Am I Depressed Because Of My Family? Will My Child Be Depressed?

I’m feeling depressed. I mean, I’m really feeling terrible. What’s wrong with me. I sit in this constant despair wondering what my life is going to amount to. Listening to music doesn’t help. They keep telling me to open up to people. Well, I have and it doesn’t work… How many times have thoughts like …

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Neuroscience of Depression

Neuroscience of Depression

Emotions are a critical part of the human experience. We laugh and we cry. But sometimes our emotions get out of hand. Sometimes the sadness we feel isn’t just the blues. Sometimes it’s depression. It turns out that depression is more than just feeling kind of sad. It’s actually a neurological condition that can really …

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The Health Benefits of … Cannibalism

This episode of SciShow is supported by Skillshare an online learning community with more than 17,000 classes in design, photo, and more. [♪♩INTRO] You’d think eating your own kind would be a bad idea. I mean, it can be hard enough to survive and reproduce without having to worry about members of your own species …

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RIDE THE TIGER | The Genetics of Mental Illness | PBS

RIDE THE TIGER | The Genetics of Mental Illness | PBS

HALLIDAY: My father was diagnosed as manic depressive. P. KENNEDY: My mother suffered from deep, deep depression and alcoholism. My father suffered from terrible post-traumatic stress. DZIRASA: I’ve struggled with the fear that one day I would have a mental illness. And my wife and I struggled with the fear that one day our kids …

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How Much Do You REALLY Know About Autism?

How Much Do You REALLY Know About Autism?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! A lot of people talk about autism, but not everyone understands what it is. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, affects how people communicate with and relate to others. This isn’t the same as being shy or not knowing what to say. Most people with autism don’t understand some of …

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HOW HEALTHY IS JACKSEPTICEYE? | DNA Test (23andMe)

HOW HEALTHY IS JACKSEPTICEYE? | DNA Test (23andMe)

Top of the morning to you laddies! My name is Jacksepticeye and UGHHHHUHH I just woke up. I’m literally just out of bed so I probably look like shit and I sound like shit but that’s fine, (no Sean you are a cutie) because we got another thing going on. You remember, well I don’t …

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The Psychopath Next Door :: James Fallon

Go to a party with fifty people in it, there’s a psychopath, a full-blown psychopath there. There’s probably five borderline psychopaths there. They’re not going to kill you, rape you, or maybe even take your money, but they’re going to manipulate the situation, make you look bad, or use you in some way. Something bad …

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How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to …

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The Science of Depression

The Science of Depression

With over 350 million people affected by depression worldwide, it’s no doubt an incredibly real and serious issue. But, what exactly is going on inside of a depressed person? Is there a biological basis for these intense feelings of sadness? In the past, depression was often described as simply a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain. …

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Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

CUTHBERT: This study examined five different psychiatric disorders that we’ve always thought of as distinct disorders. Autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. It examined the genetics in all of these disorders in one BIG sample, as though they were simply a single illness. And they found genes that …

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