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Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, & nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen's expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, & optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, & psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join us at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor and cognitive behavioral therapist.

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Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, & nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen's expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, & optimizing performance. With topics such as optogenetics, Alzheimer's disease, neuromodulation, depression, the Mediterranean Diet, & psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join us at www.DrNissen.com

Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor and cognitive behavioral therapist.

    #32: Schizophrenia: Is it related to marijuana? What is schizophrenia? How is it treated?

    #32: Schizophrenia: Is it related to marijuana? What is schizophrenia? How is it treated?

    #Schizophrenia is a very misunderstood mental illness. It is not "split personality" (or dissociative identity disorder), but rather a chronic, long-standing (6+ month) pattern of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized behavior, etc. There are #genetic risks to developing the illness and #cannabis likely increases risk. According to the "Dunedin" study, Archives of General Psychiatry 2000, those who used cannabis at age 15 were 4x more likely to develop schizophrenia or schizophreniform disorder.

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    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (M.D.) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy

    #depression #mentalhealth #wellness #health #healthylifestyle #medicine #treatment #medical #healthcare #psychotherapy #psychedelics #psychedelictherapy

    • 41 min
    #31: Ketamine - A Legal Psychedelic? Discussion with Dr. Steven Mandel and Sam Mandel

    #31: Ketamine - A Legal Psychedelic? Discussion with Dr. Steven Mandel and Sam Mandel

    Doctors treating depression see promise in #ketamine, a cheap drug already approved for anesthesia. Some say it is the only legal #psychedelic.  

    Steven L. Mandel, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in the use of ketamine infusion therapy to treat mental health disorders and chronic pain. Dr. Mandel has more than 40 years of experience utilizing ketamine as a board-certified anesthesiologist. He also earned his master’s degree in psychology. He is the founder and president of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, a leading ketamine infusion therapy clinic in Southern California: https://ketamineclinics.com/ 

    Sam Mandel is co-founder and chief operating officer of Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles, a leading provider of ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of mental health disorders and chronic pain conditions.  

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, #neuroscience, psychiatry, and #nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as #Alzheimer’s disease, #neuromodulation, #depression, the Mediterranean #Diet, and #psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. 

    Join our community at DrNissen.com   

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drnissen   

    Subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brain-health-with-dr-nissen/id1510757864 

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (M.D.) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.  

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy 

    #depression #mentalhealth #wellness #health #healthylifestyle #medicine #treatment #medical #healthcare #psychotherapy #psychedelics #psychedelictherapy

    • 50 min
    #30: Men's Mental Health with Owen Marcus from Evryman

    #30: Men's Mental Health with Owen Marcus from Evryman

    Owen Marcus is the cofounder of Evryman, one of the world's largest men's mental health organizations. Owen dove into men’s work in 1995 because he wanted more from life. In 2005, he wanted more from men’s work, so he began developing what became Evryman’s unique approach. Owen is an author, blogger, speaker, coach, and trainer for men’s leadership.

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, #neuroscience, psychiatry, and #nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as #Alzheimer’s disease, #neuromodulation, #depression, the Mediterranean #Diet, and #psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at DrNissen.com 

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drnissen 

    Subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brain-health-with-dr-nissen/id1510757864

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (M.D.) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy

    • 47 min
    #29: Psychedelic Update! How MDMA-assisted therapy could treat PTSD with Rick Doblin

    #29: Psychedelic Update! How MDMA-assisted therapy could treat PTSD with Rick Doblin

    Research into MDMA-assisted therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows impressive results.

    See my ABC News article on the trial results here

    Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He also conducted a thirty-four-year follow-up study to Timothy Leary's Concord Prison Experiment. Rick studied with Dr. Stanislav Grof and was among the first to be certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986.

    Here is my interview with Rick about MAPS' latest Phase III Clinical Trial for MDMA-assisted therapy as a treatment for PTSD.  In the trial, they enrolled 90 participants and randomly assigned 46 to receive MDMA-assisted therapy, while the other 44 participants were given a placebo with identical talk therapy. This therapy went on for 18 weeks. Ultimately, 67% of those in the MDMA-assisted therapy group no longer had PTSD after three sessions, compared to 32% in the placebo with therapy group. 

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, #neuroscience, psychiatry, and #nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as #Alzheimer’s disease, #neuromodulation, #depression, the Mediterranean #Diet, and #psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at DrNissen.com 

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drnissen 

    Subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brain-health-with-dr-nissen/id1510757864   

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (M.D.) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.  

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy

    • 25 min
    #28: The Big 5 Personality Traits: psychology's greatest tool for understanding human personalities

    #28: The Big 5 Personality Traits: psychology's greatest tool for understanding human personalities

    The Big 5 Personality Traits: what are they? What is personality psychology?  

    The big five personality traits are five essential traits that have been described in psychological research. They can be remembered with the acronym OCEAN: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, #neuroscience, psychiatry, and #nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as #optogenetics, #Alzheimer’s disease, #neuromodulation, #depression, the Mediterranean #Diet, and #psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://drnissen.com

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drnissen

    Subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brain-health-with-dr-nissen/id1510757864 

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy

    • 40 min
    #27: The Brain Health Diet (Part 2): How to Prevent Alzheimer's, Depression, & Other Brain Diseases with Nick Norwitz, PhD

    #27: The Brain Health Diet (Part 2): How to Prevent Alzheimer's, Depression, & Other Brain Diseases with Nick Norwitz, PhD

    Dr. Nicholas Norwitz, PhD, is a new shining star in nutrition science. This 25-year-old Ivy League Valedictorian obtained his PhD at Oxford University in just two years and is now pursing his MD at Harvard Medical School. His research expertise is ketosis and brain aging; however, he has published scientific papers on topics ranging from neuroscience to heart disease to gastrointestinal health to genetics to bone health to diabetes.

    Nick’s passion for Food as Medicine is founded in personal history. At eighteen years old, he developed severe osteoporosis, a bone disease that crippled his promising running career. Next, Nick developed ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease so severe as to cause him to lose twenty percent of his body weight in weeks and end up in the palliative care ward of a hospital with a heart rate in the twenties.

    Through scientific self-study, Nick discovered his salvation in a ketogenic diet. He reversed his osteoporosis and colitis and is thriving! But Nick is grateful for his apparent misfortunes. In his words, “The most remarkable part of my story is that it’s not unique. The healthcare system isn’t built to address metabolic diseases. For that, we need metabolic medicine rooted in nutrition. My lifelong goal is to help reform the system and educate people. Plus, I’d like to think being a patient has made me a more compassionate person.”

    Learn more about Nick here: https://youtu.be/y2louDfTFt0

    Check out Nick's Cookbook here: https://newmediketo.com

    Brain Health with Dr. Nissen brings you advancements in medicine, #neuroscience, psychiatry, and #nutrition to help you live a better life. Dr. Nissen’s expert interviews reveal new, evidence-based approaches to enhancing mental health, sharpening cognition, and optimizing performance. With topics such as #optogenetics, #Alzheimer’s disease, #neuromodulation, #depression, the Mediterranean #Diet, and #psychedelics, this show is sure to expose listeners to new topics on the frontiers of medicine and neuroscience. Join our community at http://drnissen.com

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drnissen

    Subscribe to the podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brain-health-with-dr-nissen/id1510757864 

    Dr. Nissen is a medical doctor (MD) and therapist. This show is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only and does not substitute personalized medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before attempting any medical or major diet and lifestyle changes.

    Check out Dr. Nissen's new children's book on empathy and emotional intelligence, Emily Empathy! http://bit.ly/emilyempathy

    • 40 min

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