This volume contains the principal elements preoccupying modern psychiatry. The author introduces the listener to all mental illnesses, on the one hand through real examples derived from his rich clinical experience and on the other explaining in simple terms the fault that is the underlying cause. It is in essence an interesting investigation into the magical world of the human brain.
Using easily comprehended language, the author provides convincing explanations for the diverse mental functions. The models he expounds on bring mental illness down to earth from the mists of philosophy to the realities of medicine. He compares schizophrenia to a minor short circuit and anorexia nervosa to the activation of a program in reserve in the brain. He gives reasons for the necessity for sleep and dreams.
Other than a doctor, however, Pavlos Sakkas is a person intensively querying social behavior. His many years of practice of psychiatry and his experience of human pain give him the potential to be of assistance to those who arrive at crucial crossroads in their lives. His charitable attitude and the unconventional viewpoints he develops provide interesting answers to the greatest existentialist questioning of human beings. He speaks of his own questioning and recounts what he answers when his patients ask him about the meaning of life.
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2 or 3 stars not a fair rating
I bought this audiobook because I heard different opinions on this. I have read the book also and, in my personal opinion, the story is excellent. It is very informative, it helps me to understand how my brain works. The doctor puts the things simple and sums up his experience. I do not understand why some people love doctors who recommend drugs, and others who hate doctors who write drugs.
Sorry guys but I am not a doctor. I believe that they were studying many years for the basics and some decades in clinical spaces to obtain experience.
My wife is a doctor. She uses to say "there are no good or bad medicines. There are appropriate medicines." Doctors judge the negative effects of the medicines and the risks of the disease. if the risk of the medicine is lower than the illness, they prefer medicines. Statistics!
Thanks for bearing my thoughts.
The description of the memory and dreams mechanisms.
Very good. I would prefer to be more "human". But it is clear.
How to reset it!
I believe that it is very useful for everyone. Forget the treatments. Focus on the description for the brain's mechanism. Simple and credible description by a specialist.
It is worth.
That smart men are not so good lovers, and why...
No it is long. I concluded in three nights!
The best I have bought the last year!