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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John E. Sarno Narrator: Paul Hecht and James Boles Publisher: Audio Evolution Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno's long and successful career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer. While his earlier books dealt almost exclusively with musculoskeletal pain disorders, here Dr. Sarno addresses the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mind-body) disorders. In Dr. Sarno's view, the crucial interaction between the reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind is the basis for many mind-body disorders.

The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role as well as his failures. Most important, it describes the psychology of the human condition that is responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. Dr. Sarno believes that the failure of medicine's practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mind-body disorders has produced public health and economic problems of major proportions in the United States. One of the most interesting and important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is the fact that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kent | 1/16/2014

    " This book is more for the rationally-inclined, medical types. I hope it catches on with med students and doctors because it's a terrible crime that more doctors don't practice this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren | 1/14/2014

    " Here's what I'm reading now... fascinating, fascinating stuff. I'm only part way through, but this guy is totally on to something. He talks a lot about how much of our physical ailments (certain ones in particular) are rooted in the repression of rage. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lance | 12/26/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dee Dubin | 12/25/2013

    " Got me thinking about the power of the mind and our health. I have had real experience with this and will continue to try to understand where my pain comes from. Several friends have had remarkable recoverys after appying these practices and I encourage everyone to try. What do we have to lose? ...pain and suffering, yea!! "

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About the Author

John E. Sarno, MD, is professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and attending physician at the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center. He has been practicing medicine since 1950. He is also the acclaimed author of several medical books.