Dr. Nicholas Dodman talks animal psychology. He says animal emotions and thoughts can be treated more like our own. Why he believes we can improve the mental health of our pets, and what animals teach us about human medicine.
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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