Complexity of Modern Mental Disorders Is Far More Complex Than …

Majid Ali, M.D.

An Anticipated Question

The complexity of modern mental health issues is far, far greater than what African grandmothers could have possibly understood. I anticipated the question and indeed received from one of my patients. It is a valid point, at least from one standpoint. How could the grandmothers of my imagined GrandmotherLand have conceived the complexity of modern life?

Being in Elements Un-complicates Life

My response to the question is simple: The heart aches for simplicity, the mind craves complexity. Then complexity feeds its own fires. Being in one’s elements is the antidote. In my experience, most people who tried the “being-in-the-elements’ approach discovered the truth of my words themselves.

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