Randolph Nesse’s Good Reasons for Bad Feelings is a book I would recommend as required reading for anyone practicing or hoping to practice, clinical psychology, psychiatry, or social work. In fact, I would recommend the book to anyone who suffers from anxiety, depression, or problems controlling their eating, drinking, drug use, or sexual impulses. Randy Nesse is an evolutionary psychiatrist. He is a founder of the field of evolutionary medicine, and is best known for his earlier book, Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine, which he wrote with George C. Williams, the eminent evolutionary biologist. Nesse was also one of the founders of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, whose initial members were a group of intellectual giants who changed the face of modern evolutionary biology, psychology, and anthropology (E.O. Wilson, William Hamilton, Sarah Hrdy, Napoleon Chagnon, Leda Cosmides, Rob Boyd, Martin Daly, Margo … [Read more...] about When Is It Good for You to Feel Miserable?