The Resource Why zebras don't get ulcers, Robert M. Sapolsky

Why zebras don't get ulcers, Robert M. Sapolsky

Label
Why zebras don't get ulcers
Title
Why zebras don't get ulcers
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Sapolsky
Title variation
Why zebras don't get ulcers
Title variation remainder
the acclaimed guide to stress, stress-related diseases, and coping
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616/.001/9
Index
index present
LC call number
QP82.2.S8
LC item number
S266 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Why zebras don't get ulcers, Robert M. Sapolsky
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Why don't zebras get ulcers? -- 2. Glands, gooseflesh and hormones -- 3. Stroke, heart attacks and voodoo death -- 4. Stress, metabolism and liquidating your assets -- 5. Ulcers, the runs, and hot fudge sundaes -- 6. Dwarfism and the importance of mothers -- 7. Sex and reproduction -- 8. Immunity, stress and disease -- 9. Stress and pain -- 10. Stress and memory -- 11. Stress and a good night's sleep -- 12. Aging and death -- 13. Why is psychological stress stressful? -- 14. Stress and depression -- 15. Personality, temperament, and their stress-related consequences -- 16. Junkies, adrenaline junkies and pleasure -- 17. The view from the bottom -- 18. Managing stress
Control code
000025376744
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
xv, 539
Isbn
9780805073690
Lccn
2004046044
Other physical details
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.b23666481
System control number
  • jj23666481
  • (OCoLC)54753129

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
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