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The culmination of a lifetime of Dr. M. Scott Peck's counseling, lecturing, and writing, and the conclusion of the classic bestselling Road trilogy, The Road Less . The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.. DISCIPLINE. Problems .. problem of ignoring problems he would never get beyond step one--even with all. The Road Less Traveled. M. Scott Peck, M.D.. Discipline. With discipline - we can solve life's problems. By delaying gratification – confronting problems.

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The innovative idea Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. Postnatal Stem Cell Therapy Due to the restricted policies regarding ES cell research and possible immune rejections of human ES cells, researchers are now shifting attention on postnatal stem cells donated by the patients themselves or their close relatives for developing stem cell therapies. This method involves placing the postnatal stem cells into disinfected root canal systems for regenerative purposes.

The application of postnatal stem cell therapy started in , in which the first allogenic bone marrow transplant was successfully used in the treatment of severe combined immune deficiency [25]. Postnatal stem cells have been sourced from umbilical cord along with umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood, bone marrow, body fat, and various other body tissues, including the pulp tissue of teeth [26].

The postnatal stem cells for bioroot engineering as shown by Sonoyama et al. The disadvantages of postnatal stem cell method are low survival rates of injected cells, migration of cells to different locations within the body [28] possibly leading to aberrant patterns of mineralization and the hurdles of isolation and use of stem cell population for regenerative endodontic applications.

Pulp Implantation In pulp implantation, replacement pulp tissue is transplanted into cleaned and shaped root canal systems. The source of pulp tissue 21 Ramta Bansal et al. Bohl et al. Buurma et al.

The pulp stem cells must be organized into a three-dimensional structure that can support cell organization and vascularization. This can be accomplished by growing the pulp cells on biodegradable membrane filters of polymer nanofibers or on sheets of extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen I or fibronectin [33].

So far, growing dental pulp cells on collagen I and III has not been successful [34], but other matrices, including vitronectin and laminin, require investigation. Drawbacks of this method include requirement of specialized procedures to ensure proper adherence of cells to root canal walls, non vascular cell sheets and difficult to handle fragile filters. Scaffold Implantation A porous polymer scaffold can be seeded with pulp stem cells [35] and implanted into the empty root canal to create an engineered endodontic three-dimensional pulp tissue with similar cell organization and vascularization as of native pulp.

A scaffold should contain growth factors to help in stem cell proliferation and differentiation, nutrients for promoting cell survival and growth, antibiotics to stop any microorganism in-growth within the canal, should exert mechanical and biological functions required by replacement tissue and should be biodegradable to avoid necessity of surgical removal [23]. Food and Drug Administration FDA has recently approved collagen and polymer scaffolds for peripheral and cranial nerve repair, suggesting that these scaffolds might be approved by the FDA for dental repair in future.

Recent advances in the science have led to the development of synthetic polymer nanofibrous scaffolds that increases cell adhesion, differentiation and tissue formation by serving as a biomimetic extracellular matrix and have the capacity to form clinically relevant 3D tissue constructs.

The three major fabrication techniques currently used to create nanofibrous scaffolds are molecular self-assembly, electrospinning and thermally induced phase separation [36]. Self-assembly generates small diameter nano-fibers in the lowest end of the range of natural extracellular matrix collagen whereas electrospinning generates large diameter nano-fibers on the upper end of the range of natural extracellular matrix collagen. Phase separation has generated nano-fibers in the same range as natural extracellular matrix collagen and allows for the design of macropore structures [37].

Bottino MC et al. Injectable Scaffold Delivery In this technique, engineered pulp tissue is administered in a soft three-dimensional scaffold matrix, such as chemical compound colloidal gel. Hydrogels are injectable scaffolds that can be delivered by syringe [40]. Research is being focused on making them photo-polymerizable so that they can form rigid structures once they are seeded into the tissue site. Photopolymerisable gels are promising tools for tissue engineering due to their high water content and tissue like elastic properties.

The high degree of swelling due to their hydrophilic nature facilitates diffusion of oxygen and nutrients into the gel, making them suitable for tissue engineering scaffolds. Photopolymerisation reactions can occur at physiological temp and pH, resulting in the materials that can be gelled directly in the presence of cells or tissue thus feasible for in vivo formations [41].

Photopolymerisation can also be used to fabricate tissueengineered scaffolds with micro-engineered capillary beds [42] by selectively exposing a light-sensitive solution to light. The exposed solution polymerizes whereas the unpolymerized masked solution gets washed away resulting in production of micro-channels [43] to provide passage for diffusion of oxygen and nutrients to support cells in tissue-engineered constructs.

