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In Dopamine Nation, Anna Lembke digs into the neuroscience of reward to explain how we form addictive behaviors and what we can do to break them and live more balanced lives.
What does this SNAP Summary Include?
- Synopsis of the original book
- Key takeaways from each chapter
- How the pursuit of pleasure leads to pain and addiction
- How to manage compulsive overconsumption in a world overloaded with dopamine
- Editorial Review
- Background on Anna Lembke
About the Original Book:
We are all addicted to something—be it food, recreational drugs, social media, shopping, or gambling. The problem, Lembke observes, is that we have easy access to all manner of rewarding stimuli, and we use these feel-good substances and behaviors to cover up every little discomfort and pain we feel.
Drawing on revealing patient stories and the latest science, Lembke explains how pleasure and pain are interconnected and how we can leverage this relationship to manage our compulsive overconsumption. Through deceptively simple strategies like dopamine fasting, self-binding, and intermittent exposure to pain, she writes, we can unlearn our addictions and find contentment in natural, everyday rewards. Anyone who has struggled with a behavior that feels out of control will find Dopamine Nation a practical guide to recovery.
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