In therapy, Radically Genuine is reached when one is being truly authentic, communicating freely and openly as equals.
The Radically Genuine podcast strives to do just that. We will question areas of mental health, culture, societal norms and what is truly needed to improve the lives of others.
Dr. Roger McFillin is a clinical psychologist and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology.
47. The ADHD controversy
Why did we begin to interpret common childhood and adolescent behaviors as symptoms?
The United States has utilized the school environment to determine what is normal or abnormal behavior, leading to subjectivity and bias. Close to 10% of children have been drugged and labeled with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
46. Obedience Pills
Millions of children are dangerously being drugged under a label of ADHD.
In his latest book Obedience Pills, author Patrick Hahn has documented the history and evolution of this diagnosis and the compelling lack of evidence showing any long-term benefits.
45. Wounds into wisdom
The collective wellbeing in America has been on a steady decline. Is it because we look too quickly to medicalize human distress, rather than accepting and overcoming these adversities? These periods of struggle can lead to post-traumatic growth with a new sense of purpose to create a life worth living.
44. The war on masculinity
In 2018, the APA released guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys. These guidelines recognize that some traditional masculine traits are harmful. This in itself can be damaging because those traits serve a purpose in society. Self sufficiency and independence should be fostered in a healthy way, not seen as risk factors.
43. Jesse Zook Mann
Jesse Zook Mann is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer and film director who became disabled due to the harsh side effects from an anti-anxiety medication. After years of dedicated research, he finally found life-saving treatments. He now advocates to educate patients about all the effective interventions available for depression and other mental health struggles.
42. Antidepressant induced homicide
In 2011, a paper was published in Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine examining the relationship of antidepressants and akathisia side effects in those with genetic mutations in the metabolizing genes of the CYP450 family. In the study, eight of the subjects had committed homicide and many more became extremely violent while on antidepressants.
On today’s podcast we welcome one of the co-authors, Christopher Crotty, and subject, David Carmichael, to share their stories.
Insightful and necessary!
Really enjoying this podcast- it’s backed with sound science, the guys are easy to listen to, and I can always take away some critical piece of knowledge to improve my mental outlook for the day. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!