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The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion.

Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion.

Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

    Clutter vs Hoarding: How to Live Clutter Free

    Clutter vs Hoarding: How to Live Clutter Free

    Are you drowning in clutter? In today’s podcast, decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin identifies the 7 emotional clutter blocks that may be lurking in your psyche and offers tips to overcome each one. For example, have you saved every drawing your adult child has ever made? Do you have a basket full of unopened mail? Though both of these take up space, each is rooted in a different emotional block. Tune in to see if you can relate to one of the 7 emotional clutter blocks and learn how to prevail.

    • 28 min
    Bonus Content: Schizophrenia in Women

    Bonus Content: Schizophrenia in Women

    Often we don't really consider gender dynamics in treatment or medication. A lot of medications are only tested on men because of the risk of pregnancy, etc. This means there are whole drugs that have made it to market that may not have ever been tested with women. Schizophrenia affects women in many different ways than men. This episode discusses differences in age, symptoms, treatments, lifestyle, parenthood in the genders as they experience schizophrenia.

    • 54 min
    Managing Coronavirus Outbreak Anxiety

    Managing Coronavirus Outbreak Anxiety

    Are you anxious about the new coronavirus? Is it a real threat or mostly hype? In today’s podcast, Dr. John Grohol, founder and editor-in-chief of PsychCentral.com, explains what the disease is, how it compares to the flu and why it seems to hit the panic button in a lot of people. He offers tips to avoid getting sick in general, and importantly, gives advice on how to keep our anxiety levels in check when it comes to new disease outbreaks, especially in how we seek information from the media.

    • 21 min
    Finding a Therapist: What to Look For

    Finding a Therapist: What to Look For

    As with any relationship, finding the right therapist is extremely important. But how do you know if it’s a good match? In today’s podcast, Jeff Gunther, LPC, founder of TherapyDen.com, takes us through the entire therapist-hunting process. He sheds light on what you should be looking for in a therapist, the difference between those letters after their names, and he gets us thinking about what kind of person we’d feel comfortable sharing our problems with. Tune in to hear an in-depth discussion.

    • 25 min
    Caring for My Bipolar Mother

    Caring for My Bipolar Mother

    When parents have severe mental illness, their children can fall into a caregiving role. What is this like from the child’s point of view? Today’s guest, Michelle E. Dickinson, shares her personal story of caring for a mom with bipolar disorder. She talks with Gabe about her childhood memories, the moment she finally felt safe to tell her friends about her mom’s illness, her own bout with depression, and how these experiences shaped who she is and led to her work as a mental health advocate.

    • 25 min
    Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

    Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

    Sex is everywhere in our digital culture. But while ads and films easily capture the lust of sex, there is very little conversation around intimacy and how sex actually works in a real relationship. In fact, many people think there is something wrong with them because their sex life doesn’t look like it does in the movies. In today’s podcast, sex therapist Laurie Watson shares what actually goes on in her office and how she helps people become more comfortable with their own sexuality.

    • 24 min

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