Mental Illness

Book Review: The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness. Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness (2001) by Drs Stephen P. Salloway, Paul F. Malloy, and James D. Duffy (editors) provides an excellent summation on the state of knowledge of prefrontal lobe dysfunction in neuropsychiatry. It is written in four parts. Part 1 is Introduction; Part 2, “Functional Organization of Prefrontal Lobe Systems” consists of …

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Mass shooters and the victim body count by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The mainstream media (MSM) have been sensationalizing mass shootings for the last three decades, reaching a crescendo in the last several months. They sensationalized gun violence as a way to put pressure on and force Congress to pass unconstitutional gun control laws that disarm the law-abiding citizen while doing nothing to stop criminals. These laws …

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Inflammation, immunoexcitotoxicity and microglia activation in schizophrenia by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

These are very interesting comments on schizophrenia prompted by a film. Schizophrenia is an illness that I continue to research in some depth. There is now compelling evidence that schizophrenia is a very complex syndrome that involves numerous neural pathways in the brain, far more than just dopaminergic and serotonergic systems. One of the more …

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Schizophrenia in the dramatic film “Occupied” (2011) and its critics by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Before I get to the meat of this commentary, I need to provide background material to the readers. Given the descent of Hollywood movies into indecency, obscenity, vulgarity and cruelty over the last three decades, and because I don’t watch the equally tawdry television or cable programs of about that period of time, my wife …

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The Las Vegas massacre and the Mass Shooting Derangement (MSD) syndrome by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The recent Las Vegas shooting massacre has left us in a state of shock. How can anyone be driven by personal demons to massacre innocent people to such a horrific extent?  In the context of this heinous carnage, many of us experienced in astonishingly rapid succession the five stages of grief for the victims, as …

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Liberal Orthodoxy and the Squelching of Political or Scientific Dissent by Miguel A. Faria, MD

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, the leader, Big Brother, used perpetual war and police state terror to maintain control of a portion of the globe. He also used “Newspeak,” the manipulation of language to more subtly control the people and preserve his dictatorship of submission. By curtailing language, destroying literature, and reducing words in …

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