Depression in the Brain (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
Depression in the Brain We examine new research on the biology of depression - including new findings showing depression is not only a disease that affects the balance of chemicals in the brain, but the anatomy of the brain, as well. This is the latest scientific evidence confirming that clinical depression is a physical, medical illness which causes changes in the brain. Guests include: Virginia Heffernan,the television critic for the online magazine Slate and a contributor to the anthology Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression; Dr. Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the author of both popular and academic books related to stress and its effects; Dr. Yvette Sheline, associate professor of psychiatry and radiology at Washington University in St. Louis; Dr. Ronald Duman, a neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Yale University; and singer-songwriter Dar Williams. Hosted by Dr. Peter Kramer and produced by the Peabody Award winning Lichtenstein Creative Media .