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Mental Imagery Cultivation as a Cultural Phenomenon: The Role of Visions in Shamanism [and Comments and Reply]
The ability to experience mental imagery is innate in human beings. "Mental imagery cultivation" is proposed to identify technological traditions devoted to the deliberate, repeated induction ofExpand
shamanism and schizophrenia: a state‐specific approach to the “schizophrenia metaphor” of shamanic states
Shamanism and schizophrenia are examined as altered states of consciousness. A state-specific approach to the phenomenology of these altered states is employed to demonstrate that the existence inExpand
Kraepelin's `lost biological psychiatry'? Autointoxication, organotherapy and surgery for dementia praecox
  • R. Noll
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 September 2007
TLDR
The historical context of autointoxication theory in medicine is explored in depth to enable the understanding of Kraepelin's aetiological assumption and his application of a rational treatment based on it — organotherapy. Expand
The Encyclopedia of Schizophrenia and the Psychotic Disorders
The Facts On File Library of Health and Living series is comprised of clear, comprehensive, and up-to-date resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern health and socialExpand
The blood of the insane
  • R. Noll
  • Medicine
  • History of psychiatry
  • 1 December 2006
TLDR
The history of serological investigations of the blood of the insane is traced from the initial such study in 1854 by a solitary Scottish asylum physician to the January 2005 announcement by an international team of geneticists of the development of a genomic blood test that can differentially diagnose schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Expand
Multiple personality, dissociation, and C.G. Jung's complex theory.
  • R. Noll
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of analytical psychology
  • 1 October 1989
TLDR
In a comparison of the major tenets of the complex theory with recent empirical research on multiple personality, it is demonstrated that essential characteristics of Jung's 'autonomous complexes' are congruent with the phenomenology of the 'alternate personalities' or 'personality states' of this disorder. Expand
The Jung Cult : Origins of a Charismatic Movement
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroduction3Pt. 1The Historical Context of C. G. Jung11Ch. 1The Problem of the Historical Jung13Ch. 2The Fin de Siecle27Ch. 3Freud, Haeckel, andExpand
Dementia praecox, 1886: a new turning point?
Historians of medicine delight in reconstructing the life course – one might say career – of disease concepts. ‘Biographies of disease’ now appear as formal serial offerings by publishers (see, forExpand
Evidence for disturbed insulin and growth hormone signaling as potential risk factors in the development of schizophrenia
TLDR
Findings suggest the presence of a molecular endophenotype involving disruption of insulin and growth factor signaling pathways as an increased risk factor for schizophrenia. Expand
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