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The Healing Heart: Antidotes to Panic and Helplessness

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More people die from heart attacks and heart disease in the United States than from any other malady. Cousins should know; a massive heart attack nearly killed him in 1980.

This dramatic account of that trauma highlights the importance of the patient's role in combating serious illness.

Cousins addresses the problem of panic and helplessness produced by any serious illness

Hardcover, 302 pages
Published September 28th 1983 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 1983)
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Norman Cousins’s cheerful, upbeat, first-person account of surviving and recovering masterfully from a serious heart attack contains many of the same themes the author talked about in his watershed book The Anatomy of an Illness as Seen by the Patient (1979), regarding the healing power of humor, which he experienced first-hand while recovering from a serious illness. The audiobook I listened to The Healing Heart: A Heart Attack Survivor Tells How to Overcome Panic and Mobilize the Body's Magnif ...more
Bradley Wilde
This is one of the first books I read in the early 80's that impressed on me the mind-body connection. It is still a great read.
Good for coping skills
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