There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Sustaining our humanity and environment.
Douglas Vakoch Ph.D.
Astronauts can face critical threats to their health and well-being as they attempt to survive and thrive on space missions.
Astronauts traveling to the Red Planet face unprecedented stresses. Researchers seeking solutions through spacecraft design will meet at MIT this week.
As astronauts adapt to space, their brains change in a process that mimics aging but happens much faster, new research shows. Findings may lead to new interventions on Earth.
Douglas Vakoch, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work ranges from inner space to outer space, and who has edited books including "Psychology of Space Exploration."