The Divided Mind

The Divided Mind

The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, 2006.
ISBN: 9780060851781
Characteristics: 394 pages ;,24 cm.


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Hilary_Gregory Apr 18, 2013


Oct 22, 2012

This book has changed my life. I feel like a window has been opened in my mind. I learned more about myself in one book compared to years of living.

Mar 01, 2012

Excellent book, it explains all psychosomatic connections to any pain. Authors thinking might be not understood at first. Second or third reading would be recommended... :-)

Feb 01, 2010

Had difficulties with the author's contention that all pain is psychosomatic.

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