6 episodes

A weekly podcast exploring the new Indian Mind, by leading Psychiatrist, Dr. Shyam Bhat. Discussing mental health, in a fast-changing India, the role of culture and society on our mind, psychological analysis of news and pop culture and insights on mental wellness from psychiatry , and eastern meditative practices.

State of Mind with Dr Shyam State of Mind

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A weekly podcast exploring the new Indian Mind, by leading Psychiatrist, Dr. Shyam Bhat. Discussing mental health, in a fast-changing India, the role of culture and society on our mind, psychological analysis of news and pop culture and insights on mental wellness from psychiatry , and eastern meditative practices.

    Coronavirus (Covid 19) Anxiety: Causes and Solutions

    Coronavirus (Covid 19) Anxiety: Causes and Solutions

    The coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic is creating widespread stress, anxiety and fear. In this episode of State of Mind, Dr Shyam Bhat explores the causes for this anxiety and discusses some solutions.
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    • 13 min
    How to Stop Overthinking

    How to Stop Overthinking

    In this episode of State of Mind, Dr Shyam Bhat explores the causes and solutions of Overthinking.
    Overthinking, or Rumination, although common in today's fast-paced world, increases the risk for stress, anxiety, depression, and even physical illness. Freedom from overthinking improves our energy, focus, creativity, and happiness.

    • 21 min
    Is Reality an Illusion? The neurological and psychological basis of the concept of "Maya"

    Is Reality an Illusion? The neurological and psychological basis of the concept of "Maya"

    Is reality an illusion? In this episode of State of Mind,  Dr Shyam Bhat explores the neurological and psychological basis of the concept of "Maya" and how the brain filters out information and creates the world we experience. 

    • 21 min
    How the Mind Constructs Reality | Capgras Syndrome

    How the Mind Constructs Reality | Capgras Syndrome

    What can clinical conditions such as the rare "Capgras Syndrome" or the delusion of imposters, teach us about how our own minds. 

    • 16 min
    State of Mind with Dr Shyam Bhat, Episode 2

    State of Mind with Dr Shyam Bhat, Episode 2

    Touching the feet of elders  - a cultural relic, or psychologically healthy? Dr Shyam explores this and discusses the power of surrender.

    • 14 min
    State of Mind with Dr Shyam Bhat, Episode 1

    State of Mind with Dr Shyam Bhat, Episode 1

    In this episode, an alarming statistic that highlights the urgency of India's mental health crisis, and a discussion of why the western ideal of "self-love" and self-esteem is unhealthy, and what we can gain from insights from eastern contemplative traditions.

    • 19 min

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