Depression

Chapter 1: What Is Depression? (VIDEO)

Take a trip inside your head to see what happens in your brain when you have depression.

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Chapter 1

What Is Depression? (VIDEO)

Take a trip inside your head to see what happens in your brain when you have depression. Hear depression sufferers talk about living with this devastating disorder, and top experts explain how depression feeds upon itself. Travel deep into the brain to zero in on the organs implicated in emotional disorders. Voyage deeper still to witness electrical impulses racing across neurons. Depression acts like a neurotoxin: view the chemicals that can cause those neurons to wither. Learn the factors that put you at risk. Discover which organs of the brain may atrophy, while others become too active. Hear a message of hope from someone who knows: even people with severe depression can become symptom-free.

Treating Depression

Discover why depression is a very treatable disease. Find out why it’s essential to seek medical care if you have symptoms of depression—and why so many people with depression don’t. See just how untreated depression affects the physical structure of your brain. Journey inside to view, on a cellular level, how talk therapy can restore the normal functioning of your brain cells. Zoom down to the molecular level to observe the way in which antidepressants change the balance of your brain’s mood-affecting neurotransmitters. View the incredible network of blood vessels that feed your energy-hungry brain, making exercise and diet an essential part of treatment. Find out why the odds of successfully treating depression are very good.

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