Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Death of Your Partner

June 22, 2017

By Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD We humans are above all social beings. Our evolutionary success and survival depended on it and still does. A significant part of us prompts us to cooperate, exchange affection, display altruism, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Beep Beep Game

May 26, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA There was in the near-past a cartoon, sometimes shown before starting the main feature in a movie or on television, whereupon a coyote was forever chasing an animal known as […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: What is Normal?

April 12, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA I have often been asked what is normal in humans regarding their thinking, behavior, and their feelings. Here is my answer: A normal human being is a person that — given […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Let’s Talk About Religion

February 27, 2017

 Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Religious narratives and practices are almost universal. All such narratives share certain characteristics centered around a powerful deity, whether it is called God, Theos, Gott, Dieu, Allah, Elloheim, YHWH, or […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Modernity – A World of Contradictions

February 3, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Modernity brought changes such as rapid dissemination of information along with equally rapid dissemination of technological innovations and scientific knowledge, mutually beneficial inter-dependency in trade, massive traveling and inflow of […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Future of Humans

January 18, 2017

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Are we humans going to make it? We could and we may. We have all the qualities for it; but, we should not take that for granted, even though we […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Irrational Tribalism

December 29, 2016

How our own collective irrational responses, dictated by tribal traits embedded in our human nature, aid and abet terrorists in their aims Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA The amazing fact is hiding in plain sight, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Dark Side of Tribalism

December 7, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans  are social beings. We cooperate, have altruism, empathy, eagerness to excel, and solicit the admiration and approval of our  tribe/nation/group. We also share heroic narratives and faith along […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Boredom

November 17, 2016

Boredom Is an Overlooked and Unstudied Phenomenon as A Source of Unhappiness and Trouble for Humans Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA   One monotonous day is followed by another monotonous, identical day. The same things will happen, […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Do the Animals Know It?

November 3, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA We humans are “a many  splendored  thing.” We have enormous intellect, curiosity, creativity, tenacity, imagination, eagerness to “master,” pugnacity, altruism, kindness, cooperativeness, side by side with competitiveness, our altruism side-by-side […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Tribalism and human nature

October 18, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Humans are tribal creatures. Our phenomenal success on this planet depended on it. Still does. As Tribal animals, we form mutually interdependent groups, sharing matters of faith and beliefs which help […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Science Marching On

September 19, 2016

Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Explosions in new knowledge have happened in humanity before. In our part of the world, it happened in in Ancient Greece in the 5th Century BC, in the 8th century […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: The Tyranny of I

August 23, 2016

What is Wrong with “Me, Me, Me” Editorial by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Each culture does influence the individual. He lives in, specifically, their inborn temperament in addition to the influence they receive from the upbringing […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Fear

August 1, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” –Franklin D.Roosevelt, in his first Inaugural Address. This statement was made by our President Roosevelt, dealing with the great depression. Fear surely […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: What is an IQ Test?

July 22, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA My friends and patients ask me what IQ tests mean. Here are the facts. Years ago, psychology workers invented various tests that they measure the level of the performance of […]

Dr. Nicholas’ Corner: Philoxenia

July 1, 2016

Contributed by Nicholas Pediaditakis, MD, DLFAPA Last article, I wrote about xenophobia — a nasty human trait threatening our civilization, even our presence on this earth. Now I want to write about Philoxenia –- i.e., the […]

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