Books by Brights
Hypoic's Handbook: “The Evolutionary Origin, Genetic Blueprint, and Neurophysiological Foundation of Addiction: Hypoism”
Hypoic's Handbook describes the complete and global neurobiological hypothesis for the disease that causes all addictions to: substances, behaviors, people, and beliefs. It finally resolves what came first, the chicken or the egg, for addictions.
Addiction is an unintended consequence of evolution of the brain caused by genetic diversity of the instinct regulating mechanism also called the decision-making apparatus. The book shows where addictions originate, the unconscious neurobiological forces that produce and perpetuate them, and how to really recover from them and the other personal difficulties this same mechanism causes in the hypoic's life. This is the disease we have all been talking about without actually knowing what it is. Effective recovery is based on the workings of this mechanism. The book also delineates the societal impediments to recovery, stigmatization and denial, and how these can be overcome with a clear understanding of the real disease behind these behaviors. Moreover, vast insight is provided to those of you who are looking for a valid premise to change social policy in a healthy way concerning recovery and harm reduction.
The author of Hypoic's Handbook, Dan F. Umanoff, M.D., has accomplished an astounding and remarkable task. First, he has blown the prevailing incorrect paradigm(s) of addictions out of the water with several well placed surgical missiles which explode the most prestigious and accepted but invalid addiction foundation theories. Next, he presents to the readers and the field of addictionology an addiction hypothesis that not only explains all addictions, but also puts the entire jigsaw puzzle of addictions and its associated problems and goofy behaviors together into an artistic, profound, and irresistible picture called Hypoism. This Hypoism hypothesis is derived from a substantial synthesis of literature and research in the fields of neurobiology, behavioral genetics, evolutionary psychology and biology, addictionology, and neurophysiology together with his own incredible insights into human nature and human addiction realities. The Hypoism hypothesis emphatically results in a profound new way to perceive addictions and leads to a revolutionary approach to addiction diagnosis, recovery, and public policy. Hypoic's Handbook must be read and studied by anyone interested in any aspect of human instincts gone awry, addictions and compulsive behaviors.
All proceeds from the sale of the book and donations to the N4A are tax deductible and go to the National Association for the Advancement and Advocacy of Addicts, Inc., the N4A, a 501-c-3 charity.
About the Author
DAN F. UMANOFF, M.D., Medical College of Virginia: M.D. 1972, Internship 1972-73, Internal Medicine Residency 1973-1975, Board Certified 1975; Nephrology Fellowship 1975-1977, Board Certified 1978, Currently is the president and CEO of the N4A, inc.