Tuesday 13 May 2014

gehirn-jogging or shiny objects

The New York Times has an interesting feature about the collective-awakening (for America, at least) among mental health professionals and patients regarding the stages of inattentiveness which manifests itself at different ages either as hyperactivity, a deficit-disorder or senility.

Though the parasitic pharmaceutical industry may deliver quick-fixes, the community is slowly admitting, to mask the symptoms of the legitimate condition—not a self-diagnosis or peer-pressure, the drug therapies have diminishing returns over the course of the likely mental metamorphosis to follow. In fact, medication seems to exacerbate later problems—whereas practising mindfulness and guided training seem to enable real recovery and sharper focus. Surely the training has many aspects and measures, but the principle trust seems to be not the embracing or indulging of ones distractions but rather acknowledging, in a forgiving manner and without guilt or judgment since this is also where creative connections radiate from, that one is drifting off-target, thinking about the side-show, and making the effort to return to the subject at hand. Had this been recognised in some other eon, I am sure that this effort-of-aim would have been regaled with all sorts of philosophical conceits.