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Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression
Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

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1 Anxiety and depression

In this final course, we reflect on the biopsychosocial model for mental health, take a look at the monoaminergic hypothesis for mood disorders, examine the overlap of signs, symptoms and behaviours between anxiety and depression, briefly consider resilience and interindividual variability, and explore a controversial treatment for depression using the psychedelic compound psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms). We leave you with some final thoughts and questions which you may wish to explore beyond this course.