Dopamine Nation

Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

    • 4.5 • 154 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2021
August 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
7.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Mannyar96 ,

Eye opener

This book is great for anyone dealing with basic everyday addictions. Whether video games or even binge watching. This book goes into detail about the balance between pain and pleasure.

Skeeter Frost ,

A dive into the mind

Excellent read and inspiring.

rrubio@99 ,

For Psychologists

The book has a variety of stories told by the author can be relatable to some degree for some. There is biological explanations of dopamine with great analogy for the reader to follow along. I wish there other forms of addiction discussed in this book that is more abstract such as thoughts or a person.

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