Healthy Pleasures (Paperback)

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Discover the proven medical benefits of pleasure and live a longer, healthier life

Imagine a medical treatment that can decrease heart disease, boost immune function, relieve depression, and block pain-whose only side effect is that it makes you feel good. It's safe, inexpensive, and readily available. No, it's not a miracle drug; rather, these benefits come from the experience of pleasure itself. And this pleasure prescription is filled in the internal pharmacy of the brain.

Psychologist Robert Ornstein and physician David Sobel deliver the latest scientific evidence that pleasures--from saunas to siestas, chocolate to charity--and positive attitudes--from happiness to optimism--are not only enjoyable but also good for you.

About the Author

Robert Ornstein, Ph.D., is a psychologist, brain researcher, and writer. He cowrote The Psychology of Consciousness, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and more recently, The Healing Brain.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780201523850
ISBN-10: 020152385X
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: January 22nd, 1990
Pages: 320
Language: English