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The psychology of post-traumatic stress disorder – Joelle Rabow Maletis

Many of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of us, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life. This phenomenon, called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, isn’t a personal failing; rather, it’s a […]

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Dennis Charney: Resilience Lessons from Our Veterans

Dr. Southwick and I, Steve Southwick, my co-author, we’re psychiatrists and we over many years, over about three decades working together, we have been trying to understand what causes serious forms of depression both biologically and psychologically, serious forms of post traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, developing new treatments.  And then at one […]

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The brain vs. the mind: Has Freud slipped? — with Peter Kramer (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Was Sigmund Freud right? Is most mental illness rooted in childhood trauma, often sexual trauma? That Freudian view has shaped much of the modern world. Now a new school of scientists say many disorders of the mind are really physical diseases of the brain and can often be treated […]

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Why Are Some People So Bad at Singing?

[ ♪INTRO ] You probably know someone who says they’re tone-deaf. And hey, you might believe it. I mean, you’ve heard their off-key version of “Happy Birthday.” And when it comes to karaoke night…Well, you just appreciate their enthusiasm. In reality, though, there’s a difference between singing off-key and being truly tone-deaf. Your friend might […]

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Alzheimer’s Disease

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I simplistically explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of neurodegenerative disease, meaning it is characterized by the degeneration and death of neurons. It is classified as a type of dementia, a term […]

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