Description - The Motivated Mind by Raj Persaud
Do you make New Year resolutions? Almost everyone does, because we want to achieve positive personal change. But, did you know that most resolutions are repeated five years in a row, and that the vast majority are broken by June. Have you ever dieted? Yet, if diets work, why do we need so many, and new ones all the time? The evidence shows that we persist in buying diet books and following fitness fads because we want to believe the new approach will be the one that works...Today, we seem to be obsessed with advantage and disadvantage, fairness and the level playing field, without realizing that in life, the ability to overcome obstacles is a key part of any success strategy - as is our inner drive and motivation. In "The Motivated Mind", award-winning author and psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud investigates the latest research on this fascinating subject - and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Complete with fascinating case studies, "The Motivated Mind" offers fresh and inspiring insights into understanding the key to success - the key to fulfilling your dream.
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Author Biography - Raj Persaud
Dr Raj Persaud is a consultant psychiatrist working in the British National Health Service at the world-famous Maudsley Hospital in south London, and an honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. Uniquely for a doctor, he also holds a first-class honours degree in psychology from University College London, which recently awarded him the title of Fellow in recognition of his ground-breaking work in psychiatry. Other medical awards and honours include the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research Prize and Medal, the Denis Hill Prize and the Osler Medal. As well as medicine, psychology and psychiatry, he holds university-level qualifications in statistics, history and philosophy. Raj Persaud is the author of Staying Sane, The Motivated Mind and From the Edge of the Couch and his work has been published in academic medical journals, including the British Medical Journal, the Lancet and the British Journal of Psychiatry. He writes regularly for the national press and hosts BBC Radio 4's All in the Mind. He also appears regularly on tv programmes such as Question Time, Newsnight and Tomorrow's World. He is married to an eye surgeon, has a son and a daughter, and lives in London.