Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Latest Episodes

Why Lithium is a Good Option for Treating Bipolar, with Dr. Walter A. Brown
August 29, 2019

This week the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Podcast is joined by Dr. Walter A. Brown, Clinical Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, author of the brand new book “Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a...

August 21, 2019

How Neuralink, Elon Musk, Brain-Machine Interfaces, and Deep Brain Stimulators May Change Psychiatry Forever.

055: How To Pick A Good Therapist
August 10, 2019

Working with a good therapist often requires fewer sessions than other therapists to see improvement; in contrast, working with a therapist you don’t connect with, or with inadequate training, may require an extended number of sessions (Okiishi et...

Suicide Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatments
August 03, 2019

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I interview Jaeger Ackerman, 4th year medical student about suicide risk factors and treatments. As a therapist, attempt to closely approximate their reality of feeling suicidal with words. When I first hear...

Frontal Lobe Damage: Treating Patients through Grief, Acceptance and Growth
July 25, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, I interview Steven, one of my patients who had a rare form of a stroke—in the right orbital frontal cortex. He participated in a psychiatric program that I run. He tells his story of how his function and emotions...

An Introduction to Psychodermatology: "The Mind-Skin Connection"
July 20, 2019

What is Psychodermatology? At the most basic level, Psychodermatology encompasses the interaction between mind and skin. It is the marriage between the two disciplines of psychiatry and dermatology, uniting both an internal focus on the non-visible...

An Inside Look At Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, & Orthorexia
July 13, 2019

What is an eating disorder? One of the most important things about anorexia and bulimia is understanding that they are caused by a complex interplay of genetics, epigenetics, early development, and current stressors. They can lead to dangerous...

The Process of Grief
July 04, 2019

Grief is the multifaceted response—emotional, behavioral, social—to a loss or major life adjustment (like a divorce, loss of a job, etc.). Bereavement is the process of grieving specific to the loss of affection or bond to a person or animal...

Clozapine for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia
June 20, 2019

What is clozapine? Not only is clozapine the gold standard medication for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, it is also one of the most unique drugs used in psychiatry. It was synthesized 1958, only eight years after chlorpromazine, the first...

The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontline of PTSD Science
June 13, 2019

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, occurs when someone experiences or subjectively experiences a near death or psychologically overwhelming event and then goes on to develop specific symptoms. Different types of trauma/stressors that can lead to...