The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

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By (author) John E. Sarno

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  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 394 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 31mm | 620g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715637274
  • ISBN 13: 9780715637272
  • Illustrations note: 1 b/w diagram
  • Sales rank: 94,456

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Dr Sarno traces the roots of mindbody disorders by exploring the interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical and moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind. The failure of medicine's practitioners to recognise and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions. "The Divided Mind" outlines the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. Arguing that knowledge and awareness of psychosomatic phenomena clearly have healing powers, "The Divided Mind" reveals how and why thousands of people have become pain-free simply by following Dr Sarno's revolutionary advice.

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John E. Sarno, MD, is a professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He has been practising medicine since 1950. He is the acclaimed author of three earlier books on musculoskeletal pain.

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"'Dr Sarno brilliantly explores the chasm between the conscious and unconscious minds where psychosomatic ailments originate' Mehmet Oz, MD, author of You: The Owner's Manual 'I beg anyone who is seeking a solution to pain to study the amazing and revolutionary approach outlined here. I did, and it changed my life' Howard Stern"