- Alex Korb
- 1 Hour 19 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Dec 03, 2020
Recent research shows that when patients suffering from depression are taught about the neurobiological underpinnings of the disorder they benefit from reduced stigma and improve optimism. Conversely, holding certain incorrect beliefs about the neuroscience of depression can get in the way of improvement. Unfortunately, therapists and mental health professionals have not historically been expected to learn about the neuroscience of depression. In this recording, you’ll learn about the importance of communicating the neuroscience of depression to your clients, and more importantly how to do it.
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- The importance of understanding how the brain is malleable and can be reshaped
- The mistakes therapists make when talking about the genetics of depression
- The issues with common analogies for depression
- Key points in the neuroscience basics of depression
Alex Korb, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He received a BS in Neuroscience at Brown University, before earning a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. His dissertation focused on measuring electrical activity in the brain to better understand and treat depression. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UCLA where his research focuses on neuroimaging and the development of a novel brain stimulation device. He has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on the neuroscience of psychiatric disorders.
His popular blog on PsychologyToday.com has over a million views. He speaks around the country on neuroscience and has appeared on radio shows and podcasts worldwide. He has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.
Financial: Alexander Korb is an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Alexander Korb has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.