A mental health crisis, a burnout epidemic and increasing psychological problems. The 21st century already seems to be the era of stress. Alarming figures indicate that our bodies and minds are not capable of handling the amount of pressure we experience. How can we experience less stress? In this lecture psychiatrist Witte Hoogendijk talks about the influence of stress on our lives, and why our primal stress-system cannot cope with the complexity of the world around us.
Witte Hoogendijk is psychiatrist, professor and head of the Department of Psychiatry of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. He has researched depression for over thirty years and has – together with journalist Wilma de Rek – written two well-received books on stress and burnout (in Dutch titled Van Big Bang tot Burn Out; het grote verhaal over stress and Leef als een Beest). His research focuses on the biological aspects of depression.
This program will be in English and is a collaboration between Studium Generale and the student initiative Happy Student Society.
Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Time: 19:30 – 20:30 hrs Doors open:19:00 hrs
Location:Erasmus Paviljoen, campus Woudestein
Entrance: free, registration recommended