Book Reviews of Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Why Medication Isn't Enough NOT Becoming Conscious In An Unconscious World

Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain: Why Medication Isn't Enough NOT Becoming Conscious In An Unconscious World
Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain Why Medication Isn't Enough NOT Becoming Conscious In An Unconscious World
Author: Elio, MD Frattaroli
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ISBN-13: 9780140254891
ISBN-10: 0140254897
Publication Date: 8/27/2002
Pages: 464
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3.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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As a therapist, but not someone who is of a Freudian persuasion, I was very interested to read this book and it did not disappoint. Frattaroli offered a much needed reminder that we all need and deserve more than a pill, a few simple CBT techniques, and an encouraging pat on the back in order to lead successful, fulfilled, satisfying lives. He offered an intriguing look behind the curtain at a lost art that is seldom practiced today and virtually never reimbursed because of the high cost of treatment. He makes an impassioned plea for why longer term psychoanalysis/psychotherapy is essential and should not be replaced by the current biological/medication craze so in vogue with psychiatrists today. I must confess, I did not finish the book. I am not a Freudian, and while I value what he has to say and his premise, in the end, as I began to feel like it was becoming repetitive, I also was reminded of why psychoanalysis is so unwieldy and time consuming. I would certainly recommend it to someone who was interested in learning more about psychoanalysis. Frattaroli writes well and is accessbile to the layperson.
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I skimmed the interesting chapters and it is very good. Especially for someone who is considering an alternative to medication, or even for psychiatrists who want to offer an alternative means of treating patients with anxiety and depression disorders.