They Can't Find Anything Wrong! 7 Keys to Understanding, Treating, and Healing Stress Illness

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-09-06
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications

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In most patients, the cause of illness cannot be found with medical tests because the symptoms come from hidden stresses in their lifes that leave no physical damage. The symptoms are real, however, and may last for years. Since 1983, Dr. Clarke has successfully cared for thousands of patients with stress illness. He uses fascinating, inspiring stories from his practice to help readers uncover the hidden stresses in their own lives and learn about treatments.

Author Biography

Dr. Clarke is a clinical assistant professor of medicine with Oregon Health Sciences University, and a clinical lecturer with Pacific University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 12
Author's Notep. 13
A New Look at an Invisible Illnessp. 15
What is Your Body Trying to Tell You?p. 16
A Baffling Illnessp. 16
Stress Illness: A 21st Century Epidemicp. 18
Reading the Body's Message: Ellen's Storyp. 20
The Power of Listeningp. 24
Could You Have Stress Illness?p. 29
In the Absence of Predatorsp. 31
The Five Types of Stressp. 34
Childhood Stressp. 34
Stress Occurring Nowp. 36
Stress from a Traumatic Eventp. 37
Depressionp. 37
Anxiety Disordersp. 38
An Overview of the Seven Keys to Healing Stress Illnessp. 40
Understand that your symptoms can be diagnosed and treatedp. 40
Search for the sources of stressp. 41
Care for yourselfp. 41
Get right by writingp. 41
Employ appropriate therapiesp. 41
Overcome hidden resistancep. 41
Become the person you were always meant to bep. 42
Using This Bookp. 42
Hello. Who Are You?p. 44
A Starting Place: Working with Doctorsp. 44
John: Symptoms Scratch the Surface but Causes Lie Deeperp. 50
It's Never Too Late to Heal: Rachelp. 52
"My Childhood Was Fine": Donnap. 55
Brian: A Sense of Controlp. 58
A New Awarenessp. 61
Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Stress Illnessp. 63
Childhood Stressp. 64
Childhood Stress: Karenp. 64
Childhood Stress Consequences: Early Stagesp. 66
Childhood Stress Consequences: I Deserve Betterp. 71
Childhood Stress Consequences: Angerp. 73
Childhood Stress: Wendyp. 76
Childhood Stress: Emmap. 77
Childhood Stress: Danp. 80
"My Childhood Was Fine": Kevinp. 81
Treatment of Childhood Stressp. 85
Appreciate Your Heroismp. 85
Understand Connections Between Past and Presentp. 88
Expressing Emotions Verballyp. 89
Mental Health Counselingp. 94
Self Carep. 95
Other Useful Techniquesp. 95
Current Stressp. 97
Current Stress: Kendallp. 97
Current Stress: Sharonp. 99
Current Stress: Nancyp. 101
Current Stress: Morganp. 103
Current Stress: Carlap. 104
Current Stress: Jimp. 109
Treatment for Current Stressesp. 110
The Stress Inventoryp. 111
Setting Limitsp. 112
Self-Care Timep. 113
Relaxation Techniquep. 115
Traumatic Stressp. 117
Traumatic Stress: Amyp. 117
Traumatic Stress: Dr. Erdman's Storyp. 119
Traumatic Stress: Sandyp. 121
Traumatic Stress: Changp. 122
Traumatic Stress: Kaneshap. 124
Treatment for Traumatic Stressp. 127
Depressionp. 130
Depression: Samp. 130
Depression: Laurap. 132
Depression: Lisap. 132
Depression: Dianep. 134
Treatment of Depressionp. 135
Anxiety Disordersp. 140
Anxiety: Brennap. 140
Anxiety: Sarahp. 141
Anxiety: Gerip. 142
Anxiety: Joep. 143
Treatment of the Anxiety Disordersp. 145
Finding a Therapistp. 146
Multi-Factored Stress Illnessp. 148
Stress Past and Present: Jenniferp. 148
Multiple Stresses: Deborahp. 151
The Mother-Daughter Bond: Betty and Corinnep. 153
Belief Systems and Stressp. 157
Stress Illness in Adolescents: Robertp. 163
Stress Illness in Adolescents: Joaquinp. 165
Stress Illness Coinciding with a Visible Diseasep. 167
Seven Keys to Treating Stress Illnessp. 170
Understand that your symptoms can be diagnosed and treatedp. 170
Search for the sources of stressp. 171
Care for yourselfp. 172
Get right by writingp. 173
Use appropriate therapiesp. 175
Overcome hidden resistancep. 175
Become the person you were always meant to bep. 177
Connectionsp. 179
Stress Illness in Loved Onesp. 180
Stress Illness and the Health Care Systemp. 186
Publicationsp. 193
Indexp. 195
About the Authorp. 201
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