C.J. Jos

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How to Be Happy: Overcoming Mind Problems: ($20, 224pp, 6X9”: Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-68114-430-6; $35: Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-68114-431-3; $2.99: EBook: ISBN: 978-1-68114-432-0; LCCN: 2018905513; Self-Help—Mood Disorders—Depression; Release: August 20, 2018; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): Everyone will readily agree that overcoming a mental illness is absolutely essential to be happy in life. This book takes it a step further, emphasizing that even Mind Problems, the more common psychological predicaments, though well below the clinical bar, can affect a person’s thinking, behavior and wellbeing in profoundly negative ways and bring down the structure of harmony and health. The book is intended to educate the public on the importance of overcoming these problems by employing self-help strategies, psychotherapy, and, if needed, taking medications. For those concerned with overvaluing life’s mundane problems, thus trivializing the real medical disorders, there are plenty of thought-provoking evidence throughout the book, to calm their nerves.

“For those concerned of overvaluing the life’s mundane problems, thus trivializing the real medical problems, there is plenty of thought-provoking evidence throughout the book, to calm down their nerves.” —Midwest Book Review, Reviewer’s Choice, Agnes J. Elking

“Physician Jos (Journey of a Marriage) aims to educate about the different states of mind that can interfere with general well-being and healthy living. These include nervous tension, dreadful envy, obnoxious greed, gloomy laziness, excessive oddness, and other conditions that fall short of a clinical description. The author presents strategies for managing specific behavior patterns (e.g., stop isolating, use positive self-talk, etc.) and warns that self-medicating through pills or alcohol is not a reliable cure. Jos also intriguingly traces the origins of maladjustment in the lives of serial killer Ted Bundy, the Columbine shooters, and other sociopaths to the unchecked progression of psychological problems. VERDICT: A fascinating look at a host of maladies with the potential to prevent true happiness.” Library Journal, Personal Growth, October 1, 2018

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C.J. Jos, M.D. is board-certified physician trained in Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry, and currently a Professor at St Louis University, St Louis and a Medical Director at COMTREA, a large non-profit organization treating the ill children and adults. Dr. Jos is ideally suited to write this book, since during his long professional career, he has witnessed the limitations of Diagnostic Manuals and the intrinsic power of Mind Problems to erupt and disrupt human lives.


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