In this episode I share my experience of dealing with the recent loss of my father, and some of the many confusing thoughts and emotions it’s conjured up.
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 […]
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”.
CBT pioneer and best-selling author David D. Burns joins us to discuss the origins and trajectory of his career, the chemical imbalance “myth”, his phenomenally successful self-help book “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy”, the 10 cognitive distortions, his development of a new approach to cognitive therapy known as T.E.A.M therapy, and much more.
Prof. Alison Yung joins us to discuss psychosis. What is psychosis? How real are hallucinations and delusions? Are the likes of Fight Club and Mr Robot accurate depictions of psychotic episodes, or just Hollywood hyperbole? Who is most susceptible to this illness, and what can we do to intervene?
Prof. Chris Dowrick joins us to talk about depression. How do we define depression? Is depression the result of a “chemical imbalance”? Can you be genetically predisposed to it? Why are doctors so quick to prescribe medication? And is your GP even trained to spot depression? All this and more in this debut episode of the MOWE podcast.