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To Thine Own Self Be True: The Relationship Between Spiritual Values and Emotional Health.

Lewis M. Andrews reports a consensus among professional therapists that moderm conceptions of mental health are missing an ethical or spiritual dimension. Such a dimension is essential to overcome depression, guilt, boredom, fear, loneliness and anxiety. Andrews, a psychologist, explores the issues in To Thine Own Self Be True: The Relationship Between Spiritual Values and Emotional Health (Doubleday, 222 pages, $12 paperback).

Those who know the value-violations that underlie their own emotional difficulties can take specific steps to improve both behavior and happiness. Those who would heal or be healed will find this book useful.

Father William Graham is director of liturgy at St. Paul the Apostle, the Paulist church at Lincoln Center in New York.
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Author:Graham, William C.
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Mar 26, 1993
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