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Surprising Science

Dr. Dennis Charney discusses recent research that shows that ketamine may be an effective treatment for depression in people who have been resistant to other treatments.

Exposure Therapy: Facing Your Fears, One Step at a Time

You master the fear.  Then you move to the next step. 

How do you get better from having too many fears that might be inhibiting your life?  One is you have to face your fears.  I'll give you a couple of anecdotes.  One is personal in terms of my own family.  I have five children and when we were raising our children every year we would go to a national park in the United States.  We would go camping and hiking and climbing and so forth and at some point some of my kids weren't so excited about that and in fact, they were becoming fearful.

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The Benefits of Cultivating a Psychological Toolbox

Resilience can help your life in a general way to be more productive. 

We, Steve Southwick and I, think that becoming a more resilient person enhances many different aspects of your life.  The obvious one is that if you're unfortunately faced with a serious trauma you either avoid depression, anxiety, fear, substance abuse altogether or if you develop some of those problems you bounce back and you can better recover. 

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Why No One Can Shatter Your Moral Compass

One factor that is involved in resilience is having a moral compass, a set of beliefs that few things can shatter. 

One factor that is involved in resilience is having a moral compass, a set of beliefs that few things can shatter.  For example, if you've been physically or sexually abused it's not about you, and that abuse should not take away who you are inside.  Those moral beliefs are all about you and nobody can take that away.  That's an important component of resilience. 

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