Podcast: Depression Management Hints and Tips
Can a never-depressed person truly understand what your depression is like? Or give you advice? Probably not. It’s like getting parenting advice from a non-parent. In today’s show, our two depressed co-hosts, Gabe and Lisa, understand the pain of depression and are here to share their experiences and offer some helpful tips. If you’re struggling with depression, tune in for a great discussion — from two people who have been there and understand what you’re going through. By the end, you’ll know you’re not alone. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Depression General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Telehealth Effective?
In today’s COVID world, many mental health patients are finding themselves “forced” into seeing their doctors online rather than in person. But how effective is telehealth? What are the benefits and disadvantages?  Today’s guest is psychiatrist Dr. Frank Chen, who thoroughly explains the whole new world of telemedicine and why it doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, many patients, including Gabe, have found it to be quite convenient! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Frank Chen- Telehealth’ Podcast Episode Dr. Frank Chen is a practicing psy...
Source: World of Psychology - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Birthdays, COVID, and Reframing (Oh My!)
It’s that time of year again! That’s right — Gabe’s Annual Birthday Blog. Each year, Gabe looks back on the important events and lessons he’s encountered during the previous 12 months. But what events can he talk about when COVID came and stole the show?  Join Gabe and Lisa as they discuss the Year of Coronavirus and the good and bad that came with it. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of th...
Source: World of Psychology - November 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can Swearing Improve Mental Health?
Ouch! You stub your toe or burn your finger and a curse word comes flying out. It’s automatic — and it probably makes you feel a little better. But have you ever considered specifically using curse words as a way to improve your mental health? That’s the idea behind our guest’s new book “Move On MF’er.” In today’s show, we welcome psychologist and author Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt who explains how swearing can help us relieve the pain that overrides logic. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt- Can Swearing Improve Mental Health&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - November 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anger General Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Families and Holiday Survival
Is your family bad for your mental health? If so, how do you handle the holidays? In today’s show Gabe and Lisa reminisce about their family holidays together — the good and the horrible — and discuss how they currently curb controversial topics at the table. Join us for a bad trip down memory lane which leads to a whole lot of bickering and laughter. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Me...
Source: World of Psychology - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Holiday Coping Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Understanding Emotional Abuse
What are the signs of emotional abuse? Can you be a victim or a perpetrator and not even know it? In today’s podcast, we welcome psychotherapist Beverly Engel who explains how emotional abuse can sometimes slide under the radar and may even be mistaken as care. In truth, it’s all about control. Join us for a nuanced discussion on the many forms of emotional abuse and how to detect it. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Beverly Engel- Emotional Abuse’ Podcast Episode Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Abuse General Interview Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Reviewing Netflix ’ s Ratched
Have you seen the Netflix series Ratched? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether the show gives an accurate portrayal of 1940’s mental illness treatments. And to help us out, we welcome Rachel Star Withers, the podcast host of Inside Schizophrenia and a person who lives with schizophrenia, to discuss her views of the show. Are the lobotomies and hydrotherapy treatments portrayed in the show realistic? Did doctors really do lobotomies on children? Join us as we take a deeper look into this popular miniseries. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Rev...
Source: World of Psychology - November 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Movie Review Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

Therapist or Patient: Who ’ s in Charge?
Let’s talk about psychotherapy. Why hasn’t it changed much in the last century? And if a patient isn’t getting well, is it the fault of the patient, the therapist or the therapy itself? In today’s podcast, Gabe and psychologist Barry L. Duncan discuss the idea of holding therapists more accountable when the patient isn’t getting better. Join us for a great discussion that sheds new light on how we should be treating mental health issues. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Barry L. Duncan- Therapist or Patient’ Podcast Episode Barry L. Duncan, Psy.D. . is CEO ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Psychotherapy The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Value of Personal Mental Illness Stories
Openly sharing our personal mental health stories can help others know they’re not alone, especially when it’s a rarely-discussed or taboo subject. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, our guest Rachel Steinman, a podcaster, writer and mental health advocate, discusses what it’s like to host a podcast where she shares her family’s mental health secrets. By talking openly about her family’s four suicides, mental illness, substance abuse, family affairs, and more, Rachel is changing the narrative and replacing it with love, compassion, and understanding. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

