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Author Dreher, Henry.
Title Mind-body unity : a new vision for mind-body science and medicine / Henry Dreher.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2003]

Author Dreher, Henry.
Subject Medicine, Psychosomatic.
Mind and body.
Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical -- physiology.
Psychosomatic Medicine.
Psychophysiologic Disorders.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 332 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The psychosomatic network: foundations of mind-body medicine -- The social perspective in mind-body studies -- The mindful heart: psychosocial factors in heart disease -- Cancer and the mind: an integrative investigation -- Behavioral medicine's new marketplace -- The scientific and moral imperative of psychosocial interventions for cancer -- Mind-body medicine for women: gender-specific treatments -- Somatization: secrets disclosed to the body -- Mind-body interventions for surgery: evidence and exigency.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary Annotation Over the past twenty years, an explosion of scientific studies have helped to explain why our state of mind may exert such a strong influence on the state of our health. In Mind-Body Unity science writer Henry Dreher weighs the results of leading-edge mind-body research, and he concludes that mind and body are not merely connected, they are unified. Our minds play a role in health, Dreher argues, the way our eyes play a role in sight. Integrating biological research on mind-body unity with psychosocial research on emotions in human health, Dreher surveys remarkable findings on the role of emotions, coping, and personality in coronary heart disease; on psychosocial factors in cancer progression and survival; and on the social dimensions of human health. He also describes mind-body approaches to the treatment of cancer, women's health conditions, somatization disorder, and in surgery. Finally, Dreher provides a critical overview of the social and political context of this research, from the presentations of leading popularizers such as Bernie Siegel and Deepak Chopra, to the experiences of practitioners and patients, to the resistance of mainstream medicine, to the many exciting possibilities suggested by a deeper understanding of how mind and body are inextricably bound.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0801881587
0801873924 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780801873928 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 70749807
Additional Format Print version: Dreher, Henry. Mind-body unity. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2002152157

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