Interviews Page Four

Dr Isabel Behncke is an expert on bonobos, and we discussed how being cut off from the natural world can cause depression and anxiety. These are the extracts from our long conversations I use in the book (in a lot of this, we’re walking up a mountain, which is why I sound breathless):

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Here Isabel discussed the sexual habits of bonobos:

Here she discusses depression among bonobos:

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Professor Howard Frumkin is an expert on the effects of the natural world on mental health. This is part of our conversation:

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Professor Michael Chandler conducted crucial research discovering a previously unknown factor driving up extreme depression and suicide. He discussed it with me:

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Professor Marc Lewis is a leading neuroscientist who explained to me that many of the ways we are told to think about depression and the brain are wrong:

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