Shadow Syndromes: The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us
This revolutionary approach to the psychology of everyday behavior offers convincing evidence that suggests common emotional and mental ailments are really the result of faulty brain chemistry.
From the front Cover Are you living under a shadow? Do you or someone you love suffer from: Chronic sadness Obsessiveness Outbursts of anger The inability to finish tasks Acute anxiety 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.