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The Brain & the Many Faces of Depression

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Yves Saint Laurent Fashion designer.

Early in his career after being enlisted in the French Army, Saint Laurent experienced a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized and given electroshock therapy after 20 days of active duty. Later in life, he became vulnerable to alcohol and drug use because of his depression.
 
Depression:
 
Substantial evidence from neuroscience, genetics, and clinical investigation shows that depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. 
 
However, the precise causes of these illnesses continue to be a matter of intense research.

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