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The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture
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The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture (Hardback)

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Synopsis

We tend to believe that normality equals health. Yet what is the norm in the Western world?



Mental illness is on an unstoppable rise. Some 45% of Europeans suffer high blood pressure, and nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. Illness and trauma are defining how we live.



In his new masterpiece, renowned physician, addiction expert and author Gabor Mate dissects the underlying causes of this malaise - physical and emotional, and connects the dots between our personal suffering and the pressures of modern-day living. Over four decades of clinical experience, Dr Mate has found that the common definition of 'normal' is false: virtually all disease is actually a natural reflection of life in an abnormal culture, as we grow further and further apart from our true selves. But he also shows us the pathway to reconnection and healing.



Filled with stories of people in the grip of illness or in the triumphant wake of recovery, this life-affirming book shows how true health is possible - if we are willing to embrace authenticity above social expectations. The Myth of Normal is Gabor Mate's most ambitious, compassionate and urgent book yet.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychology Publisher: Ebury Publishing Publication Date: 13/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9781785042713  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gabor Mate (Author) Gabor Mate is a retired physician, bestselling author and renowned speaker, highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, stress and childhood development. He has written four bestselling books published in nearly thirty languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. He has been awarded the Order of Canada (his country's equivalent of the MBE) and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver, for his ground-breaking medical work and writing. Daniel Mate (Author) Daniel Mate is a musical theatre lyricist and composer whose work has been honoured with the Edward Kleban Prize, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Grant, and the Cole Porter Award for Music and Lyrics. He is host of the YouTube series 'Lyrics To Go'. With his father Gabor, Daniel co-leads the popular workshop Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children. He also runs a 'mental chiropractic' service called Take A Walk With Daniel (walkwithdaniel.com).

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