Your Hidden Fear Is Making You Sick: Understanding the Instinct/Intellect/Body Balance That Defines Health

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iUniverse, 2003 - Medical - 112 pages
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"There seems to be nothing wrong with you."

Is there any other phrase that so unsatisfactorily concludes a visit to the doctor? Yet each day thousands of patients leave such encounters with these words to torment them. They did not feel like nothing was wrong. They wouldn't have sought help unless they thought their health was in peril. They have real symptoms. They know they are not imagining their complaints.

Why do we feel and behave as we do?

Dr. Donald W. Crowe has cared for thousands of such patients in a twenty-year practice of emergency medicine. He believes they are sick, and he believes they can be helped.

They are being made ill by their own instincts. Fear, arising not just as anxiety but also hidden at the core of other feelings, controls them.

Your Hidden Fear is Making You Sick explores the origins of fear and how this ancient instinct has grown beyond its role as protector.

It explains the nature of the physical symptoms felt by those unknowingly dominated by fear-symptoms that have defied explanation by other disease states. It also explores the origins of harmful emotions and behaviors that disrupt well-being. Most importantly, it outlines a plan of action to treat fear-driven disease.


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The Origin of Fear
Disease Fear and Hidden Fear
Fear as Disease
Physical Symptoms and FearDriven Disease
Fear Emotion and Behavior
So What?
Medications and FearDriven Disease
Rewiring the Brain with Thought Pattern Substitution
Empowering the Intellect
The Instinctual Brains Other Voice
Undermining the Power of Fear
The Bottom Line

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Donald W. Crowe is professor emeritus of mathematics, University of Wisconsin.

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