Three-Dimensional Cell Printing In this an ink-jet-like device is used to dispense layers of cells suspended in a hydrogel [44], to recreate the structure of the tooth pulp tissue. This technique could be used to precisely position various cells [45], and this methodology has the potential to create tissue constructs that mimic the natural tooth pulp tissue structure. The disadvantage of using the three-dimensional cell printing technique is that careful orientation of the pulp tissue construct according to its apical and coronal asymmetry would be needed throughout during placement into root canal systems.

Gene Therapy In endodontics gene delivery method can be used to deliver mineralizing genes into pulp tissue to promote tissue mineralization.

The vector can be given intravenously or injected directly into a particular tissue within the body, where it is taken up by the concerned target cells [46]. Virus that has been genetically modified to hold traditional human DNA is the most common type of vector used. Viral vector Retroviruses Using retroviral vectors to treat X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency X-SCID represent the most successful application of gene therapy to date.

Adenoviruses The first gene therapy product to be licensed to treat cancer, Gendicine, is an adenovirus. Gendicine was approved by the Chinese food and drug regulators in for treatment of head and neck cancer.

There is no known disease related with AAV, making it a suitable candidate for gene therapy. Lentiviruses Long-term therapeutic efficacy of lentivirus-mediated gene transfer into the CNS has been reported in animal models of retinal photoreceptor regeneration, type VII mucopolysaccharidosis, Parkinson disease and metachromatic leukodystrophy.

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Herpes simplex virus type 1 HSV-1 It is currently the most extensively engineered for gene transfer. HSV vectors have been successfully used for treatment of animal models of cancer, PNS disease, certain brain diseases, spinal nerve injury and the treatment of pain. It is capable of transporting the DNA through the membrane of the target cell.

This delivery system is comparatively less effective than the other options. Serious health hazards exist with the employment of gene therapy. These arise from the use of the vector gene transfer system, rather than the genes expressed. The FDA did approve research into gene therapy involving terminally ill humans; however approval was withdrawn in once a 9-year-old boy receiving gene therapy was found to have developed tumors in different parts of his body [47].

Attributable to the apparent high risk of health hazards, the future of gene therapy in endodontics is not very promising. Hurdles to overcome for successful regenerative endodontics Inspite of the impressive growth in regenerative endodontic field, there are various hurdles that must be overcome.

They are outlined below. The non-dental stem cells should also be explored for dental applications. Conclusion Regenerative endodontic strategies have the potential to save lots of teeth which have compromised structural integrity. Each of the regenerative techniques has merits and demerits, and a few of the techniques are hypothetical, or at an early stage of development.

As regenerative endodontics has clinical orientation, the success of the field relies on the final introduction of such therapies into clinical practice at large. The future will show which of the multiple approaches in regenerative endodontics will withstand the test of clinical usage. Periodontal tissue engineering and regeneration: current approaches and expanding opportunities.

Tissue Eng Part B Rev. J Nat Sc Biol Med. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. In the third part Peck deals with religion , and the commonly accepted views and misconceptions concerning religion. He recounts experiences from several patient case histories, and the evolution of the patients' notion of God, religion, atheism —especially of their own "religiosity" or atheism—as their therapy with Peck progressed. The fourth and final part concerns " grace ", the powerful force originating outside human consciousness that nurtures spiritual growth in human beings.

In order to focus on the topic, he describes the miracles of health, the unconscious , and serendipity —phenomena which Peck says: nurture human life and spiritual growth, are incompletely understood by scientific thinking , are commonplace among humanity, originate outside the conscious human will.

Random House , where the then little-known psychiatrist first tried to publish his original manuscript, turned him down, saying the final section was "too Christ-y.

The book took off only after Peck hit the lecture circuit and personally sought reviews in key publications. Later reprinted in paperback in , The Road first made best-seller lists in — six years after its initial publication. He described four aspects of discipline: Delaying gratification: Sacrificing present comfort for future gains. Acceptance of responsibility: Accepting responsibility for one's own decisions.

Dedication to truth: Honesty, both in word and deed. Balancing: Handling conflicting requirements. Scott Peck writes of an important skill to prioritize between different requirements — bracketing. Peck argues that life was never meant to be easy, and is essentially a series of problems which can either be solved or ignored. Peck defines discipline as the basic set of tools required to solve life's problems.

He considers these tools to include delaying gratification, assuming responsibility, dedication to the truth, and balancing. Peck argues that these are techniques of suffering, that enable the pain of problems to be worked through and systematically solved, producing growth.

He argues that most people avoid the pain of dealing with their problems and suggests that it is through facing the pain of problem solving that life becomes more meaningful.

Delaying gratification is the process by which pain is chosen to be experienced before pleasure. Most learn this activity by the age of five. For example, a six-year-old child will prefer eating the cake first and the frosting last. Children will rather finish their homework first, so that they can play later on.

