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Mental Health, HRV & Antidepressants with Dan Quintana The Elite HRV Podcast: Heart Rate Variability, Biohacking Health & Performance, Quantified Self

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How deep do changes in mental state impact our physiology?

Today’s guest is Daniel Quintana. Dan is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
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TOPICS:
1:23 – Dan’s Background and Introduction
2:50 – Some alarming figures with respect to mental health costs
4:25 – The focus of Dan’s research: mental health, autonomic nervous system, and psychophysiology
4:47 – What exactly is psychophysiology, one of Dan’s research focuses
6:26 – How did Dan first start out in this field of study
7:37 – Dan’s first job out of college and what it is like working in a research center
8:16 – What role does the autonomic nervous system play in mental health?
10:07 – What is Psychological Flexibility and Emotional Self Regulation
12:48 – Examples of resetting your autonomic nervous system
15:24 – How to regulate your thoughts with emotional self regulation
17:02 – Constant worryings effect upon heart rate variability
19:09 – The largest influence on heart rate variability
20:02 – How over quantifying and optimizing your life can be a detriment
21:53 – The bidirectional relationship between worry and heart rate variability
23:49 – An interesting and powerful note regarding diseases and immortality
26:35 – Using heart rate variability as an early marker for cardiovascular illness and psychological illness
27:45 – Specific heart rate variability metrics and standards of measurement
30:46 – Depressions link to low heart rate variability
33:34 – Antidepressant medications effect on heart rate variability
35:47 – How tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work
37:10 – Additional implications antidepressants have including metabolic effects.
38:05 – Continued long term use of antidepressants and their implications
41:01 – Do certain drugs that affect HRV have a lasting effect on health?
43:09 – Non pharmacological interventions that improve heart rate variability
46:27 – Cognitive behavioral therapy and the patient therapist relationship
49:46 – Guided breathing and long exhales lead to improved heart rate variability
50:45 – Increased aerobic fitness levels and researching extreme athletes
53:02 – Am I too old or too young to measure heart rate variability
54:45 – The benefits of performing an at home HRV recording as opposed to a lab
57:25 – Dan’s own self quantification and data collection
58:42 – Additional ways to increase heart rate variability
59:30 – HRV improvements from acute temperature changes

HRV Course Enrollment: https://hrvcourse.com/ep-14

Leave a quick review: https://elitehrv.com/review-ep-14
(Thanks in advance!)

Guest: Dan Quintana
https://twitter.com/dsquintana

Host: Jason Moore
https://elitehrv.com/podcast

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How deep do changes in mental state impact our physiology?

Today’s guest is Daniel Quintana. Dan is a Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Sydney in 2013. His research focuses on the role of heart rate variability, the autonomic nervous system and hormones on mental health. In this episode, we’re going to pick Dan’s brain on the relationship between mental and physical health, autonomic dysregulation, how HRV reflects mental health condition, antidepressants and other interventions.
-- topics listed below

HRV Course (enrollment open for a limited time! Check it out here: https://hrvcourse.com/ep-14

Leave a quick podcast review: https://elitehrv.com/review-ep-14
(Thanks in advance!)

TOPICS:
1:23 – Dan’s Background and Introduction
2:50 – Some alarming figures with respect to mental health costs
4:25 – The focus of Dan’s research: mental health, autonomic nervous system, and psychophysiology
4:47 – What exactly is psychophysiology, one of Dan’s research focuses
6:26 – How did Dan first start out in this field of study
7:37 – Dan’s first job out of college and what it is like working in a research center
8:16 – What role does the autonomic nervous system play in mental health?
10:07 – What is Psychological Flexibility and Emotional Self Regulation
12:48 – Examples of resetting your autonomic nervous system
15:24 – How to regulate your thoughts with emotional self regulation
17:02 – Constant worryings effect upon heart rate variability
19:09 – The largest influence on heart rate variability
20:02 – How over quantifying and optimizing your life can be a detriment
21:53 – The bidirectional relationship between worry and heart rate variability
23:49 – An interesting and powerful note regarding diseases and immortality
26:35 – Using heart rate variability as an early marker for cardiovascular illness and psychological illness
27:45 – Specific heart rate variability metrics and standards of measurement
30:46 – Depressions link to low heart rate variability
33:34 – Antidepressant medications effect on heart rate variability
35:47 – How tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work
37:10 – Additional implications antidepressants have including metabolic effects.
38:05 – Continued long term use of antidepressants and their implications
41:01 – Do certain drugs that affect HRV have a lasting effect on health?
43:09 – Non pharmacological interventions that improve heart rate variability
46:27 – Cognitive behavioral therapy and the patient therapist relationship
49:46 – Guided breathing and long exhales lead to improved heart rate variability
50:45 – Increased aerobic fitness levels and researching extreme athletes
53:02 – Am I too old or too young to measure heart rate variability
54:45 – The benefits of performing an at home HRV recording as opposed to a lab
57:25 – Dan’s own self quantification and data collection
58:42 – Additional ways to increase heart rate variability
59:30 – HRV improvements from acute temperature changes

HRV Course Enrollment: https://hrvcourse.com/ep-14

Leave a quick review: https://elitehrv.com/review-ep-14
(Thanks in advance!)

Guest: Dan Quintana
https://twitter.com/dsquintana

Host: Jason Moore
https://elitehrv.com/podcast

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