Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping (MP3 CD)

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By Robert M. Sapolsky, Peter Berkrot (Narrated by)
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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.

About the Author


Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of books including "A Primate's Memoir" and "The Trouble with Testosterone," which was a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award finalist.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot held feature roles in "Caddyshack" and Showtime's "Brotherhood." He has recorded over 170 audiobooks, over 100 for children; has been nominated for an Audie Award; and has received a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and starred reviews.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452661414
ISBN-10: 1452661413
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: December 31st, 2012
Language: English

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