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Keys to a Mind: Anxiety and Depression

by Karin Tucker

Section 1: What Happens in the Brain

1.1    Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?

         by Hal Arkowitz & Scott O. Lilienfeld

1.2    Depression’s Evolutionary Roots

         by Paul W. Andrews & J. Anderson Thomson, Jr.

1.3    Bad for the Highly Intelligent

         by David Z. Hambrick & Madeline Marquardt

Section 2: Manifestations of Anxiety and Depression

2.1    Why the Secrets You Keep Are Hurting You

         by Michael Slepian

2.2    The Scientific Underpinnings and Impacts of Shame

         by Annette Kämmerer

2.3    You’ve Heard of Postpartum Depression but Probably Not Postpartum Anxiety

         by Dana Najjar

2.4    Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?

         by Daniel Barron

Section 3: Therapeutic Solutions

3.1    Finding His Wings

         by David J. Hellerstein

3.2    We Can Actually Prevent Depression in Some Cases

         by Ricardo Muñoz

3.3    A Three-Hour Fix for Phobia, a Four-Day Therapy for OCD

         by Claudia Wallis

3.4    Can Talk Therapy Help People Who Are Unable to Experience Joy?

         by Dina Fine Maron

3.5    Anatomy of an Intervention

         by Francine Russo

Section 4: Lifestyle Interventions

4.1    Head Strong: Why Exercise May Be the Best Fix for Depression

         by Ferris Jabr

4.2    In Search of the Optimal Brain Diet

         by Bret Stetka

4.3    Being in the Now

         by Amishi P. Jha

4.4    How to Cope with Uncomfortable Uncertainty

         by Tori Rodriguez

4.5    The Remarkable Reach of Growth Mindsets

         by Carol S. Dweck


Section 5: Mood-Altering Technology

5.1    Brain Scans: A Look Within

         by John Gabrieli

5.2    Is an Antidepressant Right for You? Ask Your Brain Waves

         by Karen Weintraub

5.3    Happy, with a 20 Percent Chance of Sadness

         by Matt Kaplan

5.4    Why I Get My Brain Zapped

         by David Levine

Section 6: Preventing Harm

6.1    Forestalling a Fatal Decision

         by Lydia Denworth

6.2    How to Prevent Suicide with an Opioid

         by Anne Skomorowsky

Section 7: Frontiers of Treatment

7.1    How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient’s Brain

         by Simon Makin

7.2    Psychedelics in Palliative Care

         by Mellody Hayes

7.3    Can a Pill That Boosts “Resilience” Treat Depression?

         by Gary Stix

7.4   Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health

         by Scott Barry Kauffman

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