Antipsychotic drugs developed in the 1950s revolutionzied the treatment for schizophrenia. These drugs eliminate many schizophrenia symptoms, and are nearly always a part of treatment. (Barnes & Marder, 2011) A number of drugs were produced during the 1960s through the 1980s that are referred to as conventional antipsychotic drugs thatContinue Reading

Parkinsons Disease is a disorder that gradually destroys cells in regions of the brain involved with moving the body. Doctors don’t know exactly what causes the most common form of the disease, which occurs chiefly in people age fifty to seventy. Some forms of the disease however, are caused byContinue Reading

William James (1842-1910) is often looked upon as one of America’s greatest philosophers. After attending Harvard Medical School followed by studying psychology in Germany, he was appointed Instructor of Physiology at Harvard in 1872. In 1875 he became the first Professor of Psychology and began writing the first textbook. TheContinue Reading

“I think therefore I am” is the English translation of French philosopher René Descartes’ (1596-1650) Cogito Ergo Sum, or “thinking Is: therefore the mind Is,” or rather “the mind exists: therefore there is thinking.” Throughout history, a conflict of theories has existed concerning what the human mind is, what structureContinue Reading