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The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a story about a severe acute respiratory syndrome. It’s a story about us and the ways this global event is changing our minds, our relationships, and our communities.

Join host David Condos as he sets out to unravel the pandemic's mental health impact with some of the world’s leading experts in psychology, neuroscience, public health, trauma, and recovery.

In Practice Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a story about a severe acute respiratory syndrome. It’s a story about us and the ways this global event is changing our minds, our relationships, and our communities.

Join host David Condos as he sets out to unravel the pandemic's mental health impact with some of the world’s leading experts in psychology, neuroscience, public health, trauma, and recovery.

    Episode 3: The Tipping Point

    Episode 3: The Tipping Point

    Guests: Dr. Farha Abbasi, Michigan State University professor of psychiatry and director of the university's Muslim Mental Health Consortium - Dr. Tian Dayton, former NYU professor of psychodrama and Meadows Senior Fellow - Professor Neil Greenberg, professor of defense mental health at Kings College London and past president of the UK Psychological Trauma Society - Dr. Karestan Koenen, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor of psychiatric epidemiology
     
    - S1 E3: The Tipping Point -
     
    Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity. It's what helps someone see hope amidst the fear of this season.
    But what makes one person more or less resilient to traumatic events than someone else? And how are doctors and researchers working to predict a person’s level of risk and resilience before trauma happens?
     
    Credits - This episode was produced, reported, edited and sound designed by David Condos. Original music composed by Adam Bokesch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p01X9u8SiKbMseuTkgdoI?si=kiH6echoQQiFxUm0Raritw). 
     
    Learn more about In Practice and let us know what questions you think we should cover in future episodes by visiting https://inpracticepodcast.org/. 
     
    Big thanks to Dr. Farha Abbasi, Professor Neil Greenberg, Dr. Tian Dayton and Dr. Karestan Koenen for lending us their expertise on this episode.
    Read more from Dr. Tian Dayton about navigating the mental health challenges of the pandemic at https://www.tiandayton.com/themeadows/
    You can find more resources from Dr. Farha Abbasi and Michigan State University's Muslim Mental Health Consortium at https://psychiatry.msu.edu/about/MMHConsortium.html
    Learn more about Professor Neil Greenberg's study on the psychological effects of quarantine at https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2820%2930460-8.pdf
    Find more about Dr. Karestan Koenen's research on trauma and resiliency at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/karestan-koenen/. 
     
    Research from this episode -
    Pew Research study about psychological distress during the pandemic: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/07/a-third-of-americans-experienced-high-levels-of-psychological-distress-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/ - The History of the ACEs study: https://acestoohigh.com/2012/10/03/the-adverse-childhood-experiences-study-the-largest-most-important-public-health-study-you-never-heard-of-began-in-an-obesity-clinic/

    • 27 min
    Episode 2: The Great Unknown

    Episode 2: The Great Unknown

    Guests: Dr. Karestan Koenen, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor of psychiatric epidemiology - Dr. Steven Berkowitz, University of Colorado professor of psychiatry and director of the university's Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment Center - Dr. Kevin McCauley, former US Naval surgeon and Meadows Senior Fellow - Deirdre Stewart, Director of Trauma Resolution Services and Neurofeedback Specialist
     
    - S1 E2: The Great Unknown -
    If the psychological impact of this pandemic has affected you physically, you’re not alone.
    Today, we’ll explore the intersection of stress, mental health, and physical health. We’ll take a look back in history to find clues from the aftermath of the 1918 influenza pandemic, and we’ll look forward to see how new discoveries in neuroscience could help heal our minds and bodies in the days to come.
     
    Credits - This episode was produced, reported, edited and sound designed by David Condos. Original music composed by Adam Bokesch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p01X9u8SiKbMseuTkgdoI?si=kiH6echoQQiFxUm0Raritw). Editorial assistance provided by Laura Bocianski. 
     
    Learn more about In Practice and let us know what questions you think we should cover in future episodes by visiting https://inpracticepodcast.org/. 
     
    Big thanks to Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Dr. Karestan Koenen, Dr. Kevin McCauley and Deirdre Stewart for lending us their expertise on this episode.
    You can find more resources from Dr. Steven Berkowitz and the University of Colorado Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment Center at https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/psychiatry/programs/STARTcenter. 
    Find more about Dr. Karestan Koenen's research on trauma and resiliency at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/karestan-koenen/. 
    Read more from Dr. Kevin McCauley about trauma, inflammation and psychoneuroimmunology at https://www.themeadows.com/blog/addiction-trauma-and-the-immune-system/. You can also listen to a longer conversation with Dr. McCauley about his research on the neuroscience of addiction at https://beyondtheorypodcast.com/dr-kevin-mccauley-on-how-neuroscience-could-help-beat-addiction/. 
    To learn more about how Deirdre Stewart employs neurofeedback, visit https://www.themeadows.com/types-of-therapy/neurofeedback/. 
     
