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Alcohol Use Disorder with Dr. Cummings
In this week’s episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Michael Cummings, a psychiatrist, researcher, and associate professor at Loma Linda University. This podcast is the first of a series on addiction and the focus of this week’s episode is on alcohol use disorder. In this episode, Dr. Puder and Dr. Cummings dive into the history of alcohol use, vulnerabilities and mechanisms responsible for the development of alcohol use disorder and its related neurobiological circuits, and common pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and behavioral interventions and treatments for alcohol use disorder. Link to blog here.
Psychotherapy for Psychosis with Dr. Michael Garrett
In this week's episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Michael Garrett, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and former Vice Chair and Director of Psychotherapy Education at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He also wrote a book called, Psychotherapy for Psychosis: Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic treatment. He is husband to the prior beloved presenter, Dr. Nancy McWilliams. In this episode, we will discuss how psychotherapy can be effective for patients experiencing psychosis. Full blog here.
Exercise & Mental Health 2023 Update
In a previous episode of the podcast, we discussed exercise for the brain, reviewing the pathophysiology between exercise and dementia, the pathophysiological mechanisms associated between low skeletal muscle mass and cognitive function, exercise as a treatment, and cardiorespiratory fitness and its relationship to all-cause mortality. In today’s episode, we look at the extensive research available on these subjects. Link to blog here.
Red Face: Social Anxiety with Russell Norris
From childhood, Russell experienced intense social anxiety to the point that, on more than one occasion, he discontinued certain extracurricular activities and socially normal gatherings to avoid it. Red Face is a narrative of his struggles with this social anxiety, the accompanying idiopathic craniofacial erythema (uncontrollable blushing), and the many successful and unsuccessful coping mechanisms he has attempted over the years. In today's episode, Russell shares his experience with social anxiety, which started at a young age and continued into adulthood. He will share what he does to overcome the often debilitating fear. Link to blog here.
How Anxiety Can Lead to Growth
In this week’s episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Kirk Schneider, a psychologist, psychotherapist, and author of, Life-enhancing Anxiety: Key to a Sane World. Dr. Schneider is a practicing psychotherapist and director of the Existential-Humanistic Institute, a psychotherapy training institute. As a former mentee of the great existential psychologist Rollo May and a self-described existential-integrative psychotherapist, he has made significant contributions to the fields of humanistic psychology and existential psychology throughout his career. Link to blog here.
Join David Puder as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.