Peter Kramer

Feb. 05, 2010

'Manufacturing Depression'

Millions of Americans take antidepressant medications. But how did that come to be, and does such widespread use of antidepressants serve a real medical need?

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Jul. 25, 2008

Treating Depression

In this segment, we'll talk about what depression is and what can be done about it. Conventional therapies for depression involve medications and talk therapy, often used in combination. But is that approach the only way out of depression?

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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