April 27, 2021

Wil Wheaton on Trauma, Depression, & Self-Discovery

Wil Wheaton is a well seasoned actor, recognized for his work on The Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and countless other classics. He joins us this week to talk about his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety. Mayim dives into the neuroscience behind depression and explores the importance of social support. Wil shares about growing up in the industry, his tumultuous relationship with his parents, the unexpected way he met his wife Anne, and the breakdown that led to him getting help.

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Check Out Wil Wheaton's Books
Wil Wheaton is the author of Just A Geek, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Hunter, Dead Trees Give no Shelter, and the forthcoming novel, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.
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I wrote a thing during work today, and I like it so much, I want to post it here, with all my glasses and my shoes, so I have them...
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An Overview of Depression
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and...
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Neurobiology of Depression: An Integrated View of Key Findings
Major depressive disorder is one of the most seen psychiatric illnesses in primary care settings. The neurobiology behind depression is due to alteration in a part of the brain which is involved in the formation of new memories and is associated with learning and emotions. A theory about how depression comes to play is due to the ability of the nervous system, the system in our body responsible for coordinating actions and sensory information to change.
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