Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry

A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness. Why do I feel bad? There is real power in understanding our bad feelings. With his classic Why We Get Sick, Dr. Randolph Nesse helped to establish the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with a A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-ne...

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Title:Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry
Author:Randolph M. Nesse
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:1101985666
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontier of Evolutionary Psychiatry Reviews

  • Robert
    Mar 20, 2019
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! The basic idea is to give an evolutionary explanation for mental illness. Can evolution explain why we seem to get so easily anxious and depressed? And what about schizophrenia or Alzheimer's? "Evolutionary psychology" is nothing new, but most of the other wri...
  • Martin Glassborow
    Mar 11, 2019
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  • Mehrsa
    Apr 23, 2019
    This book is a very careful and nuanced take on evolutionary psychology--focused on depression, anxiety, and other DSM type "flaws" in humans. Thankfully, it does not try to do what some of the less nuanced scientists do, which is to try to find an evolutionary reason for everything. N...
  • Lisa Butterworth
    May 27, 2019
    There are a lot of things I really like about this book, primarily it's careful and nuanced delve into the evolutionary psychiatry of feelings, moods, and the origins/explanations of the many disorders there of. I loved his discussion of the history of the DSM and all the problems in o...
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    Apr 06, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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    Apr 30, 2019
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    May 13, 2019
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  • Jasmin Coates
    May 07, 2019
    Absolutely loved this book! As mental health awareness is increasing, hoax knowledge is too. With a book that focuses on the scientific reasons, it's definitely a good read for anybody looking to study more about emotions, behaviour, and how evolution has shaped our psychology. ...
  • Liina Bachmann
    Jun 24, 2019
    It is well documented by now that the ?chemical imbalance? theory as an explanation to depression and other mental disorders does not hold. But have we got something better? Nada. The brain is still the great uncharted territory. Evolution has always been a tempting prism through w...
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    Jun 20, 2019
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    Apr 14, 2019
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  • Alja
    Feb 24, 2019
    The book looks at mental health from an evolutionary perspective: why did natural selection shape traits that make us vulnerable to diseases? Nesse proposes a theory of how emotions evolved to help us cope with different situations (opportunities and threats) and lead us to behaviors t...
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    Apr 21, 2019
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    Apr 04, 2019
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    Apr 28, 2019
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  • Joseph L. Graves
    Mar 11, 2019
    Essential Reading Nothing in biology makes sense save in the light of evolution. Nesses shines that light on the most intractable of scientific problems, the human mind and its emotions. Specifically he provides an invaluable perspective that can help us understand the origin of men...
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    Jun 11, 2019
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    Apr 01, 2019
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