Why Do People Get Ill?

Darian Leader


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Penguin Books Ltd
28 February 2008
ISBN: 9780141021218
384 pages

From the publisher

'Well-argued, thought-provoking . . . will make you think twice before reaching for the painkillers' Daily Mail

Have you ever wondered why we get ill? Can our thoughts and feelings worsen or even cause conditions like heart disease, cancer or asthma? And what - if anything - can we do about it?

Why Do People Get Ill? explores the relationship between what's going on in our heads and what happens in our bodies, combining the latest research with neglected findings from medical history.

With remarkable case studies and startling new insights into why we fall ill, this intriguing book should be read by anyone who cares about their own health and that of other people.

'Fascinating . . . compelling' Observer

'An absorbing examination of the mind-body connection' Harper's Bazaar

'Illuminating, fascinating' Financial Times