Synopses & Reviews
Millions of Americans try drugs or talk therapy to relieve depression and anxiety, but recent scientific studies prove certain alternative treatments can work as well or better-often bringing on a cure.
In the extraordinary international bestseller The Instinct to Heal, award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., presents seven natural approaches, each with proven results, that together form a treatment plan that builds on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding faster, more dramatic, and permanent changes. People who want to leave suffering behind now can live joyful, happy lives.
"Written with grace and elegance, this book might well become the most important mental health landmark of this generation."-Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., author of Flow, Creativity, and The Evolving Self
"A brilliant, absorbing synthesis of science, experience, and thought . . . essential reading for all those who want to understand the frontiers of mind-body health."-Michael Lerner, Ph.D., author of Choices in Healing
"This refreshing alternative is sound. Highly recommended."-Library Journal
"A fascinating account of unorthodox approaches to treating the emotional brain and mind."-Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., author of The Emotional Brain
Americans seek therapy and consume pharmaceuticals in record numbers, yet recent discoveries about the emotional brain show we can heal naturally from stress and depression. In "The Instinct to Heal, award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber presents seven alternative methods for faster, more dramatic, and permanent results for patients who want to leave suffering behind and live joyful, happy lives.
In this extraordinary international bestseller, an award-winning psychiatrist proposes a new way of healing stress, anxiety, and depression without drugs and without talk therapy.
About the Author
DAVID SERVAN-SCHREIBER, M.D., PH.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has published more than 90 scientific monographs. He is one of the original founders of Doctors Without Borders, USA.