Despite skyrocketing numbers of people affected by these conditions, current medical treatments are deeply flawed and often simply don’t work. This book offers a different way to understand and overcome your anxiety or depression.
Cutting-edge research shows that stressful or traumatic life events can create patterns in the brain that may be advantageous at first but, in the long run, can pose barriers to achieving emotional health. Dr. Schubiner has developed a unique program to help you understand whether this model applies to you and guide you to reverse these patterns that have led to anxiety or depression.
The program in this book will guide readers through a step-by-step approach to recovery. The techniques that are used include a new understanding of their symptoms, powerful behavioral interventions, emotional processing, therapeutic writing, meditation, and everything else needed to unlearn anxiety and depression.
“DR. SCHUBINER'S BOOK EXPERTLY AND SENSITIVELY guides the reader through the latest advances in neurosciences, which he meaningfully integrates with years of clinical experience. Reading this book and following its recommendations will help many people overcome their struggles with anxiety and depression.”
-- Eric Sherman, PsyD, co-author, Pathways to Pain Relief
“IN THIS BOOK, DR. SCHUBINER DOES for anxiety and depression what he so convincingly did for chronic pain. He shows how these common symptoms are generated by problems in the experience and expression of emotions, and how these symptoms can be “unlearned” by corrective emotional experiences. His perspective and intervention recommendations can reshape not only your life and your health, but also the way our society and health care system deal with anxiety and depression.”
-- Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology,
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
“ON THE HEELS OF UNLEARN YOUR PAIN, Dr. Schubiner combines cutting edge neurological and psychological research underscoring the role of learned neural pathways in anxiety and depression that every clinician and patient should know about. I wholeheartedly recommend Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression as a self-directed guide for recovery from these common conditions.”
-- Allan Abbass, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
About the Author:
Dr. Howard Schubiner is board-certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine and is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. He is a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and is a fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He has authored over 60 publications in scientific journals and books and has given over 250 lectures to scientific audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Schubiner has consulted for the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Mental Health. He is also a senior teacher of mindfulness meditation. He has been included on list of the Best Doctors in America since 2003. Dr. Schubiner lives in the Detroit area with his wife of 26 years and has 2 children in their early 20's.