John E. Sarno Samuel J. Mann Ira Rashbaum Andrea Leonard-Segal Douglas Hoffman James R. Rochelle
The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
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The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders John E. Sarno Samuel J. Mann Ira Rashbaum Andrea Leonard-Segal Douglas Hoffman James R. Rochelle 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 cThe 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.. The Divided Mind The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders 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 d
  • Title: The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
  • Author: John E. Sarno Samuel J. Mann Ira Rashbaum Andrea Leonard-Segal Douglas Hoffman James R. Rochelle
  • ISBN: 9780061174308
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders John E. Sarno Samuel J. Mann Ira Rashbaum Andrea Leonard-Segal Douglas Hoffman James R. Rochelle

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    1. David says:

      After reading Dr John Sarno s latest book, I am convinced than ever that his concepts around the mind creating pain in the body to camouflage troublesome issues buried in our subconscious are extremely valid Several years ago, I was able to completely eliminate a lower back pain that had plagued me for years just by reading Sarno s book Healing Back Pain Many years passed and I once again had pain elbow and shoulder that refused to go away, so I read Sarno s subsequent books, culminating with [...]

    2. Ashley says:

      This book should garner some needed attention to the concept of psychogenic or mind body disorders The scientific community has acknowledged many mind body connections, from comorbidities between psychiatric and pain disorders, to the exacerbation of pain symptoms as a result of stress, and depression suppressing the immune system However, fully attributing certain pain disorders to unconscious psychological disturbances parallels voodoo to many in traditional medicine It is a fascinating topic [...]

    3. Irina Preda says:

      MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO this book really pushed me to think outside the box and reinforced the connection between the mind and body that Latins sensed centuries ago Despite all the negative comments that I read about this book while reading it, I strongly believe that a lot of people are grateful for this book I recognized myself in a lot of pages and I m so sorry that I have not explored this possibility earlier, when my family dr suggested I might have a somatization disorder or TMS.It took [...]

    4. Holly K Austin says:

      I find it than a little disturbing that so many reviewers rave about this book Dr Sarno provides no science to back up his assertions at all None He merely presents a few anecdotal stories about having helped patients by convincing them their medical problems are, in essence, originating in their minds He writes repeatedly about the medical community attacking his theories perhaps that is because they, too, see a lack of science, and after all, doctors are scientists They want facts, studies, s [...]

    5. Geoff says:

      While I m sure plenty of people experience psychosomatic pain, Sarno s book is largely opinion based and extraordinarily self congratulatory I ll admit I was extremely skeptical when I checked this out of the library, but I was willing to give it a shot, and it failed to convince me of anything.If you like boring, poorly written pseudoscience, pick this one up But I found myself first skipping a page, then two, then a chapter, and soon giving up.

    6. Marianne says:

      I absolutely LOVED this book I have put Dr Sarno s suggestions to use, and lo and behold my intense shoulder pain is gone This is a MUST read if you have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, etc I have always believed that our bodies are not meant to be constantly plaguing us, and this book can help heal you.

    7. Jake Kula says:

      The divided mind is a non fiction book, but not in the traditional sense in that it is a list of raw facts and statistics Its main purpose is to inform, but also to break apart previous and false speculations Before we get into what the book is mainly about let s first talk about what the author s Dr John E Sarno qualifications are First of all the book he wrote, The Divided Mind, was a New York Times best seller, along with his other works which include Healing Back Pain and The mind body presc [...]

    8. Tigran Ghardashyan says:

      I really appreciate the scientists who go against the stream Dr John E Sarno is definitely one of them His book gave me some new ideas how to deal with the presumably psychosomatic symptoms I experience from day to day from CFS to autoimmune stuff Not sure on whether the author is at least partially right in his theory, but the latter is really beautiful The main idea is psychosomatic symptoms e.g chronic pain, for which you can t find an adequate physical pathology are induced by unconscious mi [...]

    9. P.J. Lazos says:

      An eye opening account of the mental patterns that keep us rooted in pain and anguish and hope for the notion that shining the light of consciousness on them can be just enough to self correct back to health.

    10. Michael Hirsch says:

      I really like John Sarno s theory For the last 20 years of so he has been writing books about his theory that back pain is primarily psychogenic It is caused by your subconscious trying to hide feelings of anger, fear, and anxiety I ve read at least 3 of his books, and consider Healing Back Pain the gold standard Is is short, easy to read, and convincing If you have recurring or chronic back pain, you really should read it I have ended decades of back trouble merely by reading the book.The he h [...]

    11. Neil Sharma says:

      Sarno has convinced me that psychology and stress play both a significant and frequent role in a variety of illnesses I now believe simply being aware of this and making a deliberate effort to identify and address underlying stress related problems can significantly help alleviate some pains or at the very least speed up the recovery process.The reason this book gets 3 stars is the authoritarian tone Given the nascent research in how the mind affects the body, I can forgive an over reliance on e [...]

    12. Sophia Ciocca says:

      Historically an extremely healthy 23 year old, four months ago I developed severe and nonsensical symptoms chronic fatigue, chronic GI problems, insomnia, dizziness, etc After three and a half months and dozens of traditional and alternative medical tests and therapies, nothing had gotten better Two weeks ago I discovered Sarno and this book, and it started me on an unconventional journey of healing that has already alleviated about 50% of my symptoms I can t believe it, and I m appalled at the [...]

