Why Zebra's Don't Get Alcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases

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Combining cutting edge research with a healthy dose of humor and practical advice, Sapolsky explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies mental afflictions.

"Humorous as well as informative, this comprehensive text examines the effect stress has on the body and mind...new chapters cover memory, personality & temperament, & stress & society...written by a MacArthur Fellow."

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Overview

Combining cutting edge research with a healthy dose of humor and practical advice, Sapolsky explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies mental afflictions.

"Humorous as well as informative, this comprehensive text examines the effect stress has on the body and mind...new chapters cover memory, personality & temperament, & stress & society...written by a MacArthur Fellow."

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"Sapolsky is one of the best science writers of our time.”—Oliver Sacks
Paul Insel
...[D]raws on the latest research to look at the physical effects of emotional turmoil and current controversies in the field, such as the role of stress in cancer and immune responses...[and] discusses effective ways to moderate the body's responses to stress....Saplosky explains how prolonged stress affects the body and what we can do to mitigate its effects, particularly the psychological stress that most often afflicts humans, but not zebras.
Healthline Magazine
Paul Insel Ph.D.
...[D]raws on the latest research to look at the physical effects of emotional turmoil and current controversies in the fieldsuch as the role of stress in cancer and immune responses...[and] discusses effective ways to moderate the body's responses to stress....Saplosky explains how prolonged stress affects the body and what we can do to mitigate its effectsparticularly the psychological stress that most often afflicts humansbut not zebras. —Healthline Magazine
Paul Insel, Ph.D.
...[D]raws on the latest research to look at the physical effects of emotional turmoil and current controversies in the field, such as the role of stress in cancer and immune responses...[and] discusses effective ways to moderate the body's responses to stress....Saplosky explains how prolonged stress affects the body and what we can do to mitigate its effects, particularly the psychological stress that most often afflicts humans, but not zebras.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716732105
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/1998
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Sapolsky is a MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Stanford University. He is the author of Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death and The Trouble with Testosterone.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Why Don't Zebras Get Ulcers?

Glands, Gooseflesh, and Hormones

Stroke, Heart Attacks, and Voodoo Death

Stress, Metabolism, and Liquidating Your Assets

Ulcers, Colitis, and the Runs

Dwarfism and the Importance of Mothers

Sex and Reproduction

Immunity, Stress, and Disease

Stress-Induced Analgesia

Stress and Memory

Aging and Death

Why Is Psychological Stress Stressful?

Stress and Depression

Personality, Temperament, and Their Stress-Related Consequences

The View from the Bottom

Managing Stress

Notes

Sources

Index

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