15-51 Segment 2: The Traumatized Brain

  Synopsis: Traumatic brain injuries, even mild ones, may produce cognitive and personality changes months later, when that “bump on the head” has been forgotten. An expert explains these injuries and how to prevent some of the consequences. Host: Nancy Benson. Guest: Dr. Sandeep Vaishnavi, neuroscientist, Duke University Medical Center, Director, Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Carolina Partners…

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15-50 Segment 2: Making Joy In A Complicated World

  Synopsis: Surveys show that most Americans are less than happy, and seldom experience joy. Two experts discuss how even naturally glum people can manufacture joy. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology, University of California Riverside and author, The How of Happiness and Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy But Doesn’t, What…

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15-49 Segment 2: Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Holidays

  Synopsis: Some people, especially those in northern latitudes, may get the blues or worse as fall sets in and days get shorter. They suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a chemical change in the brain caused by decreased exposure to sunlight. Experts discuss causes and remedies. Host: Nancy Benson. Guests: Dr. Nicholas Forand, clinical psychologist,…

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