28m 00s
Understanding Depression: A Disorder Surging amid the Pandemic
Medical Frontiers
28m 00s

Broadcast on October 27, 2020
Available until October 27, 2021

Depression is a disorder in which chronic stress triggers an abnormality in the brain. Much of the mechanism behind it remains a mystery, but in recent years attention has focused on inflammation that occurs in certain brain cells. We look at why this inflammation occurs and how it causes depression, and hear from an expert who hopes to use this knowledge to create a new drug to treat depression. Studies are also being done on whether stress can be relieved through certain aromas.