In this video, Karl Deisseroth discusses the history and philosophy of psychiatry, contrasting it to what it is today. He discusses the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious mind and how psychoanalysis became focused on insight rather than cure. He also discusses how sex and sexual drives are a part of the shadow, which encompasses everything beyond just sex.
Karl Deisseroth, a psychiatrist and professor at Stanford, discusses how optogenetics can be used to investigate and treat conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. He explains how optogenetics can be used to identify when a wave of depression first starts, and how this information can be used to test hypotheses and cure the disorders.
Karl Deisseroth is a psychiatrist who has experienced depression and schizophrenia himself. In this video, he discusses the nature of these illnesses, the importance of emotion in the therapist-patient relationship, and how optogenetics could one day help to address these issues.
In the podcast, Karl Deisseroth discusses how depression, schizophrenia, and consciousness are all related. He explains that they can be caused by a lack of social communication, and that consciousness is a fundamental aspect of the human experience.