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Episodes

Depression Caused by Physical Illness

1/11/2019
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Although we were both a little jaded when we started this one, we soon got into it because the subject was fascinating, i.e. what physical maladies can lead to depression... there will be some surprises and new things to learn. So it's not "all in the mind" after all! Our Depressive Hero of the Week (DHW) is a classic. Watch out for two fantastic impressions! This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It...

Duration:00:22:10

Does Social Media Cause Depression?

1/5/2019
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Due to press reporting of this issue this week, we have decided to publish this one early. We had a really interesting chat on how Social Media has added both a new risk to people with vulnerability to anxiety and depression but also a new tool for sufferers. As always, we'd love to know what you think coz we ain't get all the answers! This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It is a conversation between...

Duration:00:19:23

Depression and Creativity

12/29/2018
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In this episode we are on coffee, BUT manage to rattle on about how creativity can be born out of depression and also how the process and stresses of constantly creating brings its own stresses and issues. The Depressive Hero of the Week is Spike Milligan who, perhaps more than any other comedian, epitomises the "sad clown" and someone who has both suffered for his art and used his struggles as a factor which helps him to redefine comedy. This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the...

Duration:00:29:42

Bipolar Depression

12/23/2018
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In this episode we look at Bipolar depression. What it is, how it presents and what can be done about it. We also introduce the idea of a "Depressive Hero of the Week" - this week Paul is using the example of the great Stephen Fry, a comedic hero of us both, but a man who has had and continues to have struggles with his mental health. This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It is a conversation between...

Duration:00:19:08

The Causes of Depression

12/15/2018
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In this episode we look at some of the theories what makes people depressed. You won't be surprised to learn that it is not often straightforward. This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two. Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt...

Duration:00:27:08

What is Depression?

12/15/2018
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In this episode we look at the different types of depression and how they affect sufferers. Some of it may surprise you. This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two. Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression...

Duration:00:29:21

Coming Out

12/14/2018
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This is "Why the long face?" in which we lift the lid on depression in a sometimes lighthearted and always non-judgemental way. It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two. Paul has been a psychiatrist for 20 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and Oliver is a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace. In this episode we look at the stigma of depression and the courage it takes to...

Duration:00:25:42