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The myth of normal : trauma, illness, & healing in a toxic culture  Cover Image Book Book

The myth of normal : trauma, illness, & healing in a toxic culture / Gabor Maté, MD, with Daniel Maté.

Maté, Gabor, (author.). Maté, Daniel, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593083888
  • ISBN: 0593083881
  • Physical Description: 562 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 504-545) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why normal is a myth (and why that matters) -- Our Interconnected nature -- The distortion of human development -- Rethinking abnormal: afflictions as adaptations -- The toxicities of our culture -- Pathways to wholeness.
Summary, etc.:
"In this revolutionary book, renowned physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug; more than half take two. In Canada, every fifth person has high blood pressure. In Europe, hypertension is diagnosed in more than 30 percent of the population. And everywhere, adolescent mental illness is on the rise. So what is really "normal" when it comes to health?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Social medicine.
Health > Social aspects.
Diseases > Social aspects.
Civilization, Modern > 21st century > Health aspects.

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Beacon Falls Public Library 362.1 MAT (Text) 33120152848161 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/08/2023
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