    13. Carrie Brang says:

      I m not convinced of his theory Although he explained why there was no scientific evidence or studies behind his claims, there could definitely been some hard evidence which he failed to provide It bothered me the way he made sweeping generalized claims The other M.D.s who backed up his theory also made stereotypical assumptions concerning their patients I do believe part of the theory holds some truth, but peoples health and their well being are on the line I know people who are suffering badly [...]

    14. Thinkahol says:

      Convincingly shows that modern medicine has an enormous blind spot in dealing with all manner of chronic disorders in its dismissal of psychogenic pain The term psychosomatic has been abused The pain isn t all in your head The pain is real, but if there isn t a structural cause a real possibility often dismissed a priori , it has often been shown to be the case that the pain is created to prevent your conscious mind from exposure to unconscious psychic pain or rage.Interesting subject matter th [...]

    15. Lance says:

      Though a bit too Freudian in places, I think Dr Sarno makes some good points about how our minds effect our body, which results in many mystifying illnesses that most medical doctors are unable to treat or explain What I like most is that he offers a third way to these diagnosis Instead of saying its imaginary or unexplainable, he says that brain can create actual physical effects A must read for anyone interested in mind body medicine.

    16. LizG says:

      So important and liberating to understand how pain is linked to our mind It means we can change our pain with understanding and knowledge rather than medication and surgery which are often not effective Powerful knowledge.

    17. Annica says:

      Although informative, I was disappointed that the book offers no suggestions how to align the divided mind other than by psychotherapy I have a feeling that if a person entered the office of a psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist and asked them to heal their back pain autoimmune disease or the like they would not have a clue Dr Sarno berates mainstream medics for not understanding psychosomatic illness and gives plenty of examples of patients that have healed physical illness with psych [...]

    18. Craig Bergland says:

      To me, this book is really two books The first section describes the experience of TMS and its treatment The second section recounts the experience of a number of physicians of different specialties in treating their patients with TMS I found the first part of the book wonderful and the second part a bit tedious at times though I am sure medical professionals would love the second past as well For me, it was a bit too in depth to be of interest, especially given that I don t need to diagnose any [...]

    19. Nishant says:

      This is one of the good books i read recently My objective of reading this was understanding pain in body Initially i only knew that origin of pain could be physical However, what i did not know that it could be psychological as well Even though i knew that subconscious plays a vital role, i did not know that it deeply integrated with whole body.This books explains subconscious, its working, its affect and how understanding this entire process can bring about pain relief or abolish it.This is a [...]

    20. Tim Cook says:

      Your mind can cause illness.

    21. Lori Ben-ezra says:

      The author presents compelling evidence for the role of emotions as a contributing factor in pain.

    22. WILLIAM WINTER says:

      The truth is out thereIt is hard to believe doctors could be so willfully blind to psychosomatic illnesses for so long Reading this book will change your view of the Medical establishment for ever.

    23. Anne Kadet says:

      I believe you Dr Sarno

    24. Ondrej Kvasnovsky says:

      Many interesting points about connection of mind and body actually that it is one thing rather than two.

    25. Marijana says:

      Good information but very repetitive at times Didn t really like the writing style but I guess with books like this that t less important

    26. Paul Lyons says:

      As much as I admire the work of Dr John Sarno, and got a lot out of reading his book The Mindbody Prescription, I struggled to oblivion reading his The Divided Mind The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders First off, Dr Sarno only writes half of the book, a half that only serves as a repeat of everything he wrote about already in The Mindbody Prescription Sure, I appreciate Sarno s reinforcement of ideas in order to drive the point home as to the importance of understanding TMS However a reading exper [...]

    27. Stuart says:

      Non fiction rare for me But Dr Sarno who I may have first heard about from Howard Stern, of all people a long time ago wrote books about healing back pain, and I once had plenty of back pain Doctors recommended surgery Instead, I read one of Sarno s books and consulted with one of his colleagues and cured the pain that, also, was a long time ago no recurrence.I hate when people get preachy so I don t push these books hard But I speak up when I hear about serious considerations of back surgery I [...]

    28. Will says:

      Helped me ease much of my back pain A great blueprint for how the mind and body work together.

    29. Dee says:

      I really engaged with the content of the book I found that I was interested to learn about Dr Sarno s perception of the mindbody connection psychosomatic nature of chronic pain Given that I work as a Clinical Psychologist the information communicated with reference to psychoanalytic theory, in particular Freud and Adler Inferiority Complex was thought provoking The simplified way in which the functioning of the Id, Ego and Superego was described affirmed the information that I share with client [...]

    30. Halfdome says:

      In my clinical practice in working with patients with various muskuloskeletal disorders, there have been many cases that fall under the chronic pain category There are certain markers that a patient exhibit that I suspect is psychological in origin, I can expound on this What I don t agree with is labeling patients with TMS tension myositis syndrome a diagnosis that Sarno has created, similar to fibromyalgia, a diagnosis of exclusion as perfectionists goodie people pleaser, these word choices ar [...]

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