One in four people experience a mental health problem each year, with depression and anxiety alone afflicting over 500 million people. Why are these conditions so widespread?
Drawing on nearly 20 years of working in the areas of neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry, Dr Dean Burnet, author of the international bestseller Idiot Brain, explores why these problems arise and what we can do to tackle them.
With book signing.
Dr Dean Burnet is a neuroscientist, lecturer, author, blogger, podcaster, pundit, science communicator, comedian. As well as his Guardian blog, Dean has also written for The Telegraph, Buzzfeed, GQ, BBC Focus, Lonely Planet Guide, Women’s Health, The Lancet, LA Times, ReThink (the mental health charity), The Big Issue, Wales Weekend Magazine, New York Moves Magazine, Pitchfork, New York Magazine, and many more
He has appeared on numerous radio programmes and channels, including Radio 4 Midweek, Loose Ends, Radio Wales, Absolute Radio, Monocle Radio, NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross, CBC (Canada), Science Cafe, Radio 5 Live, Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Fubar Radio, ABC (Australia) and loads more
Dean has performed or spoken on stage alongside (or on the same bill as) notable names like Simon Pegg, Jo Brand, Robin Ince, Prof. Brian Cox, Helen Czerski, Helen Keen, Russell Howard, Tony Law, Elis James, Simon Munnery, Andy Parsons, and so many others.
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