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Like any other red-blooded American, I don’t put too much stock in that whole “science” thing. But I do trust my television set, and according to all those antidepressant commercials, there are a lot of people out there in need of some serious cortex-calibration. Fortunately, a chemical imbalance is treatable; unfortunately, effective medication often takes a lot of difficult trial and error to pin down, and the side effects often need to be offset with even more drugs—or are worse than the disorder itself. Luckily for us all, William Fabian, a clinical associate professor of psychology at George Washington University, is hosting “Optimizing Brain Chemistry for a Healthier Lifestyle,” a seminar on natural, alternative ways to boost your brain, and overall, health. Fabian speaks at 6:30 p.m. at George Washington University’s Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. $30. (202) 252-0012. (Tricia Olszewski)