When the Body Says No

When the Body Says No

Understanding the Stress-disease Connection

Book - 2003
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Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there such a thing as a 'cancer personality'? This book answers questions about the mind-body link in illness and health. It summarizes the scientific findings about the roles stress and individual emotional make up play in an array of diseases, including heart disease, and diabetes.
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, c2003
ISBN: 9780471219828
0471219827
Branch Call Number: 616.0019 M425
616.0019 M425
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 24 cm

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windchime
Jul 08, 2018

This book is extensive in research on the body/mind connection, but it goes much, much deeper than just negative thinking. The author shares studies on people who have had childhood trauma, anger issues, repressed emotions and serious stress, and the diseases that were developed in these individuals. Not only does this book show what stress can do to the body, but it also shows the serious effects repression has on the health of our bodies. Our environments, relationships and how we handle stress is proven to genuine importance on our paths to health throughout our lives. Dr. Mate shows us how important it is to look at the whole body when it comes to disease, including the psyche.

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snorkybee
Jun 06, 2012

Thought provoking, insightful!

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