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The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion.

Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion.

Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

    Managing Coronavirus Outbreak Anxiety

    Managing Coronavirus Outbreak Anxiety

    Are you anxious about the new coronavirus? Is it a real threat or mostly hype? In today’s podcast, Dr. John Grohol, founder and editor-in-chief of PsychCentral.com, explains what the disease is, how it compares to the flu and why it seems to hit the panic button in a lot of people. He offers tips to avoid getting sick in general, and importantly, gives advice on how to keep our anxiety levels in check when it comes to new disease outbreaks, especially in how we seek information from the media.

    • 21 min
    Finding a Therapist: What to Look For

    Finding a Therapist: What to Look For

    As with any relationship, finding the right therapist is extremely important. But how do you know if it’s a good match? In today’s podcast, Jeff Gunther, LPC, founder of TherapyDen.com, takes us through the entire therapist-hunting process. He sheds light on what you should be looking for in a therapist, the difference between those letters after their names, and he gets us thinking about what kind of person we’d feel comfortable sharing our problems with. Tune in to hear an in-depth discussion.

    • 25 min
    Caring for My Bipolar Mother

    Caring for My Bipolar Mother

    When parents have severe mental illness, their children can fall into a caregiving role. What is this like from the child’s point of view? Today’s guest, Michelle E. Dickinson, shares her personal story of caring for a mom with bipolar disorder. She talks with Gabe about her childhood memories, the moment she finally felt safe to tell her friends about her mom’s illness, her own bout with depression, and how these experiences shaped who she is and led to her work as a mental health advocate.

    • 25 min
    Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

    Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

    Sex is everywhere in our digital culture. But while ads and films easily capture the lust of sex, there is very little conversation around intimacy and how sex actually works in a real relationship. In fact, many people think there is something wrong with them because their sex life doesn’t look like it does in the movies. In today’s podcast, sex therapist Laurie Watson shares what actually goes on in her office and how she helps people become more comfortable with their own sexuality.

    • 24 min
    Bonus Content: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

    Bonus Content: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

    Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs.
    Occupational therapist Brock Cook will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues. 

    • 47 min
    Hugging Strangers to Improve Mental Health

    Hugging Strangers to Improve Mental Health

    Touch is powerful. From the time we’re born, and throughout our lives, we all need touch to thrive and develop properly. Sadly, many people experience a profound lack of affectionate, platonic touch. Today’s guest, Rev. Edie Weinstein, has a remedy for this. She is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events for the public. Tune in to discover how Edie got started in the hug “business” and how she manages to navigate our culture’s wariness of inappropriate touch.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

amom 444 ,

Very helpful

Your podcasts are v helpful. They give me a lot of hope . I also learnt a lot about how to be a good caregiver. Keep it up.

nurirhines ,

Love this podcast

Looking to become a child psychologist. Love these conversations

JaneatParis ,

Interesting and informative

Hi I am a Graduate level student studying counseling. I really enjoy this show, it is very practical, great guests and I also love how real the conversations are. Overall, I highly recommend!

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