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.
Steven C. Hayes, PhD joins us to talk about the foundations ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and the limits of CBT. What exactly is ACT and how does it differ from, and improve upon traditional CBT? We discuss the concept of psychological flexibility, whether or not there is value in addressing issues from your past, the importance of self-compassion, and how to discover your own personal values.
Today Dr. Tim Pychyl helps us explore how procrastination relates to things like depression and anxiety. We discover why we’re terrible at forecasting our future moods and why you’ll never “feel like doing it tomorrow”, how to grease the wheels of productivity and boost your willpower, and why Homer Simpson might have something very profound to teach us about how we treat our future selves.
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.