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Addiction   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Major advancements in neurological science are changing the way experts understand and treat addictive behavior. This episode presents leading experts who discuss what the latest medical research tells us about treating addictive behaviors in men and women.

Caregiver Burnout   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

While family caregivers give of themselves out of love, there are real physical, emotional and financial costs associated with caregiving. As we live longer and caregiving becomes a bigger issue in the U.S., learn what can be done to help our caregiving community.

Depression   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Today, one in five Americans will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder. This episode of Second Opinion introduces a panel of medical experts and health care providers to discuss the battle with depression.

Depression in Later Life   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Depression in the geriatric population presents different challenges than in younger populations. Diagnosis and treatment can be difficult, but the management of depression in later life is critical to good physical health.

Eating Disorders   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Eating disorders affect some several million people at any given time, about 90 percent of whom are female. In this episode, Second Opinion panelists discuss this very complex biological, psychological and cultural problem.

End of Life   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

America is a culture afraid of death. This episode poses the question: Is it better to die in a hospital with every means for survival being administered, or is an acceptance of the end of life and a quiet death at home better?

Heart Disease & Depression   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

With a tough case and a surprise ending, Second Opinion delves into the cause and effect of heart disease and mental health.

Memory Enhancement   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Crossword puzzles, vitamins, and classical music have all been promoted as tools for improving memory. In this episode, panelists discuss the recent theories and research surrounding memory enhancement.

Mind/Body Connection   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

Can positive thinking, prayer or yoga help heal your body as well as your mind? It depends who you ask. Research into the connection between the mind and the body is both fascinating and controversial.

Suicide   Full episode (30 minutes)   Sample (5 minutes)

While youth suicides earn more news headlines, suicide rates in the United States actually increase with age. This powerful episode explores the devastating reality of suicide, and what you should know about helping yourself or a loved one.