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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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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 152.42 LEM 000161572 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

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