• Into the Abyss

  • A Neuropsychiatrist's Notes on Troubled Minds
  • By: Anthony David
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, three specialists might offer you three completely different treatments. 

As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Professor Anthony David brings together many fields of study, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each patient might be anything from a traumatic memory to a chemical imbalance, an unhealthy way of thinking or a hidden tumour. 

Patrick believes he is dead; Jennifer's schizophrenia medication seems to bring on the symptoms of Parkinson's; Emma is in a coma - or is she just refusing to respond? 

These are the fascinating case studies that have driven the most startling insights in Anthony's 40-year career studying illnesses at the edge of human understanding.

©2020 Anthony David (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Fascinating

Very informative information for the lay individual. Fascinating interesting to most any person curious about human mind psychology and mind body interactions.

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  • Ewa M
  • 10-20-21

If you enjoyed Oliver Sacks, you'll love this

thoroughly enjoyable with excellent narration. the end of chapter 5 had me well up (in a good way!)

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  • K. Law
  • 09-12-21

Fascinating

The writing is clear and explains medical issues well. The cases selected are indeed very interesting and highlight the persistent mind-body dualism within even current day medicine.
The narration is fine but mispronunciation of medical terms I found extremely irritating - for example, temporal, parietal. This stressed the fact that the author was not the reader and somewhat spoiled the audio experience.