Why Zebras Don`t Get Ulcers: Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases and Coping

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Published USA, 1994. 3rd edition 2004
Robert Sapolsky's popular book is about the role of stress in making some of us more vulnerable to disease, and ways in which some of us cope with stressors. There are fascinating chapters on ageing and death, stress and depression, the effects of stress on memory, and what being poor has to do with health. It may sound depressing, yet Sapolsky's good humour and fine literary style succeeds not only in interpreting technical material but also in convincing us that we have an enormous potential to protect ourselves from all the bad news. Most certainly all is not lost! This thoroughly updated third edition, which features new chapters on sleep disorders and addictions as well as new sections on gender differences, anxiety, weight gain, post-traumatic stress disorder and stress management, is rich with insights into how the nervous system responds to stress and how those responses can be controlled.

Robert Sapolsky is a Professor of Biology and Neurology at Stanford University, USA.
Paperback. 539 pages

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