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The upward spiral : using neuroscience to reverse the course of depression, one small change at a time / Alex Korb, PhD.

By: Korb, Alex [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: viii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781626251205; 1626251207.Subject(s): Depression, Mental | Affective disordersDDC classification: 616.8527 Other classification: SEL011000 | PSY020000 | PSY049000
Contents:
Part 1: Stuck in a downward spiral -- A brain map of depression -- Trapped with anxiety and worry -- Always noticing the negative -- Caught in bad habits -- Part 2: Creating an upward spiral -- Exercise your brain -- Set goals, make decisions -- Give your brain a rest -- Develop positive habits -- Take advantage of biofeedback -- Activate a gratitude circuit -- Rely on the power of others -- Your brain in therapy.
Summary: Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.
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Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. InThe Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.<br> <br> Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, thoughts, and actions. The truth is that there isn'tone big solution to depression, but thereare numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects--giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.

Includes bibliographical references.

Part 1: Stuck in a downward spiral -- A brain map of depression -- Trapped with anxiety and worry -- Always noticing the negative -- Caught in bad habits -- Part 2: Creating an upward spiral -- Exercise your brain -- Set goals, make decisions -- Give your brain a rest -- Develop positive habits -- Take advantage of biofeedback -- Activate a gratitude circuit -- Rely on the power of others -- Your brain in therapy.

Depression can feel like a downward spiral, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, fatigue, and apathy. In The Upward Spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Stuck in a Downward Spiral
  • 1 A Brain Map of Depression (p. 9)
  • 2 Trapped with Anxiety and Worry (p. 33)
  • 3 Always Noticing the Negative (p. 47)
  • 4 Caught in Bad Habits (p. 63)
  • Part 2 Creating an Upward Spiral
  • 5 Exercise Your Brain (p. 77)
  • 6 Set Goals, Make Decisions (p. 93)
  • 7 Give Your Brain a Rest (p. 107)
  • 8 Develop Positive Habits (p. 123)
  • 9 Take Advantage of Biofeedback (p. 137)
  • 10 Activate a Gratitude Circuit (p. 151)
  • 11 Rely on the Power of Others (p. 161)
  • 12 Your Brain in Therapy (p. 179)
  • Conclusion (p. 193)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 197)
  • Notes (p. 199)

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