Mens Sana Monographs
: 2014  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8--10

Preface MSM 2014


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MSM 2014 is titled: The task before psychiatry today, and other essays. It contains papers on a wide array of topics.


Donelson E. Dulany, PhD. Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 603 East Daniel Street, Champaign, IL, USA writes an editorial-cum-commentary: 'What Explains Consciousness? Or...What Consciousness Explains?' [pg 11]


A symposium on 'The task before psychiatry today' features the seed paper:

The Task before Psychiatry Today Redux: STSPIR by MSM Editor Ajai R. Singh MD [pg 35], followed by 3 papers as part of the symposium:

1. 'Speaking to a Wider Audience about the Positive Contributions of Psychiatry', [pg 71] by UC Garg, MD. Consultant Psychiatrist, Garg Medical Complex, Agra, and Kabir Garg, Junior Resident, Dept of Psychiatry, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India.

2. 'Welcome Biological Breakthroughs, Supply Psychosocial Insights', [pg 79] by Bheemsain Tekkalaki, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Navodaya Medical College, Raichur, Karnataka, India, Adarsh Tripathi, MD, Assistant Professor and J. K. Trivedi, MD, Late Professor & Ex. Head, Department of Psychiatry, King George Medical University, Lucknow-226003, India.

3. 'Shrug Ambivalence and Disagreement; Search Commonalities in Psychiatric Phenomena' [pg 92] by A. R. Singh MD, Editor MSM.

 Other Papers

'Medicine and Mind-Body Dualism: A Reply to Mehta's Critique', [pg 104], a commentary of a 2011 MSM paper, is by Callie Joubert, PhD, DPhil. Independent researcher and bioethicist from Durban, South Africa.

'Natural Evolution and Human Consciousness' [pg 127] is by Jan Holmgren, Retired Architect SAR/MSA and follower of discussions on human consciousness, from Skurup, Sweden.

'Stress and its Expression According to Contemporary Science and Ancient Indian Wisdom: Perseverative Cognition and the Pa0ñca koças [pg 139] is by Sasidharan K. Rajesh, PhD, Corresponding author, Judu V. Ilavarasu, PhD, Junior Research Fellow, T. M. Srinivasan, PhD, Dean, Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, H. R. Nagendra, PhD . Chancellor, all from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA), Bangalore, India.

 The Looking Glass

'From Here and Now to Infinity and Eternity: A Message to New Medical Doctors' [pg 153] is by Josį Florencio F. Lapeṣa, Jr., MD. Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, University of the Philippines Manila. Chair, Mentoring Program, University of the Philippines College of Medicine. University Scientist II, University of the Philippines System. Editor, Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. President, Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE). Secretary-General, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME).

 MSM Poems

Ganesh Singh, M.S. (Ortho), Senior Resident Doctor, Department of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India, writes a poem, 'Consciousness', for MSM Poems [pg 161]

 MSM Book Review

Avinash De Sousa MD, Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India, reviews, 'Current Perspectives on a Science of Consciousness', [Edited by Alfredo Periera Jr., Dietrich Lehmann] [pg 163].

 Letter to the Editor

Namita Nimbalkar, PhD, Mumbai, India, writes a letter to the editor, 'Subject: Corrections to my paper: John Locke on Personal Identity' [pg 168].


This issue is dedicated to the memory of Prof J. K. Trivedi, a frequent contributor to MSM, and a member of the Hon International Advisory Board of MSM.

We are deeply saddened by his untimely demise. We carry two tributes to him, one by his student, Prof Adarsh Tripathi [pg 1], and another by his colleague and friend, Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil [pg 4].


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