Rising depression rates, Public health panic and neglect

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We talk to a clinical psychology about some of the reasons depression rates are increasing in the U.S. and what we can do about it. Then, an epistemologist shares her concerns over how we approach public health by being reactive instead of proactive.

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  • Why rates of depression continue to rise — and what we can do about it

    Polling shows more and more people are reporting suffering from depression, and the numbers have risen steadily in recent years. We talk to a clinical psychologist about some of the potential causes and treatment to try and reverse the trend.

  • Public health policy and the Sisyphean cycle

    We talk to an epidemiologist about what she calls the “panic and neglect” cycle of public health policy in the United States, which she says not unique to the covid-19 pandemic: resources are thrown at public health causes when there’s an emergency, but then abandoned when the emergency is over.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Dr. Jack Nitschke Guest
  • Katelyn Jetelina Guest

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