What is depression? - Helen M. Farrell

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


A microscale is a small scale, usually used in science or engineering. It's usually easier to understand something at a microscale than at a macroscale.

  • The researchers were trying to study the microscale behavior of the particles using a microscope.
  • The engineer is trying to design a microscale model of the engine.

Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are responsible for communication between the different parts of the brain. They are involved in everything from moods to emotions to memory.

  • The neurotransmitters are responsible for the mood swings that she experiences.
  • The neurotransmitters are responsible for the memory that she has of the event.

When something is blunted, it is reduced or decreased in intensity. A blunt object is usually not very effective at hurting someone, because it doesn't have a sharp edge.

  • The knife was blunted by the shield he was wearing.
  • The speech was blunted by the protesters who were shouting in the audience.

Neuroscientists are scientists who study the brain. They are often interested in understanding how the brain works, and how different parts of the brain work together.

  • neuroscientists are trying to figure out how the brain works.
  • neuroscientists are studying the brain to find out how to treat diseases.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a type of treatment that uses electric shocks to treat mental disorders. ECT is usually used in combination with other treatments, such as medication and therapy.

  • ECT is a very powerful treatment, and it can be dangerous if it's not done correctly.
  • The patient had a very bad reaction to ECT, and they needed to be hospitalized.

Un insurmountable obstacle is something that is too difficult or too difficult to overcome. It's impossible to win against an insurmountable enemy.

  • The army was faced with an insurmountable obstacle: the river was too wide to cross.
  • The task was insurmountable: to clean all of the windows in the library in one day.