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ISBN: 9780062388513
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Published: Harper Wave - April 12th, 2016

In the current era of psychiatry, there is a different name for a multitude of different syndromes and disorders. In Kessler's engaging and persuasive book, he suggests that mental illness in a broad sense stems from one phenomenon--an inability to control or filter a response to specific stimuli. The lack of control in responding to salient stimuli--when our attention and emotional well-being are hijacked--is what the author calls "capture." With a many historical examples (and a particular emphasis on the life of David Foster Wallace), Kessler makes his case for a new understanding of mental suffering. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

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