The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time

Author(s): Alex Korb; Daniel J. Siegel (Foreword by)

Psychology / Self Help

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.
 
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.


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"The Upward Spiral presents an engaging, accessible, and informative synthesis of the current thinking on depression and its treatment. A cohesive neuroscience perspective is skillfully interwoven with a practical guide to strategies that can both attenuate pathological negative moods, as well as enhance emotional well-being across the clinical spectrum." --Helen S. Mayberg, professor of psychiatry in neurology and radiology, and Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in psychiatric neuroimaging and therapeutics at Emory University School of Medicine

Alex Korb, PhD, has studied the brain for over a decade. He earned an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University, and received his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles. He wrote his dissertation on depression, and has published numerous scientific articles on depression. He is currently a postdoctoral neuroscience researcher at UCLA in the department of psychiatry, and is also a scientific consultant for several biotech companies. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

General Fields

  • : 9781626251205
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : New Harbinger Publications
  • : March 2015
  • : 229mm X 156mm X 14mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 616.8527
  • : 240
  • : JM
  • : illustrations
  • : Alex Korb; Daniel J. Siegel (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 315
  • : English