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Mania and nymphomania are related in the same way that nut and donut are. In other words: don't let a partial homophony or possible common etymology fool you. A mania is a psychiatric disorder that appears to be caused by overactivity of certain brain processes. Nymphomania is currently not a recognized disorder in the DSM. It is, in the ICD-10 ...


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I've been reading a book called The Way of The Shaman by Michael Harner. In it, I found three quotes on page 24 which describe how people perceive the world in different ways based on what could be cognitive biases. In the one quote Harner writes, “In engaging in shamanic practice, one moves between what I term an Ordinary State of Consciousness (OSC) ...


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::: It seems like you're trying to get to the root cause as either organic or functional? Maybe a bit of both. They jury will forever be out thus we have the stress-diathesis model for comfort. Here is some interesting discussion on the norm-referencing in assessment of manic behavior such as hypersexuality and the implications of various factors like ...



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