The Abyss Within: Delving into the Darkness of Despair and Depression – A Neuroscientific Odyssey

Posted on: August 30, 2023
Last Updated: November 25, 2023

In this video, Dr. Sanil Rege, consultant psychiatrist embarks on a thought-provoking journey into the intricate web of trauma and stress and its profound impact on mental health. Dr Rege analyses the cascade of events that leads from traumatic experiences to feelings of despair and depression, ultimately exploring and questioning the concept of learned helplessness.

Key Points in Video:

  • 1:05 What is Learned Helplessness?
  • 3:05 What are the similarities of learned helplessness in humans?
  • 4:03 What is the Neurobiology of Learned Helplessness?
  • 9:29 What are the stages of Learned Helplessness?
  • 17:54 What were Harlow’s Experiments?
  • 25:08 How does one regain control of depression?

This video delves into groundbreaking neuroscience research through animal experiments, illuminating the intricate mechanisms behind despair and depression. Through a captivating narrative, we explore the work of renowned psychologist Martin Seligman and his revolutionary work on learned helplessness.

By examining the intricate neural pathways and chemical processes that contribute to the development of despair and depression, the video offers valuable insights into the inner workings of the human mind. We further examine the profound effects of trauma and stress on the brain, shedding light on the intricate interplay between biology and psychology.

“The Abyss Within” isn’t just a journey through darkness—it’s a guide to regaining control as we explore the neuroscientific basis of the hope circuit.