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The Mind-Body Solution with Dr. Tevin Naidu

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Dr. Tevin Naidu

I’ve spent the vast majority of my life studying the human mind. It all began in my childhood when I first came across a book by Oliver Sacks. The book was titled “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat”. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and after reading his book, I remember having the urge to become one myself. However, as time went on, I realized that his approach to his patients was different when compared to other neurologists.

His study of patient’s subjective phenomenological experiences, his obsession with the deeper philosophical picture, and the attention to detail that he paid to perception and reality was very similar to that of the approach generally taken by psychiatrists. Sacks was more than a neurologist. He was also a doctor of the soul. His work went beyond the brain and traversed into the mind. Thanks to him, and many others, my love for studying the human experience began and eventually culminated into a career in philosophy and psychiatry.

Philosophy (love of wisdom) is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. The scope of philosophy generally consists of three overarching parts; 1) Epistemology (the theory of knowledge); 2) Ontology or Metaphysics (the theory of being or reality); and 3) Axiology (the theory of values).

To further dissect modern philosophy, it’s often helpful to split western philosophy into “Anglo-American philosophy” (or analytical philosophy) which deals with concepts such as agency, mind, person, linguistics, etc, and “Continental Philosophy” which deals with phenomenology (structure of subjective experience), existentialism (‘existence’ ahead of ‘essence’) and hermeneutics (a set of techniques for analyzing the meaning of discourse) – which all generally tend to put people first and therefore apply well to mental health – which is my other area of expertise (Ricoeur’s hermeneutics, for example, contains a thorough analysis of Freud’s ideas; Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology offers a detailed account of psychopathology, and existentialism produced its own critique of Freud).

Both Anglo-American philosophy and Continental philosophy have a growing concern with ‘the self’ and their models should be seen as complementary when applying it to psychiatry. Therefore, the scope of philosophy within psychiatry lies within its ability to address the more conceptual problems of the field. Psychiatry (healer of the ‘soul’) is a branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental illness/disease/disorder, emotional disturbance and abnormal behaviours.

Three ways in which philosophy is utilized within psychiatry range from overall “Weltanschauung” (scheme of life or general philosophy/religion) to the various branches of philosophy (i.e. the ethical, epistemological, jurisprudential, phenomenological, political & metaphysical – among others), to the more detailed conceptual analytic concerns (e.g. use of Mental Healthcare Act 17 of 2002 in a South African context to define “mental illness/disorder”).

It therefore comes with no surprise that psychiatrists claim a very special expertise in the study of mind. The philosophy of mind should thus be, uniquely, their philosophy. Conversely, given the immensely diverse range of abnormal mental phenomena, philosophers of mind should be uniquely intrigued with what psychiatrists deal with on a day-to-day basis. One of philosophy of mind’s most infamous problems, “the mind-body problem”, is a major part of the mental health topic, in the form of the differences and similarities between mental illness and bodily illness. The philosophy of mind also covers a diverse range of other topics critically important in mental health that are known as ‘philosophical psychopathology’.

Philosophy of mind, moreover, overlaps with and even underpins, topics in the philosophy and ethics of mental health: e.g. ‘folk’ psychology, the unconscious, the status of psychoanalysis, rationality, and practical reasoning, and the core notions of actions and agency underpinning our very concepts of the disorder. These interactions highlight the fact that philosophy of mind is crucially important for mental health practice and research. But in all these areas, too, mental health practice and research are also crucially important to philosophy.

Together, psychiatry and philosophy form a mutually beneficial, symbiotic, relationship. As a psychiatry medical officer, currently pursuing a masters degree in the philosophy and ethics of mental health, I come into close contact with the human mind via a first-person, subjective, phenomenological perspective, as well as via third-person, objective, clinical encounters that also involves the study of neural correlates in the form of brain scans and EEGs.

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that studying the pathological manifestations of the mind can provide some of the most informative explanations and deepest understandings of the mind itself. Psychiatrists and mental health practitioners work at the very interface between mind and body and show just how difficult (both theoretically and practically) the mind-body problem really is. I do not have the answer – but I do believe that by only studying minds in their “normal” states, we fail to utilize the important resource that is “madness”.

