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Stanford U Lecture on Depression

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This was great. To give a brief, brief synopsis for those who haven't seen it yet... the professor talks about psychology and neurobiology of depression.

But interestingly to me, he talked about specific symptoms of depression being linked to specific neurotransmitters.

Anhedonia - Dopamine

Psychomotor Retardation - Neuroepinephrine

Grief - Serotonin

Pain - Substance P

I took notes =)

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Thanks that was a great video and helped a lot in some understanding of the brain. Which I had no clue. Although I think we are ways away from understanding the brain this at least helped me with questions to ask the doctor since none of my anti-depressants have ever really worked. I have lost interest in everything sex, running , fishing, going out w/friends. So thanks again.

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Pretty interesting stuff. Definately helped me gain an understanding of what depression actually is.

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Hey, AnneMarie, wherever you are these days, thanks and best wishes to you.

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He also wrote a book Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, that is a lot more lively but delves into about every phsyiological consequence of stress, and eventually to depression.  Highly recommended

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One of his courses is online at Stanford.edu. I can't remember the details of how to get to that page, sorry. Search for his name and Stanford, and it will probably pop up.

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Thank you for that! It helps to explain to people the biology of depression, and it made me realize I'm more depressed than I thought!

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Ebony, you are entitled to your opinion, but please do not tell people here who have clinical depression and have been ill for years that all we need is "a motivation."  That is patronizing, illogical, and not true.  Take your happy-happy bullshit and go somewhere else.

 

olga

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i suggest you guys have a motivation in the life because everything can be possible.

 

You...suggest? See olga's comments and then take a moment to understand that you have just shit on the heads of many of us who are both motivated AND depressed.

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Very nice lecture, very briefly describes the cause behind the depression according to me we get depressed when we lose hope or don't have any motivational factor in the life, i suggest you guys have a motivation in the life because everything can be possible.

 

To some of us, suggesting us to have motivation is like suggesting a pig to fly. It is really hard to have motivation sometimes, especially when we have depression. Depression depletes energy so easily. Please carefully think about what you want to say before you say it. Some of us are also struggling to find the right medicine and therapy, which can help with depression. We are a pro-medication website here at CB.  

 

AnneMarie, Thank you for showing us the video. It is really great. :)

Edited by CynicalReality

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Very nice lecture, very briefly describes the cause behind the depression according to me we get depressed when we lose hope or don't have any motivational factor in the life, i suggest you guys have a motivation in the life because everything can be possible.

 

Unless you are ill with a physical illness, like mental illness. I suggest you shut up and read here a little bit before airing your opinion.

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I appreciated the video, it was really informative. I also feel let down in a way because I feel like I've been around and around and in and out and through all the why's and how's of my depression...and I just want to get the fuck out of it. I realize I'm being a little unreasonable in my reactivity but knowing why I can't seem to find a sense of hope doesn't feel like being any closer to hope.

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I enjoyed the video thanks for posting. I've wanted incorporation of Freud and melancholia into the topic of depression and this lecture does so. It was interesting to hear of the biological factors that can be involved.  

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