The Limitless And Perverse Human Mind

Depression as a survival tool? Some new treatments assume so.

“The idea that evolution is an important determinant of who we are as human beings is unquestionable,” says Laurence J. Kirmayer, director of the division of social and transcultural psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal. “The question is, what does our evolutionary history or our theories of evolution tell us specifically about the nature of human problems or about their potential solutions?”

Your homework:
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