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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Neel Burton - The Anatomy of Melancholy: Can depression be good for you?

Published on Mar 2, 2012

Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who lives and teaches in Oxford, England, where he also runs the Oxford Wine Academy and the Meaning of Madness Course. He is the recipient of the Society of Authors' Richard Asher Prize, the British Medical Association's Young Authors' Award, and the Medical Journalists' Association Open Book Award.

Neel Burton was born in 1978 in Curepipe, Mauritius to a Mauritian father and a Zanzibari mother, and grew up in Geneva, Switzerland.

From 1996 to 2002, he studied medicine and neuroscience in London.

He then moved to Paris, where he worked as a strategy consultant and, later, as an English teacher.

In 2003, he returned to medicine and the UK, and, in 2004, went up to Oxford to specialize in psychiatry, whilst simultaneously reading for a Master’s in philosophy in the University of London.

He currently lives and teaches in Oxford.