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              Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

              Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry (Hardback)

              By Nesse, Randolph M.

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              One of the world's most respected psychiatrists provides a much-needed new evolutionary framework for making sense of mental illness With his classic book Why We Get Sick, Randolph Nesse established the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with a book that transforms ou...r understanding of mental disorders by exploring a fundamentally new question. Instead of asking why certain people suffer from mental illness, Nesse asks why natural selection has left us with fragile minds at all. Drawing on revealing stories from his own clinical practice and insights from evolutionary biology, Nesse shows how negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become excessive. Anxiety protects us from harm in the face of danger, but false alarms are inevitable. Low mood prevents us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but it often escalates into pathological depression. Other mental disorders, such as addiction and anorexia, result from the mismatch between modern environments and our ancient human past. Taken together, these insights and many more help to explain the pervasiveness of human suffering, and show us new paths for relieving it. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings will fascinate anyone who wonders how our minds can be so powerful, yet so fragile, and how love and goodness came to exist in organisms shaped to maximize Darwinian fitness.
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              ISBN 9780241291085
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

              Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry (Paperback)

              By Nesse, Randolph M.

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              With his classic book Why We Get Sick, Randolph Nesse established the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with a book that transforms our understanding of mental disorders by exploring a fundamentally new question. Instead of asking why certain people suffer from menta...l illness, Nesse asks why natural selection has left us all with fragile minds. Drawing on revealing stories from his own clinical practice and insights from evolutionary biology, Nesse shows how negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become excessive. Anxiety protects us from harm in the face of danger, but false alarms are inevitable. Low mood prevents us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but it often escalates into pathological depression. Other mental disorders, such as addiction and anorexia, result from the mismatch between modern environments and our ancient human past. And there are good evolutionary reasons for sexual disorders and for why genes for schizophrenia persist. Taken together, these insights and many more help to explain the pervasiveness of human suffering, and show us new paths for relieving it. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings will fascinate anyone who wonders how our minds can be so powerful, yet so fragile, and how love and goodness came to exist in organisms shaped to maximize Darwinian fitness.
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              ISBN 9780141984919
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              By Nesse, Randolph M.

              One of the world's most respected psychiatrists provides a much-needed new evolutionary framework for making sense of mental illnessWith his classic book Why We Get Sick, Randolph Nesse established the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with a book that transforms our... understanding of mental disorders by exploring a fundamentally new question. Instead of asking why certain people suffer from mental illness, Nesse asks why natural selection has left us with fragile minds at all.Drawing on revealing stories from his own clinical practice and insights from evolutionary biology, Nesse shows how negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become excessive. Anxiety protects us from harm in the face of danger, but false alarms are inevitable. Low mood prevents us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but it often escalates into pathological depression. Other mental disorders, such as addiction and anorexia, result from the mismatch between modern environments and our ancient human past. Taken together, these insights and many more help to explain the pervasiveness of human suffering, and show us new paths for relieving it.Good Reasons for Bad Feelings will fascinate anyone who wonders how our minds can be so powerful, yet so fragile, and how love and goodness came to exist in organisms shaped to maximize Darwinian fitness.
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              Released NZ 12 Feb 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry (Hardback)

              By Nesse, Randolph M.

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              A landmark work on our understanding of how the mind works--and why it sometimes doesn't--by one of the world's most respected psychiatrists and thinkers on mental health Why is it that all of us are vulnerable to emotions that can make us irrational and unable to cope? Some of u...s are prone to being overconfident or too happy; some too sad, some too anxious; some of us lose our temper too often. But however your emotional life is going, understanding where everyday emotions come from and how they can become serious problems is profoundly valuable. Randolph Nesse, a towering figure in Darwinian medicine, now sets out his bold new framework for understanding mental health. He makes clear that a fundamental confusion has made good psychiatry all but impossible for long enough. This book offers a comprehensive new approach: evolutionary psychiatry. When considering if a patient or a friend's mental life has gotten out of hand, professionals have us look to diagnostic manuals for certain symptoms instead of first considering what is happening in that person's life. Nesse proposes a kind of Apgar scale (used to measure a newborn's physiological health) for a person's social resources--do they have friends, a job, family, a home, skills, personal hygiene, love? High scores on that scale have, in Nesse's research, indicated resilience to even very serious mental ailments. If a person has just lost a loved one, being sad is not something that necessarily needs to be fixed with a pill or months of therapy. Neuroscience has accomplished surprisingly little in the treatment of mental disorders. We have found no physical anomalies in the brain to which we can tie, say, sadness or anxiety. Nesse's framework plainly shows that emotions are useful and necessary for a successful life. Taming them can begin only if we understand what they are for. This is a sweeping, game-changing argument based on decades of Dr. Nesse's clinical experience. It will serve doctors and anyone who cares
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              ISBN 9781101985663
              Released NZ 12 Feb 2019
              Publisher Dutton Books
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              Spousal Bereavement in Late Life
                

              Spousal Bereavement in Late Life (Hardback)

              Edited by Carr, Deborah; Nesse, Randolph M.; Wortman, Camille B.

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              Provides analysis and theoretical interpretation of factors that contribute to a range of adjustment patterns among bereaved persons in late life. This book places the experience of widowhood in late life within the context of contemporary society, and explores a range of associa...ted issues.
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              ISBN 9780826142443
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
              Publisher Springer Publishing Co Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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