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Twilight Of American Sanity
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Twilight Of American Sanity

Allen Frances

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Twilight Of American Sanity

We are looking for happiness in all the wrong places. The things we believe will bring it-professional success, material goods, mood-enhancing drugs-often leave us feeling as empty as before. In our search for a panacea for all-too-human feelings of melancholy and ennui, weve lost sight of a central tenet of existence: that our lives are most fulfilling and worthwhile when we experience a share of both peaks and valleys. This is the argument behind Allen Francess The Paradox of Happiness, a meditation on living the good life from the worlds leading expert on psychiatric diagnosis. Frances begins with an examination of the self, explaining why evolution has hardwired our brains to make mistakes about what we think will bring us happiness, and what we can do to escape these destructive primordial instincts. He then looks at how our failed pursuit of happiness has created problems for us as a society, leading us to support short-term material fixes for the challenges we face instead of adopting a holistic approach that would make us happier in the long run. The Paradox of Happiness is nothing less than a guide for how to live well-and how to avoid the happiness traps that can so easily ensnare us.....

About the Author: Allen Frances

Allen Frances, MD, is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Frances was the chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force and a member of the leadership group for DSM-III and DSM-III-R. He is the author of the award-winning international bestseller Saving Normal and the reference work Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis. He lives in San Diego, California....................

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Book: Twilight Of American Sanity
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ISBN-13: 9780062394514
Product Code 9780062394514
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2018-09-11
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Number of Pages: 336
Language: English

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