30 episodes

Evolutionary psychiatry offers evolutionary explanations for the range of mental health conditions identified by psychiatry today. The Evolving Psychiatry podcast provides interviews, insights and an introduction to evolutionary psychiatry, with guest appearances from leading academics and psychiatrists.

Evolving Psychiatry Adam Hunt

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Evolutionary psychiatry offers evolutionary explanations for the range of mental health conditions identified by psychiatry today. The Evolving Psychiatry podcast provides interviews, insights and an introduction to evolutionary psychiatry, with guest appearances from leading academics and psychiatrists.

    Reframing Madness | Justin Garson | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #30

    Reframing Madness | Justin Garson | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #30

    Justin Garson is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a contributor for PsychologyToday.com and Aeon. He writes on the philosophy of madness, evolution of the mind, and purpose in nature.

    In this episode we discuss scientific concepts of dysfunction, the role of the paradigms framing psychiatry, and the possible benefits of evolutionary thinking about mental 'disorders'.

    Justin has two recently published books you should check out: Madness: A Philosophical Exploration (Oxford University Press, 2022) and The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2022).

    You can connect with Justin on Twitter @Justin_Garson
    You can connect with Adam on Twitter @RealAdamHunt

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Schizophrenia and Shamanism | Joe Polimeni | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #29

    Schizophrenia and Shamanism | Joe Polimeni | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #29

    Joe Polimeni is a Canadian general psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba who has conducted research in neuroscience, psychopharmacology and evolutionary psychiatry. His book, Shamans Among Us, outlines his hypothesis regarding the evolution of schizophrenia, which is the topic of this episode.
    You can purchase the book here: https://josephpolimeni.com/purchase.html

    You can follow Adam Hunt on Twitter/X @RealAdamHunt

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Normal or Not? | Jerome Wakefield | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #28

    Normal or Not? | Jerome Wakefield | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #28

    Jerome Wakefield is a professor of social work in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Much of his work is in the history and philosophy of psychiatry. He is renowned in evolutionary psychiatry for his "harmful dysfunction" analysis of mental illness.

    We discuss our evolved human nature and how we can designate 'disorder' given our understanding of biological design, the pathologisation of normal sadness as depression, and the worth of evolutionary psychiatry to society.

    You can follow Adam Hunt on X/Twitter @RealAdamHunt

    • 33 min
    A Psychiatrist's Role | Tom Carpenter | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #27

    A Psychiatrist's Role | Tom Carpenter | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #27

    Tom Carpenter is a trainee psychiatrist in the West of Scotland. He is the trainee representative on the executive committee of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    In this episode, we discuss Tom's intellectual history, the place of psychiatry in society and how we judge people, and how evolutionary thinking may affect psychiatry going forward.

    You can follow Adam Hunt on Twitter/X at @RealAdamHunt

    • 33 min
    Entering Evolutionary Psychiatry | Gurjot Brar | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #26

    Entering Evolutionary Psychiatry | Gurjot Brar | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #26

    Gurjot Brar is a trainee psychiatrist in Ireland. He runs the 'Evolution and Psychiatry' substack, a monthly collaborative 'journal' dedicated to discussing and exploring how evolutionary science can inform our understanding of psychiatry.

    In this episode we discuss how Gurjot got introduced to evolutionary psychiatry and the major points he finds exciting about the field.

    You can follow him on Twitter/X at
    @gurjotbrarmd


    You can follow Adam on Twitter/X at @RealAdamHunt

    • 34 min
    Evolutionary Education and Impact | Henry O'Connell | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #25

    Evolutionary Education and Impact | Henry O'Connell | Evolving Psychiatry Podcast #25

    Professor Henry O’Connell is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in Portlaoise, Ireland and Associate Clinical Professor with the School of Medicine at the University of Limerick. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin in 1997, he obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2001. He holds Masters and doctorate level postgraduate qualifications in medical education and delirium research.

    In this episode, we discuss Henry's experience as a medical educator, the most important principles and takeaways of evolutionary psychiatry, and its clinical relevance.

    You can follow Henry on Twitter/X at @henrypoconnell
    You can follow Adam on Twitter/X at @realadamhunt

    • 29 min

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