Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do

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Don't let emotions--your own, or someone else's--control your life!

Feeling extreme emotion is part of being human. We may feel overwhelming joy at the birth of a child, crippling terror at the sight of an intruder in our home, or unbearable sadness upon the death of a loved one. While we may be surprised at the force of our feelings, they are normal and are not a cause for concern. What's concerning is when strong emotions cause us to spin out of control and make us behave in ways we later wish we hadn't.

In Untangling the Mind, Dr. George explains how to:

  • Identify the difference between a legitimate emotional reaction and a pathological one
  • Understand the biological basis of your hard-wired reactions
  • Recognize why your distress is caused by a neurological malfunction

Dr. George, a psychiatrist, has accessed the most cutting-edge technology, such as fMRI, facial analysis, PET scans, and chemical infusions. With this technology, he is able to provide a deep understanding of the inner workings of the brain that can portray a clear picture of what happens--chemically and physically--when we get depressed, act out, or fall into an addiction. Once we understand what happens, we can start to live a calmer, more harmonious life.

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Pub Date: 2014-05-06 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins For the past twenty five years Ted George. a psychiatrist and an associate clinical director at the NIH. has been on the front lines of clinical trials studying patients who exhibit the most extreme forms of behavior (as well as running his own private practice). These troubled people are addicts. abusers. PTSD victims. and the severely depressed. and they express themselves in one of three basic human responses-fight. flight. or shut down. But the fact is that even those of us who do not suffer from any severe psychological challenges also respond in the same way. And in Untangling the Mind. Dr. George explains why the fight. flight. or shut down response is sometimes appropriate. The key. he explains. is not to try to quell your extreme feelings. but to learn how to integrate them into your emotiona...

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Ted George, M.D., board-certified in psychiatry and internal medicine, is an associate clinical director at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. George has presented before numerous professional groups, such as the American Psychiatric Association, American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.



Lisa Berger has written numerous popular nonfiction books, most of which deal with psychiatry, mental illness, and neuroscience.

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