Interrogating the Stories We Tell About Our Minds

The Ezra Klein Show | 4 October 2022 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rachel Aviv about her book Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us. Discusses how mental states like depression and anxiety can be socially contagious, how mental illnesses differ from physical ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure, how having too much “insight” into our mental states can sometimes hurt us, how social forces like racism and classism can activate psychological distress, what “depressive realism” says about the state of our society, how we can care for one another both within and beyond the medical establishment, and more.

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