Shaili Jain MD – The Unspeakable Mind


From a physician and post-traumatic stress disorder specialist comes a nuanced cartographyof PTSD, a widely misunderstood yetcrushing condition that afflicts millions of Americans.

The Unspeakable Mind is the definitive guide for a trauma-burdened age. With profound empathy and meticulous research, Shaili Jain, MD – a practicing psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at one of Americas top VA hospitals, trauma scientist at the National Center for PTSD, and a Stanford professor – shines a long-overdue light on the PTSD epidemic affecting todays fractured world.

Post-traumatic stress disorder goes far beyond the horrors of war and is an inescapable part of all our lives. At any given moment, more than six million Americans are suffering with PTSD.Dr. Jains groundbreaking work demonstrates the ways this disorder cuts to the heart of life, interfering with ones capacity to love, create, and work – incapacity brought on by a complex interplay between biology, genetics, and environment. Beyond the struggles of individuals, PTSD has a tangible imprint on our cultures and societies around the world.

Since 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there has been a huge growth in the science of PTSD, a body of evidence that continues to grow exponentially. With this new knowledge have come dramatic advances in the effective treatment of this condition. Jain draws on a decade of her own clinical innovation and research and argues for a paradigm shift in how PTSD should be approached in the new millennium. She highlights the myriads of ways PTSD care is being transformed to make it more accessible, acceptable, and available to sufferers via integrated care models, use of peer support programs, and technology. By identifying those among us who are most vulnerable to developing PTSD, cutting-edge medical interventions that hold the promise of preventing the onset of PTSD are becoming more of a reality than ever before.

Combining vividly recounted patient stories, interviews with some of the worlds top trauma scientists, and her professional expertise from working on the front lines of PTSD, The Unspeakable Mind offers a textured portrait of this invisible illness that is unrivaled in scope and lays bare PTSD’s roots, inner workings, and paths to healing.

This audiobook is essential listening for understanding how humans can recover from unspeakable trauma. The Unspeakable Mind stands as the definitive guide to PTSD and offers lasting hope to sufferers, their loved ones, and health-care providers everywhere.

Author: Shaili Jain MD
Narrator: Carol Jacobanis
Duration: 10 hours 53 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: HarperAudio
Language: English

User Review:

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I had to restart this book 3 times. It has a heavy subject but following the story line and the changing back and forth left me a bit confused. I found myself having to rewind to fully understand what was happening. It’s ok but I wouldn’t recommend.