The Emotional Revolution: How the New Science of Feelings Can Transform Your Life

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Citadel Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 491 pages
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Here is a riveting and comprehensive account of the profound discoveries rocking neuroscience today. Written by a breakthrough researcher in the field, this is the resource for understanding the vast complexities of human feelings. It is the first single volume to combine peer-reviewed, double-blind scientific research with prescriptive guidelines for the general reader: Clear explanations and fascinating case studies present the latest clinical findings about the panorama of mechanisms -- physical, environmental, hormonal, genetic -- that create emotions -- and sometimes send them out-of-control.

Evaluated are dozens of the newest therapies that can help ameliorate destructive behaviors, from depression and addiction to anxiety and rage. Also provided are simple self-help strategies to improve the quality of emotional life. The up-to-date information combines intriguing theoretical insights with practical advice, including:
-- How to choose among the many available antidepressants
-- How allergies can effect mood
-- The link between depression and heart disease, and how to treat both
-- Eye movement patterns that alleviate painful memories
-- The hormone released by lying in the dark that soothes anxiety and craving
-- The biological basis of monogamy

Experts agree: Readers who want to understand human emotions need only to consult this book.

 

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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
Love and Lust
249
Sadness and Depression
295
Healing Depression
318
Happiness and Euphoria
355
Pathways to Change
395
Conclusion
419
Websites
427
Daily Mood Log
434

Fear and Anxiety
163
Anger and Rage
209

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Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., is one of the country's leading psychiatrists and the author or coauthor of over 200 professional articles and four popular books, including "Winter Blues" and "The Emotional Revolution".

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