“Flagging the Therapy is not just a book for sufferers of mental illness, it is mandatory reading for all those who have the slightest interest in good health and human happiness” — Sunday Independent
”Another superb contribution from one of Ireland’s most insightful doctors” — The Irish Times
Flagging the Therapy deals firstly with the world of Neuroplasticity. This relates to the capacity of the brain to change its connections and pathways. This potential is present from birth to death and opens a whole new approach to our understanding of both the cause and management of anxiety and depression.
In Flagging the Therapy, Dr Barry explores these mysterious mind and brain pathways, how they are formed and our unlimited ability to change them. He examines how our emotions, thoughts and behaviours are intimately interlinked with these pathways and therefore capable of transformation.
With this new understanding, he scientifically evaluates all forms of therapy for depression and anxiety. This includes lifestyle changes, drug therapy and all forms of talk therapy. Dr Barry also explores the world of alternative and complimentary medicine and their usage in these conditions. He examines which ones seem to have a solid underlying scientific basis and vice versa.
Finally, he applies a holistic approach to the management of anxiety and depression, showing how all the above therapies can transform our management of both conditions.