Synopses & Reviews
Our brains weren’t built for this.
Twenty-first-century life evolves at a breakneck pace—and with it, stress seems to multiply by the day. We work long, harrowing hours. We fret over our families and finances. Our e-mail beeps and our cell phones ring. But our nervous systems were never meant to handle so many stressors. In this groundbreaking book, psychotherapist Richard O’Connor explains how a wide range of common problems—both emotional and physical—are actually side effects of modern life, and how you can undo their damage. Combining expertise with down-to-earth language, Undoing Perpetual Stress explains how you can
- recognize the hidden effects of stress on your brain and body
- understand your inner sanity in conflict with a crazy world
- develop self-control over how you think, act and feel when stressed
- regain a sense of meaning and purpose in your life
You already know how to “do” stress. With the help of this book, you can undo it, too.
The author of "Undoing Depression" gives readers a new approach to modern misery by revealing the missing connection between depression, anxiety, and 21st-century illness.
The author of bestselling Undoing Depression
, Dr. Richard O'Connor goes beyond depression and into the world of perpetual stress--a condition that affects us all and leads to serious physical and mental health problems.
Twenty-first-century life is evolving at a breakneck pace-and with it, stresses multiply by the day. With people working long hours, worrying about families and finances ,and receiving non-stop e-mail and cell phone calls, stress is at an all time high. This is perpetual stress syndrome and the human nervous system was never meant to handle this many stressors. Here psychotherapist O'Connor explains how many common problems, both emotional and physical, are actually side effects of modern life, and how to undo their damage. He explains how readers can:
- Recognize the hidden effects of stress on the brain and body
- Understand their inner sanity in conflict with a crazy world
- Develop self-control over how to think, act, and feel when stressed
- Regain a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives
About the Author
A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Richard O'Connor, Ph.D., received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, followed by postgraduate work at the Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Family Institute. He is a practicing psychotherapist with offices in Connecticut and New York.