Lifting Depression by Kelly Lambert
A Neuroscientist's Hands-On Approach to Activating Your Brain's Healing Power

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In this fascinating exploration of depression, neuroscientist Kelly Lambert highlights her groundbreaking research suggesting that important clues to the mysteries of this disease have been in our hands all along. She identifies a circuit in the human brain—connecting movement, feeling, and cognition—that is responsible for symptoms of depression, and shows that when we knit a sweater, prepare a meal, or simply repair a lamp, we’re actually bathing our brain in “feel-good” chemicals. Highlighting inspiring accounts of change and growth, Lifting Depression offers a compassionate and commonsense way of preventing and treating one of the modern era’s most debilitating diseases.

About Kelly Lambert

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Kelly Lambert, Ph.D., is Chair of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College and the author of Lifting Depression, as well as academic texts. She has been published widely in Nature, Scientific American, Behavioral Neuroscience, and other Scientific publications. Her "smart rats" research has been featured on ABC's World News Tonight and other media. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Author website:
Published January 5, 2010 by Basic Books. 305 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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