Chapter I - Introduction Introductory paragraphs Chapter I begins with a few short introductory paragraphs a couple of pages at most. The primary goal of the introductory paragraphs is to catch the attention of the readers and to get them "turned on" about the subject. It sets the stage for the paper and puts your topic in perspective. The introduction often contains dramatic and general statements about the need for the study.
Mental Health Imagine this scenario.
Harry wakes up on a typical workday, a Wednesday, in a mood—a frighteningly intense mood. A free-floating anxiety courses through his body, making him edgy and angry.
When he gets up and goes into the kitchen, he hears his roommate opening a bag of chips to put a handful in his brown-bag lunch.
He wants to scream at his roommate to quiet down and just go away, now. He keeps it together enough to let his roommate get on with his day, but these feelings scare Harry.
He feels he may be losing control altogether. How can he concentrate? How can he work with others? That could take him in a downward spiral of indeterminate length, a deep, dark funk. Harry stands there frozen in the kitchen, teetering uncertainly between alternative versions of hell, barely able to find a sliver of stable ground to walk on.
He holds his head in his hands and starts to cry. He wonders yet again whether life is worth living. His friends and family and coworkers will react with a familiar surge of pain and fear when they eventually hear his latest tortured cry for help.
In two days, his ten-year-old son will be coming for his biweekly weekend stay—or not. His name has been changed and some details altered to preserve anonymity. It may resonate with your own experience, since we have all felt ourselves lose control of our emotions and moods, fearing that any form of equilibrium would elude us.
We know people who do battle with fluctuating moods on a regular basis. Because we know people by name—people who are our friends—or because we have grappled with an uncontrollably wild and potentially destructive mind ourselves, we think of these mental challenges and disorders as personal problems.
But when you add up all the people going through this personal problem, you end up with a problem for all of us, a public health problem. Our collective mental health is one of those big traffic jams we need to look at from a larger perspective.
And these are not just people having a rough day. Living with deeply unstable moods takes a toll. The World Health Organization estimates that depression is the leading cause of disability for people in midlife and for women of all ages.
The most common approach for those who seek treatment for depression is anti-depressant medications, whose usage in the US doubled between and and increased fivefold from Mindfulness has been demonstrated in many contexts to help people with mental illnesses and post-traumatic stress. Could mindfulness, in fact, be the future of psychotherapy?
To take on this question I talked with two clinical psychologists and researchers who care deeply about mindfulness and therapy.Links on this page: International Treatment Guidelines Meta-Analyses Randomized Controlled Trauma Studies Non-Randomized Trauma Studies Adaptive Information Processing and EMDR Procedures.
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