    Research from this episode -
    Pew Research study about American's COVID expectations https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/21/most-americans-expect-a-covid-19-vaccine-within-a-year-72-say-they-would-get-vaccinated/ - University of Oslo study about the 1918 influenza pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5097223_Effects_of_the_Spanish_Influenza_Pandemic_of_1918-19_on_Later_Life_Mortality_of_Norwegian_Cohorts_Born_About_1900 - Carlsberg Academy study about the 1918 influenza pandemic https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7276/25455394eab84386133b95cc97909017213f.pdf - Neuroplasticity study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026979/ - Neurofeedback study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4892319/ - 

    • 27 min
    Episode 1: These Uncertain Times

    Episode 1: These Uncertain Times

    Guests: Dr. Jud Brewer, Brown University neuroscientist and psychiatrist - Dr. Romie Mushtaq, neurologist and mindfulness trainer - Dr. Jon Caldwell, trauma-informed psychologist and clinical research investigator 
     
    - S1 E1: These Uncertain Times -
    The initial news of this coronavirus didn’t hit everyone at the same time or in the same way…but it did hit everyone. For each of us, there was a turning point where the virus first changed our thoughts and behaviors. But no matter what your first act of pandemic life was, the reason your brain prompted you to stop and do something different was because it was doing its job. 
    So, what exactly does fear do to the brain? And how can we guide our minds toward calm in these uncertain times? 
     
    Credits - This episode was produced, reported, edited and sound designed by David Condos. Original music composed by Adam Bokesch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p01X9u8SiKbMseuTkgdoI?si=kiH6echoQQiFxUm0Raritw). Editorial support from Julia Barton of Pushkin Industries through a mentorship provided by the Association of Independents in Radio. 
     
    Learn more about In Practice and let us know what questions you think we should cover in future episodes by visiting https://inpracticepodcast.org/. 
     
    Resources - For more on the study by Penn State University and Towson University about the contrast avoidance model, visit https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24680226/. 
     
    Big thanks to Dr. Jud Brewer, Dr. Romie Mushtaq and Dr. Jon Caldwell for lending us their expertise on this episode. You can find more resources from Dr. Jud Brewer at https://drjud.com/. There you can find links to his TED Talk, his YouTube video series on overcoming coronavirus anxiety and more info about the Unwinding Anxiety app that his team developed. 
     
    For more from Dr. Romie Mushtaq, visit https://drromie.com/. There you can listen to episodes of her podcast, Wellness Evolved, and learn more about her brainSHIFT program, which uses mindfulness to calm our busy brains. 
     
    You can listen to a longer interview I did with Dr. Jon Caldwell during the early stages of the pandemic at https://beyondtheorypodcast.com/dr-jon-caldwell-on-leaning-into-fear-during-covid-19/. You can also read an article that Dr. Caldwell wrote about the benefits of leaning into fear at themeadows.com/blog/leaning-into-fear/.

    • 25 min
    Introducing In Practice: A New Podcast Exploring the Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Introducing In Practice: A New Podcast Exploring the Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us face to face with some big questions... questions about life, about death, and about how living through this type of crisis impacts our mental health.
     
    How is the pandemic changing the way we view the world? How is this crisis inflicting new trauma and exacerbating old wounds? And in the midst of all this, how can we begin to heal?  
     
    Join host David Condos as he explores the answers to these questions with some of the world's leading mental health experts in this new podcast brought to you by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare.
     
    On this season of In Practice, guests will include Dr. Peter Levine, Neil Greenberg of Kings College London, Dr. Karestan Keonen of Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Desireè Kelly of Mental Health America, Dr. Tian Dayton, Dr. Jud Brewer of Brown University's Mindfulness Center, Yolo Akili Robinson of BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective), Dr. Farha Abbasi of Michigan State University, Jane Middleton Moz of the University of Toronto, Dr. Kevin McCauley, Dr. Steven Berkowitz of the University of Colorado, Dr. Romie Mushtaq, Dr. Francis McGlone of Liverpool John Moores University, Dr. Claudia Black, Johnny Crowder of Cope Notes, Dr. Jon Caldwell, Dr. Rania Awaad of Stanford University, Dr. Whitney Howzell, and more.
     
    Original music for In Practice composed by Adam Bokesch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p01X9u8SiKbMseuTkgdoI?si=kiH6echoQQiFxUm0Raritw).
     
    Subscribe now to get all our new episodes sent to your podcast app! Learn more at www.inpracticepodcast.org.

    • 3 min

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