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Kesurupan Phenomenon in Medical Perspective

In Medical Sciences, Psychology, Social Problems on November 2, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Kesurupan (trance) is a phenomenon that usually occurs in our community. Our community always think that  kesurupan is associated with possession by a spirit. However, how about the medical perspective? In medical point of view, kesurupan case is a dissociative disorder.

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Epilepsy in Pregnant Women

In Medical Sciences on May 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

 In this article I have created a special package for Mr. Felix Xia, who gave positive feedbacks on my previous article and I had promised to write a special article on epilepsy in pregnant women.

I will continue the discussion about epilepsy, but this time related to pregnant women. What are the effects on pregnant women? How about the managements? Let me share here about it all!

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Community Stigma and Its Impact on Epilepsy Patients

In Medical Sciences, Social Problems on April 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

In a society often people who have seizures say obsession. This is said is one of the symptoms of trance phenomena. Some symptoms of demonic possession is :

  • The voice changed into a flat with no intonation.
  • Can answer the questions that related to paranormal.
  • The physical strength exceeds the actual strength.
  • On some level, people are possessed by demons are able to do something unusual such as flying, throwing people around him with a single hand movement and so forth.
  • Usually they remove the froth (foam) from the mouth with the eyes just bulged up to look white.

Therefore, I will try to explain about the epilepsy, which is one form of seizures and its relation to pregnancy in women with epilepsy. However first I’ll show the stigma in society that eventually became a social problem.

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Alert Varicose Veins in Pregnant Women

In Medical Sciences on February 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm


Look at the picture! What are in your mind? Are there in your mind that it is a varicose veins complication?

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Let’s Embrace Them!

In Anthropology, Medical Sciences on March 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

“ A boy feels confused with the everything that occur in himself. Every people say him as a boy, even his parents give him a boy name. However, he feels that he isn’t a boy. He feels that he is actually a girl, so that he more often plays with his girl friends. He feels very comfortable if he can do something like a girl, but this feeling isn’t supported by his environment. He is often excommunicated, ridiculeted as a sissy by his friends, even his teacher ever got angry because he always played with the girls. He was forced to join with his boy friends. Although finally he obeyed, he went and just sit without any desires to play with his boy friends. Often he cries, but always repressed that feeling in a depth because he  knows that no one can understand his feeling.”

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Let’s Success The Planning Family Program!

In Social Problems on November 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

It’s not a secret that Indonesia has inhabitant problems since a few time ago. Indonesia is one of nations that has a high inhabitant quantity in the world. In 1990, the world inhabitant is 5,3 billion. 1,4 billion (26%) is poor society. In 2000, the world inhabitant is 6,1 billion. There are 20% of the world society has income above US$ 100 a day. However more than one billion world society just has income US$ 1 a day.

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The Gifts for The Gifted Children

In Medical Sciences, Psychology on September 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Young children, particularly preschoolers, usually strike us as bright, full of wonder, eager to learn, and artistically inclined. They delight us by asking questions like little philosophers or by making playful, aesthetically pleasing paintings that sometimes resemble the work of 20th-century masters. Assuming a normal brain and home environment, these gifts are nature’s largesse to most children. Occasionally, however, we observe a child whose abilities so far outstrip those of the typical toddler that we realize not all preschoolers are genuinely gifted. The more extreme the gift, the rarer the child.

Sadly, we know far less about such exceptional children than we do about those with exceptional deficits: retarded, emotionally disturbed, and learning-disabled children. Psychologists have attended far more to these deficits than to strengths. An interesting recent movement in American academic psychology, spearheaded by Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania, calls for more emphasis on “positive psychology.” Positive psychology is now studying subjective well-being, positive character traits such as honesty and hope, and the nature of giftedness and how to nurture it.

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Do You Know About Mangongkal Holi?

In Anthropology, My Life Stories on July 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm

mangongkalDuring the recent holiday, for several days I, my sister, and my mother went on a journey to my mother’s ancestral village in Tarutung, North Sumatra, Indonesia. We had been planning to see our ancestors’ burial ground as my mother’s clan had preformed a “Mangongkal Holi”.

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The Kuru Desease Phenomenon

In Anthropology, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Social Problems on May 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

kuruHave you ever heard the kuru desease? Only a few of you have ever heard of it. However, more have heard of cannibalism.Cannibalism is a phenomenon where an animal eats another member of the same species, for example: the dog eats the other dog or the people eats the other people. Sometimes this phenomenon is said anthropophagus (From the Greek anthrôpos: people and phagein: eat). As the short story that I had written about prion before, the kuru desease certainly related to the prion. If you are anxious to find out this kuru desease, now please join me in the kuru desease phenomenon investigation!

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Learning About Prostate Cancer

In Medical Sciences on February 17, 2009 at 10:09 am

Are you a man over fifty? Do you:

  • urinate often in the night?
  • suffer pain when urinating?
  • have difficulty starting and maintaining a steady stream of urine?
  • have bloody urine?
  • have difficulty achieving an erection?
  • is ejaculation painful?

If you have many of these symptoms, you should consider the possibility that you have prostate cancer. However, cancer isn’t the only possibility danger: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)) and prostitis have the same symptoms. Therefore, I will talk about prostate cancer and some ways to differentiate it from other, less destructive disorders.

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