Frontal Fatigue

The Impact of Modern Life and Technology on Mental Illness

Non-Fiction - Health - Medical
248 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2021
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Author Biography

Mark D Rego, MD, has practiced adult, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatry for thirty years. He spent twenty-five years in community practice specializing in treating patients who required medication and addressing the special needs of those in hospitals, nursing homes, and group homes. Since he began his practice in 1989, he has taught psychiatric trainees at Yale New Haven Hospital. From 2004 until 2010, he spent time in Ayacucho, Peru, working with local groups to build a mental health center and continued years after to help supply them with needed medicines.

Dr. Rego presently consults in small community clinics that treat the underserved. As he is now physically disabled and can no longer see patients, Dr. Rego spends his time studying psychiatry and philosophy and writing about the ways mental illness affects people’s lives. He lives with his wife in Milford, Connecticut.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

Frontal Fatigue is a revelation of growing mental illnesses within modern society, written by Dr. Mark Rego. As the world develops and moves a step forward, our mental health seems to be taking two steps back each time. Mental health issues are on the rise and are increasingly more obvious and worrisome, yet the majority lack acknowledgment and the acceptance of our human response to stressors. With growing technology that is meant to ease our lives, there is a connection between increasing mental illnesses and stress. Frontal Fatigue dives deep into mental illnesses and technology, as well as methods for prefrontal cortex fatigue management to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Frontal Fatigue by Dr. Mark Rego presents eye-opening findings of overstimulation from technology and its effects on the prefrontal cortex. Dr. Mark Rego takes the hypothesis of prefrontal cortex fatigue back to the Middle Ages. The human body has adapted to physical-centric tasks for centuries, but Rego brings it to modern times where every decision relies on our mental capabilities. Written in simple yet sophisticated language, Frontal Fatigue provides a deeper perception of how our society lacks understanding, awareness, and acceptance of the most common mental health problems today. This book also provides recommendations and solutions to our mental dilemmas and how to counteract prefrontal cortex fatigue. Frontal Fatigue is an interesting and captivating study that relates to the majority of the population in today’s world. I truly loved this book! It intrigued me to the core. I would definitely recommend this book for those interested to see how modern technology may not be as black and white as we think.