Whether you’re a dualist, monist, pluralist, functionalist, illusionist, behaviorist, physicalist, idealist (the list goes on and on), if you are not considering the various abnormal mental phenomena that the human mind is capable of experiencing, then you’ve made a tremendously uninformed conclusion. Any atypical state of mind is an absolutely valuable asset for the study of the mind.

What becomes apparent when we look at our experience of mind from a more holistic point of view, is that our mind is not solely dependent on our brains. We are embodied beings. We are also embedded into an environment that we have to continuously enact upon. We also have extended our cognition via the scientific and technological tools at our disposal. We should no longer pigeonhole our search for the mind by only looking within. We also need to look outward. Brains are fundamentally a part of our cognitive repertoire, however they are not solely responsible for our conscious experiences.

Even when we observe the brain as a statistical organ, functioning with Bayesian-like principles, it becomes abundantly clear that we are dynamic processes that function within a dynamic cosmos. Understanding how we are able to compute our own existence was never going to be an easy endeavor. When it comes to understanding consciousness and the mind, we have to involve as many branches of knowledge as possible, whether it be science, philosophy, or even religion.

The quest to conquer the mind will require a cumulative culmination of collaborative encounters. We may never figure out the mind-body problem, and that’s okay. I still enjoy the absurdness of our obsession to find the solution.

That being said, I will be launching a podcast dedicated to understanding the human mind in both its physiological and pathological form. I will be joined by numerous experts in very diverse fields (linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, etc…) as we discuss common mental health debates e.g. psychiatry vs anti-psychiatry, big pharma vs the user voice movement, evidence-based medicine vs values-based practice, etc.

We will also be covering the deeper topics in the philosophy of mind e.g. nature of reality, perception, morality, free-will, and consciousness. I hope that this in-depth philosophical probe into the nature of the mind will help us get even closer to the mind-body solution. So, please, join me on this adventure as we go on a consciousness-raising journey through the mind!

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Techindia’s Digital Holter Monitoring Service Is Designed to Meet the Specific Needs of Our Clients and Their Patients

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Techindia’s Digital Holter Monitoring Service Is Designed to Meet the Specific Needs of Our Clients and Their Patients

Techindia is a trusted and globally recognized provider of Holter monitoring, ambulatory monitoring, and ECG diagnostic and reporting services for leading healthcare providers across the globe. Our 24*7 Holter monitoring services are known all across the globe for the finest quality and efficiency. Our team of certified cardiac technicians create accurate ECG reports in adherence with all the standard cardiac safety guidelines. 

No. 1 Centralized Holter Monitoring Services

Techindia’s Holter diagnostic services are specially designed to help hospitals, clinics, cardiac care centres and other healthcare facilities across the globe to monitor cardiac patients with unpredictable and abnormal heart rhythms. Our digital Holter analysis services can help you meet the growing needs of your patients and clients. 

Techindia offers a wide range of Holter monitoring services including:

In-depth ECG Analysis and Interpretation 

We provide healthcare facilities, clinicians, and cardiac specialists with the highest quality ECG analysis, and reporting service. We provide you with the most accurate and actionable ECG reports using which you can make better decisions for your patients. 

Remote Cardiac Event Monitoring Analysis and Reporting 

We offer remote cardiac monitoring services that can help you save a lot of money, time, and effort. Our cardiac event monitoring and analysis solutions are delivered with the help of high-quality, low energy biosensors that record beat to beat cardiac activity. 

Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry, Monitoring, Analysing and Reporting 

Techindia’s Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring and Reporting services can help you enhance your outpatient care in an effective and affordable way. 

What Makes Techindia Different from Other Holter Monitoring Companies?

There may be hundreds of Holter monitoring companies, but none of them can match the quality of services and solutions delivered by Techindia. We are industry leaders with years of experience in delivering high-yielding remote patient care services. With a combination of technology and scientific expertise, we build and deliver clinical care solutions that can revolutionize your healthcare operations and boost your productivity at the same time. Here are the reasons that make us different from the other remote Holter Monitoring Services:

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The healthcare professionals as well as their patients can keep their heart’s condition in check by having full-time access to their ECG reports via portals and mobile applications. Our holter monitoring services include recording patient’s every single heartbeat and transferring it to the delivery centres, where this cardiac data is monitored and analysed 24x7x365. 

