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Dopamine nation : finding balance in the age of indulgence / Anna Lembke, M.D.

Lembke, Anna, 1967- (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 152.42 LEM (Text) 33500013455720 New Checked out 10/12/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library 152.42 LEM (Text) 33500013455738 New Checked out 09/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524746728
  • ISBN: 152474672X
  • Physical Description: 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The problem -- The pursuit of pleasure. Our masturbation machines ; Running from pain ; The pleasure-pain balance -- Self-binding. Dopamine fasting ; Science, time, and meaning ; A broken balance? -- The pursuit of pain. Pressing on the pain side ; Radical honesty ; Prosocial shame -- Conclusion: Lessons of the balance.
Summary, etc.:
"Resettling Your Brain in the Age of Cheap Pleasures"-- Provided by publisher.
We are living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. Lembke explores new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain-- and what to do about it. She illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. The secret to finding balance is combining the science of desire with the wisdom of recovery. -- adapted from jacket
Study Program Information Note:
This book is about pleasure. It's also about pain. Most important, it's about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We're living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting ... The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. As such we've all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption.
Author Notes

Anna Lembke is the medical director of Stanford Addiction Medicine, program director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding research in mental illness, for excellence in teaching, and for clinical innovation in treatment. A clinician scholar, she has published morethan a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries in prestigious outlets such as The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice.

Subject: Pleasure.
Pain.
Compulsive behavior.
Internet > Social aspects.
Substance abuse.
Compulsive behavior.
Internet > Social aspects.
Pain.
Pleasure.
Substance abuse.

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