The Book of Psychological Truths

A Psychiatrist's Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living

Non-Fiction - Self Help
472 Pages
Reviewed on 02/28/2023
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

The Book of Psychological Truths: A Psychiatrist's Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living by R. Duncan Wallace MD is a non-fiction self-help book that pierces the veil of what many of us have been told and taught our entire lives about what we think, feel and control, and enhances science-backed facts by leveraging out inherent signal awareness. In doing this, Dr. Wallace provides a set of truths that reach beyond traditional mindsets. Broken down into seven distinct and interconnected sections, the book covers a multitude of areas that include, but are by no means limited to, the removal of pressure and pain that are blocks to self-power, the flow, function and greatest forces and how to harness them, navigating relationships, communication, situational stress, higher healing and living as the best versions of ourselves.

I've always found myself lying to a psychiatrist, having been in and out of offices with a rare form of OCD since the age of 12, in the misguided notion that if I say what I think they want to hear that I can crack on independently. Nothing to see here, folks. Of course, this changed as I got older and more comfortable in my own skin and in my own mind. The Book of Psychological Truths is the guide that I wish I could take back to myself in my early twenties and assure myself that I had it within me to power forward. What Dr. R. Duncan Wallace provides is what we all actually need: to have our inner turmoil validated and to help us push through organically. The most eye-opening section for me was on handling situational anxiety and understanding its value. This is the first time in 30 years someone told me that anxiety has a purpose, and that purpose is positive. We are signaled that our quality of life is in danger and it allows for preparedness. Yes, many of us exacerbate it, and mastery of this is part of Dr. Wallace's truths, but once we accept that and embrace the signal for what it is, and listen to it, we are better for it. Overall, the entire book is like seven different, profoundly important light-switch moments. Very highly recommended.

Ana-Maria Leasa

The Book of Psychological Truths by R. Duncan Wallace, MD, presents the psychological thrust that can help us to better understand ourselves and overcome the obstacles created by psychological problems. No matter your occupation, each one of us has or will suffer from some form of psychological problem such as stress, anxiety, mental pressure, or depression. Each of these situations requires the necessary tools, called psychological truths, meant to help you overcome and improve your quality of life.

One of the aspects that I liked about The Book of Psychological Truths by R. Duncan Wallace, MD, is how the author has compiled and delivered the information so everyone can understand it. Until I read this book, I didn’t fully understand or pay attention to how problems like stress and mental pressure were affecting me. After trying some of the psychological truths related to my problems, I could better understand and improve my situation, and as Wallace suggests, go on to do my best. Each chapter provides examples of situations involving the various difficulties affecting people, such as how an insufficient amount of positive input can affect the life of a child like Ronnie; or how one's purpose can turn against one's well-being like Ruth's. Each psychological truth helped me better understand both the cause and the solution.

Astrid Iustulin

We all need a guide that explains how we can overcome our limiting beliefs to have a happier and more rewarding life. The Book of Psychological Truths by R. Duncan Wallace M.D. is the best companion you can find for this purpose. The author will help readers discover what is keeping them from having a better life by offering explanations, answers, and many stories concerning his patients. The topics covered are diverse and interesting. These include why people feel stressed and how they can relieve the pressure, increase their self-power, improve their relationships, and learn to deal with depression, anxiety, and embarrassment. They will also discover how to improve their quality of life and rediscover meaning and purpose.

The Book of Psychological Truths is a veritable treasure trove of information that will help readers to identify which behavior patterns and beliefs prevent them from realizing their ambitions and having the life they deserve. R. Duncan Wallace offers clear explanations and teaches readers what to do to change their way of thinking. So many parts of the book enlightened me and I am sure they will be even better when I read them again. In particular, the chapter dedicated to the loss of meaningful purpose made me completely change my previous opinion. I am sure that many other readers will have the same experience with this book. I recommend it to those who want to live their lives with greater awareness and wish to understand how the mind works.

Grace Ruhara

We are all wonderfully intertwined and intellectually required to share our ideas, opinions, and suggestions. At the same time, by doing this, we might get misunderstood or misinterpreted and end up angering the other party due to a lack of clear communication. The Book of Psychological Truths by R. Duncan Wallace MD offers tips and methods to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly in a more engaging, interesting, and educational manner. The author also discusses marriage, with his arguments revolving around the problems that can happen early in a marriage. We all come from different backgrounds, experiences, and ways of doing things and this often causes clashes and misunderstandings in relationships. Marriage is a serious topic, and the author takes us through tips on helping us build a healthy marriage while respecting and valuing each other's differences. The author also talks about how to get rid of mental pressure and pain, build self-esteem, and deal with situational concerns.

I enjoyed every page of The Book of Psychological Truths by R. Duncan Wallace MD, and could not get enough of it. There are so many aspects of this text that I love. His method of content delivery is excellent. The way he effortlessly discusses these crucial topics was commendable. Included are endnotes with links so readers could later learn more about the topics. Also, at the end of each chapter, summary notes helped me remember what the chapter was about and enhanced my comprehension of the information as I moved on to the next chapter. The icing on the cake is that the author uses short stories to convey his message, which sums up what he is trying to say on a deeper level in a fun and educational way. I can recommend this book to readers interested in learning psychological truths to improve their quality of life and enjoy the numerous life lessons waiting to be discovered.

Philip Van Heusen

Truth is more important than most people realize. Dr. R. Duncan Wallace shares many psychological facts in The Book of Psychological Truths. When we try to live life believing messages that are not true, we will have psychological problems, which can also affect our quality of life. The largest source of emotional pain is produced by illogical thinking. The brain is a powerful organ and can transform your life when you learn how to harness its power. This book will give you the keys to mental health and living the best life for you. Dr. Wallace explains how to use various releases for all types of mental distress. Knowing what is true and real is the most powerful force we have. Learning these releases can enable us to live a life of mental health.

Dr. R. Duncan Wallace breaks The Book of Psychological Truths into seven parts, including easy-to-read yet comprehensive sections, such as how to remove mental pressure and pain, the importance of psychological truths, proper communication, and more. There is a complete index at the end of the book, so you can quickly navigate to any section with which you are dealing. Dr. Wallace discusses each issue and then gives interesting case studies of each. These stories show how to overcome problems. Using examples makes understanding each concept much easier. This book is written with the reader in mind and avoids technical jargon. I highly recommend reading this book slowly and taking notes. Notes will help you in the future when new challenges enter your life. This book can become a handy reference as you live your life to the fullest.