24 episodes

Psychiatrists answer listener questions.

Call the Psychiatrists David Handley, M.D and Abby Snavely, M.D.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Psychiatrists answer listener questions.

    Ending a Long Therapy; Discussion of the documentary _ Stutz _

    Ending a Long Therapy; Discussion of the documentary _ Stutz _

    In this episode we have a listener who has a question about terminating a long-term therapy. They ask, "How do you know when you're done?"
    We then discuss the new Jonah Hill documentary _ Stutts _ in which Jonah profiles his psychiatrist and his approach to psychotherapy. (The Stutz discussion starts at 25:58).
    If you have questions or feedback please send a message (voicemail or email) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.

    • 55 min
    FX _The Patient_

    FX _The Patient_

    What can we learn about therapy from the FX original show _The Patient_ (streaming on Hulu)?
    We talk about internalizing your therapist, feeling held hostage (figuratively) by a patient and taking care of people where it may be hard to mobilize empathy. We discuss some of the therapeutic interventions in the show and try to keep our quibbling about the plot to a minimum. 
    If you have questions or feedback please send a message (voicemail or email) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.

    • 27 min
    Hug From My Therapist; Sibling Conflict and a Dying Parent

    Hug From My Therapist; Sibling Conflict and a Dying Parent

    Our first question is from a listener who would like a hug from his therapist. Our second question comes from someone dealing with sibling conflict and a dying parent. 
    Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.
    We appreciate and welcome your feedback.

    • 39 min
    Cheating on your Therapist; Virtual Therapy

    Cheating on your Therapist; Virtual Therapy

    In this episode a listener has a question about cheating on his therapist; our second question comes from someone who is getting tired of virtual appointments and would like to get back in the office to see her therapist in person. We discuss our experience with the pros and cons of online therapy and speculate what may be going on for our listener.  
    Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.

    We appreciate and welcome your feedback.

    • 38 min
    Helping a Paranoid Friend

    Helping a Paranoid Friend

    In this episode a listener asks how to support a friend with sudden onset paranoid delusions. 
    We discuss possible diagnoses like brief psychotic disorder and review a few different types of interventions.
    Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.
    We appreciate and welcome your feedback.

    • 23 min
    Perfectionism and Procrastination; Building Trust with a Therapist

    Perfectionism and Procrastination; Building Trust with a Therapist

    In this episode we answer 2 questions. The first listener has a question about perfectionism. Among other things, we discuss the connection between perfectionism and procrastination. 
    Our second listener wants to know how to build trust with her therapist.
    We close by revisiting some previous comments about parental transference (projecting the role of parent onto one's therapist)
    Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com
    You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists We appreciate and welcome your feedback.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Matt in Durham ,

Charming!

I am a psychiatrist and appreciate work-related podcasts on my commute, but many can get dry. These hosts share my appreciation for how important therapy is, and they’re knowledgeable but remain funny, conversational, and real!

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