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The Resource Good reasons for bad feelings : insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry, Randolph M. Nesse, MD

Good reasons for bad feelings : insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry, Randolph M. Nesse, MD

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Good reasons for bad feelings : insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry
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Good reasons for bad feelings
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insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry
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Randolph M. Nesse, MD
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eng
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Instead of asking why certain people suffer from mental illness, Nesse asks why natural selection has left us all with fragile minds. Drawing on revealing stories from his own clinical practice and insights from evolutionary biology, Nesse shows how negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become overwhelming. Anxiety protects us from harm in the face of danger, but false alarms are inevitable. Low moods prevent us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but they often escalate into pathological depression. Other mental disorders, such as addiction and anorexia, result from the mismatch between modern environment and our ancient human past. And there are good evolutionary reasons for sexual disorders and for why genes for schizophrenia persist. Taken together, these and many more insights help to explain the pervasiveness of human suffering, and show us new paths for relieving it by understanding individuals as individuals
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A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness
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Nesse, Randolph M
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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
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Psychiatry
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adult
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insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry
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Good reasons for bad feelings : insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry, Randolph M. Nesse, MD
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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on1057242826
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24 cm
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xv, 365 pages
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9781101985663
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2018045094
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1057242826
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Good reasons for bad feelings : insights from the frontier of evolutionary psychiatry, Randolph M. Nesse, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057242826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 365 pages
Isbn
9781101985663
Lccn
2018045094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242826

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