Daniel Bergner: The Science of Our Brains and the Search for Our Psyches


Daniel Bergner

Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the author of six nonfiction books – Sing for Your Life, What Do Women Want, The Other Side of Desire, In the Land of Magic Soldiers, God of the Rodeo, and his latest book, The Mind and the Moon. 

In addition to the New York Times Magazine, Daniel’s writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Harper’s, Mother Jones, Talk, and the New York Times Book Review, and on the op-ed page of the New York Times. 

We talk about…

  • The mental health journey of three individuals
  • How JFK declared science would take us to the moon and also cure psychiatric illness
  • The problem with medications being a default approach to treatment
  • Why we need to stop comparing psychiatric medications to insulin
  • Why we need to reframe how we view suicide
  • What happens when we attempt to control situations
  • Why psychiatries notion of permanence might not be quite right
  • Scientist's reflections on mental health

More from Daniel Bergner…

Visit his website

Buy his book, The Mind and the Moon

Send him an email: bergnerdaniel@gmail.com

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If you loved this episode, be sure to listen to Episode 87: 17 Years as a Forensic Inmate with Sean Gunderson

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