Neuroscientist Alex Korb, PhD, explains why yoga, socializing and showing gratitude – plus good sleep, exercise and better habits – matter. He describes in detail how your brain and body communicate and how your body releases neurotransmitters like endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin when you take positive actions to reduce stress, improve your mood and fight depression. While never giving medical advice, getAbstract finds that Korb’s book will be especially useful for people that are new to the topic.
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Neuroscientist Alex Korb, PhD, has made an academic and professional career out of understanding depression and the techniques and tools anyone can use to avoid or reverse it. His expertise extends into leadership and motivation, mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.
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4 months agoConcise explanation of the neuroscience and key action steps to take to reverse the downward spiral of depression into an upward spiral of good mental health. A good overview, a starting point for setting goals and taking small, effective steps in a comprehensive approach to improved mental health.
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