The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us
By John J. Md Ratey
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780553379594, 400pp.)
Publication Date: June 1, 1998
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Are you living under a shadow?
Do you or someone you love suffer from:
Outbursts of anger
The inability to finish tasks
Disabling discomfort in social situations
These are the "shadow syndromes" of major mental disorders that limit the lives, productivity, and happiness of millions of people.
Drawing on cutting-edge research, Drs. Ratey and Johnson challenge the most basic beliefs of our mental health professionals by uncovering the biological factors that often determine our personalities. They use real-life case studies to illustrate how shadow syndromes affect our everyday lives and how they can be treated--often dramatically--with diet, exercise, psychotherapy, and medication.
Shadow Syndromes is the revolutionary theory that sheds light on our life-limiting behaviors and offers the essential tools for changing them. This book will liberate you and those you love.
John J. Ratey, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Executive Director of Research at Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, MA. He is the co-author of Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distraction. He lives in Wellesley, MA.
Catherine Johnson, Ph.D., is a contributing editor at New Woman magazine, and the author of When to Say Goodbye to Your Therapist and Lucky In Love. She lives in Los Angeles.
Identify the hidden timebombs in your personality...featuring proven treatments and strategies that can change your life.
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