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Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from — and eventually confronted — his own serious depression. Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth. Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies. Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies. Finally, writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.

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