Yale faculty featured in new HBO documentary on stress

Yale scientists Amy Arnsten and Rajita Sinha are among experts featured in a new HBO documentary “One Nation Under Stress,” which premiered March 25.

Amy Arnsten and Rajita Sinha
Amy Arnsten (left) and Rajita Sinha

The documentary, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explores the role stress plays in “deaths of despair” which has led a decrease in life expectancy in the United States. Arnsten, professor of neuroscience and of psychology and member of the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale, describes damage stress causes to the brain. Sinha, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, professor in the Child Study Center, and of neuroscience, discusses different ways stress manifests itself in life. Sinha is also director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center.

Learn more, watch a trailer, or view the documentary (subscription required) at the HBO website.

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