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David Theodore George, M.D., is board-certified in psychiatry and internal medicine. He is an associate clinical director at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and a clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. Published in prestigious scientific medical journals, George has presented before groups such as the American Psychiatric Association, American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In his book “Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do” (HarperOne), George provides an understanding of how emotions play a role in the inner workings of the brain. He explains how to identify the difference between a legitimate emotional reaction and a pathological one, understand the biological basis of hard-wired reactions and recognize why distress is caused by a neurological malfunction. This text connects with readers across the board who have experienced intense and overwhelming emotions associated with joy, fear, sadness or depression.