Depresssion and the Brain

Saturday, 13 June 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


This is a free event. However, we invite attendees to make a voluntary contribution.

In this workshop we will begin with the contrasting positions between the medical model and the social model of mental health.

We will then explore how depression affects the brain looking at the frontal areas (the thinking areas) of the brain and then areas in the subcortex particularly the amygdala and hippocampus which manage fear/anxiety and memory. We will also look at the HPA axis and how the stress response is affected by depression.

Although this covers lots of brain science, the aim is to put this into understandable language that those of us who are not scientists (and that includes me) can understand.

We will think about how these ideas affect what we do in our therapy rooms.

We are planning on recording the event and will endeavour to post a recording on the Solent website.

The PowerPoint sides for the talk and a full bibliography showing all the resources used in the session are included below: