Battling Depression and Anxiety: Insights from Moral Philosophy and Clinical Science (MP3 download)
By Gena Gorlin
Depression and anxiety are among the most common and debilitating psychological disorders, largely because they undermine the very motivation needed to recover from them. This talk will integrate the empirical findings and therapeutic techniques of clinical psychology with Ayn Rand’s ethical insights—particularly her articulation of a value-based moral code grounded in causality rather than duty—and indicate how this “Catch-22” might be successfully overcome.
This talk was recorded at the 2015 Objectivist Summer Conference in Charlotte, NC.