The Food Linked To ADHD And Bipolar Disorder (M)
People may become aggressive because they are seeking more of this food. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: ADHD Bipolar Disorder subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How to Mentally Prepare for Anything
What’s the worst that could happen? And who will you still be regardless of the outcome? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with author Shira Gura about her newest method CLEAR, a tool we can all use to prepare for an upcoming event or situation that is causing anxiety.  Worried about an upcoming exam, a date, or a party where you won’t know anyone? Join us to learn a great method to help CLEAR your head before you go. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Shira Gura- Mentally Prepare’ Podcast Episode Shira Gura is an emotional well-being coach. Her background as...
Source: World of Psychology - October 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Dear Newly Diagnosed: What We Wish We Knew
In today’s show, Gabe discusses what he could have done differently as a newly diagnosed bipolar patient that may have made his life a little easier. He and Lisa also discuss some common pitfalls a new patient may run into. For example, what’s the problem when patients are told they need to be med-compliant at all costs? Should you be open at work about your illness? Join us to hear Gabe’s experiences and learn from his rookie mistakes (which actually ended up working out in the end anyway). (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Cr...
Source: World of Psychology - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Disorders General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Treatment Source Type: blogs

The Most Effective Treatment For Bipolar Disorder (M)
The most obvious symptom of bipolar disorder is very severe mood swings. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - October 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Bipolar Disorder subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Manic Pursuit of More, More, More
We live in a world obsessed with the analytic construct of volume. We continually crave more, more, more. We’re in a constant cycle of more. We are told this cycle is good. More productivity, more efficiency, and more predictability are what we crave so that we can get even more.   But more of what exactly? When looked at analytically, volume becomes a mindset that champions more but has little regard to what that more might be. It may be that, yes, you are getting more—but it may be more waves that are battering your boat. Or more wind taking you off course. Or more issues thrown...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nir Bashan Tags: featured psychology self-improvement pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Relationships and Rose-Colored Glasses
Do your feelings about a romantic relationship or your partner change significantly when it’s over? In today’s show, Gabe talks with researcher Aidan Smyth who conducted a study probing people’s feelings about their relationships — both during the relationship and after it was over. What’s your experience? Do you recall your ex with fondness, indifference or negativity? And which of these emotions are best for moving on? Join us to hear the science behind feelings in romantic relationships. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Aidan Smyth- Relationships’ Podcast...
Source: World of Psychology - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Podcast Psychology Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Understanding a Dysfunctional Childhood
Let’s discuss the nuances of dysfunctional parenting. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe recalls the relationship he had with his parents when he was young. As a teen, he thought his parents were being overly harsh, but now he sees they were trying to punish symptoms of his undiagnosed bipolar disorder — and were doing the best they could. Join us for a great discussion on how the parent-child dynamic can go wrong when undiagnosed mental illness is involved. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Children and Teens Disorders Family Not Crazy Podcast Parenting Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia
In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling — and Oprah’s book club pick — book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe mental disorder.  Join us for the incredible story of the family who became science’s greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Robert Kolker- Large Family Schizophrenia’ Podcast Episode Robert Kolker is th...
Source: World of Psychology - October 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Family General Interview Schizophrenia The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Happiness a Choice?
Are you sad? Just be happy! Does this irritate you? In today’s show, Gabe and Lisa ponder whether happiness really is a choice — especially for people who struggle with mental illness. How do we measure happiness? And what is happiness inflation? Join us for an in-depth conversation on whether or not people can actually choose happiness. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an A...
Source: World of Psychology - October 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

How to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic
If you aren’t sure how to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic, it may be time to learn. The number of people reporting depression symptoms shot up when the pandemic began, with a recent study suggesting depression tripled among Americans this past spring. The greater burden fell on people with fewer resources, socially and economically, and more exposure to stressful situations, such as job loss. Ongoing surveys are finding that 25% of respondents still report feeling depressed every day. These kinds of struggles are heart-wrenching to witness. The following suggestions can help you both. Ways to h...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Anxiety and Depression Caregiving Health Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?
Is anyone single on purpose? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with Bella DePaulo, Ph.D, a prominent thinker and author on the single life, who shatters myths about being single. She shares how many people thrive as a single person and feel their most empowered living the single life. In fact, single people often hold prominent positions in their communities. If you assumed all single people were only single by default and are still looking for the “one,” tune in to hear a fresh new perspective. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! Or Visit This...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?
Is anyone single on purpose? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with Bella DePaulo, Ph.D, a prominent thinker and author on the single life, who shatters myths about being single. She shares how many people thrive as a single person and feel their most empowered living the single life. In fact, single people often hold prominent positions in their communities. If you assumed all single people were only single by default and are still looking for the “one,” tune in to hear a fresh new perspective. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! Or Visit This...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Self-Help The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Can Mental Patients Also Be Experts?
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsqu...
Source: World of Psychology - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can Mental Patients Also Be Experts?
Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion. Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts. (Transcript Available Below) Subscribe to Our Show! And Please Remember to Rate & Review Us!   Guest Information for &lsqu...
Source: World of Psychology - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 28th 2020
In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 27, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Naringenin is a Senotherapeutic that Enhances Neurogenesis in Mice
Researchers here evaluate the flavonoid naringenin for its ability to dampen the inflammatory signaling of senescent neural cells, particularly levels of TNF-α, and increase neurogenesis in mice. This increased neurogenesis is likely a result of reduced inflammation in brain tissue, but possibly due to other, distinct mechanisms. Neurogenesis is the name given to the generation of new neurons in the brain, and their integration into existing neural circuits. Evidence suggests that increased neurogenesis is a good thing at any age, improving cognitive function and making the brain more resilient to injury. Now that th...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 25, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Politics, Elections, and the Post-Truth Era
Let’s talk politics and lies. Why are they so rampant today? In today’s Psych Central Podcast, our host speaks with author and communications expert Tim Ward who explains why the truth matters so much — especially regarding our elected officials. They discuss our cognitive biases, like the “halo” and “anchoring” effects, that can cause us to turn a blind eye and believe the lies we hear. Learn about the different types of lies politicians tell and learn how can we avoid being the victims of fake news.  Click on the player above to listen now!   We want to hear from you! P...
Source: World of Psychology - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Ethics & Morality Minding the Media The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

