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Psych2Go welcomes Dr. Bradwejn to answer your questions on depressive disorders, depression, and searching happiness in your own life through the Intrinsic Practice.
I’m Monica (http://youtube.com/c/monicology), a Psych2Go team member and I have the honour to host Dr. Bradwejn today to talk about depressive disorders! | #depression #psychology #depressed
Dr. Bradwejn is trained in medicine at the University of Sherbrooke and psychiatry at McGill University. He is a Professor Emeritus and Ex-Dean of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Founding Dean at the Ottawa Shanghai Joint School of Medicine and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and is presently a Professor of Psychiatry, University of Montreal. His main research interests has been in the field of anxiety disorders, and has since expanded his work to integrate biological and psychological approaches to treat anxiety disorders. His work has been published in over 180 articles and book chapters, and shared his work in more than 400 conferences and 350 educational media interventions.
Psych2Go hopes to host educational media interventions to like these to make psychology and psychiatry accessible for all.
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0:10 Introduction: what will we be talking about today?
2:24 About Monica (Monicology), Psych2Go Team member
2:52 About Dr. Bradwejn, Psychiatrist
4:39 What is depression? What are the signs of depression?
8:27 Once you notice these signs of depression, what should you do?
10:13 Who can help with depression? — Psychiatrist vs psychologist vs therapists
13:10 How can you gain courage to reach out in a depressive episode?
14:14 What are factors that improve/worsen depression?
18:22 Are there types of depression treatments you should seek out?
20:44 Can depression ever go away?
23:46 Why can a person experience feelings of being depressed, when there’s no obvious reason for it?
25:57 What are biological components of depression?
30:10 How can you cope with depression in a stressful environment?
34:30 How can you deal with loneliness (especially during the pandemic)?
37:53 How do you help someone that’s going through depression but their attitude is unhealthy for those around them?
40:40 Psychiatrist-recommended resources for depression
41:58 How can a young person (a minor) reach out for help?
43:44 What are some complementary medicine techniques to treat depression/maintain wellness?
46:49 How can one boost one’s self-esteem/self-worth/self-confidence?
52:59 Is mental health still stigmatized in Canada?
55:43 Should you force yourself to do an activity in a depressive episode?
57:12 Why do medications stop working when they once worked?
1:00:13 The Intrinsic Practice: a psychological toolkit to enhance your experience of happiness
1:06:00 Would you like to participate in the Intrinsic Practice? (let us know on Discord!)
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You can find out more about Dr Bradwejn’s work here – a method for experiencing happiness: https://intrinsicpractice.com/
───────── Psych2Go’s videos about Depression ───────────
11 Things Hidden Depression Make You Do https://youtu.be/dyKOFcKWBRI
9 Warning Signs of Severe Depression
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