This book carries an extremely important message to patients, doctors, and anyone who wants the most out of life. Dr. Hutschnecker shows how you can avoid or reverse illness by understanding the emotional disturbances which allowed it to occur.
(from back cover)
Your mind affects your body
Do you know it has been estimated that 80% of the population needs the help of a pychiatrist?
Do you realize that two-thirds of the patients seen by doctors suffer from headaches, digestive disorders and a "tired feeling" that cannot be diagnosed?
Do you understand how we ourselves choose the time when we will be sick, the kind of sickness that will afflict us, and the course of the sickness?
Do you know that you can restore your will to live, relieve yourself from the self-destruction of harmful appetites, take rational steps to live in better health and inner peace?
This remarkable book will show you the sensible way to answer all of these questions. The Will to Live is the direct result of Dr. Hutschnecker's own vast personal experience as a general practitioner. It is a practical, down-to-earth manual meant to help you- no matter what your age or sex or present condition - to really work at living. It will guide you to a better understanding of the basic problems of physical and mental health and thereby to achieve for yourself a healthier, happier future free from fear.
First written in 1951. "...this book aimed to present a physician's view of the interrelationship of the mind and body."