Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression : How We Get Sick, Why We Stay Sick, How We Can RecoverBook - 2014
"Whether pain is traumatic or slight, physical or emotional, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for years. Dr. Kaplan asserts, disease is not the result of a single event, but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain called microglia. Turned on from too many assaults, their stimulation can have a devastating cumulative effect. Dr. Kaplan's unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the causes but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing."--From publisher description.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, , ©2014
Branch Call Number: 616.0472 Ka
Description: xxii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
Kaplan proposes that chronic pain and its corresponding depression are actually the result of a deep-rooted inflammation of the brain.