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Psycho-logical

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Summary

Countless charities and awareness campaigns work tirelessly to show people that mental health problems are common and serious issues. But when it comes to mental health matters, one question that's rarely asked is...why?   

Why are conditions like depression and anxiety so common?   

Why is our mental health so vulnerable to the stresses and events of modern life?  

Why do so many mental health problems have pronounced physical symptoms?  

Why, if mental health problems are so commonplace, does anyone need to be made 'aware' of them in the first place?  

And why is there still so much confusion and stigma about mental health matters?   

Drawing from nearly 20 years working in the areas of neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, international best-selling author Dr Dean Burnett (The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain) hopes to answer these questions and more in his new audiobook Psycho-Logical (exclusive to Audible). Combining in-depth research with genuine testimonials from those who deal with their own issues on a daily basis, Psycho-Logical aims to uncover just what we think is going on with our brains when serious mental health problems occur, how and why the available therapies work (when they do), and just how flexible and uncertain much of the scientific understanding of mental health is.   

Expertly narrated and written in an engaging and straightforward style, Psycho-Logical is must for anyone who's ever dealt with mental health issues of their own, knows someone who has or is interested in the ever-more-important subject matter.

Please note: this audiobook contains adult language.

©2019 Dean Burnett (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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A must read, for everyone!

This is another fantastic book by Dean Burnett, and probably his best one to date. His first two books have set the bar extremely high.

Dean Burnett's style of dry humour and absolutely spot on analogies helps to put complex issues across in a way that a lay person can understand. These analogies help to convey to the reader just how difficult it is to understand the complexity of mental health issues. This is no doubt helped by the fact that Dean Burnett is also a stand up comedian.

He starts the book in a very candid way and explains exactly what his personal expertise is and how he is approaching the subject. Dean Burnett has this incredible ability to distil complex issues into some sort of semblance that makes sense. If this was available in paper format I would be sending a copy to many of my family and friends for Christmas.

However, it is unlikely to make the same impact in paper format. The superb narration by Matt Addis, who is one of my favourite narrators, combined with various known personalities narrating their own mental health challenges makes this audio book a very compelling listen.

If you're not convinced within the first 30 minutes of listening, that this is one of the most relevant non-fiction audio books tackling the current issues of the day, I would be extremely surprised!!

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Interesting and informative

I learned a lot, found the explanations of complex topics easy to follow, and think I will look at mental health issues differently as a result of this book

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Brilliant!

This book provides so much information to help you better understand mental health, be it your own or in general. A must listen!

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Swearing appalling use of F and W words

Not sure why the author thought swearing would help this audiobook, I don’t remember a disclaimer, I’m half way though now and struggling to keep focus, just waiting for another swearing outburst

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