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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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Studies have shown that, in at least half of all medical patients, diagnostic tests are unable to find the cause of symptoms. Most of these people are ill because of hidden stresses in their lives that leave no physical damage. The symptoms are real, however, and may last for years. Dr. David Clarke has done pioneering work with thousands of these patients, often sent to him as a last resort. In plain language he describes the major types of stress and explains a range of effective treatments. Fascinating and inspiring case histories that read like medical mysteries illustrate the concepts and make them easy to apply.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591810643
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publication date: 10/25/2007
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 219,993
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     12
Author's Note     13
A New Look at an Invisible Illness     15
What is Your Body Trying to Tell You?     16
A Baffling Illness     16
Stress Illness: A 21st Century Epidemic     18
Reading the Body's Message: Ellen's Story     20
The Power of Listening     24
Could You Have Stress Illness?     29
In the Absence of Predators     31
The Five Types of Stress     34
Childhood Stress     34
Stress Occurring Now     36
Stress from a Traumatic Event     37
Depression     37
Anxiety Disorders     38
An Overview of the Seven Keys to Healing Stress Illness     40
Understand that your symptoms can be diagnosed and treated     40
Search for the sources of stress     41
Care for yourself     41
Get right by writing     41
Employ appropriate therapies     41
Overcome hidden resistance     41
Become the person you were always meant to be     42
Using This Book     42
Hello. Who Are You?     44
A Starting Place: Working with Doctors     44
John: Symptoms Scratch the Surface but Causes Lie Deeper     50
It's Never Too Late to Heal: Rachel     52
"My Childhood Was Fine": Donna     55
Brian: A Sense of Control     58
A New Awareness     61
Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Stress Illness     63
Childhood Stress     64
Childhood Stress: Karen     64
Childhood Stress Consequences: Early Stages     66
Childhood Stress Consequences: I Deserve Better     71
Childhood Stress Consequences: Anger     73
Childhood Stress: Wendy     76
Childhood Stress: Emma     77
Childhood Stress: Dan     80
"My Childhood Was Fine": Kevin     81
Treatment of Childhood Stress     85
Appreciate Your Heroism     85
Understand Connections Between Past and Present     88
Expressing Emotions Verbally     89
Mental Health Counseling     94
Self Care     95
Other Useful Techniques     95
Current Stress     97
Current Stress: Kendall     97
Current Stress: Sharon     99
Current Stress: Nancy     101
Current Stress: Morgan      103
Current Stress: Carla     104
Current Stress: Jim     109
Treatment for Current Stresses     110
The Stress Inventory     111
Setting Limits     112
Self-Care Time     113
Relaxation Technique     115
Traumatic Stress     117
Traumatic Stress: Amy     117
Traumatic Stress: Dr. Erdman's Story     119
Traumatic Stress: Sandy     121
Traumatic Stress: Chang     122
Traumatic Stress: Kanesha     124
Treatment for Traumatic Stress     127
Depression     130
Depression: Sam     130
Depression: Laura     132
Depression: Lisa     132
Depression: Diane     134
Treatment of Depression     135
Anxiety Disorders     140
Anxiety: Brenna     140
Anxiety: Sarah     141
Anxiety: Geri     142
Anxiety: Joe     143
Treatment of the Anxiety Disorders     145
Finding a Therapist     146
Multi-Factored Stress Illness     148
Stress Past and Present: Jennifer     148
Multiple Stresses: Deborah      151
The Mother-Daughter Bond: Betty and Corinne     153
Belief Systems and Stress     157
Stress Illness in Adolescents: Robert     163
Stress Illness in Adolescents: Joaquin     165
Stress Illness Coinciding with a Visible Disease     167
Seven Keys to Treating Stress Illness     170
Understand that your symptoms can be diagnosed and treated     170
Search for the sources of stress     171
Care for yourself     172
Get right by writing     173
Use appropriate therapies     175
Overcome hidden resistance     175
Become the person you were always meant to be     177
Connections     179
Stress Illness in Loved Ones     180
Stress Illness and the Health Care System     186
Publications     193
Index     195
About the Author     201

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