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What Physicians Should Know About the Mind-Body Connection

3 interesting tidbits about the relationship between the mind and body.

Psychiatrist and sex therapist, Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD, explains how thoughts and feelings can manifest themselves as physical symptoms in our bodies. Dr. Castellanos references an interesting study that shows how visualizing something happening to our body has a greater effect than actually concentrating on trying to create a physical response.

This video portrays Dr. Castellanos describing many of the intriguing hypotheses and research findings featured in her new book, Wanting to Want: What Kills Your Sex Life and How to Keep it Alive. Among those tantalizing insights is how simple breathing exercises could translate to a much lower risk of heart attack or depression, and greater sexual functioning. Watch this video and smile, because even a forced one can increase your dopamine levels!

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD – No relevant associations to disclose