Product : Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers: Guide to Stress, Stress-related Diseases and Coping ("Scientific American" Library) by Sapolsky, Robert M. (1998) Perfect Paperback
Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers is a 1994 book by Stanford University biologist Robert M. Sapolsky. The book proclaims itself as a "Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping" on the front cover of its third and most recent edition. The title derives from Sapolskys idea that for animals such as zebras, stress is generally episodic, while for humans, stress is often chronic. Therefore, many wild animals are less susceptible than humans to chronic stress-related disorders such as ulcers, hypertension, decreased neurogenesis and increased hippocampal neuronal atrophy. However, chronic stress occurs in some social primates for individuals on the lower side of the social dominance hierarchy.