The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 258

Anna Lembke

Dopamine Nation

How can we better understand addiction? Anna Lembke is a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Standard University School of Medicine. She is most recently the author of the NYT Bestseller, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. Discover the definition of and the elements that contribute to addiction, what’s going on in our brains when we’re experiencing addictive behaviors, and a discussion of the balance between pleasure and pain.


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Bio: Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice.


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