The Emotional Revolution
For the first time in history, scientific discoveries are unlocking the mysteries of man’s emotional life. Every week brings new information on the environmental, hormonal, genetic, and chemical factors that affect human feelings, as well as an ever-expanding repertoire of methods to manage specific emotional conditions.
In The Emotional Revolution, Norman E. Rosenthal, psychiatrist, researcher and specialist in the fields of psychopharmacology and psychobiology, offers a comprehensive, in-depth guide to the myriad of breakthroughs in the science of the mind. His astonishing insights reveal what clinical researchers are discovering every day about the body mechanisms that actually create emotions — and why feelings can sometimes go out of control.
In addition, Dr. Rosenthal evaluates dozens of the newest treatments — both traditional and alternative — that can help with everything from depression and addiction to anxiety and excessive anger. He also provides simple, self-help strategies toimprove the quality of readers’ emotional lives. Here is fascinating, up-to-the-minute information including:
- Clues to the biological basis of monogamy
- A new link between depression and heart disease, and what this means for the treatment of both conditions
- How simple patterns of eye movements can help alleviate painful memories
The first book to combine actual, peer-reviewed, double-blind scientific research with prescriptive guidelines for the general reader, The Emotional Revolution is the resource for truly understanding the complexities of human feelings.
Praise For The Emotional Revolution
“An inspiring book-with insights to wow your intellect, and concrete advice to lead you toward a happier life. I loved it” —Jean Carper, Author of Your Miracle Brain
“Dr. Norman Rosenthal, a pre-eminent spokesman for mind-body sciences, delivers a spellbinding account of how feeling shape our lives. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to live well.” —Pam Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Correspondent, PBS Health Week
“A powerful book provides important insights into how to appreciate and take advantage of positive emotions, and very useful ways to deal with damaging ones.” —Kay Redfield Jamison, Author of An Unquiet Mind
“A well researched, clearly written, and absorbing book. Highly recommended for anyone who’s ever seen a psychiatrist – or who hasn’t!” —Dean Hamer, Ph.D., Author of The Science of Desire