Professor Austin is writing a book that addresses the lawyer well-being crisis by summarizing the studies that demonstrate that law students and lawyers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression, burnout, substance misuse, and suicide risk; explaining relevant parts of the brain, and how stress impacts lawyer brain function; reviewing the neuroscience and psychology research that links brain health and mental strength to well-being; and providing an action plan for lawyers to enhance their well-being, optimize their performance, and improve their brain health and mental strength.
The Introduction and Chapter 1 are available for download below.
The Lawyer Brain: Transform your Well-being and Develop a Performance Edge
Table of Contents
Chapter 2: The Lawyer Brain
Chapter 3: Memory, Knowledge, and Skill Acquisition
Chapter 4: Motivation, Reward, and Habit Learning
Chapter 5: The Impact of Stress
Chapter 6: The Influence of Self-Medication
Chapter 7: The Importance of Fuel
Chapter 8: Optimizing Brain Health
Chapter 9: Building Mental Strength
Chapter 10: Well-being in the Workplace
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