PTSD and Heart Attacks

PTSD and Heart Attacks

This segment focuses on the astounding statistics about the chances of developing debilitating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from common medical emergencies. With Karen Carey. Tonic TV | T-S152 | S05E06
Adolescent depression

Adolescent depression

Depression is very common – a high percentage of us will experience it at some point in our lives. It often presents in adolescence, and the trouble with that is that it can be difficult to decipher between normal teenage angst and a depressive illness, making...
Exercise to prevent depression

Exercise to prevent depression

One of the best and most natural ways to lift your mood if you’re feeling depressed is to take regular exercise. In fact, exercise is thought to prevent depression in the first place. The question though is what kind is best, which is what a group of British...
Treating panic by extinguishing memories

Treating panic by extinguishing memories

Who would’ve thought that addiction to substances like nicotine, heroin and alcohol could have similarities to an extreme anxiety disorder like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD? That’s the finding from fascinating research at Johns Hopkins University School of...
Social justice and your brain

Social justice and your brain

A sense of fairness is considered by many to be crucially important to how we govern our lives and make decisions. Some people call this a sense of social justice, and research has found that humans are hard wired with it, and have discovered the area of the brain in...
Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the most misunderstood and least recognised mental illnesses. It comes in various forms but at its core is a cycling between deep and dark depression and elated moods or even outrageous and flamboyant behaviour. There’s a belief that the...
Anxiety in children

Anxiety in children

Part two of our three part series on anxiety – childhood Last week on Tonic we started a three part series on anxiety – an incredibly common psychological problem that often goes unrecognised and untreated. This week we look at the time in life when anxiety...
Offspring of people with serious mental illness

Offspring of people with serious mental illness

A staggering one in two of us will have a mental illness sometime in our lives. For most people that means anxiety or depression but a significant proportion will have severe mental illness. Many of those people have children, so how does their condition affect the...
Iron and brain development

Iron and brain development

Can the vitamins and minerals you get through food as a child affect your brain as an adult? Researchers at the University of California have looked at the development of young brains and found that iron can play a significant role in creating healthy adult brains....
What is happiness?

What is happiness?

We’re constantly in pursuit of happiness, so what exactly is happiness and what factors count when it comes to obtaining (and maintaining) this elusive emotional state. Casey Beros speaks with world happiness expert Professor John Helliwell from the University of...
Personality and your heart

Personality and your heart

We often hear about a link between people’s personality type and their risk of heart disease, is it true? Tonic TV |T-S016 |S02E04
Male depression

Male depression

Depression affects men and women differently, making it more difficult to identify and diagnose effectively in males. It’s estimated one in six men will suffer from depression in their lifetime – and far fewer are treated. Tonic speaks to Clyde Rathbone, a former...