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The Resource Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering, David A. Kessler, MD

Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering, David A. Kessler, MD

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Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering
Title
Capture
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unraveling the mystery of mental suffering
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David A. Kessler, MD
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Unraveling the mystery of mental suffering
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eng
Summary
Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control. In this book, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression--and how are they connected? Where does healing and transcendence fit into this realm of emotional experience? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and unknown people caught in its throes. The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thinking and behaviors. Ultimately, Capture offers insight into how we form thoughts and emotions, manage trauma, and heal. For the first time, we can begin to understand the underpinnings not only of mental illness but also of our everyday worries and anxieties. Capture is an intimate and critical exploration of the most enduring human mystery of all: the mind.--Adapted from dust jacket
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10481693
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1951-
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Kessler, David A.
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616.89
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology, Pathological
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a theory of the mind
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Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering, David A. Kessler, MD
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1553092
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24 cm
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First edition.
Extent
ix, 406 pages
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9780062388513
Lccn
2015030362
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062388513
  • (OCoLC)918762765
Label
Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering, David A. Kessler, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1553092
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 406 pages
Isbn
9780062388513
Lccn
2015030362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062388513
  • (OCoLC)918762765

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