Anger, stress, depression and crime all seem to be symptoms of the lives we lead today. Where do they come from? How are they related? How can we deal with them?
When anger spills out of control, when we see red, it often finds expression in violence and crime. Turned inward, it leads to depression, to feeling blue. The problems fuelled by these extreme shades of mood and emotion are of compelling interest and importance both to individuals and to society as a whole, where depression and crime appear to be reaching epidemic proportions. So why is it that some people seem to thrive on stress while it has others reaching for tranquillisers?
Seeing Red & Feeling Blue gives a detailed, balanced and comprehensive scientific account of these related phenomena. Dr Susan Aldridge reveals how we can use the latest insights into the workings of the brain and its chemistry, along with other approaches, to generate more positive solutions to counteract the destructive shades of our strongest emotions.