However, a sizable number of adolescents seem to lack this capacity. These problematic students are totally controlled by their impulses. Such youngsters indulge in drugs, get into frequent fights , and often find themselves in confrontation with authority.

Peck states that it is only through taking responsibility and accepting the fact that life has problems, that these problems can then be solved. He argues that neurosis and character-disorder people represent two opposite disorders of responsibility.

Neurotics assume too much responsibility and feel responsible for everything that goes wrong in their life, while character-disordered people deny responsibility, blaming others for their problems. Peck argues that everyone is neurotic or character-disordered at some time in their life, and the balance is to avoid both extremes.

Dedication to the truth represents the capacity of an individual to modify and update their worldview when exposed to new information discordant with the old view. For example, a bitter childhood can leave a person with the false idea that the world is a hostile and inhuman place. However, with continued exposure to more positive aspects of the world, this existing worldview is challenged and needs to be modified to integrate the new experiences.

Peck also argues that dedication to truth implies a life of genuine self-examination, a willingness to be personally challenged by others, and honesty to oneself and others.

Peck considers the use of these interrelated techniques of discipline as paramount, if the difficulties and conflicting requirements of life are to be dealt with and balanced successfully. Neurotic and legitimate suffering[ edit ] Peck believes that it is only through suffering and agonizing using the four aspects of discipline delaying gratification, acceptance of responsibility, dedication to truth, and balancing that we can resolve the many puzzles and conflicts that we face.

Peck argues that by trying to avoid legitimate suffering, people actually ultimately end up suffering more. This extra unnecessary suffering is what Scott Peck terms neurotic suffering. He references Carl Jung 'Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering'. Peck describes the stories of several people who came to him whom he found particularly resistant to any form of help.

Chris rated it it was ok. Nothing new in this book. I loved "The Road Less Traveled" but this was blah and a nothing new sequal. View 1 comment. I also recommend other books from Peck, especially People of the Lie. I read this just out of high school. I loved it and it changed my life.

It was a stepping stone into inner self work. May 05, Shari rated it it was amazing.

Jan 24, Kristen rated it it was amazing. I reread this book about once a year and it always has a calming effect. Jan 26, Nathan Albright rated it really liked it Shelves: This was the third and hopefully final book in the series that M. As someone who is by no means hostile to positive psychology and who shares many of the fundamental beliefs of the author concerning the difficulties of life, the benefits of suffering and difficulty, and the need for responsibility and personal growth, there is much to enjoy in all of the books in this series, of which I am aware of and have read three.

While this is by no means a bad book or even a disappointing book, it is a reminder that at this point in Peck's writing he had said most of what he wanted to say. Like many writers, he points the reader continually, sometimes multiple times in the same paragraph, to books he has written before. There are hundreds and even perhaps thousands of references that the author makes to a previous case, a previous novel, an insight from a previous book, and all of that makes this book seem somewhat inessential, merely as an opportunity for the writer to remind the reader to turn to his existing works, rather than something new for the reader to appreciate.

Like the other books in the series, this one is divided into several parts, in this case three. And like the other books in this series, the parts are themselves somewhat complicated.

After an introduction and an editor's preface, the book begins with a crusade against simplism I. This includes chapters on thinking 1 , consciousness 2 , and learning and growth 3 , each of them with smaller sections that deal, for example, with paradoxes, and the reality that while thinking too little is your problem, thinking too much is someone else's problem. After that, the second part of the book wrestles with the complexity of everyday life II with chapters on personal 4 and organizational 5 life choices as well as choices about society 6 , including sections on civility and various paradoxes about human nature and responsibility.

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The book then closes with a brief look at the simplicity that lies on the other side of complexity III , with chapters on the "science" of God as well as a lengthy and somewhat awkward poem to God where the author explores his own tangled and complex path to belief.

While the author may have felt very strongly about this poem it comes off a bit cringy at least to me as a reader. And that is my sense of the book as a whole. To a great extent this book feels like a good stopping point. The author reaches the point where he has little more to say than a strident reminder to the reader to remember or to go back and read previous works where the author has explored some aspect of psychology and spirituality.

The author shares some embarrassing poetry as part of an otherwise serious book. This work feels like a summary of previous efforts tied together to remind the author of their coherence as well as an excellent demonstration of the author's reading of others and some personal discussion of the author's own life history and his own path to what he viewed as insight.

There is a lot to appreciate here, and if the work does not disappoint, it does at least remind the reader that at this point M.

Scott Peck had little new to say, and had exhausted his means of saying it by the time one comes to the conclusion of his closing poem. But while he had little new to say here, what he had to say was worth reading, at least. Sep 09, Linda rated it it was ok. Skimmed 60 pages hoping for insight. It seems to be just a rehashing of previous works and not-so-subtle bad theology disguised as a plea for the hard work of thinking.

