Top 10 posts from Beyond Meds 2015 (and the top ten from all time too)

I continue to be pleased to know this blog is being used as the resource I’d hoped it would become.

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Discoveries from Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity: enormous implications for anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric illness — That’s us, the readers of this blog…going against paradigm and healing ourselves with openness and conscientiousness. These are qualities that can be contagious. Right now we operate in a society telling us we don’t know what we’re doing…or that what we are doing is “woo.” Just think what happens when people start understanding what is possible. Others will start to open up and see the possibilities too. This is why education and sharing our journeys are both critically important. None of what we do is unscientific by the way, it’s just that science doesn’t know how to measure what we’re doing…

The brain that changes (grows, heals and repairs)

The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years. Dr. Norman Doidge introduces principles we can all use to overcome brain limitations and explores the profound brain implications of the changing brain in an immensely moving book that will permanently alter the way we look at human possibility and human nature.

Neuroplasticity of the brain — Steven Morgan

For more by Steven Morgan see here. Rethinking the Potential of the Brain in Major Psychiatric Disorders By Steven Morgan stevenmorganjr@gmail.com I. Questionable Theories The human brain is likely the most complex structure in the Universe. Even though it produces our understanding of the world, we are still in our infancy of understanding it. Even… Continue Reading →

The brain man – more neuroplasticity

And yes this suggests that our so called defective, mentally ill, brain disordered, schizophrenic, and bipolar brains can heal on there own with some effort, no drugs!! For my other pieces on neuroplasticity look here. The brain man September 10, 2008 – From The Age THE elegant, old-world dining room of the Hotel Windsor during… Continue Reading →

Neuroplasticity of the brain

Steven Morgan has once again kindly allowed me to post an excellent article he has written on the brain and mental illness. See here and here for other work he’s done. I’m becoming a great admirer of his work. I apologize for the formatting. Sometimes wordpress refuses to cooperate. Rethinking the Potential of the Brain… Continue Reading →

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