Sapolsky on Depression

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    Professor Sapolsky says depression is as real as diabetes. So is it really a person's fault if they have depression?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOAgplgTxfc]Stanford's Sapolsky On Depression in U.S. (Full Lecture) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    You can get diabetes by eating too many Big Macs and sitting in front of the telly.
    If that's the comparison, maybe depression can be the fault of the sufferer.
     
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    What if you still get diabetes if you don't eat too many Big Macs?

    Do you actually know the causes of diabetes?

    What Causes Diabetes?
    Diabetes Myths - American Diabetes Association
     
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    Obverweight is a risk factor for diabetes.
    Just as smoking is a risk factor for cancer.
    And obesity is overtaking smoking as the number 1 preventable cause of death in the USA.
     
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    Bright lights at night may lead to depression...
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    Night Time Light Exposure Linked to Depression
    November 15, 2012 - A new study suggests that exposure to bright lights in the evening hours may increase the risk of depression and learning difficulties.

     
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    The safety of sweeteners has been tested by regulators...
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    Diet drinks' 'link to depression' questioned
    8 January 2013 - Experts are questioning whether diet drinks could raise depression risk, after a large study has found a link.
     
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    Granny really enjoys her mushroom garden...

    'Magic Mushrooms' Help Cancer Patients with Depression, Anxiety
    December 01, 2016 - Psychedelic, “magic” mushrooms appear to significantly ease anxiety and depression among cancer patients, according to two small studies.
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    What does the " fault" matter ? What matters is what are you going to do about it.
     

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