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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: May 2006 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/24/2013

    " Very interesting about some pain afflications being psychosomatic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/24/2013

    " While it's his classis "Healing Back Pain" that made me a believer in Sarno's work, this is a more comprehensive history of psychosomatic orders. His brilliant work is largely unrecognized, but I hope that changes as mind-body disorders become more widespread in the U.S. If you have back pain, you MUST read his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 9/25/2013

    " I don't love Sarno's writing style, but the content of the books was very interesting -- made a lot of sense to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/2/2013

    " Amazing book. A must read for anyone with health issues! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 6/18/2013

    " Dr. Sarno's books are life changing! I no longer live in daily pain because of this Dr.! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 12/21/2012

    " I re-read this book when I'm in some acute physical pain. And the pain then subsides. Yet I've already read it and know what it says. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 8/20/2012

    " Excellent psychosomatic reference but it only focuses on certain ailments and not the whole mindbody connection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/20/2012

    " I think this is an interesting read about psychosomatic illness, especiallyhow buried anger and grief come cause physical pain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Lee | 9/8/2011

    " Book about a Mindbody Disorder that is similiar to the Conversion Disorder that my daughter has. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 5/28/2011

    " This book points out one obvious, little contemplated matter of health: The mind controls the body. (And sometimes there are unwanted side-effects.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel Weinert | 4/11/2011

    " Dr. Sarno has come to understand that many chronic pain issues are truly all in the head. He explains the history of psychosomatic illness (he uses "mindbody disorders") and a method for treatment. This book makes me recall the Law of Attraction in the book "The Secret." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Elliott | 3/9/2011

    " This is a book about some psychosomatic stuff. Basically you are hurt or injured because of something in your unconsciousness. Like you are hurt or angry so you have a bad back. I liked the book and I think it made a lot of sense but a bit repetitive. Could have been half as long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 2/26/2011

    " This is an eye opener for me. My trips to the doctor will be highly curtailed unless I'm really sick. Still reading, but I think most of my recent problems have been psychosomatic. It makes so much sense. Hmmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri Lee | 1/18/2011

    " Book about a Mindbody Disorder that is similiar to the Conversion Disorder that my daughter has. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/19/2010

    " I don't love Sarno's writing style, but the content of the books was very interesting -- made a lot of sense to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/26/2009

    " Excellent psychosomatic reference but it only focuses on certain ailments and not the whole mindbody connection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/24/2009

    " This is a book about some psychosomatic stuff. Basically you are hurt or injured because of something in your unconsciousness. Like you are hurt or angry so you have a bad back. I liked the book and I think it made a lot of sense but a bit repetitive. Could have been half as long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 1/9/2009

    " Dr. Sarno has come to understand that many chronic pain issues are truly all in the head. He explains the history of psychosomatic illness (he uses "mindbody disorders") and a method for treatment. This book makes me recall the Law of Attraction in the book "The Secret." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kent | 12/10/2007

    " 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 Chyl | 11/5/2007

    " John Sarno's books cured my tendonitis.
    I always recommend him to people dealing with chronic pain. "

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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.