Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping - Now Revised and Updated
CD - unabridged
Audio (15 discs)
Product Number: DD8587
Released: Dec 31, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452611419
Narrator/s: Peter Berkrot
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick.Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

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Author(s): Robert M. Sapolsky
Genre: Self Help

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Author(s): Robert M. Sapolsky
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Genre: Self Help
Product Number Z100099763
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452691411
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Author(s): Robert M. Sapolsky
Genre: Self Help
Product Number EB00094805
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429935654

Professional reviews

"A veteran stress expert updates his exhaustive lesson on how all types of stress affect us--immediate stress reactions, stress-recovery responses, and long-term effects from repeated stress exposure. He's a chatty writer, which makes the voluminous information engaging and easy to absorb. He encourages open-mindedness by offering all sides of a controversial issue before delivering his invariably well-documented findings on how stress affects processes like disease resistance, sexual functioning, appetite and energy consumption, emotional health, and addiction. Delightful voice pro Peter Berkrot keeps the action going with his skillful expression of the author's wry humor and nuanced intelligence. This and his sensitive way of interpreting Sapolsky's more surprising or important statements gives this lengthy audio the dramatic edge needed to make it endlessly fascinating. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

Professional reviews

"A veteran stress expert updates his exhaustive lesson on how all types of stress affect us--immediate stress reactions, stress-recovery responses, and long-term effects from repeated stress exposure. He's a chatty writer, which makes the voluminous information engaging and easy to absorb. He encourages open-mindedness by offering all sides of a controversial issue before delivering his invariably well-documented findings on how stress affects processes like disease resistance, sexual functioning, appetite and energy consumption, emotional health, and addiction. Delightful voice pro Peter Berkrot keeps the action going with his skillful expression of the author's wry humor and nuanced intelligence. This and his sensitive way of interpreting Sapolsky's more surprising or important statements gives this lengthy audio the dramatic edge needed to make it endlessly fascinating. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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