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The Resource Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb, Archibald D. Hart

Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb, Archibald D. Hart

Label
Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb
Title
Thrilled to death
Title remainder
how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb
Statement of responsibility
Archibald D. Hart
Title variation
How the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a fascinating exploration of the profound loss of pleasure in our daily lives and the seven steps for restoring it. Pleasure. We know what it feels like and many of us spend our days trying to experience it. But can too much pleasure actually be bad for us? Yes, says Dr. Archibald Hart, clinical psychologist and expert in behavorial psychology. Backed by recent brain-imaging research, Dr. Hart shares that to some extent, our pursuit of extreme and overstimulating thrills hijacks our pleasure system and robs us of our ability to experience pleasure in simple things. We are literally being thrilled to death. In this insightful book, Dr. Hart explores the stark rise in a phenomenon known as anhedonia, an inability to experience pleasure or happiness. Previously linked only to serious emotional disorders, anhedonia is now seen as a contributing factor in depression (specifically nonsadness depression) and in the growing number of people who complain of profound boredom. This emotional numbness and loss of joy are results of the overuse ofour brain's pleasure circuits. In Thrilled to Death, Dr. Hart explains the processes of the brain's pleasure center, the damaging trends of overindulgence andoverstimulation, the signs and problems of anhedonia, and the seven important steps we must take to recover our wonderful joy in living. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hart, Archibald D
Dewey number
152.4/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF515
LC item number
.H37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Pleasure
Label
Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb, Archibald D. Hart
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes 7-step recovery process", on cover page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where has all our pleasure gone? -- The many pathways to pleasure -- Pleasure or happiness? -- Stress and anhedonia -- Saving our children from anhedonia -- When pleasure becomes a hidden addiction -- Sexual anhedonia -- Step 1: seek the right form of pleasure -- Step 2: recapture the joy of little things -- Step 3: control your adrenaline -- Step 4: use humor to enhance your happiness -- Step 5: develop appreciation and gratitude -- Step 6: master relaxation and meditation -- Step 7: make space for the things that matter
Control code
sky207588522
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780849918520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007013507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/17
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn122338119
  • (OCoLC)122338119
Label
Thrilled to death : how the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb, Archibald D. Hart
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Includes 7-step recovery process", on cover page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where has all our pleasure gone? -- The many pathways to pleasure -- Pleasure or happiness? -- Stress and anhedonia -- Saving our children from anhedonia -- When pleasure becomes a hidden addiction -- Sexual anhedonia -- Step 1: seek the right form of pleasure -- Step 2: recapture the joy of little things -- Step 3: control your adrenaline -- Step 4: use humor to enhance your happiness -- Step 5: develop appreciation and gratitude -- Step 6: master relaxation and meditation -- Step 7: make space for the things that matter
Control code
sky207588522
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780849918520
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007013507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 04/17
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn122338119
  • (OCoLC)122338119

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