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The Craving Brain: The Biobalance Approach to Controlling

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Publisher Comments:

"Gotta have it" is the thought process of an addicted person. A drink, a drag, a hit, a line, a pill, another piece of chocolate. "Gotta have it."

What drives this powerful need known as addiction? The problem isn't with the abused substance or activity, contends Dr. Ruden. The problem lies in the brain. As a result of genetic, hormonal and environmental factors, dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain are altered, and this sets the stage for the craving response. "Gotta have it!"

The Craving Brain explains why some individuals are susceptible to addiction to alcohol, gambling or food, while others remain unaffected. It also shows why 12-step programs work, and why we need Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Describing a new, revolutionary treatment to prevent the craving response, this book will forever alter our thinking and our approach to this devastating — but treatable — condition.

Book News Annotation:

Ruden, medical director of the Biobalance Center of New York, unveils a new theory of addiction, explaining the physical elements of addiction as well as the reasons people become addicted to food and drugs. He outlines a successful treatment for people suffering from addictions of all kinds, involving medically altering levels of two brain chemicals, dopamine and serotonin. Includes a chapter on the scientific foundation of the theory, with annotated references, plus a glossary. For general readers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Ronald A. Ruden, M.D., Ph.D., is a leader in the field of medicine. Harvard-trained, he is that rare breed of clinician-scientist whose research is conducted with real patients, from his private office.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060186982
Subtitle:
The BioBalance Approach to Controlling Addictions
Author:
Ruden, Ronald A.
Author:
Ruden, Ronald A.
Author:
Byalick, Marcia
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Compulsive behavior
Subject:
Homeostasis
Subject:
Serotonin
Subject:
Dopamine
Subject:
Compulsive behavior -- Pathophysiology.
Subject:
Substance-Related Disorders
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
Z11
Publication Date:
19970319
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.61x5.82x1.18 in. .88 lbs.

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