Mental illness from an evolutionary medicine point of view

Mental illness from an evolutionary medicine point of view

When George Williams, a really well-known evolutionary biologist, and I decided that we were going to try to figure out how evolution could be useful to medicine, we made a mistake. All the time we talked for the first few months we asked each other, “So why did natural selection shape breast cancer? Why did …

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Catalyst: Science finds a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression

Catalyst: Science finds a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression

(upbeat music) – Our next talk is going to be, again, in wellness, but in a slightly different area and it has to do with mental health which is, as everybody knows, a fairly large problem in the country. This was a really interesting collaboration from people in psychiatry as well in engineering to look …

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Exploring Transpersonal Psychology with Dr. Stanislav Grof in Israel

Exploring Transpersonal Psychology with Dr. Stanislav Grof in Israel

I am a clinical psychiatrist. I studied medicine in Prague, medical school at Charles University, and then my psychiatric specialization, but I also got psych-quantitive training for seven years three times a week… but the most important event in my psychiatric area was when the beginning psychiatrists in 1956, I volunteered for a psychodelic session. …

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Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Thomas Szasz: Does mental illness exist?

Question 1 My name’s Terry Simpson and at the moment I’m Chair of an organisation called The UK Advocacy Network, which is a network of survivor groups in England and personally I’m a survivor of coercive psychiatric treatment which changed my life quite a lot, so I find your ideas very moving and I’m very …

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Helping a friend struggling with depression: Tips from Dr. Randy Auerbach

Helping a friend struggling with depression: Tips from Dr. Randy Auerbach

One in five adolescents will experience depression. One of your friends or classmates very likely has experienced depression or may experience depression at some time during their adolescence. Depression affects adolescents in very different ways. For some they’ll experience sadness, irritability, or just might be tired. For others it might hurt or it might feel …

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Diet and Mental Health

Diet and Mental Health

Research shows that food can have a direct impact on mental health Just like any other organ the brain depends on nutrients for optimal functioning. What we eat creates our neurotransmitters, proteins and amino acids and the nutrition we get out of our food such as antioxidants, vitamins and healthy oils help fuel our function …

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The one factor causing depression and anxiety in the workplace | Johann Hari

I learned about nine causes of depression and anxiety, for which there’s scientific evidence with different sets of solutions. But I’ll just give you a very quick example of one. I noticed that lots of people I know who were depressed and anxious. Their depression and anxiety focuses around their work. So I started looking …

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10 Mind & Brain Mysteries, Psychology Mind Control Report

10 Mind & Brain Mysteries, Psychology Mind Control Report

>>WOMAN: The last video we talked about the limitations of biological mind control because neuroscience doesn’t understand how information is encoded in the brain and the central nervous system. Someone was cool enough to send me a link to an article written in 2007 of August by Discover Magazine, and the article was called Ten …

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