Hamish Hamilton

Why Do People Get Ill?

Darian Leader and Darian Leader and David Corfield and Darian Leader and David Corfield
David Corfield

A totally fresh look at our psychological and physical well-being.

Have you ever wondered why people get ill? Why is it that illness strikes so often at times we feel most vulnerable, after a bereavement or a long period of stress? How exactly are the mind and body intertwined? What makes illness happen when it does - and what, if anything - can we do about it?

Why Do People Get Ill? lucidly explores these questions about human health and disease, combining cutting-edge research and neglected medical insights. With remarkable case studies and advice for a fitter life, this is an intriguing and thought-provoking study, which will appeal to everyone who cares about their health.

'Leader is an author producing a unique brand of popular psychology that is intellectually rigorous yet mercifully accessible to the enquiring lay reader' Art Monthly

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst and a founding member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research in London. He is the author of Why do women write more letters than they post?, Promises lovers make when it gets late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa.

David Corfield is a lecturer in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics and co-editor of Foundations of Bayesianism.


Pub Date: October, 2006
ISBN: 0241143160
Price: £15.99
Format: 135.0x216.0mm, Hardback (Demy) (with Jacket)
Extent: 288pp
Territory: British Commonwealth excl. Canada
US rights: Capel and Land
Translation Rights: Capel and Land
Film Rights: Capel and Land
Serial Rights: Penguin UK

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