Into the Abyss by Anthony David audiobook

Into the Abyss: A Neuropsychiatrist’s Notes on Troubled Minds

By Anthony David
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We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, three specialists might offer you three completely different treatments. As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Professor Anthony David brings together many fields of study, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each patient might be anything from a traumatic memory to a chemical imbalance, an unhealthy way of thinking or a hidden tumour. Patrick believes he is dead; Jennifer's schizophrenia medication seems to bring on the symptoms of Parkinson's; Emma is in a coma – or is she just refusing to respond? These are the fascinating case studies that have driven the most startling insights in Anthony's forty-year career studying illnesses at the edge of human understanding.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, three specialists might offer you three completely different treatments.

As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Professor Anthony David brings together many fields of study, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each patient might be anything from a traumatic memory to a chemical imbalance, an unhealthy way of thinking or a hidden tumour.

Patrick believes he is dead; Jennifer's schizophrenia medication seems to bring on the symptoms of Parkinson's; Emma is in a coma – or is she just refusing to respond?

These are the fascinating case studies that have driven the most startling insights in Anthony's forty-year career studying illnesses at the edge of human understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A deeply moving book.” Sunday Times (London)
“Fascinating and unflinching case studies, as in the man who came to believe both that his wife was an impostor and that he was already dead.” New York Times Book Review
“David comes across as a compassionate physician and talented writer who works hard to demonstrate the biopsychosocial model…The cases are complex and sometimes so bizarre that it’s often difficult to apply their lessons to familiar disorders, but readers will be captivated. Fascinating stories from the practice of a skilled neuropsychiatrist.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Few are better suited to tell the story of our mental lives than Anthony David. He has written a beautiful, intimate book of the stories he’s seen…In his shoes, we get to step into the private realm of the psychiatrist’s office and often into the lingering questions left in the psychiatrist’s mind.” Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist, Stanford University, and New York Times bestselling author
“An illuminating, thoughtful, and humane encounter with the human mind.” Nathan Filer, author of This Book Will Change Your Mind about Mental Health

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Author Bio: Anthony David

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English