Mental Health

  • A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression.
    2:09pm Mar 14, 2013
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    Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

    Researchers aren't sure exactly why certain women are more vulnerable to postpartum depression. But authors of a new study are recommending that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression.
  • With a proper balance of medication and therapy, some people diagnosed with mental illness can succeed in the workplace.
    6:04pm Feb 28, 2013
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    Balancing Work, Medication And Mental Illness

    After Elyn Saks was diagnosed with schizophrenia, she thought she'd never be able to hold a job. Saks explains how she went on to become a law professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Richard Friedman, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses balancing work and mental illness.
  • 3:55pm Feb 08, 2013
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    Science of Slumber: How Sleep Affects Your Memory

    We spend a lot of time sleeping (roughly one-third of our lives, according to the National Institutes of Health). But how much downtime do our brains really need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory and cognition, and why our sleep patterns change as we age.
  • Bonnie Brown with her daughter, Myra, 15. Despite Bonnie's disability, Myra says her mom is everything she needs from a parent.
    12:28pm Feb 08, 2013
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    A Life Defined Not By Disability, But Love

    When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
  • 9:41am Jan 25, 2013
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    The Self That's Left When Memories Fade

    Our memories and experiences help shape who we are, so what happens when memories are erased? Host Neal Conan talks with neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about the role memories play in defining our sense of self and the challenges that arise when we lose them.
  • 1:03pm Jan 18, 2013
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    Dementia Takes The Stage In 'The Other Place'

    In the Broadway play The Other Place actress Laurie Metcalf ("Jackie" on the TV show "Roseanne") plays a scientist suffering from the dementia she studies. Playwright Sharr White discusses the play and the challenge of presenting complicated science on a theater stage.