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By Catherine Johnson, John Ratey

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Are you dwelling less than a shadow?

Do you or anyone you like undergo from:

Chronic sadness
Obsessiveness
Outbursts of anger
The lack of ability to complete tasks
Acute anxiety
Disabling ache in social situations

These are the "shadow syndromes" of significant psychological problems that restrict the lives, productiveness, and happiness of hundreds of thousands of people.

Drawing on state-of-the-art learn, Drs. Ratey and Johnson problem the main easy ideals of our psychological overall healthiness pros by means of uncovering the organic components that frequently be certain our personalities. They use real-life case stories to demonstrate how shadow syndromes have an effect on our daily lives and the way they are often treated--often dramatically--with nutrition, workout, psychotherapy, and medication.

Shadow Syndromes is the innovative conception that sheds mild on our life-limiting behaviors and gives the basic instruments for altering them. This publication will unencumber you and people you're keen on.

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They were difficult, in short. — ShadowSyndromes 50 not because they were bad people, but because they had "bad" brain chemistry. Brain chemistry with a difference. Given what I had tion hit me with Woman magazine, just spent ten years must be it things they do. I had pubhshed countless a fair difficult men in en- why men do about why men do the goes into trying to figure out said, And on articles New amount of women's magazine time and invariably, when you write things they do, the topic of intimacy arises.

Doing the best we can; it is intended to provide some of AUTHOR'S PROLOGUE Catherine's Story For me this book my goes back to the birth of son, Jimmy. In Jimmy arrived in our Uves, a smihng nine-pound baby boy whom we and our pediatrician beheved to be a perfectly healthy 1987, — — and normal I was not worried. I infant. All well. - right with the world, Jimmy's birth 1 I was and yet, somehow, sad, tired, chronically was taking care of Jimmy, writing a book, seeing friends, meeting deadlines, knitting Christmas stockings, mastering the art of low-fat cooking.

He was always looking for thrills; he was the kind of person who would drive against traffic on a six-lane highway just to see the cars scatter (he especially liked cause the policemen never doing this when knew what there to do); he speed police chases just for the stimulation. excitement. Diagnostically speaking he personality as well as for der) —he was On gay ADHD met the would provoke high- He literally craved criteria for antisocial (attention deficit hyperactivity disor- the most hyperactive person the night of the was a cop around, be- I have ever seen.

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