A Neuroscientist's Hands-on Approach to Activating Your Brain's Healing Power
By (author) Kelly Lambert
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Lifting Depression by Kelly Lambert
Book DescriptionTodays young adults are up to ten times more likely to experience depression than their grandparents were. Could it be that in our increasingly automated world, the reduced physical effort needed to accomplish anything may somehow interfere with our level of happiness and subsequent responses to stress? Neuroscientist Kelly Lambert finds compelling evidence that having to work hard for rewards significantly improves mood and prevents depression. Beginning with her innovative research on rats-she compared trust-fund rats (whose rewards came with no effort on their part) to hard-working trained-to-succeed rodents-Lambert offers hope of treatment for people without debilitating (and often ineffective) drugs. Drawing on a wealth of information from the fields of anthropology, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology, Lambert develops a unique theory suggesting that physical effort directed toward tangible outcomes activates particular regions of the brain and builds resilience against the emotional emptiness and negative thinking associated with depression. Whereas most therapies emphasize the importance of mental activity, Lambert reminds us of the importance of physical activity in establishing control in a fast-paced culture that is focused more on the prospect of immediate gratification than savoring the fruits of our labor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465037728
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kelly Lambert
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Compelling scientific evidence that participating in hands-on activities can actually alter the stress responses that lead to depression
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Author Biography - Kelly Lambert
Kelly Lambert, Ph.D., is Chair of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College and has published widely in the neuroscientific literature. Her smart-rats research, which is described in "The Mommy Brain," was most recently presented on ABC's "World News Tonight." She lives in Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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