What is (and Do You Have) Imposter Syndrome?
 Do you have a constant feeling of self doubt or fraudulence despite evidence to the contrary? You may have a very common condition: Imposter syndrome. In today’s Not Crazy podcast, we discuss what this syndrome is and why so many people feel like they are swindling others with their personal success. What is the difference between imposter syndrome and negative self-talk? And how can we start thinking more positively about ourselves? Join us for a great discussion. Click on the player below to listen now! Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe...
Source: World of Psychology - September 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Peer Support Perfectionism Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Dear medical community, it ’s time to engage in the climate movement
I recently finished my geriatric psychiatry rotation. As a medical student and aspiring psychiatrist, I had the opportunity to participate in the care of those suffering from acute psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, depression, and more  — many of whom were dealing with suicidal ideation. While an engaging experience, I am worried. The climate crisis puts these patients […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/derek-wolfe" rel="tag" > Derek Wolfe < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Dealing With Anxiety in the Time of COVID-19
Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym or hanging out with friends, have been taken away. In today’s show, our host, Gabe Howard, talks with Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal, who helps explain why so many people are having anxiety symptoms and what we can do about it. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic below! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest informati...
Source: World of Psychology - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Love, Dating, and Marriage with Schizophrenia
Can people with schizophrenia fall in love? Can they date or even get married? In today’s episode, host Rachel Star Withers (a woman who lives with schizophrenia) and co-host Gabe Howard review their own past romantic experiences. They also interview Andrew and Stephanie Downing, authors of Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize. Listen to learn about their incredible journey of overcoming schizophrenia and building a healthy, rewarding, and happy marriage. Computer Generated Transcript of “Love, Dating, Marriage with Schizophrenia” Episode Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this trans...
Source: World of Psychology - September 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Marriage and Divorce Motivation and Inspiration Podcast Relationships Sexuality Source Type: blogs

Too much, too soon
The intro to this new song is a bit of a curveball, almost an accidental hint of a funked-up White Stripes, but it quickly pans out into something of a blue-eyed funk rocker with hints of The Police, Chic, Santana, and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Given the chord progression, there’s a significant nod to the 1971 live version of one of my favourite songs (“It’s too late“, by Carole King) with a little musical reference to that at the end of the middle-8, and the title itself was an extension of that song title. It all ends with a digitally delayed twist on the Manic Street Preachers who were, at ...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Music Source Type: blogs

