By (author) Frank Tallis
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Love Sick by Frank Tallis
Book DescriptionObsessive thoughts, erratic mood swings, insomnia, loss of appetite, recurrent and persistent images and impulses (irresistible urges to phone or text), superstitious or ritualistic compulsions (she loves me, she loves me not), inability to concentrate - so much so that it affects your work, delusion, (are his eyes really deep pools of oceanic azure?). Exhibiting just five or six of these symptoms is enough to merit a diagnosis of Major Depressive Episode, according to the recognized medical criteria. Drawing on the writings of poets, philosophers, songwriters, zoologists and scientists Tallis shows how throughout time - and particularly in the West, the metaphor of illness and specifically mental illness has been used to describe the state of being in love. And asks why it is that we continue to search out this kind of love, with the ecstasy seeming to blind us to the agony.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099445296
(200mm x 132mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frank Tallis
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Worry is a useful biological response to adverse circumstances, which can sometimes get out of hand. While the anxiety response primes us for action, too much becomes counterproductive.This manual explains how to understand and control your worry, and make the brain's warning system work for you.
Death and the Maiden, Paperback (September 2011)
Vienna, 1903. An operatic diva, Ida Rosenkrantz, is found dead in her luxurious villa. It appears that she has taken an overdose of morphine, but a broken rib, discovered during autopsy, suggests other and more sinister possibilities.
Deadly Communion, Paperback (August 2010)
A sexual predator is at large on the streets of Imperial Vienna. The killer is no ordinary 'lust murderer' but an entirely new phenomenon, his deviance revealing the darker preoccupations of the age. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt appeals to his friend, psychoanalyst Dr Max Liebermann, for assistance.
Darkness Rising, Paperback (August 2009)» View all books by Frank Tallis
Vienna 1903. Outside one of the city's most splendid baroque churches the decapitated body of a monk is found. Then, the remains of a municipal councilor are discovered in the grounds of another church - his head also ripped from his body. Both men were rabid anti-Semites and suspicions fall on Vienna's close-knit community of Hassidic Jews.
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Author Biography - Frank Tallis
Dr Frank Tallis is a published novelist and a practising clinical psychologist. He has written a number of non-fiction books including the definitive textbook on obsessive compulsive disorder, about which he is Britain's leading authority. He lives in London.
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