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    DescriptionNow 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 humour 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.

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    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M. Sapolsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805073690
    ISBN 10: 0805073698

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VFJS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T General Subject: 420
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    Ingram Subject Code: HE
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    B&T Approval Code: A12280000
    DC22: 616.0019
    BISAC V2.8: HEA010000
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    LC classification: QP82.2.S8
    BISAC V2.8: SEL024000
    LC classification: QP82.2.S8 S266 2004
    3, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    23 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert M. Sapolsky is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museum of Kenya. He is the author of "A Primate's Memoir" and "The Trouble with Testosterone," which was a "Los Angeles Times Book" Award finalist. A regular contributor to "Discover "and "The Sciences," and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, he lives in San Francisco.
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    Preface Why Don't Zebras Get Ulcers? Glands, Gooseflesh, and Hormones Stroke, Heart Attacks, and Voodoo Death Stress, Metabolism, and Liquidating Your Assets Ulcers, the Runs, and Hot Fudge SundaesDwarfism and the Importance of Mothers Sex and Reproduction Immunity, Stress, and Disease Stress and Pain Stress and MemoryStress and a Good Night's Sleep Aging and Death Why Is Psychological Stress Stressful? Stress and Depression Personality, Temperament, and Their Stress-Related ConsequencesJunkies, Adrenaline Junkies, and Pleasure The View from the Bottom Managing Stress Notes Illustration Credits Index