We Are Wired For Mental Health
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How can we calm our anxious brains? Mental health is of great concern in our nation as the number of people diagnosed with depression approaches 20% in our country. The U.S. spends $42 billion a year on anxiety disorders alone and one in four middle-aged adults take prescription drugs to fight the effects of panic, anxiety and depression. What is driving the epidemic? Is it out of our control or do we play a role in the way our minds interpret reality? Neuroscientist Caroline Leaf gives an explanation for the dramatic decline in mental health and provides solutions for combating this growing wave of medical dependence.