All of us have some level of mental illness, and much of it can be traced back to how we were taken care of and raised as infants.
Blake S. Bivins, MD, a longtime family medical practitioner, presents a preventive method for mental illness during a child’s early months and years in The Dynamics of the Psyche.
It’s critical to keep infants satisfied during their early months, especially when it comes to food, milk and other liquids.
“The extent to which the infant is not satisfied is the percentage of inhibited thinking ability that will result through the life of the person,” the author explains.
As a parent, it’s important to take proactive steps to limit inhibited thinking so future problems don’t develop. The more inhibited thinking a person suffers, the worse they’ll perform in daily life as they get older.
The author also examines the devious actions that people engage in to try to get what they want and the corrective actions that could be taken to help them. Persistence is required.