Affordable Pricing

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At Techindia, we work hard to make sure that the confidentiality and security aspects of our clients are met perfectly. We are a HIPAA, ISO and GDPR certified holter monitoring company. 

Benefits of Using Techindia‘s Holter Monitoring Services 

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Increase Efficiency 

Techindia helps you improve the overall performance of your clinical operations by taking full responsibility for recording, Interpreting, analyzing, and reporting the cardiac data and ECG reports respectively. With us by your side, you can treat more patients, but at a reduced operational cost, time and effort. 

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What are the most important advantages of availing the mediclaim insurance policy?

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What are the most important advantages of availing the mediclaim insurance policy?

 Medical emergencies always come unannounced to the people and whenever the people do not move with proper planning or taking adequate health coverage then they might end up paying a very massive bill due to the hospitalisation related problems. Hence, because of the increasing cost of healthcare, it is very much important for the people to realize the importance of mediclaim policy because having a comprehensive mediclaim policy is considered to be the best possible way of having the proper shield against the increasing medical cost which could arise because of the hospitalisation.

 These are the best possible ways of ensuring that people will be having comprehensive insurance cover and financial protection in the cases of hospitalisation because of illness or any kind of accident. This particular policy comes with multiple benefits for the people and also has to be renewed by the people to continue the enjoying of benefits of the policy.

 Mediclaim insurance policy is a type of policy that can either be reimbursed for the expenses because of the hospitalisation or people can go with the option of availing the cashless treatment to cover their hospitalisation expenses. Additionally, the premium paid under this particular policy will be exempted under income tax which makes it a very good investment option for the people.

 Following are the most important features and benefits provided by this particular policy which makes it very much popular among the people

  • It will help in providing the people with a complete opportunity of cashless hospitalisation.
  • People can go with the option of opting for such policies for themselves as well as for their family members.
  • It will help in protecting the people from any kind of financial burden.
  • It will help in removing the expenses paid from the pocket
  • The insurance companies will be very much successful in terms of handling the expenses arising out of hospitalisation in such cases.
  • The ease of being associated with online health insurance companies is very much present in such policies.
  • It comes with multiple tax exemptions for the people
  • People can go with the option of availing of cost-effective healthcare services with the help of all these kinds of mediclaim policies.

 Following are the basic points that are covered under the mediclaim policy:

  1. The hospitalisation related costs: This will include all the medical expenses including the hospitalisation of the policyholder as well as beneficiaries of the policy. This will include the expenses related to the diagnostic procedures, blood test, oxygen, x-ray, OT charges and medicines.
  2. The pre-and post-hospitalisation related expenses: Medical expenses which arise before the 30 days of hospitalisation and up to the 60 days of the post-discharge period will also be perfectly covered under the mediclaim policy and further it is the responsibility of the insured people to check out this particular concept at the time of purchasing the policy.
  3. The daycare expenses: All the medical expenses which are arising because of the advanced level medical treatment which do not require the patient to be hospitalised for more than 24 hours are also covered under such policies.
  4. Hospital room expenses: Every cost associated with the regular ward or intensive care unit will also be completely reimbursed through this particular policy or will also be able to provide the people with the cashless facility in the whole process.
  5. Doctor’s fee or medical professional fees: The consultation fees for the medical professional or the doctor’s fee along with different other kinds of fees of nurse and several other professionals will be covered under such policies.

 The insurance companies always calculate the premium of the mediclaim policy based upon different kinds of factors like geographical location, pre-existing medical conditions, age, sum insured, the extent of coverage, number of members which have to be insured and several other related things. However, the final premium which has to be decided by the insurer will always depend on the financial and unique needs of the people and further, the companies also need to move as per the guidelines of the IRDAI so that everything has been perfectly undertaken and insured people can avail multiple advantages from the whole process. Before purchasing any kind of mediclaim policy it is the responsibility of the people to check several aspects associated with the whole process so that they can avail themselves of the unique features very easily. As medical expenses are constantly on the rise, people need to pay proper attention to such things so that people can enjoy financial freedom throughout their life as they will be safe and secure all the time.

 Being clear about the renewability of the policy is another very important aspect to be undertaken by the people and depending upon the companies like Care insurance is a good idea.

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