The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders


SKU: 9780061174308 Category: Tag: Product ID: 68031


The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders.

The interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud’s crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine’s practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States.

One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. Thousands of people have become pain-free simply by reading Dr. Sarno’s previous books. How and why this happens is a fascinating story, and is revealed in The Divided Mind.

— Howard Stern

ISBN: 9780061174308
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 03/2007
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.14lbs
Size: 8.96h x 6.32w x 1.05d

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Weight 1.14 lbs
Dimensions 8.96 × 6.32 × 1.05 in