Lauren Slater is a journalist, practicing psychologist and a patient of psychotropic drugs - drugs that alter brain chemistry to treat problems like mood disorders and anxiety. She'll talk about her personal and professional experience with these drugs.
British neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli details new research into how Alzheimer's attacks the brain, and how scientists are trying to find ways of treating this disease in his new book 'In Pursuit of Memory.'
Why do people cheat? And what is the definition of infidelity? Psychotherapist Esther Perel is the author of the new book The State of Affairs. She works with couples who are dealing with infidelity and says infidelity is "extremely common" but is "poorly understood."
Journalist and former physician Elisabeth Rosenthal on how American healthcare became big business, dysfunctional, and difficult for patients to navigate. Rosenthal is the author of the new book An American Sickness.
Ron Powers has written a personal and historical book about the treatment of the mentally ill in the U.S. He watched his two sons be transformed by schizophrenia. His youngest son committed suicide after struggling with the disease; a few years later his oldest son was diagnosed with the same disease.
He's helped many people through painful passages in their lives. And he's faced his own: Since a near-fatal auto accident in 1979, he's been paralyzed from the chest down. Gottlieb has had nearly three decades to come to terms with the changed circumstances of his body — but now, he fears, that body may be growing tired.