Includes bibliographical references (p. -367)and index.
What causes illness? -- Why listening matters -- Is stress the culprit? -- The timing of illness -- Words and beliefs -- Can illness have a meaning? -- When the body replies -- The heart -- Two bodies or one? -- Identification -- The immune system -- Cancer -- Health risks of being normal -- Does therapy work? -- What do doctors want?
Presents the argument that the mind affects a variety of conditions, from heart disease and cancer to asthma and arthritis, and calls for greater awareness of the mind-body connection.