Anna Lembke is a 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, and maintains a thriving clinical practice. Lembke is the author of the 2021 book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.
Experiencing too much pleasure and not enough pain may yield counterintuitive consequences.