Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

“Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.” Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist and philosopher who teaches in Oxford and is also a writer (“The Meaning of Madness”, “Heaven and Hell – the Psychology of Emotions”, “For better, for worse” – to mention a few), a blogger for Psychology Today, associate follow of the … Continue reading Knowledge and education are key to building empathy and tolerance. Dr. Neel Burton

Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)

A 2012 report of the World heath organisation claimed that “unipolar depressive disorders, ranked as the third leading cause of the global burden of disease in 2004, will move into the first place by 2030”. As of 30 March 2017, 13 years earlier than predicted, depression is officially the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. What are the reasons behind the epidemic boom of depression, why … Continue reading Depression made it to the top. Dr Shekhar Saxena (WHO)