How to get PTSD. Twice. Worse.
I just read disturbing comments by a highly respected University of California doc Karen Seal [who screens and treats returning veterans from Iraq or Afghanistan at San Francisco’s famous Ft. Miley Veterans Administration Hospital, one of our premier VA Research Hospitals] about the redeployment of young soldiers treated for PTSD and other neurological and psychatric problems back to Mid-East war zones [http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,136020,00.html]. Effective last December, service members with a “psychiatric disorder in remission, or whose residual symptoms do not impair duty performance” may ...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - September 1, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Fitness Brain Trauma, Injury BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Posit Science Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, et alia Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 31st 2020
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 30, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Does Law Enforcement Need Mental Health Care?
Today’s show takes a good hard look at police culture as a whole. What type of personality is drawn to a career in law enforcement? What are officers taught in the academy? Why do they receive so little mental health care when they face so much trauma on the job? These are just a few of the areas that our guest, mental health advocate Gabriel Nathan, lays bare. Join us as we discuss the basic foundations of law enforcement and how Gabriel believes the profession needs to evolve to keep up with the times. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! SUBSCRIBE &a...
Source: World of Psychology - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Policy and Advocacy The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Police (CIT) Crises Training Needed?
A mentally ill man is standing in your yard yelling at the mailbox. What do you do? You call the police, right? Not so fast, according to today’s guest, mental health advocate Gabriel Nathan. There is a better way to do things. Gabriel believes that rather than training police officers to de-escalate people in mental health crises, the police shouldn’t be called at all in these situations. Our host Gabe has a different take on things, as he is an advocate for training police officers in crisis intervention practices. Join us for an enlightening and nuanced conversation regarding the role of the police when it ...
Source: World of Psychology - August 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Interview Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Source Type: blogs

Higher Body Mass Index Correlates with Reduced Cerebral Blood Flow
Vascular aging is an important contribution to neurodegeneration. The brain is an energy-hungry organ, and reductions in blood flow with age have a negative impact on brain tissue. These reductions can occur for obvious reasons such as the weakening of the heart in cases of heart failure, but there are other, more subtle processes at work to reduce the delivery of nutrients to the brain, such as the progressive stiffening of blood vessels and reductions in capillary density. Researchers here note that greater excess fat tissue, as measured by body mass index, correlates with reduced blood flow in the brain. It is plausible...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 25, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

How to Keep Yourself from Cheating
It can be tempting to cheat, I know. After over 40 years as a therapist, I’ve heard many, many reasons that people (even people who say they love their partner) give for cheating. There’s the thrill of the forbidden, the notion that what’s out there may be better than what you’ve got, the affirmation that comes from feeling attractive to someone else — especially when self-esteem is shaky, the satisfaction of someone preferring you to the partner they’ve got, and the itch to explore what could have been or could be sexually with someone else. Whatever rationalization you tell yourself, c...
Source: World of Psychology - August 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Marriage and Divorce Relationships Self-Help Breakups Cheating Infidelity Insecurity Midlife Crisis Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Are Social Media Friends Real?
Whether we like it or not, social media is now a big part of our culture. In today’s show, Professor Tim Bono, Ph.D., an expert in psychological health and happiness, shares how we can keep a balanced perspective regarding social media and not let it lead to depression, addiction or envy. How is social media like a casino slot machine?  How do online friendships compare to in-person friendships? Join us for the answers to these questions and much more. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for &lsqu...
Source: World of Psychology - August 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Psychology Technology The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Medical Model Errors and Omissions in Treating Mental Illness
  From lobotomies to pharmaceutical advertising to forced treatment, let’s discuss some of the more taboo topics in the history of psychiatry. While some of these approaches are obviously terrible (especially in hindsight) others are in the gray area. Should pharmaceutical companies be able to advertise directly to the patient? Is it OK to force psychiatric treatment in certain cases? What do you think? Tune in to today’s Not Crazy episode for a great discussion on the more controversial topics in the field of psychiatry. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Re...
Source: World of Psychology - August 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Stigma in Christian and Asian Communities
If I come forward with my mental illness, will it shame my family? If I go to a psychiatrist, does it mean I don’t have enough faith to heal myself? While these questions might seem odd to some people, these are very real worries for many in the Asian and Christian communities. In today’s episode, Dr. Esther Park, who is both Korean and Christian, explains the mental health stigma she has seen in both of these circles. Dr. Park helps clarify these issues and encourages people in these groups to understand the importance of seeking professional help. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener...
Source: World of Psychology - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Disorders General Interview Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Spirituality Stigma The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Negative Self-Talk and Pessimism
  “You’re so stupid. That was the dumbest thing anyone has ever done.” You probably wouldn’t ever say this to a loved one — but would you say it to yourself? What’s your self-talk like?  And why does it matter? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe and Lisa break down their own experiences with negative self-talk and why they do it. And while Gabe believes in reframing his thoughts to be more positive, Lisa thinks there may be some benefits to not always looking for the silver lining. What do you think? (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Lo...
Source: World of Psychology - August 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Habits Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Dating Violence in Young Adults
Teen dating isn’t always innocent puppy love. Some young people can get involved in emotionally abusive or even violent relationships. How common is this? What are some of the signs of teen dating violence and how can family and friends help? In today’s show, counselor Joelle Shipp explains why young people can end up in these kinds of situations and how they can get out of them. She also shares the 3 components of healthy relationships. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Joelle Shipp...
Source: World of Psychology - August 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Children and Teens General Relationships The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: My Husband Has Psychosis
  What does psychosis feel like? What’s the difference between a delusion that demons exist and a religious belief of the same? In today’s show, Gabe and Lisa recall Gabe’s real-life psychotic episodes and discuss all the pain and stress surrounding psychosis. Join us as Gabe shares how it felt when there were demons under his bed and when the window washers were watching his every move. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder...
Source: World of Psychology - August 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar General Not Crazy Podcast Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Coping with Comorbid Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Tips that work. A plan. These are what help in the battle with mental illness and substance abuse. The material here is from individuals dealing with both diagnoses and for their family members. Tips are shared anonymously for privacy reasons. If you suspect alcohol or drugs are interfering with your life and your ability to handle your mental health issues, you may be facing a dual diagnosis situation. Talk to your doctor or mental health professional without delay to begin the process of understanding and trying treatment options. I have learned that willingness is the key to successful recovery work. The willingness t...
Source: World of Psychology - August 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Recovery Substance Abuse 12 Steps Addiction Recovery Alcoholics Anonymous Comorbidity Mental Illness Source Type: blogs

