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Myth of Normal (Event Special)

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Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture In the richest, most technically advanced, most health-obsessed society ever, all is not well. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, chronic illnesses were on the rise. Nearly seventy percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth person has high blood pressure. In Europe, over thirty percent of the population suffers from hypertension. And everywhere, adolescent mental illness is on the increase. So what is really "normal" when it comes to health? Over four decades of clinical experience, Dr. Gabor Maté has come to recognize this version of "normal" as misleading, neglecting the roles that trauma and stress, and the pressures of life in the modern world, exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. For all its expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, which in turn stresses the body, burdens the immune system and undermines emotional balance. Other books by Dr. Gabor Maté include In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, and Scattered Minds: The Origin & Healing of ADD.

Category: Trauma
Subcategory: PTSD
Series: Personal Growth/Self-Help
Author: Dr. Gabor Maté

Publication Date: 13-09-2022
ISBN: 9780735278363
Pages: 560


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