#632 - Ed Hagen - The Evolutionary Psychology Of Anxiety & Depression
Ed Hagen is an evolutionary anthropologist, Professor at Washington State University, a researcher and an author.
Low mood, depression and anxiety are states we will all become familiar with at some point in our lives. But why did evolution create a creature that is able to contemplate so much complexity that sometimes it suffers psychologically? Why are we wired to feel this way and how are we able to pull ourselves out?
Expect to learn the evolutionary reason why humans get depressed, how postpartum depression is adaptive, why being strong can lower your chances of depression, how evolutionary theory can improve all of medicine, why women are so much more depressed on average than men, why humans are even capable of suicide and much more...
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