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Why We Can't Seem To Get Enough
By Omar Manejwala, M.D.
A nationally recognized expert on compulsive behaviors, Omar Manejwala explains cravings and gives us tools to achieve freedom from our seemingly insatiable desires by changing our actions to remap our brains in his new book Craving: How We Can't Seem to Get Enough.
When we find ourselves wanting something strong enough, we'll do just about anything to get it--sometimes at the expense of our bodies, brains, banks accounts, and relationships. So why do we sometimes have the irrepressible feeling that we nee...d something--such as food, cigarettes, alcohol, or sex--that we really just want? And how do we satiate that feeling without indulging it?
In Craving, Omar Manejwala, M.D., translates the neurobiology of this phenomenon into real and accessible terms, explaining where cravings come from and why we crave. He then gives us tools and guidance to find satisfaction without giving in to our cravings. Dr. Manejwala explains: how and why our brain drives behavior, how to change the part of our brain that fuels our cravings, the warning signs that craving is evolving into addiction, why craving is the most difficult component of addiction to address, Why certain groups are so effective at helping to control cravings.
"The author lucidly explains the neurological changes that occur when cravings give way to addiction, and he offers practical ways to deal with and resist temptation…"
"A SOLID book. It's filled with good science, which I find both illuminating and reassuring. It's filled with concrete, positive suggestions for addressing the issues of craving. It's also compassionate at its core. It's like, Give yourself a break. There are reasons you do this stuff, and it's not your fault, but it's not helping you, so here are some good tools that can give you a way out."
Omar Manejwala, M.D. is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Catasys, a health services management company. Dr. Manejwala previously served as Medical Director at Hazelden foundation. After receiving his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at Duke where he served as Executive Chief Resident. He obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
Dr. Manejwala is one of the nation's leading experts on addictions, cravings and behavior. He has appeared on several national media outlets including Good Morning America, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, The CBS Early Show, The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and ABC News Primetime. He is the author of Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough (Hazelden Publishing 2013) which explains why we crave and prescribes a practical approach to taming cravings of all sorts.
Softcover, 220 pp.
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