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Dopamine nation

finding balance in the age of indulgence
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Lembke, Anna
Verfasser*innenangabe: Anna Lembke
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: New York, Penguin Random House, LLC
Mediengruppe: Buch
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES and LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER
“Brilliant . . . riveting, scary, cogent, and cleverly argued.”—Beth Macy, author of Dopesick,
as heard on Fresh Air
 
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.
 
In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain . . . and what to do about it. Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. The lived experiences of her patients are the gripping fabric of her narrative. Their riveting stories of suffering and redemption give us all hope for managing our consumption and transforming our lives. In essence, Dopamine Nation shows that the secret to finding balance is combining the science of desire with the wisdom of recovery.
 
Table of Contents
 
Introduction: the Problem 1 (6)
PART I The Pursuit of Pleasure
 
Chapter One Our Masturbation Machines
7 (24)
Chapter Two Running from Pain
31 (16)
Chapter Three The Pleasure-Pain Balance
47 (24)
PART II Self-Binding
 
Chapter Four Dopamine Fasting
71 (18)
Chapter Five Space, Time, and Meaning
89 (30)
Chapter Six A Broken Balance?
119 (20)
PART III The Pursuit of Pain
 
Chapter Seven Pressing on the Pain Side
139 (32)
Chapter Eight Radical Honesty
171 (36)
Chapter Nine Prosocial Shame
207 (24)
Conclusion: Lessons of the Balance 231 (4)
Author's Note 235 (2)
Notes 237 (20)
Bibliography 257 (18)
Acknowledgments 275 (2)
Index 277
 
 
 

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Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Lembke, Anna
Verfasser*innenangabe: Anna Lembke
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: New York, Penguin Random House, LLC
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Interessenkreis: Suche nach diesem Interessenskreis Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-524-74672-8
2. ISBN: 1-524-74672-X
Beschreibung: 290 Seiten
Schlagwörter: Droge, Einkaufen, Essen, Social Media, Spielleidenschaft, Sucht, Glücksspielsucht, Shopping, Soziale Medien, Spielsucht, Sucht / Glücksspiel, Sucht / Spiel
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Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-273) and index.- Text englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch