Buy Used
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Infinite_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Order will be shipped within 24 hours from our UK based warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. We offer a full money back guarantee should you not be satisfied with your order in any way.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Sick and Tired: Healing the Illnesses that Doctors Cannot Cure Paperback – 3 Aug 2006

4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix; Pbk. Ed edition (3 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753817144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753817148
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 694,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


'At long last, a book not by some New Age nutter, but by an eminent doctor on the massive challanges our society faces in "healing the illnesses doctors cannot cure". A book that should be prescribed to all medics.' (INDEPENDENT (8/9/06))


SICK AND TIRED investigates the paradox that while people in the developed world are living longer, millions of people suffer from new illnesses that modern medicine has no answer for e.g. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Half the visits to NHS doctors in the UK involved patients with such problems. Nick Read reveals what is going on; why the stresses and strains of modern life are often the trigger for an astonishing range of symptoms; and why the NHS and other medical systems are so bad at dealing with them. He contends that this is not the first time in history that social, economic and family pressures have led to new forms of sickness. And he explains how modern clinical practice that has so sharply reduced the number of people dying of heart disease (for example) is often slow to detect psychosomatic problems, and usually clumsy at dealing with them. Dr Read cites numerous case studies and patients' stories to show how the disintegration of family units, job pressures and the sheer pace of modern life can trigger debilitating physical symptoms.S

ICK AND TIRED reveals the extraordinary extent to which your mind can affect your body. It is not a call for us all to seek therapy, but a considered study into the impact of our lifestyles on our health. If you don't have such symptoms yourself, you probably have family or friends who do: Dr Read explains that the way to better health is to tackle the stress, not just the symptoms.

See all Product description

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 5 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

7 June 2010
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
21 August 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
30 October 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
20 August 2011
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
26 August 2006
Format: Paperback
7 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?