An expertly written, extremely accessible primer on mental health from the bestselling author of The Idiot Brain.
One in four people experience a mental health problem each year, with depression and anxiety alone afflicting over 500 million people.
Why are these conditions so widespread? What is it about modern life that has such an impact on our mental health? And why is there still so much confusion and stigma around these issues?
In Psycho-Logical, bestselling author Dean Burnett sets out to answer these questions and more. Drawing on extensive scientific research, along with revealing insights from those who deal with mental health issues on a daily basis, the result is an expertly written and extremely accessible primer on how and why these problems arise, and what we can do to tackle them.
Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, blogger, sometimes-comedian and author. He lives in Cardiff, and is currently an honorary research associate at the Cardiff University Psychology School. His previous books, The Idiot Brain and The Happy Brain, were international bestsellers published in over 20 countries. His Guardian articles have been read over 16 million times and he currently writes the 'Brain Yapping' blog for the Cosmic Shambles network.
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