Sep 08, Rebekah rated it it was amazing. This book is absolutely a must read. This is for anyone wanting to further their spiritual growth in an educational and deep manner.

Peck uses his life examples in an open and honest way that is easy to read. He speaks of paradoxes and puts into words so many experiences of God that are so hard to put into words. This book is timeless in the ever increasing world of anxiety. Jul 26, Emilija rated it it was amazing.

Mar 26, Dale Heinemann rated it it was amazing. Enjoyed this in the series of 3 he wrote The author is incredibly open and his reasoning is incredible. Aug 20, Luis rated it it was amazing. Fantastic book about spiritual growth I firmly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good psychological reference.

Well written and with great depth. This rings a 3. A major part of it could be attributed to the fact that when Peck wrote this, he was already in his sixties, having been through and seen more in life. Perhaps I may give this book an alternate rating when I re-read again at a later phase in life. Unlike its predecessor 'The Road Less Travelled', this book offers a much closer insight towards Peck's relationship with God and the intimacy he had with God which has manifested since his first book.

It illustrates aptly This rings a 3. It illustrates aptly his growth in his walk with God. Nov 08, Mohammed H rated it it was amazing. What a gem of a book. It closely looks at discipline and how from a young age its developed through our parents influence, transference and environment. It also looks at the characteristics and reasons for not being discplined.

Its simply states that people without discipline are not able to delay gratification, don't take responsibility, having an unrealistic view of the world and cannot balance their lives. Psychoanalysis is a process that an individual has to take I believe to better understa What a gem of a book.

Psychoanalysis is a process that an individual has to take I believe to better understand his own reality or the map that they have in their head while trying to make it a better one through a therapist.

In the second part the author explains or tries to define love or what is not love. Some surprising definitions and myths about love squashed so hard you will re think the word love all over again.

Listening was also discussed and advice is given how to listen to your spouse and children, very useful I thought.

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The correlation between love and listening as the author would put it " Love in action " This book is about growth and self examination through the mind of a psychoanlisis, you will understand how they work what they do for you and how they help people. The author wrote this book for other psychotherapist that are studying psychoanalysis.

He is indirectly helping them to grow spiritually. In addition this book looks at how to deal with religion when using psychoanalysis with patients.

In some way its enlightening to read other people's stories with religion and how it helped them and dramatically also destroyed their lives. You will also find a good analysis about religion and science and how each team perceives one another. I really think this book should be taught in schools. Should be part of schools curriculum.

It will allow future generations to discuss their realities and question religion for their own benefit and will most definitely make them know how to love.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Dr Peck, Rest in peace, you have gifted the world a great gift.

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Your Love is evident in every page of this book. Thanking you is not enough rather spreading your book and explaining it to other is the least one can do. I'm interested in learning what psychiatrists, psychologists have to say about the complete man, body and mind, the here and now and the beyond.

The road is a metaphor, every traveler takes a route, some have no maps though maps are not the territory. As a psychotherapist and psychologist, I was curious to know how Dr. Peck builds the alliance with the client and the type of theory and principles he starts from.

Life is difficult, uncertain, an 'inherently insecure burden' involving unlearning, I'm interested in learning what psychiatrists, psychologists have to say about the complete man, body and mind, the here and now and the beyond. Life is difficult, uncertain, an 'inherently insecure burden' involving unlearning, relearning, 'the agony of not knowing'.

There is something about us we need to work on, I agree. It is a field hospital, not dissimilar to MASH, a naturally evil world contaminated by goodness.

Because evil is so destructive, it is the ultimate illness, and evil is the militant ignorance of the Shadow that we would rather not own up to, that we try to hide from ourselves and others because our conscious mind tries to avoid pain.

Dr Peck tells us our finest moments occur precisely when we are uncomfortable, not feeling happy or fulfilled, struggling and marching. The journey of a road beyond is not easy without renunciation, kenosis and mortification in our natural idolatry of ease and comfort which the mass media conspires to keep alive in our consciousness.

There are parallels between spiritual development and psycho-sexual developments. The author's mellowed and mature perspective of the Beyond which is an essential quest gives ultimate meaning to man's soul, his spiritual nature, the whole being, one cannot treat the body alone, the medical model is just one way of looking at disorders, disregarding the spiritual would be at our cost and the healing incomplete.

Sep 17, Venkataraman Kumbakonam S. This is a book of spiritual musings, though the author takes efforts not to make it so obvious; and has also succeeded to some extent. He surely must have been guided that way; otherwise, many like me, could not have understood the head or tail of the rapid flow of his thoughts, which is only a continuation of his earlier thoughts that have already appeared as famous books. I do not claim to have studied it and understood fully; but I can honestly say, I have been benefited by it.

The concepts o This is a book of spiritual musings, though the author takes efforts not to make it so obvious; and has also succeeded to some extent.

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