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Weekly roundtable discussions regarding today’s behavioral health headlines so you can be In Your Right Mind.

In Your Right Mind Dr. Tonmoy Sharma

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Weekly roundtable discussions regarding today’s behavioral health headlines so you can be In Your Right Mind.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD

    Reports of school shootings, bombings, environmental disasters and other tragic events are on the news almost daily. In the aftermath of such tragedies and traumatic events, a serious psychological conditions known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop in some people. In this week’s show, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are joined by Roger Solomon, Ph.D., Senior Faculty of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Institute, who uses his expertise in the areas of trauma and grief to describe how traumatic events affect the brain and discuss the evidence-based treatments for traumatic stress and PTSD.

    • 49 min
    Social Media Addiction

    Social Media Addiction

    More people are spending hours every day taking “selfies,” tweeting, browsing and playing games like Candy Crush on their Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites; some people might even be a little “obsessed.” In this week’s show, Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor focus on the country’s growing overreliance on the internet and social media with David Greenfield, Ph.D., founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine who wrote the book, “Virtual Addiction.”

    • 49 min
    What Creates a Mass Shooter?

    What Creates a Mass Shooter?

    Frank McAndrew, Ph.D., an American social psychologist, professor and elected fellow of numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Psychological Science (APS), weighs in on some of the red flags that cause individuals to commit acts of mass violence. Using his years of expertise in studying the psychological profiles of mass murderers, Dr. McAndrew describes how gender, the press, and societal commentary play pivotal roles in the cultivation of mass shooters. Listen as Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor discuss the psychology of violence and more on this episode of In Your Right Mind.

    • 49 min
    Process Addictions

    Process Addictions

    Until recently, “addiction” has almost exclusively referred to the excessive and intrusive patterns of substance use; however, behavioral and substance addictions have many overlapping features and similarities. This show looks at process addictions (also known as behavioral addictions) and how they affect the brain, and whether compulsive behaviors such as pathological gambling, Internet use, video-game playing, and sex addiction should be classified as addictions. Featured guests include Dr. Marc Potenza from Yale University School of Medicine and Dr. Daniel Fridberg from the University of Chicago.

    • 50 min
    Are we all prone to inherent bias?

    Are we all prone to inherent bias?

    This week’s show focuses on the stereotypes and biases that come from our life experiences and our interactions with others. Dr. Chad Forbes, an Associate Professor of Social Neuroscience in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware, discusses how these biases evolve and how people can find ways to justify inherent bias in their minds.

    • 49 min
    The Craving Mind

    The Craving Mind

    This week’s show looks at how habits form and what makes them so difficult to stop. A psychiatrist and internationally-known expert in mindfulness training for addictions, Dr. Judson Brewer, helps shed light on how bad habits and addictions form in the brain and how we can overcome them using mindfulness and other strategies.

    • 49 min

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