The Balanced Brain: The Science of Mental Health

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Princeton University Press
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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Camilla Nord leads the Mental Health Neuroscience Lab at the University of Cambridge. Her research has been featured in the New Statesman, the Daily Mail and the British Journal of Psychiatry, and on the BBC.
"Masterfully nuanced."---David Robson, The Guardian
"Rigorous--but also engagingly personal. . . . The Balanced Brain provides an exciting snapshot of what we know so far about this vital organ's importance for maintaining our mental health."---Peter Carty,
"A fascinating read, one that is able to make sense of unexpected connections . . . . Nord makes a compelling case for rejecting any clear distinction between mental and physical illness."---Sophie McBain, Sunday Times
"Optimistic. . . . Her writing is masterfully nuanced in its treatment of depression, without sacrificing the clarity of her argument."---David Robson, Observer

Delightfully sinful. A whole chapter devoted to 'natural highs' is a refreshing departure from popular recommendations for lives devoid of cake, alcohol, fats and screen time. . . . In the realm of both pain and pleasure, Nord offers a plethora of interesting facts. . . . what quickly emerges as a central theme [is] the importance of honouring natural variation.

"-- "Irish Times"
"Invigorating. . . . the research fascinates. . . . a superior volume on the biological underpinnings of mental health."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Fascinating. . . . [A] refreshing counterblast to many popular ideas about wellbeing."---Sarah Collins, Prospect
"[Nord] weaves stories from her personal and professional life skilfully into a scientific analysis of the huge range of treatments available."---Clive Cookson, Financial Times