Depression can hold people down, convince them they’re worthless, and prevent them from finding a healthy rhythm to daily life. What happens in the brain with depression? How does our brain circuitry and environment conspire to skew our perspective? And how can we reframe our perspective to see our qualities and quirks as strengths, not weaknesses?
Dr. Alex Korb, a neuroscientist, bestselling author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, and adjunct assistant professor at UCLA joins The Most Days Show to talk through depression: how it works, what you can do, and the impact you can make on your own state of mind. From considering your “bad” qualities as strengths in other situations to taking very simple steps (e.g., taking a walk, thinking of a happy memory, brushing your teeth) that remind your brain you’re worthy of care, Dr. Korb gives us the science and suggestions behind depression.