Our podcast brings varied discussions about mental health as interviews with specialists or personal stories.

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A brief history of mental health

Mental health was, for a long time, a taboo subject, as people considered that disorders in its sphere represented a divine choice or a punishment, resulting in social isolation. In this podcast episode, we explore the progression of views on mental health, from ancient theories to the conditions in asylums, psychoanalysis and current treatment options.

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Psychedelics: History, Research, and Possible Roles in Psychiatry

Psychedelic substances are psychoactive substances that alter the way we think, the way we perceive the world and the state of consciousness, mainly through their action on the serotonergic system. Surely you’ve heard of LSD (diethylamidolysergic acid), psilocybin or ayehuasca, and if not, we’ll tell you about it in this month’s episode.

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Depression – from how we measure it to the role of loved ones

If you want to learn more about depression, how it’s measured, what the risk factors and treatment options are, but also if you want to learn how you can support a loved one who is dealing with depression, this episode is for you. This month’s episode addresses depression, the most prevalent mental disorder.

Study about ketamine as a treatment for depression | Kraus, C., Wasserman, D., Henter, I. D., Acevedo-Diaz, E., Kadriu, B., & Zarate Jr, C. A. (2019). The influence of ketamine on drug discovery in depression. Drug discovery today, 24(10), 2033-2043 | EN

Study on problems in measuring depression | Cai, N., Choi, K. W., & Fried, E. I. (2020). Reviewing the genetics of heterogeneity in depression: operationalizations, manifestations and etiologies. Human molecular genetics, 29(R1), R10-R18 | EN

Study on problems in measuring depression (melancholic subtype) | Fried, E. I., Coomans, F., & Lorenzo-Luaces, L. (2020). The 341 737 ways of qualifying for the melancholic specifier. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(6), 479-480 | EN

First aid for mental health | | RO

Book about depression – The Noon Demon by Andrew Solomon | RO

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