Tag: mental health

Necks

by Volume 13, Number 6 The 17th century philosopher René Descartes had a profound impact on perspectives of health and illness, as he challenged the prevailing notion of his time that sickness was a form of divine punishment. Descartes’ argued…

Age and Mental Health

by Volume 12, Number 10 Stereotypes of aging are generally negative. Many adults lament getting older. A prevailing view of aging is one of general decline, including deterioration of physical and cognitive function. While vulnerability to many physical health problems…

Stress and Bones

by Volume 11, Number 4 The assertion that stress affects the gastrointestinal system, the cardiovascular system, and the immune system is hardly news, as there is now an extensive body of research substantiating such effects of stress. However, to suggest…