From psychopathic serial killers to CIA operatives with bipolar disorder, depictions of mental health are pretty much everywhere in entertainment. But what’s exaggerated for the screen? And what can these portrayals tell us about actual psychological diagnoses and modern, evidence-based treatments? Hosted by two practicing clinical psychology PhDs, Freudian Scripts explores the real world of psychology today, destigmatizing mental health, through the lens of your favorite TV shows and movies.
In Session with “To the Bone”
This week, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran tackle a critical issue that will impact 29 million Americans during their lifetime — eating disorders.
In Session with “The Queen’s Gambit”
Checkmate! Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran are back to discuss chess, drugs and... more chess.
In Session with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Every lover of podcasts liked Freudian Scripts a lot,But the Grinch, who never listened or downloaded, did not!
The Grinch hated psychology. The other Whos, they would tease him.It was especially bad during the holiday season.
So on this week's episode, Dr. Sam and Dr. Frandecided to psychoanalyze this little green man.
What's going on at the top of Mt. Crumpit?If there's a diagnosis to be had, we've never been stumped yet.
Is it attachment, anxiety or clinical depression?Listen and figure out during our special holiday session.
On the 20th anniversary of this live action story,We'll celebrate this classic, in all its Grinchy glory!
In Session with “Mean Girls”
You can't sit with us! Well, you can't if you don't listen to this week's session. Join us as Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran dissect one of your favorite, quotable comedies.
In Session with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Would anyone like to share with the group their level of excitement for this session? Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran as they discuss a classic on its 45th anniversary.
In Session with “Ratched”
You are not sorry, but you will be if you miss this episode! Join Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran as they discuss Netflix's most viewed debut season of 2020.