Hear from Stanford psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke and ABC’s Sana Qadar on finding balance in a world saturated with high-dopamine stimuli – drugs, food, news, shopping, gaming, social media and more.
While dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is vital for health and happiness, too much, too often, tips the balance towards misery. Lembke will explain what new scientific discoveries can teach us about this relentless pursuit of pleasure, its relationship to pain and how this knowledge can inform our choices to make for more flourishing lives. She will share insights from her clients and their struggles to overcome these problems in their own lives.
At a time when we are all vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption, both understanding the science and learning from the experiences of others can help us break our own dopamine addiction. It’s high time to pursue healthier pleasures: genuine contentment with self and connectedness to others.
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