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1. the human faculty for thought, judgment, and emotion; the mental life, including both conscious and unconscious processes; the mind in its totality, as distinguished from the body.
2. the soul or self. adj., adj psy´chic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Term for the subjective aspects of the mind, self, soul; the psychological or spiritual as distinct from the bodily nature of persons.
[G. mind, soul]
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1. The spirit or soul.
2. Psychiatry The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
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The consciousness that originates in the brain, and is evident in emotion, imagination, memory, perception, thought and volition.


An independent mental health charity with a vision of a society which promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats mentally distressed people fairly, positively and with respect. Mind provides information and support, campaigns to improve public policy and attitudes and, in partnership with independent local Mind associations, develops local services.
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Mind, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Term for the subjective aspects of the mind, self, soul; the psychological or spiritual as distinct from the bodily nature of people.
[G. mind, soul]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The mind, as opposed to, or in contradistinction to, the body.
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Patient discussion about psyche

Q. Is there any other mind control system to reduce on her pain? My wife has is living with fibromyalgia for nearly 7 years. She has frequent pain, very severe with some other symptoms like heavy tiredness. Life is very difficult for her. She has at times experienced minor and very temporary reduction of pain due to enhanced rest and massage. If rest can help reduce her pain, is there any other mind control system to reduce on her pain?

A. Yes, I went to yoga sessions once for my pain. I do yoga very regularly and have adequate sleep now. Massage therapy is a very good treatment to get relief from pain. Also make sure to bath in hot water which will expand the muscles and relieve the pain. You can try all these along with meds being prescribed by your doctor. All the best!

Q. My mind is getting confused now and i am losing on my focus. why is this change happening in me? I am a bipolar for the past 1 year. With the help of the medicines my episodes has come down. My mood is good and stable. Even my friends say that I am well as compared to previous years. But since last week I am not able to sleep well. My disrupted and reduced sleep is making me stressed. I just get 2-3 hours of sleep at night. After my lunch my tiredness starts again. My mind is getting confused now and I am losing on my focus. Why is this change happening in me?

A. There are some possibilities that you are not taking your diet in time or your diet may not be nutritious as per your requirements. This can cause you to have increased stress and you can lose your sleep. This may increase the tiredness. Check if you are taking your medicines in right time. This can also be due to your stress. You may have stress due to your lifestyle too, which needs to be well managed in a healthy way. You can meet your doctor, as any increase in stress due to sleep deprivation can raise the chances of episodes to return back.

Q. My son who is a bipolar trying to follow his dad. what else we can do to make him have positive mind set? My son who is a bipolar is 12 years old. He cries inside a locked room and is not acting to his age. He refuses to give any reasons for his behavior. He is emotional that he cries aloud while watching movies. During his episodes his behavior turns to a very negative and uncontrolled state. I get frustrated but my husband has no problem with his behavior and he keeps a very good patience on any of his odd behavior. Of late I have found that this has increased his positive thinking and he tries to follow his dad. What else we can do to make him have positive mind set?

A. These are very good signs and your husband is doing good to treat him. I call it as an Ideal healer and a dad’s role. You can also help him in finding his strength and skills and make him to bring them to a good level of expertise. This will help him to develop self confidence. This will make him more positive in his behavior.

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(2.) Because the Ode on Indolence appears to have been conceived before the other odes, it is often considered as being "seminal," despite the fact it was probably composed after the Ode to Psyche (Vendler 300 n2).
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resolves the incongruity between the grand allegorical myth of Psyche
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An example of these respective positions is found when the king has agreed to sacrifice Psyche, but is irritated by the disapproval of Fox and Orual.
"And for two years, for all the outside psyche, that has not influenced what we have believed here.
existing between Psyche and her god-lover Cupid, but also affection
Lewis makes Till We Have Faces a conversion story by centering it not on Psyche but on Orual, her oldest sister and the story's narrator.
Corneille's libretto centres on Psyche, a mortal who has offended the goddess Venus with her great beauty, Crying out that Psyche has stolen her honor, Venus summons her son, Amour, to help her seek vengeance.
Stephen Bush's new landscape paintings are a luridly unorthodox contribution to the genre, but they nonetheless share one of its central themes: nature as an expression of the psyche. The canvases in his recent show (all works 2005) invert both Eastern visions of spiritual sanctuary and Western fantasies of manifest destiny.
Firstly, because diseases are presently more suppressed than they were in the past, and secondly, humanity has become more aware of its own psyche, a factor that happened concurrently with the development of psychology.