When the Body Says No

When the Body Says No

Exploring the Stress-disease Connection

Book - 2011
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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, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2011
ISBN: 9780471219828
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 22 cm


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serob Apr 13, 2016

Also read Hans Selye, acknowledged as the "Father" of the field of stress research:


xaipe Apr 11, 2016

A compassionate doctor's examination of the relationships between stress and psychological and physical illnesses. In our highly pathologized culture which has a pill for every complaint, this is a wonderfully wise book on the relationship between stress and an array of diseases as well as the effects of stress on the developing fetus. Gabor Mate's talks on You Tube are compliments to the book's topics.

Apr 08, 2013

If I could give this six stars, I would. A must-read.

Starling16 Apr 07, 2012

Fascinating book, pretty heavy emotionally so be prepared to read it, because basically it says that we are even more *!@#-up than we know, and it's time to make some fundamental changes.
He assigns much of the blame to Western civilization, and if you doubt it, he provides some compelling evidence.
One criticism I might make is that I wonder if environmental toxins play more of a role in emotional stress and disease, it would have been nice if the author addressed that topic. Whether you agree or not, very interesting to read and well-explained.


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