I work as a physician and psychotherapist.  I also write popular articles and books on various topics, but particularly on the links between mind and body.  I have previously held chairs in physiology, human nutrition and integrated medicine at Sheffield University.

My most recently published book (2006) is entitled  ‘Sick and Tired; healing the illnesses doctors cannot cure’.  It is published by Phoenix in paperback at £8.99 and is available on Amazon and some book shops.  



3 Responses to “About Dr Nick Read”

  1. Bettina Schmid Says:

    Dear Dr. Nick Read,

    I’ve been waiting a long time for a book like “Sick and Tired”.
    Thank you very much. I also love your blog.

    I would be very interested how you see the effect
    parents like the Naipauls have on their children.
    ( Did they have any ? )
    I come from a similar background (although my father to my knowledge didn’t have affairs).

    All the best to you

  2. Eileen Says:

    I’m reading your book about unexplained illnesses. My hackles rose almost immediately from just dipping in, especially with the line about CFS and sloth, and the mention of Simon Wessely!
    As I read from the start though, I’m finding a lot of heart, intelligence, insight from yourself. I’m finding (as a ‘CFS/M.E./FM sufferer’) that I’m even coming to think of your book – in spite of my strong feeling that my illness is physical in origin and consequent irritation with and rebuttal of ‘psych’ arguments – as quite brave! (No doubt you’d see my illness belief as reflective of little insight. I disagree.)
    Part of me is still very sceptical however. Groups of symptoms may not fit into any ‘known’ illness, but that does not mean that symptoms and illnesses should be dismissed (because that is what it translates as for many who encounter doctors as a result of their CFS or whatever they’ve got) as ‘psychosomatic’. Let’s wait and see what happens with, for instance, CFS/M.E. Will it be one of those illnesses that turns out to be as well understood (as an illness of ‘organic’ origin) and treatable as, say, diabetes?
    Concerning your book, I’ll read on with interest..

  3. mindbodydoc Says:

    It’s a long time since I last used this blog, Eileen, but I am glad the book interested you. I must update it or write another. Thanks, Nick

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