Clinical Perspectives

  • Richard W. Sears


In this chapter, we will use clinical cases to illustrate important components of how we define ourselves. By studying people who have suffered from brain damage and chemical imbalances, we can deduce the important functions of particular brain areas that affect who we are. We will also look at mental health disorders that stretch what we consider to be “normal” senses of self, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder).


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  • Richard W. Sears
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  1. 1.Center for Clinical Mindfulness & MeditationCincinnatiUSA

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