Clinical psychologist and expert on sexual predation, Dr. Anna Salter, joins us to explore the psychology of sexual assault from the perspective of both the victims and the perpetrators.
In this latest round of QFQ’s – available exclusive to my Patreon supporters – Dr. William Epstein, author of “The Illusion of Psychotherapy“, answers the following questions: Outside of family and career, what investment of time or money has brought you the most joy or fulfilment? What qualities do you admire about yourself? What would consider […]
What are panic attacks and why do they happen? Can panic attacks kill you? Can they make you lose your mind? Or are they just a completely harmless, albeit horrendous natural bodily function? In today’s episode Prof. Vijaya Manicavasagar joins me to discuss the twin topic of panic disorder and agoraphobia.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world today. So, what’s the difference between social anxiety disorder and plain old shyness? Are people really judging us, and staring at us, or is it just all in our heads? More to the point, why do we even care? What are the irrational thoughts that drive social anxiety? How does it come to affect people’s lives, and most importantly, what can we do to overcome it? All this and more in today’s episode with Dr. Emma Warnock-Parkes.
Professor Elyn Saks is an award winning academic and best selling author who lives with chronic schizophrenia. In today’s episode we explore what it’s like to have schizophrenia, the nature and content of delusions and hallucinations, Elyn’s experience as a patient in psychiatric hospitals, the stigma associated with the illness and whether the name of schizophrenia should be changed to something less stigmatizing.
Thought anxiety and depression were afflictions of the adult mind? Think again. In today’s episode Prof. Sam Cartwright-Hatton joins us to talk about depression and anxiety in preadolescent children, whether nurture or nature plays the biggest role in the development of childhood mental health, the seven confident thoughts that children need to grow up happy and confident, and much more.
Prof. Paul Salkovskis helps us explore what it really means to have OCD, the various manifestations and corresponding behaviours, why OCD is an “affliction of the nice”, why the average sufferer waits 11 years before seeking treatment, why the media and general public think it’s okay to mock the condition, and why ultimately OCD is, in Paul’s words, an “unnecessary illness”.