Ted Radio Hour: Headspace

In this hour, TED speakers challenge assumptions about emotion, disquiet and the essence of well-being.

On the TED Radio Hour this Sunday, October 16th.

Some of our most powerful feelings -- stress, depression, despair -- are the hardest to understand. This hour, TED speakers challenge assumptions about emotion, disquiet and the essence of well-being.

Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from -- and eventually confronted -- his own serious depression.

 

Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth. 

Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment -- including his own experiments with fruit flies.

Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case to practice emotional hygiene - taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.