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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.

Available copies

  • 8 of 29 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 14 current holds with 29 total copies.
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Beacon Falls Public Library 362.1 MAT (Text) 33120152848161 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW 362.1 MAT (Text) 34030147228255 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Brookfield Library 362.1/MATE (Text) 34029154489693 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/17/2022
Burnham Library - Bridgewater 362.1 MATE (Text) 36937000659616 Adult New Material Checked out 12/14/2022
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text) acq1211328 Acquisitions On order -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 362.1 MAT (Text) 34014150702893 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 362.1 Mat (Text) 33180148088835 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Deep River Public Library 362.1 Mate (Text) 36039153316142 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/14/2022
Derby Neck Library 362.1 MAT (Text) 34046154581725 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/22/2022
Douglas Library - North Canaan 362.1 MAT (Text) 33490150674426 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/17/2022
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