The Emotional Revolution

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Kensington Publishing Corp., Mar 1, 2003 - Self-Help - 432 pages
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Feel Better. . .Live Better

Scientific discoveries are unlocking the mysteries of our emotional lives. Every week brings us new information on the environmental, hormonal, genetic, and chemical factors that affect our feelings, and an ever-expanding repertoire of methods to manage specific emotional conditions. But how can we apply this cutting-edge research to our own lives?

In The Emotional Revolution, Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist, researcher, and specialist in the fields of psychopharmacology and psychobiology, offers a comprehensive guide to these exciting breakthroughs. He explores the latest findings about the body mechanisms that create emotions--and why our feelings can sometimes go out of control. He also offers simple self-help strategies and evaluates dozens of the newest treatments--both traditional and alternative--that can help with everything from depression and addiction to anxiety and excessive anger.

Here is fascinating, up-to-the-minute information you won't find in any other single resource, including:

   • Clues to the biological basis of monogamy
   • A new link between depression and heart disease, and what this means for the treatment of both conditions
   • How simple patterns of eye movements can help alleviate painful memories
   • How taking a commonly-used blood pressure medication can help you cope with trauma
   • How lying in the dark releases a hormone that can alleviate anxiety and craving
   • The surprising health benefits of friendship and religion
   • The deadly dangers of anger
   • The health-promoting powers of love

The first book to combine scientific research with prescriptive guidelines for the general reader, The Emotional Revolution is your guide to understanding the complexities of human feelings--and improving your life.

"A well-researched, clearly-written, and absorbing book. Highly recommended for anyone who's ever seen a psychiatrist--or who hasn't!" --Dean Hamer, Ph.D., author of The Science of Desire

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University. A practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has been listed in The Best Doctors in the U.S. For twenty years, he was a senior researcher in psychiatry and psychobiology at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has appeared on 20/20, CNN, National Public Radio, The Today Show, CBS Morning News, and Good Morning, America. Dr. Rosenthal lives and practices in Rockville, Maryland. Visit his Web site at www.normanrosenthal.com.
 

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Contents

Welcome to the Emotional Revolution
3
The Intelligence of Emotions
9
The Anatomy of Feeling
32
Mixing Memory and Desire
59
Emotional Intelligence or Competence
88
Emotions That Kill and Cure
130
FEELINGS
155
What Doesnt Kill You Makes You Stronger
157
Anger and Rage
209
Love and Lust
249
Sadness and Depression
295
Healing Depression
318
Happiness and Euphoria
355
Pathways to Change
395
on the Depressive Spectrum
433
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Fear and Anxiety
163

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Norman E. Rosenthal is a bestselling author known for innovative research and inspirational writings.

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