World renowned psychological skeptic and evidence-based treatment advocate Scott Lilienfeld joins us to explore the topic of pseudoscience and misleading claims in the field of mental health.
11 minutes of bonus content from episode #063 available exclusively to our Patreon supporters! Psychiatrist Prof. Linda Gask answers a round of Quick Fire Questions.
What is sleep and why does it matter? In today’s episode Prof. Jason Ellis helps us to explore insomnia and how it relates directly to mood and mental health.
What is bipolar disorder and how does it differ from plain old depression? In today’s episode Prof. Steven Jones helps us explore this most complex of mental health issues.
Is alcohol addiction a brain disease or a disorder of choice? Prof. Matt Field joins us to discuss the link between alcohol addiction and mental health.
Prof. Greg Eghigian helps us trace the history of mental illness from ancient Palestine, and the Greek physician Hippocrates, right the way up to Prozac and self-help gurus. On the way we encounter exorcisms, bloodletting, witch doctors, magic spells, Islamic hospitals, mental asylums, country house retreats, Sigmund Freud, the advent of pharmacology, deinstitutionalization and the rise of psychotherapy.
Prof. Ulrike Schmidt joins us to discuss the three main eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Are eating disorders a illness peculiar to young white women, or is anybody susceptible? What causes somebody to develop an eating disorder? Is it all about looking good, or are there deeper issues at play? All this and more in today’s episode.