31 episodes

Knowing that mental wellness is a topic that deeply affects each and every one of us, McLean Hospital brings you Mindful Things, a podcast dedicated to real talk about the conditions and situations we face daily yet rarely discuss. In each episode, our host Trevor Chamberlain sits down with some very special guests, including experts from Harvard Medical School, as well as ordinary people living extraordinary lives, to dig deep into everyday challenges while also exploring their own experiences with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

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    • Mental Health
    • 4.7 • 37 Ratings

Knowing that mental wellness is a topic that deeply affects each and every one of us, McLean Hospital brings you Mindful Things, a podcast dedicated to real talk about the conditions and situations we face daily yet rarely discuss. In each episode, our host Trevor Chamberlain sits down with some very special guests, including experts from Harvard Medical School, as well as ordinary people living extraordinary lives, to dig deep into everyday challenges while also exploring their own experiences with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

    Forensic Psychiatry and Terrorism

    Forensic Psychiatry and Terrorism

    Trevor talks to Jacob Holzer, MD, a clinical staff associate in McLean’s Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services and a forensic psychiatrist.

    Forensic psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in prisons, secure hospitals, and the community.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    – Dr. Holzer discusses the mental illnesses that can be involved in lone actor terrorism (27:10)
    – Dr. Holzer discusses the case of Anders Breivik, a far right terrorist who committed the 2011 Norway attacks (29:40)

    RELEVANT CONTENT:

    – Jacob Holzer profile: mclean.link/dah
    – McLean’s Jacob Holzer, MD, Wins Award for Work in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: mclean.link/dcu

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/0dv

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2020 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 37 min
    Adolescents, Adults, and ADHD

    Adolescents, Adults, and ADHD

    Trevor talks to Roberto Olivardia, PhD. Dr. Olivardia specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and challenges facing students with learning differences.

    Dr. Olivardia discusses what ADHD is, myths around the diagnosis, and strategies for managing ADHD. He also shares his own experience of living with ADHD and raising a son with the same condition.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    – Dr. Olivardia discusses that the concept of adult ADHD didn’t exist until the mid-90s (03:52)
    – According to Dr. Olivardia, ADHD isn’t a mental illness but a “condition of neuro-diversity” (37:25)
    – Dr. Olivardia shares some strategies for managing ADHD (01:03:47)

    RELEVANT CONTENT:

    – Roberto Olivardia profile: mclean.link/3hx
    – Stop Worrying and Start Living With ACT Therapy: mclean.link/iop
    – ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know: mclean.link/yk7
    – Asking the Hard Questions About ADHD: mclean.link/wab

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/090

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2020 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Let's Talk About Steroids

    Let's Talk About Steroids

    Trevor talks to Harrison G. Pope, MD, MPH, director of McLean’s Biological Psychiatry Laboratory. Dr. Pope talks about men’s misuse of anabolic steroids—drugs which have been used by millions to gain muscle or lose body fat—with potential long-term dangers.

    Dr. Pope is arguably the leading researcher in the world on the misuse of anabolic steroids. He discusses some of the reasons men use steroids, the dangers of using these drugs, and the relationship to men’s body image.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:
    – The growth in popularity of the muscular body form among males in the 1970s is discussed (07:09)
    – Dr. Pope shares a basic definition of what an anabolic steroid is (10:22)
    – The ease with which one can acquire anabolic steroids (without a prescription) is described (28:29)

    RELEVANT CONTENT:
    – Harrison Pope profile: mclean.link/tid
    – Why Men Have More Body Image Issues Than Ever: mclean.link/hs3
    – Doping: More Than 30% of Athletes at 2011 Worlds Admit to Doping: mclean.link/tau
    – A Monster Among Us?: The Dark Descent of War Machine: mclean.link/qti

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/s39

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2019 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 48 min
    Lessons Learned – One Family’s Experience With Depression, a Suicide Attempt, and Recovery

    Lessons Learned – One Family’s Experience With Depression, a Suicide Attempt, and Recovery

    Trevor talks to Ana about how hiding her intense depression, social anxiety, and eating disorder led to fear and despair, ultimately resulting in a suicide attempt during her first semester at college.

    Ana is joined by her parents Rafael and Patty, who candidly discuss the warning signs they missed, what they wish they had done differently, and how their family has used their own experience to help other families better understand adolescent mental health.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    – Rafael, Ana’s dad, talks about how mental illness is viewed in Venezuela, his native country (13:30)
    – Ana’s mother Patty explains how she missed the signs of her daughter’s illness (01:06:18)
    – Ana describes the immense pressure she was under while in high school (01:15:30)

    RELEVANT CONTENT:

    – Ana’s story: mclean.link/oik
    – Running Against Stigma, Not Away From It: mclean.link/bju
    – Ana Febres-Cordero of Concord ‘Made it out Alive,’ Wants to Inspire Others: mclean.link/a50
    – ‘Outrunning the Demons’ Profiles Deconstructing Stigma Participant Ana Febres-Cordero: mclean.link/vnj

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/p8s

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2019 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Vahia Legacy – One Man’s Drive to Change Mental Health in India

    The Vahia Legacy – One Man’s Drive to Change Mental Health in India

    Trevor is joined by Dr. Vihang Vahia, a psychiatrist in Mumbai, India, and founder of the N.S Vahia Foundation. Vihang discusses mental health and psychiatry in India and the stigma that exists in the country.

    Vihang also discusses the collaboration between McLean and the N.S Vahia Foundation as well as his future hopes for the partnership.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    – Vihang discusses his mother’s recent passing (01:52)
    – According to Vihang, work is the best way to combat grief (03:18)
    – Vihang shares that moving around and meeting new people makes him happy (05:07)

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/7h3

    RELEVANT CONTENT:

    – McLean Hospital and the N.S. Vahia Foundation: mclean.link/wl3
    – Dr. N.S. Vahia Foundation: mclean.link/37b
    – Deconstructing Stigma in Mumbai: mclean.link/yw2

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2019 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 42 min
    Being Me With OCD With Nathaniel Van Kirk

    Being Me With OCD With Nathaniel Van Kirk

    Trevor is joined by Nathaniel Van Kirk, PhD, coordinator of clinical assessment at McLean’s OCD Institute. He talks about his personal journey with obsessive compulsive disorder and how he has used his own experience and recovery path to become one of the top clinicians/advocates in the United States.

    Dr. Van Kirk also talks about why he volunteered for the Deconstructing Stigma campaign and why he thinks it’s valuable for clinicians to be open about their own mental health challenges.

    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    – Nathaniel recalls his first experience with OCD (02:00)
    – Nathaniel discusses how OCD can create a disconnect with reality (36:53)
    – Nathaniel describes “the sandwich" and how it’s an effective form of exposure therapy (47:13)

    RELEVANT CONTENT:

    – Nathaniel Van Kirk profile: mclean.link/3bu
    – Nathaniel’s story: mclean.link/p18
    – Deconstructing Stigma: Nathaniel: mclean.link/jbv

    Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/h18

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    The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

    © 2019 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Resolutions podcast

I’m actually kind of disappointed with this particular podcast because it’s talking a lot about how people have the New Years resolution of losing weight and with McLean being a mental hospital that changed my life and helped with my eating disorder I’m just surprised that they didn’t mention anything about how detrimental it can be for setting resolutions for losing weight and just talking about sweets and cutting things out it’s just shocking to me.

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