General Health

Pain, a curse or gift?

If you look at pain in general with us humans, you’ll notice that there is more to the story beyond the unpleasantness on the surface. I find it difficult to give an example of a pain we can experience that doesn’t communicate something to us or to someone else. That communication is actually a blessing in disguise. Of course there are certain situations where that wouldn’t be the case. But I can give a few examples.

When we have a headache, it tells us something is wrong. So what do we do? we take a headache tablet or something. If you’re in an uncomfortable position on the couch, you move. If you are financially anxious you are driven to search for a solution.

These examples all demonstrate a positive reality to pain. If you look beyond that there is mercy and love. We didn’t give that mercy and love to ourselves.

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“What’s wrong with me?”

There was recently a question somewhere outside of my blog where I also post where the questioner was basically complaining that they don’t know what’s wrong with them and their doctors can’t seem to figure it out and just throw meds at them. This may be a common experience. Below you will find my reply which includes elements of some of my insights I gathered after some time and also how innovation in psychiatry is lacking but if done can help when things get complex. The answer I posted now begins:

Answer: If this has been going on for a while I strongly consider looking for answers outside of typical psychiatry (which is decades old). This is what I did and I have learnt what I believe to be incredible stuff. In fact so good, I have pioneered my own alternative psychiatric sciences. This I did due to having some unsatisfactory experiences with modern day psychiatry.

Something that I developed was the relationship between the human anatomical structure and psychiatric symptoms (I will explain this). If you are lost as to what is behind your psychiatric ailment, first understand this simple principle: “All negative psychiatric expressions (or symptoms if you prefer) are simply due to a collection of negativity in one or more of the components in your human anatomical structure”. Now, what is your “human anatomical structure”?

They are as follows:

Human essence bodies:

  • The mental self
  • The emotional self
  • The physical self
  • The non-physical self (where dreams and things like hallucinations manifest)


The dimensions of wellness:

  • The financial dimension
  • The social dimension
  • The occupational dimension
  • The environmental dimension
  • The intellectual dimension
  • The Islamic dimension (this applies to me as I’m Muslim)

In simple terms, if you don’t know what’s wrong with you, the above is your human anatomy and psychiatric ailments are caused by a collection of negativity in one or more of the above. So put your notice filter on and try and detect where the negativity is collecting and respond accordingly. This is a way of narrowing down your problem. When problems are complex, we break them down.

Another thing I will demonstrate is the power of looking for answers outside of typical psychiatry. In the world of modern psychiatry they don’t have an innovation culture. This is something I am trying to change. The below I developed after much research, contemplation and work. I am the first one in my awareness to connect database science to the world of psychiatry. What I demonstrate below is something I call “label normalization”. This may be something for you to keep an eye on as my aim for this function is to simplify a patient’s diagnosis, treatment and remove from them as much complication from whatever labels they accumulate.

This web application will be called “Label Explorer”. What follows is a few images of label normalization with a description of what you see in the image:

  • The user navigates to the label simplification section of Label Explorer and opens the label selection menu and chooses the labels to be added to the processing list
  • The user selects 6 labels to be processed/simplified
  • The user selects “normalize” as a simplification method and clicks “Start!”
  • The user has their chosen labels processed and simplified (normalized) by the application and is provided with a results page. I am still in the process of analyzing what I have done but so far it seems the user/patient has just lost all their labels and any duplicate symptoms that were found in multiple labels if they had multiple diagnoses. The user/patient is now dealing directly with the remaining symptoms only which is basically the essence of whatever is going on with them. If they had multiple conditions they have been incredibly simplified. There are two images of this below as I had to do it in two parts because the result page is long.

The reason I mention all of this is because there is so much more that can be done in the world of psychiatry but funding isn’t going there. I believe the future of psychiatry is in the hands of private entities and startup culture/innovation which is what I have initiated (possibly I am the first one). What I am doing is just the tip of the iceberg and I have a lot more to do.