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An award-winning show that approaches psychology and mental health in an accessible fashion. Listen as our host speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

The Psych Central Podcast: Mental Health Made Simple Gabe Howard (A Psych Central Podcast)

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 364 Ratings

An award-winning show that approaches psychology and mental health in an accessible fashion. Listen as our host speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

    Relationships and Rose-Colored Glasses

    Relationships and Rose-Colored Glasses

    Do your feelings about a romantic relationship or your partner change significantly when it’s over? In today’s show, Gabe talks with researcher Aidan Smyth who conducted a study probing people’s feelings about their relationships -- both during the relationship and after it was over. For more information and a complete transcript, visit https://psychcentral.com/blog/podcast-relationships-and-rose-colored-glasses

    • 25 min
    Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia

    Large Family Beset by Schizophrenia

    In today’s show, Gabe talks with Robert Kolker, author of the New York Times bestselling -- and Oprah's book club pick -- book Hidden Valley Road. This non-fiction biography is the true story of a mid-century American family besieged by schizophrenia. Of their 12 children, 6 struggled with the severe mental disorder. 

    Join us for the incredible story of the family who became science's greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia.

    • 28 min
    Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?

    Is Single Life Mentally Unhealthy?

    Is anyone single on purpose? In today’s podcast, Gabe talks with Bella DePaulo, Ph.D, a prominent thinker and author on the single life, who shatters myths about being single. She shares how many people thrive as a single person and feel their most empowered living the single life. In fact, single people often hold prominent positions in their communities. For more information and a complete transcript, visit https://psychcentral.com/blog/podcast-is-single-life-mentally-unhealthy

    • 24 min
    Politics and the Post Truth Era

    Politics and the Post Truth Era

    Let’s talk politics, lies and fake news. Why are they so rampant today? In today’s show Gabe speaks with author and communications expert Tim Ward who explains why the truth matters so much, especially regarding our elected officials. Tim defines our cognitive biases, like the “halo” and “anchoring” effects, that can cause us to turn a blind eye and believe the lies we hear. For more information and a complete transcript, visit https://www.gabehoward.com/politics-post-truth-era-psych-central-pod

    • 29 min
    Dealing with COVID Anxiety

    Dealing with COVID Anxiety

    Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym, have been taken away.

    Tune in now to better manage your anxiety! 

    Jasleen Chhatwal, MD, is Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Sierra Tucson, a premier residential behavioral health treatment center.

    • 31 min
    Bonus Content: Love, Dating, and Marriage with Schizophrenia

    Bonus Content: Love, Dating, and Marriage with Schizophrenia

    Can people with schizophrenia love? Can they date or get married? 

    Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard review their own past experiences. 

    Andrew and Stephanie Downing, authors of “Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize” join and share their incredible journey and love. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
364 Ratings

364 Ratings

overduefan ,

Educational and fun

These are the types of conversations I’m having with close friends, but Gabe brings in really interesting speakers and new perspectives for me to think about.These are the headlines I’d rather be reading than the ones that are actually happening

Rachel Star ,

Great topics

Hits on great topics

webnova ,

I love everything Psychcentral

The website is informative and Gabe adds a great personal touch to mental health topics with his podcast.

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