I really think you need to rethink your orthodoxy. I never got better and wasted tons of time, until I stopped believing in the fairy tale of TMS and quit reading and participating in the TMShelp forum. I got better because I recognized I had an anxiety disorder. The only trip to a shrink I made was very early on, and then I got caught up in the whole TMS thing, which has its own doctors, nomenclature and cheerleaders, and flopped around with Freudian BS for a long time and got...worse. Sorry, Tom. You are way too dogmatic. Dr. Sarno did the world a favor with his popular books explaining the spine, but he needlessly reinvented the wheel. It's been well known in Western medicine for over 100 years that anxiety creates all types of physical symptoms, and people had been recovering for years from those symptoms prior to Dr. Sarno, and they have done it from books and tapes and just calming down. You coming onto a board and SHOUTING about TMS being the Holy Grail is what has driven anybody who dares question the orthodoxy away from TMShelp.. TMS remains putting the cart before the horse. Period. Do everybody a favor and don't respond to this. I offered the OP some book choices and ideas; nothing more. Leave it be.