Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

A Guide to Stress, Stress- Related Diseases, and Coping

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.
Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor Media, Inc., 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452691411
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO
Additional Contributors: Berkrot, Peter
OverDrive, Inc


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 07, 2021

Key points from the book:
1) feeling poor gives more stress than being poor
2) To reduce stress do the following:
a) increase control to reduce stress
b) more predictability
c) more outlets
d) more social support

Apr 15, 2020

Not a good topic for an audiobook. This topic is far too specific with medical terms that lean toward textbook quality. The title was suggested from another source, so I will try to get a book format instead.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at BPL.

Try searching for Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers to see if BPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top