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by David J. Hellerstein MD

  • ISBN: 0801898838
  • Author: David J. Hellerstein MD
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2011)
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Columbia University Psychiatrict David J. Hellerstein's fascinating book, Heal Your Brain: How the New . I went through a major depression episode about four years ago, and I did a lot of reading on the subject and learned a lot about brain chemistry. And I never liked chemistry very much!

Columbia University Psychiatrict David J. Hellerstein's fascinating book, Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well, articulates and helps create a new watershed moment in psychiatric worldview. Bradley Lewis Psychotherapy Newsletter). And I never liked chemistry very much! Most of the books were about why we get depressed, what happens when we get depressed, how our brain works (or not) when we're depressed, how being depressed affects our lives.

Columbia University Psychiatrict David J. This book is about the "New Neuropsychiatry" as seen through a number of case studies. None of them really matched my situation. They may not match yours either.

Heal Your Brain book. Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life.

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Brain : How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well. Book Overview Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help.

Heal Your Brain : How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go from Better to Well. by David J. Hellerstein. Maybe you are one of the more than 45 million people in the United States who is currently struggling with depression. Maybe anxiety keeps you from truly enjoying your job, your relationships, your life. Maybe every change you have tried to make seems to have failed and you are beginning to feel as if change is simply not possible.

This book articulates and helps create a new watershed moment in psychiatric worldview  .

He calls this synthesis the new neuropsychiatry, in which the practice of psychiatry . Getting (and Staying) Well

He calls this synthesis the new neuropsychiatry, in which the practice of psychiatry is based on clinical evidence and science informs psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, with strong emphasis on consideration of individual differences as well as the push beyond symptom remission, to rehabilitation of patients’ lives. Getting (and Staying) Well

Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms.

David Hellerstein, MD is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N.

His literary writing has been published in numerous magazines and books.

Maybe you are one of the more than 45 million people in the United States who is currently struggling with depression. Maybe anxiety keeps you from truly enjoying your job, your relationships, your life. Maybe every change you have tried to make seems to have failed and you are beginning to feel as if change is simply not possible.

Author David J. Hellerstein uses the term New Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help people who have depression and anxiety disorders. Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life.

Dr. Hellerstein, a psychiatrist at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, puts this new form of psychiatry to the test. Depression and anxiety disorders damage the brain, but as Dr. Hellerstein explains, the right treatment can change the patterns of brain activity, brain cell connections, and even the brain’s anatomy. To illustrate, he relates the stories of people as they travel through various phases of New Neuropsychiatry treatment, from evaluation to therapy to remission, and illustrates how this approach can help you progress through each phase as well.

The book’s compelling narrative demonstrates that, in many cases, it is possible to achieve a stable recovery and return to―or even experience for the first time―a life free of crippling anxiety and depression.

Comments (7)

Nicearad
I’ve had several episodes in my 60 year life and this is practical and accessible information about the current tools and thinking to get back to center, or safety as he calls it. I’ve bought several copies of this book for family and friends.
Zepavitta
Every other word is the new neuropsychiatry. It might have been good except for this ongoing annoyance ~~
komandante
Great book with a fresh and convincing salute!
Goldfury
In order to evaluate the validity of a point of view expressed by an advocate of a particular treatment approach, one needs to look at the incentives influencing the author. Columbia University receives large amounts of money from big drug companies and thus the idea that psychotropic drugs help heal the brain is suspect. He makes a good argument for drugs helping heal the brain, but does not present the opposing argument. Beware.
Ferri - My name
Good, informative book.
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Enila
I went through a major depression episode about four years ago, and I did a lot of reading on the subject and learned a lot about brain chemistry. And I never liked chemistry very much! Most of the books were about why we get depressed, what happens when we get depressed, how our brain works (or not) when we're depressed, how being depressed affects our lives. I did eventually find a couple of books that were practical books on dealing with depression on a daily basis. I've listed them at the end of this review in case you're interested.

I learned a few new things from "Heal Your Brain". How depression and anxiety can physically affect the brain, causing parts of it to atrophy. That shouldn't be a surprise. Stress can have physical effects on muscles and other organs, so why should the brain be any different? But the bigger surprise is that certain things can cause parts of the brain to grow. Okay, wow. I've heard all my life that at a certain point, the brain just stops growing. In retrospect, that does seem a bit silly. Other parts of the body can heal and re-grow damaged area, so again, why not the brain?

This book is about the "New Neuropsychiatry" as seen through a number of case studies. None of them really matched my situation. They may not match yours either. But that's to be expected. Every case is different. Everyone has a unique combination of family history, experiences, body chemistry, and situations that have caused a problem. So don't expect to find an answer to *your* problem leaping off the page at you.

The case studies are a framework for the discussion of the causes of and treatments for anxiety, depression, and a number of other mental disorders. It's like the bird's-eye view map of the museum or zoo that shows you how to find the things you're interested in. It's an overview of a new approach to psychotherapy, and it invites you to explore further.

I've done the quick read to get the gist of the book. I'm going to be doing a more careful re-read of the last sections on treatment and recovery. There's more I can get out of those chapters, and maybe some new directions for my own treatment.

The other books that I found useful:

Get It Done When You're Depressed, by Julie A. Fast

Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed, by Claudia J. Strauss
This book describes how a modern psychiatrist approaches diagnosis and treatment of his patients. I found this book to be fascinating and very helpful. I'm not ashamed to say that I have suffered from depression, including, at times, treatment resistant depression, for most of my adult life. I have tried natural treatments and various prescription treatments over the years. This book gave me some insight into why things may not be working for me. It helped me to see that I needed to talk to my doctor about the possibility that I have been misdiagnosed and try a new treatment that ultimately I found very helpful.

I did learn some things about depression that really surprised me. For example, parts of the brain that affect memory and navigation can shrink with prolonged depression. That explained why I have been getting lost and confused in my own town, after years of being able to navigate confidently. It was also nice to be reassured that that can be reversed with time and practice.

I think this book could have been a bit more concise. At points, I did find it a bit hard to keep reading. But the benefits to my life have been tremendous and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to read it.

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