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The Neurobiology of Depression. How to beat the disease of the 21st century? With Max Bianchi

Date:

11/10/2016


The Neurobiology of Depression. How to beat the disease of the 21st century? With Max Bianchi

The Neurobiology of depression: How to beat the disease of the 21st century?

Depression has chased human history and evolution: the Greek physician Hippocrates used to call it “melancholia” and one thousand years later the English writer Samuel Johnson nicknamed it the “black dog”. The musician Nick Drake described his depression in the song "Black eyed dog" written shortly before his death which was caused by an overdose of the antidepressant medication amitriptyline (the song will be performed live during the event by David Halpin). Nowadays, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression will be the primary cause of disability worldwide by 2030. When should a low mood be considered as depression? What are the biological alterations linked to a depressed brain and body? Is research advancing the discovery of new treatments and diagnostics for depression?

Dr. Max Bianchi (Trinity College Dublin) will address these questions, as well as presenting the discoveries of his team, with the aim of facilitating the understanding of depression by the public.

 

Information

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Location:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

822