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Depression Treatment Advice

Depression is more than just feeling “sad.” It’s a dangerous, debilitating disease; one that can cause you to feel utterly alone and like all hope is lost. It’s not. From mental health experts to “regular” individuals who have been to the dark depths of depression and overcome, we share information that can help you get on the track to mental wellness.
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Probiotics May Relieve Depression

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Stop Waiting to Feel Good about Yourself

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Truth About Women & Depression

One in seven women starts her day with an antidepressant for depression, grief, panic attacks, insom...

Maternal Depression: Why Aren't More Moms Discussing This Issue?

If you're suffering more than the "baby blues," How do you know when you should seek help?

Depression: A Misunderstood but Widespread Disease

Depression affects more than 350 million people, and all too often causes a loved one to take his or...

Losing Our Youth: Why Have Suicide Rates Doubled?

Researchers have found that rates of suicide among African-American children, specifically boys, hav...

  • Probiotics May Relieve Depression

  • Stop Waiting to Feel Good about Yourself

  • Truth About Women & Depression

  • Maternal Depression: Why Aren't More Moms Discussing This Issue?

  • Depression: A Misunderstood but Widespread Disease

  • Losing Our Youth: Why Have Suicide Rates Doubled?

Brainwashed: Ex-NFL Star Merril Hoge Explains the Bad Science Behind CTE, Part 2

From the Show: Your Brain Health
Summary: Ex-NFL star Merril Hoge continues the conversation with Dr. Willeumier, discussing the truth about CTE.
Air Date: 11/1/18
Duration: 15:34
Host: Kristen Willeumier, PhD
Guest Bio: Merril Hoge, Ex-NFL Player
Merril Hoge is a former professional American football player, who currently serves as a head coach for Your Call Football. He played eight seasons at running back for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, retiring after the 1994 season. He was also a football analyst for ESPN television, beginning in 1995 and regularly contributes to ESPN.com and to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football and Super Bowl and NFL Draft coverage.
  • Book Title: Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football
Brainwashed: Ex-NFL Star Merril Hoge Explains the Bad Science Behind CTE, Part 2
When post-concussion syndrome forced ex-NFL star Merril Hoge into early retirement in 1994, research on football-related head injuries wasn’t a priority.

At the time, football was heavily influenced by a tough guy culture, and little was known about concussions and their potentially dangerous effects. Then the tragic death of Hoge’s ex-teammate Mike Webster in 2002 launched a wave of fear after an autopsy determined he suffered from an obscure brain disease—chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

The media pounced. Concern over player safety soon became a war on football at every level, with one scientist even declaring youth football “child abuse.” 

Merril and Dr. Willeumier discuss his new book, BRAINWASHED, in this important two-part series that explores the scientific advancements in the area of CTE research.

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