Looking at Mental Health Issues Through the Lens of Attention

Are All Mental Illnesses Related? from The Atlantic on Vimeo.

In this video, The Atlantic shares the theories of Dr. David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Kessler proposes that mental illness is an issue of capture – what captures and holds our attention. In this way, addiction could be seen as being captured by a substance, and anxiety could be seen as being captured by an unwanted outcome. It’s a theory that he expounds in the recently-published Capture:
Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering

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