Join David Puder as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.
129: Psychosis: Management of Complex Treatment-Resistant Psychotic Disorders
In this episode we discuss, with Dr. Michael Cummings, a new book he co-authored with Steven M. Stahl on the management of treatment-resistant psychosis. An increasing number of individuals with psychotic illnesses deal with homelessness, repeated incarceration, and associated trauma. There is limited access to care for these individuals, leading to poor prognosis. This book provides prescribers with information regarding treatment of the most challenging, treatment-resistant, severely psychotic patients.
128: Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment
In this episode, we will be discussing some of the themes within Fyodor Dostoevsky’s legendary text, Crime and Punishment. It deals with the suffocating guilt and uneasy journey towards redemption of impoverished ex-student, Raskolnikov, who commits a horrific murder of a pawnbroker and tries to justify it, unsuccessfully, with noble purposes. Not only is the novel a stellar thriller, its themes deal with the eternal struggle between good and evil that encapsulates the human condition.
127: Using Antipsychotic Plasma Levels-Therapeutic Threshold
On this episode, we are joined by psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and author, Dr. Jonathan Meyer, to talk about using antipsychotic plasma levels to assess treatment response, safety, and oral medication adherence. He recently published a book with Dr. Stephen Stahl for clinicians to utilize called, The Clinical Use of Antipsychotic Plasma Levels: Stahl's Handbooks.
Link to his book: https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Antipsychotic-Plasma-Levels-Psychopharmacology/dp/1009009893
126: Psychotherapy for Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder
On this episode, we interview Dr. Fred Penzel who founded Western Suffolk Psychological Services where he is the executive director and a practicing psychologist. He is a founding member of both the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation and the TLC Foundation for BFRB’s Science Advisory Boards. He is the author of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well (2017) and The Hair Pulling Problem: A Complete Guide to Trichotillomania (2003).
125: Treating the VIP: Physicians and the Famous or Wealthy
There is a real danger of medical professionals treating or behaving differently with someone they perceive to be a Very Important Patient, which leads to inferior treatment. In this episode, Dr. Puder and Dr. Heacock discuss the complicating factors of treating physicians, the famous, and the wealthy.
Check out Dr. Heackock:
Back from the Abyss Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/back-from-the-abyss-psychiatry-in-stories/id1469826718
124: Commonly Prescribed Sleep Medications and Treatment for Insomnia
Insomnia is a fairly common problem; it is likely that almost all individuals suffer from at least transient insomnia. In this episode, Michael Cummings, M.D., Shizuka Tomatsu, M.D., and Shilpa Krishnan, D.O. join the discussion on psychopharmacological treatments, lifestyle, and therapy recommendations for insomnia.
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I am a French listener and also a physician. Although I am not a psychiatrist, I find this podcast very helpful and accessible. Through this podcast, I have gained a lot of useful informations, both at a professional level and at a personal level. The views are always supported by the latest studies and research.