#542 - Dr Randy Nesse - Evolutionary Psychiatry Can Explain Human Emotions
Randy Nesse is a physician, author and founder of the field of evolutionary medicine and evolutionary psychiatry.
Evolution created an odd creature in humans. We're able to fly to the moon and cure diseases. But we also get anxious in the supermarket or depressed if we have a bad week. Why would mother nature make us so fragile? If natural selection is powerful why are mental disorders so common?
Expect to learn why the capacity for low mood exists at all, how low mood and depression could be evolutionarily advantageous, what happens if someone has too little fear or anxiety, why bad feelings are useless but normal, how eating disorders could be an adaptive response to the local environment and much more...
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