Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care
Written by two psychiatrists, this book examines how the ways we relate to others can affect our health. A practical, clinically-focused introduction to the influence of our close relationships on disease and risk, it explains how understanding attachment – which is the means by which people seek security in their close relationships – can transform patient outcomes.
Using attachment theory, a useful window is opened into habitual behaviours, hidden motives and the lack of positive change.
Love, Fear and Health offers an alternative view of why we do the things we do, even when we know it is bad for us in the long-term – for example, why a qualified dietitian can remain inactive and overweight.
Free from jargon, with some humour thrown in for good measure, the text is easy to read, and each section provides several examples and a useful summary.
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