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The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders (edition 2009)

by John E. Sarno (Author)

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Title:The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
Authors:John E. Sarno (Author)
Info:HarperCollins e-books (2009), Edition: 1, 402 pages
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ugh...that was terrible.
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  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
In The divided mind John Sarno has further expanded on his earlier work with TMS (tension myositis syndrome), a psychosomatic illness that can involve pain in neck, back and legs, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headaches, reflux, irritable bowel and bladder, neurasthenia, high blood pressure, allergies and asthma, skin problems, and sleep disorders. Only after ruling out true medical problems and normal changes due to aging, can one consider TMS. In studies, Sarno has discovered that oxygen does not get to the muscles in the body in sufficient amount, thereby causing these symptoms. And when surgery or other treatment fixes one of the problems, the mind shifts the pain, discomfort or problem to another part of the body. Most prevalent are the fashionable diseases like carpal tunnel. Sarno then lists the treatment options, from a lecture and work with journaling among others to therapy with a qualified therapist to discover the childhood rage that may underlie the symptoms. The book finishes with various chapters, varying in quality, written by medical colleagues who embrace the concept of TMS. The best chapter is one by Marc Sopher, a family practice doctor who offers this technique to his patients as an alternative.

With this book, it is possible to help one’s medical condition but only by opening to the possibility that these illnesses are connected to the mind. And, even then, you might need professional help to get beyond the acceptance. The mind is such a powerful tool in illness that the material is not as far-fetched as it first sounds. And for those with chronic pain or other life-changing illness, it just might be worth the try. ( )
  fdholt | Mar 14, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061174300, Paperback)

The book that will change the way we think about health and illness, The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno's distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders.

The interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine's practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States.

One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno's previous books. How and why this happens is a fascinating story, and is revealed in The Divided Mind.

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The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarnos long and successful career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer. While his earlier books dealt almost exclusively with the common, virtually universal musculoskeletal pain disorders affecting the back, neck, and shoulders as well as various locations in the arms and legs, in The Divided Mind, Dr. Sarno goes beyond pain and addresses the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. These include common stomach and bowel conditions (e.g., gastric reflux, irritable bowel syndrome), allergies, skin disorders, genitourinary conditions, headaches, and many more. In Dr. Sarnos view, the crucial 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 appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freuds crucial role as well as his failures. Most important, it describes the psychology of the human condition that is responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. Dr. Sarno believes that the failure of medicines practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States. One of the most interesting and important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is the fact that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Healing Back Pain or The Mindbody Prescription, Dr. Sarnos previous books. How and why this happens is a fascinating story, and one that is sure to be repeated as readers experience The Divided Mind. Includes information on Alfred Adler, aging, alcohol abuse, Franz Alexander, anger, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, brain, child abuse, chronic pain syndromes, consciousness, depression, diagnosis, emotional pain, fathers, fear, fibromyalgia, Sigmund Freud, gastric reflux, guilt, headaches, herniated discs, Douglas Hoffman, hypertension, hysterical symptoms, feelings of inferiority, leg pain, life pressures, mothers, muscles, neck pain, numbness, pain, parents, perfectionism, physical abuse, physical activity, placebo effect, psychosomatic disorders, psychotherapy, rage, self-esteem, sexual abuse, shoulders, stress, tension myositis syndrome (TMS), treatment, triggers, unconscious, x-rays, etc.… (more)

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