If уоur рѕусhоlоgісаl immunity is ѕtrоng, уоu аlѕо have mental ѕtаmіnа аѕѕосіаtеd with ѕtеаdу соnсеntrаtіоn аnd nо memory lоѕѕ wіth аgе. Rеmеmbеr, knоwіng something аnd bеіng able to dо it соnѕіѕtеntlу аrе twо very different things. Buіldіng аnd рrасtісіng mеntаl immunity is a рrасtісе that рrоmоtеѕ a greater sense of jоу, frееdоm, аnd ease іn аll aspects оf our lіvеѕ. Be раtіеnt with уоurѕеlf аnd remember thаt уоu аrе not alone. In thіѕ book, you'll learn the following: - What is mental immunity? - All about resilience - Why staying mentally healthy is very important - How to develop mental resilience - What makes you happy? 10 characteristics of resilient people - Emotional resiliency - the courage to overcome fear - Positive mental attitude - exploding the myth

The Prevention of Mental Retardation Through Control of Infectious Diseases

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Immunity Based Systems

Author : Yoshiteru Ishida
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After I came to know Jerne's network theory on the immune system, I became fascinated with the immune system as an information system. The main pro totypes for biological information systems have been the neural systems and the brain. However, the immune system is not only an interesting informa tion system but it may provide a design paradigm for artificial information systems. With such a consideration, I initiated a project titled "autonomous decentralized recognition mechanism of the immune network and its applica tion to distributed information processing" in 1990 under a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on a Priority Area ("Autonomous Distributed Systems") supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture. During the project, I promoted the idea that the immune system could be a prototype of autonomous distributed systems. After the project, we organized an international workshop on immunity based systems in 1996 in conjunction with the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems held in Kyoto, Japan. Recently, there have been several international conferences related to topics inspired by the immune system and an increasing number of research papers related to the topic. In writing this book, a decade after the project, I still believe that the immune system can be a prototype, a compact but sophisticated system that nature has shown us for building artificial information systems in this network age of the twenty-first century.

State Immunity in International Law

Author : Xiaodong Yang
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Xiaodong Yang examines the issue of jurisdictional immunities of States and their property in foreign domestic courts.

Research Awards Index

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Claim Settlement Under Nato status of Forces Agreements Criminal Justice Immunity of States Actions Against Insurers of Persons Entitled to Diplomatic Immunity Terrorism Patent and Copyright Dispute Processing by Masters and Attorneys Fees and Legal Aid Germany Italy and England

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
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Stress and Immunity

Author : Nicholas P. Plotnikoff
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Stress and Immunity introduces and updates the status of research on stress and immunity. Clinical aspects of stress and immunity are presented in the first 17 chapters and include discussions regarding the influence of depression disorders on immune functions and stress interrelationships with cancer, AIDS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Herpes Simplex infections. There is also a review of physical exercise and immunity. The second half of the book is devoted to discussions regarding basic research being conducted in the field of stress and immunity. This includes discussions on the interrelationships of the central nervous system and the immune system and research on stress hormones (e.g., enkephalins, endorphins) as they interrelate with the immune system. In addition, animal models for the study of stress and immunity are discussed. Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, clinical psychologists, internists, immunologists, and researchers in psychosomatic disorders should consider this an essential reference volume.

The American Journal of Nursing

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Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter

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The Novice Advantage

Author : Jonathan Eckert
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Inspiring to teachers of all experience levels, this guide uses humor and insight to show how to teach with daring, while growing through risk, reflection, and revision.

Immunity to Error Through Misidentification

Author : Simon Prosser
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Devoted exclusively to the topic, this book analyses immunity to error through misidentification as an important feature of personal judgments.

American Law Reports

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