How to Reverse the Course of Depression With Dr. Alex Korb

How to Reverse the Course of Depression With Dr. Alex Korb

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Given the season of life we are in, I felt it was only fitting to do an episode on depression. I don't know about you, but I'm no stranger to struggling with depressed mood. Today's guest is Dr. Alex Korb. 

Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain for over 20 years and is the bestselling author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.

Dr. korb earned his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Brown University and then later completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UCLA. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on depression, neuromodulation, and other topics. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, as well as vice-president of research and development for BrainSonix. 

YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • What depression looks like in the brain (5:40)
  • The roles the cortex and limbic system play in depression (8:31)
  • How the “spiral” begins (11:25)
  • The role genetics play in depression (18:09)
  • What the upward spiral is (23:44)
  • What contributes to seasonal depression and how you can manage your symptoms (28:52)
  • Why feeling terrible is a natural part of life (38:03)
  • The correlation between suicide and depression (41:09)
  • The importance of moving your body (48:32)
  • Why there is power in putting emotions into words (50:53)
  • Why you should start small if depressed (57:16)
  • The role habits play in the upward spiral (1:00:54)
  • Dr. Alex Korb's thoughts on postpartum depression (1:07:03)

CONNECT WITH DR. ALEX KORB:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

The Upward Spiral

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