Depression is like the worst disease you can get

Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky says “depression is like the worst disease you can get.” Here is an excerpt from that lecture. A video of the complete lecture is available here.

During a recent workshop presented by Stanford’s Faculty and Staff Help Center, biologist Robert Sapolsky talked about the biological and psychological causes of depression, how to recognize its symptoms and how to handle the disease.

In short depression is an illness not a weakness.