Why Depression Isn’t Just a Chemical Imbalance

Why Depression Isn’t Just a Chemical Imbalance

[ ♪INTRO ] Chances are that you or someone you care about has experienced depression. It’s one of the most common mental health problems in the US. Around 16% of American adults will suffer from depression at some point in their life. Given how much we talk about and treat depression, it might seem 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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Psychology Hacks to Become a Better Teacher (or Student!)

Psychology Hacks to Become a Better Teacher (or Student!)

At some point in our lives, we all act as teachers. Maybe you’re trying to make sure your BFF doesn’t fail algebra, or helping your kid with their social studies homework. Or maybe you’re a teacher-teacher who wrestles with classes of students every day, and if you are, let me just say thank you for …

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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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