Lying For The Win
When you ’re Trump, with little positive to run on, your paths to reelection are few: preventing as many Democrats as possible from voting, and attacking your opponent. When the opponent is Joe Biden, you’re mostly limited to lying: your specialty. (Also, you have your son-in-law help a bipolar hip-hop a rtist to run, to suck Black voters from Joe. And welcoming, while denying, Russian help, as before.)Biden, Trump tells us, will “take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion. No anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns…” He also ba...
Source: Surgeonsblog - July 31, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Sid Schwab Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Your Gut Instinct is Bad For Your Relationships
While caring for his wife as she struggled with a severe nervous breakdown, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky put the cognitive strategies he’d long been teaching others to work on his strained relationship. After seeing the incredible impact it had on his marriage as a whole, he decided to write a book to share these relationship-changing communication strategies. Join us as Dr. Tsipursky explains why going with your “gut” can actually backfire and shares 12 practical mental habits you can begin using today for excellent communication. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking t...
Source: World of Psychology - July 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Communication General Habits Interview LifeHelper Marriage and Divorce Podcast Relationships The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Self-Help Cliches Have a Peculiar Value
  Take the bull by the horns! Pick yourself up by your bootstraps! Are these cliches condescending for people with mental illness? Or is there a grain of truth to them? Today, Gabe and Lisa debate the pros and cons of the all too common “taking your life back” advice we all get from well-meaning people. Gabe shares his personal story of gaining back control of his life a day at a time while healing from depression. When you struggle with mental illness, how much of your behavior, thoughts and emotions do you actually have control over? Is it helpful to feel in control of your life, even when it screws you...
Source: World of Psychology - July 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Medications and Safety During Pregnancy
Women who take medication for anxiety, depression or other behavioral health conditions worry about whether they’ll need to discontinue use when they conceive. For years, well-intentioned care providers believed this to be the only clinically responsible solution. The reason for this was simple: because it’s considered unethical to test medication on pregnant and nursing mothers, there was no literature to provide evidence for safety.  But we’ve come a long way, and the field of perinatal psychiatry has evolved a great deal. We now have evidence that supports the safety and efficacy of certain medic...
Source: Cord Blood News - July 28, 2020 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Jennifer Dembo Tags: Cord Blood Cord Tissue Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Life Coaching the Same as Therapy?
Would you benefit from a therapist or a life coach? What’s the difference? Today, we welcome Dr. Jen Friedman, a consultant and coach with a doctoral degree in psychology, who helps explain the distinction between therapy and coaching. She breaks down the purpose and benefits of each and details which practice could help you the most. Are you hoping to change negative patterns or habits? Or are you looking to build on your strengths and develop a vision? Join us on today’s Psych Central Podcast. We want to hear from you — Please fill out our listener survey by clicking the graphic above!   SUBSCRIB...
Source: World of Psychology - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: General Interview Podcast The Psych Central Show Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Life with Binge Eating Disorder
  At one point, Gabe weighed more than 550 pounds. Today, he and Lisa remember and discuss the extreme pain and slow healing process of living with binge-eating disorder. Gabe shares his shame in being so overweight, his intense relationship with food, the story of his gastric bypass and the difficult process of learning new coping mechanisms. How did Gabe’s bipolar and panic attacks tie in with his binge eating? And, importantly, how is he managing the illness today? Join us for an open and honest discussion on living with an eating disorder. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We...
Source: World of Psychology - July 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Binge Eating Disorders Eating Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs