FROM Alfred Lewy
Treating Depression with Bright Light As winter sets in, millions of people get the blues, and there's a recognized condition called "Seasonal Affective Disorder." Many doctors prescribe anti-depressants like Prozak, but there's a cheaper — and some say more effective — way to go, artificial light boxes. Dr. Alfred Lewy is a psychiatrist at the Oregon Health and Science University who specializes in seasonal depression and light therapy.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.