Speaking multiple languages is like exercise for your brain, according to new research. Studies say it can improve multitasking and may even delay Alzheimer’s. The latest on the impact of bilingualism on the brain.
Guest Host: Susan Page
Mental health experts estimate that about 1% of the U.S. population is affected by bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression. This illness causes dramatic swings in mood and behavior. Diane talks with two people who are themselves bipolar about their experiences with the disorder and about how it is treated.
- Mark Helmke senior director of public affairs for the National Mental Health Association, wrote about his experiences for the Washington Post Health Section
- Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison psychiatrist, professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and author of An Unquiet Mind (Knopf)
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