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Welber, R. (1992). Deceits of the Mind: and their Effects on the Body. Jane G. Goldberg. New Brunswick, NJ. Transaction Publishers, 1991. 291 pp.. Mod. Psychoanal., 17(1):101-105.

(1992). Modern Psychoanalysis, 17(1):101-105

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Deceits of the Mind: and their Effects on the Body. Jane G. Goldberg. New Brunswick, NJ. Transaction Publishers, 1991. 291 pp.

Review by:
Robert Welber

Deceits of the Mind, the Most recent book by Jane Goldberg, a psychoanalyst, is a milestone in the literature of physical and emotional connections and way stand alone for a long time. It is a well-researched and exciting study which makes what may appear to be revolutionary ideas and actions seems the only reasonable way to decide on health issues of mind and body. We all wrestle with these issues daily in our personal and professional lives.

Goldberg, who speaks in may different ways of the improtance of digestion both physically and emotionally, has digested a great deal of research through her own filter and creative thinging. She has given us a clear picture of the causes of disease and the way to permanent cure. Of all the sources that have influeced her, perhaps the most important are the pioneers Sigmund Freud and Hyman Spotnitz.

Goldberg presents specific examples of cancer patients, one of her own fields of expertise, as well as general anecdotal material. She shows the inexorable ways in which the mind and body are connected and can work toward death and destruction as well as life and creativity. The wealth of research is evident throughtout the book. Goldberg descrbies early on her intentions:

Freud's solution was never to just get rid of feeling or the deper origin of feeling, the instinctual drives themselves.

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