By Mihai Nadin (eds.)

In this ebook, working towards physicians and specialists in anticipation current arguments for a brand new knowing of medication. Their contributions make it transparent that medication is the decisive try for anticipation. The reader is gifted with a provocative speculation: If medication will align itself with the anticipatory situation of existence, it may instructed crucial revolution in our time. To this finish, all stakeholders—medical practitioners, sufferers, scientists, and expertise developers—will need to interact within the dialog. The publication makes the case for the transition from pricey, and merely marginally powerful, reactive therapy via “spare elements” (joint replacements, organ transplants) and reliance on prescription drugs (antibiotics, opiates) to anticipation-informed healthcare.

Readers will comprehend why the present premise of treating a number of behavioral stipulations (attention deficit disease, hyperactivity, schizophrenia) via medicinal drugs should be re-evaluated from the viewpoint of anticipation. within the demeanour practiced at the present time, medication generates dependence and long-lasting harm to these it's paid to assist. As we greater comprehend the character of the residing, the proactive view of healthcare, during which the technological know-how and paintings of therapeutic fuse, turns into a social and political mandate.

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B Example of multiple outcomes related to medication the assumptions embedded in the emulated synthetic world. They confirm the physics of the living, not its specific condition. Let us end these considerations with one more observation: Physical and chemical processes have well-defined outcomes. Living processes have multiple outcomes, some antagonistic. It is a known fact that the same medication can be beneficial to some and (highly) detrimental to others: the “paradoxical effect” of medication.

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