They Can't Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness

They Can't Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness

by David D. Clarke
     
 

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In most patients, the cause of illness cannot be found with medical tests because the symptoms come from hidden stresses in their lives that leave no physical damage. The symptoms are real, however, and may last for years. Since 1983, Dr. Clarke has successfully cared for thousands of patients with stress illness. He uses fascinating, inspiring stories from his… See more details below

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In most patients, the cause of illness cannot be found with medical tests because the symptoms come from hidden stresses in their lives that leave no physical damage. The symptoms are real, however, and may last for years. Since 1983, Dr. Clarke has successfully cared for thousands of patients with stress illness. He uses fascinating, inspiring stories from his practice to help readers uncover the hidden stresses in their own lives and learn about treatments.

Editorial Reviews

Judy Ortiz
Dr. Clarke's book is required reading for our physician assistant students. Learning to assess stress illness should be part of every clinician's medical education. His book is an invaluable resource for teaching medical providers to evaluate and manage stress illness.

Susan W. Tolle
Dr. Clarke is the most gifted person I have ever met in teaching about stress-related illness.
Library Journal

People seeking answers for nagging health problems often leave the doctor's office without a diagnosis. Clarke, who is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine and a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, argues that the culprit is often stress. Through case histories, he presents a simple but practical model for understanding and treating the physical symptoms that occur in the body because of high levels of stress. Readers review the results of years of research in Clarke's seven keys to healing stress illness: understand that you can be treated; look inside yourself for evidence of stressful events, past and current; set aside time to care for yourself; use writing therapy to free trapped emotions; seek help if necessary through medications and mental health counseling; fight any forces that keep you from managing your stress; and, ultimately, become the person you were meant to be. Although hardly groundbreaking, Clarke's model is clearly packaged, and it could easily help people start on the path to healing. Mental health counselors and primary-care physicians should have this book in their reading rooms. Recommended for both public and consumer health libraries.
—Beth Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591810643
Publisher:
Sentient Publications
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
488,814
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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