Synopses & Reviews
Combining cutting edge research with a healthy dose of humor and practical advice, Sapolsky explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies mental afflictions.
"Sapolsky is one of the best science writers of our time.”--Oliver Sacks
About the Author
Robert M. Sapolsky
is a MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Stanford University. He is the author of Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death
and The Trouble with Testosterone
Table of Contents
Why Don't Zebras Get Ulcers?
Glands, Gooseflesh, and Hormones
Stroke, Heart Attacks, and Voodoo Death
Stress, Metabolism, and Liquidating Your Assets
Ulcers, Colitis, and the Runs
Dwarfism and the Importance of Mothers
Sex and Reproduction
Immunity, Stress, and Disease
Stress and Memory
Aging and Death
Why Is Psychological Stress Stressful?
Stress and Depression
Personality, Temperament, and Their Stress-Related Consequences
The View from the Bottom