Dr. Robert B. Downes’ New Book Gives Readers Reason to ‘Hope’

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Inspiring account is triumphant testament of author’s indomitable human spirit, power of hope

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An inspiring story of how as a doctor and a person, Downes believes turned him into a wounded healer

For many years, Dr. Robert B. Downes wanted to write a book about his own experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder and about the deep anxiety, depression and anger that accompany that syndrome. He wanted to help people who may have struggled with this mental health problem and this desire prompted him to write “Hope” (published by Xlibris).

This book shares Downes’ grueling battle with post-traumatic stress disorder and how he was able to overcome it with courage and help from his loved ones. His story is a triumphant testament of the indomitable human spirit and the power of hope.

“This book is an account of a long journey that led me from the edge of despondency to hope, to a regeneration of my dreams to be a good doctor, to be a productive professional and a happy person,” Downes reveals. “I desire, particularly to help people with whom I now work, men and women who are addicted to hard-core drugs and are seeking to find hope in their struggle for freedom.”

“Hope” is an inspiring story of how as a doctor and a person, Downes believes turned him into a wounded healer. He published this book to provide hope to people who have experienced traumatic events in their lives, people who have lost control, lost joy and lost confidence in their ability to walk free from fear and depression—people who have felt unable to cope with the demands of everyday life.

By Robert B. Downes, MD
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781503551251
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 48 pages | ISBN 9781503551268
E-Book | 48 pages | ISBN 9781503551275
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert B. Downes was born in New York City. He took his medical degree at University College, Dublin, Ireland. Initially trained as a pediatrician, he has been working with patients who are addicted to opioid drugs for the past 10 years. He is married with two children and four grandchildren. He lives and practices in Natick.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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