An eye-opening survey on pleasure-seeking and addiction…
In Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, Dr. Anna Lembke, renowned author and psychiatrist, explores the secret to finding balance in our dopamine-overloaded world. An eye-opening survey on pleasure-seeking and addiction, Dopamine Nation, an instant New York Times best-seller, discusses the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain,...and what we can do about it. Looking at our dependence on the smartphone, the modern-day hypodermic needle that delivers digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation, Dr. Lembke shows us how we have all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption, whether it be over-indulging on technology, social media, food, work or sex, and explains the personal and societal price of being ruled by the next fix.
Anna Lembke, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, is also the author of
Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop, which was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic. She recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives.
A clinician scholar, Dr. Lembke has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations and has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate. She keeps an active speaking calendar and maintains a thriving clinical practice.