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The Week Starts Here — Robin Williams: Is there a link between the creative process & depression? – August 17, 2014

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Producer/Host Veronica Faisant and Clinical Psychologist, Author, Radio & TV host Dr. Brenda Wade discuss Robin Williams, the public’s reactions to his passing and theories re. the causes of clinical depression.

Dr. Wade’s background in physical science, along with decades of treating clients who struggle with depression, support her theory of genetic factors being pivotal in the manifestation of mental illness.  Dr. Wade believes Clinical depression is treatable.

Host, Veronica Faisant explores, what she considers, the tension between creative expression, and American society’s discomfort with non-conformity.  Creative individuals are often scapegoated and isolated in the emotional sense.