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Mental health – depression

Understanding science

Randomized controlled trials: when the gold standard leaves you with fool’s gold

If I told you that I read a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial conducted over 5 years and carried out in over 18,000 participants, is there any scenario under which you would not believe it to be an excellent trial?

Mental health

Robin Williams

This Tuesday marks the tragic anniversary of the death of Robin Williams.

Mental health

#122 – Lori Gottlieb: Understanding pain, therapeutic breakthroughs, and keys to enduring emotional health

“Change happens gradually, then suddenly.” — Lori Gottlieb

Mental health

#119 – Terry Real: Breaking the cycle of shame, anger, and depression

“Family pathology rolls from generation to generation like a fire in the woods taking down everything in its path until one person, in one generation, has the courage to turn and face the flames. That person brings peace to his ancestors and spares the children that follow.” — Terry Real

Mental health

#86 – Damon Hill: Overcoming loss, achieving success, and finding one’s identity

We have more potential than we are aware of and sometimes to release that potential we have to play tricks with our mind.”—Damon Hill

Mental health

Why is life expectancy in the US declining?

Midlife mortality and mental health.

Mental models

#78 – Sasha Cohen: The price of achievement, and redefining success

“You can be a healthy, functioning human being, or you can be the best in the world at something, but you can’t be both.” — Sasha Cohen

Mental health

#76 – Kyle Kingsbury: Finding meaning, depression, and psychedelics

“[Ayahuasca] shifted more things in me and how I perceived the world than anything else.” — Kyle Kingsbury

Mental health

#57 – Rick Rubin, legendary music producer: collaborating with sensitive psyche of greatest living musicians, and his personal story of weight loss and spiritual quest

“I came alive through that process. . .I was already alive in the studio, but maybe that was the only place I was alive before. But through exercise, I became alive more in life.” — Rick Rubin on how exercise changed his life

Mental health

#51 – Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.: The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you?

“The [stress response] system has been serving vertebrates, doing a lot of help for them for an awful long time, and it’s only been a very recent modification to instead secrete [cortisol] in response to thinking about taxes.” —Robert Sapolsky

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