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Author Balkhī, Aḥmad ibn Sahl, 849 or 850-934.

Title Abū Zayd al-Balkhī''s Sustenance of the soul : the cognitive behavior therapy of a ninth century physician / translation and annotation of the ninth century manuscript by Malik Badri
Published [Place of publication not identified] International Institute of Islamic Thought, 2013


Description 1 online resource (78 pages)
Summary Al-Balkhi explains symptoms and treatments giving advice on preventive measures and how to return the body and soul to their natural healthy state. In doing so he displays a keen understanding of the human condition and the medical nature of the human emotional state. An astonishing feat given that many of the conditions he discusses were left largely unknown and untreated for centuries before being clinically defined as such, only as relatively recently as the 20th century. A genius, his insights on human psychopathology as well as diagnoses of psychological ailments including stress, depression, fear and anxiety, phobic and obsessivecompulsive disorders, together with their treatment by cognitive behavior therapy, relate to us in every way and are in sync with modern psychology. Importantly, they also incorporate a greater dimension to include the soul and the worship of God
Subject Medicine, Arab.
Cognitive therapy -- Early works to 1800
Psychology, Pathological -- Early works to 1800
Psychiatry -- Early works to 1800
Medicine, Arabic
HISTORY -- Modern -- 19th Century.
Cognitive therapy.
Medicine, Arab.
Psychology, Pathological.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Badrī, Mālik.
ISBN 1565645030