The Body Keeps the Score

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The Body Keeps the Score
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Cover featuring Henri Matisse's Icarus
AuthorBessel van der Kolk
Original titleThe Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
PublisherViking Press
Publication date
September 25, 2014
Pages464
ISBN978-0-670-78593-3
OCLC861478952
616.85/21206
LC ClassRC552.P67 V358 2014

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma is a 2014 book by Bessel van der Kolk about the effects of psychological trauma, also known as traumatic stress.[1][2] The book describes van der Kolk's research and experiences, on how individuals are affected by traumatic stress, and its effects on the mind and body.

The Body Keeps the Score has been published in 36 languages.[3] As of July 2021 the book had spent more than 141 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List for Nonfiction, with 27 of those weeks spent in the #1 position.[4]

Overview[edit]

In the book, Van der Kolk discusses the effect of trauma[1] and forms of healing including possible eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, yoga, and limbic system therapy.[5]

Reception[edit]

The Body Keeps the Score was well-received, including a starred review from Library Journal.[6] Reviewing the book for New Scientist magazine, Shaoni Bhattacharya wrote that "[p]acked with science and human stories, the book is an intense read that can get technical. Stay with it, though: van der Kolk has a lot to say, and the struggle and resilience of his patients is very moving."[2]

In 2019, The Body Keeps the Score was ranked second in the science category of The New York Times Best Seller.[7] As of July 2021, the book had spent more than 141 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List for Nonfiction, with 27 of those weeks spent in the #1 position.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.: 9780143127741 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2020-06-20.
  2. ^ a b Bhattacharya, Shaoni (2014-11-05). "The lifelong cost of burying our traumatic experiences". New Scientist. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  3. ^ "The Body Keeps The Score". Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  4. ^ a b Egan, Elisabeth (2021-07-08). "Does a Writer Ever Get Cozy on the Best-Seller List? Bessel van der Kolk Says No". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  5. ^ Interlandi, Jeneen (2014-05-22). "A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-12.
  6. ^ "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma". Book Verdict. October 1, 2014. Retrieved 2021-10-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Science Books - Best Sellers - The New York Times". The New York Times. September 2019. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-12.