104 episodes

There are people who understand depression and anxiety on a personal level and there are people who understand depression and anxiety on a medical level. There are relatively few people who understand both, and I’m one of them. As a clinical psychologist I have a doctorate degree and thousands of hours of professional experience providing treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. I also have 39 years of personal experience managing mood and anxiety disorders as I myself deal with these struggles. This podcast is my attempt to synthesize my personal knowledge with my professional knowledge. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

The Psychology of Depression and Anxiety - Dr. Scott Eilers Scott Eilers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

There are people who understand depression and anxiety on a personal level and there are people who understand depression and anxiety on a medical level. There are relatively few people who understand both, and I’m one of them. As a clinical psychologist I have a doctorate degree and thousands of hours of professional experience providing treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. I also have 39 years of personal experience managing mood and anxiety disorders as I myself deal with these struggles. This podcast is my attempt to synthesize my personal knowledge with my professional knowledge. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    What I Do When I’m Completely Shut Down By Stress (Psychological Minimalism)

    What I Do When I’m Completely Shut Down By Stress (Psychological Minimalism)

    Life is completely overwhelming a large portion of the time.

    From all the things you have to do, to the things you need to do, and add in the things you want to do, and they're just no realistic way to get it all done.

    Now, instead of allowing that to shut you down and turn to avoidance, I'm going to show you how to turn it into action that helps you ease your stress.

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minutes
    http://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety (I have partnered with this brand):
    iOS
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 19 min
    10 Way To Use Your Smartphone To Improve Your Mental Health

    10 Way To Use Your Smartphone To Improve Your Mental Health

    If you deal with any kind of mental health issues - especially depression and anxiety, - excessive phone usage is not helping you, generally speaking.

    But there are ways to use your phone to actually benefit your mental health. These 10 tools can help you establish more control of your life and improve your wellbeing.

    Get Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety (I have partnered with this brand):
    iOS
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minutes
    http://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/

    0:00 Budgeting & Sleep Tracking Apps
    4:17 Mood-Boosting Games Like MoodBloom
    6:43 Online Support & Breathwork
    8:58 Fitness, Nutrition & Productivity Tools
    12:13 Audiobooks, Podcasts & Community Advice

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 19 min
    How To Have Mostly Good Days (The Happiness Equation)

    How To Have Mostly Good Days (The Happiness Equation)

    You might be (accidentally, unknowingly, unintentionally) making your life worse in a number of ways.



    One way is your (internal and implicit) criteria for what is considered a "good day." Your requirements for defining a good day might be ruining your life.



    But you can modify these "checkboxes," and I'm going to help you do that.



    If you've Lost Hope in Life, I invite you to join me for a live conversation and Q&A Thursday, May 16th at 4pm est. Here's the link: https://bit.ly/losthopeinlifelive

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minutes
    http://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety:
    iOS
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    (I have partnered with this brand)
    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 18 min
    You’re Worth More Than You Think (Don’t Misuse The Transitive Property)

    You’re Worth More Than You Think (Don’t Misuse The Transitive Property)

    If you've Lost Hope in Life, I invite you to join me for a live conversation and Q&A Thursday, May 16th at 4pm est. Here's the link: https://bit.ly/losthopeinlifelive


    I spent years chasing acceptance; it ruined my life.

    People rejected me, so I kept lowering my standards. It was the transitive property fallacy - I'm "less than."

    This video exposes that toxic thinking, and I layout a better approach to self-worth that might actually work for you.

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minutes
    http://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety:
    iOS
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    (I have partnered with this brand)
    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/What's inside:00:00 Struggling to Fit In02:34 Descending the Social Ladder06:27 The Transitive Property Trap09:47 Rejecting the Downward Spiral

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 13 min
    3 Coping Skills For Insecurity That DON’T Work (And One That Does!)

    3 Coping Skills For Insecurity That DON’T Work (And One That Does!)

    Insecurity is a universal human experience, not a personal failing. Most coping methods actually reinforce insecurities rather than resolving them.



    Embracing insecurities as identity reinforces negative thoughts. Denying weaknesses leads to reality harshly exposing them. Overcompensating through impression management is exhausting.



    I'll show you how to overcome insecurity through incremental self-improvement. Facing insecurities through gradual exposure therapy diminishes their power.



    Join me for a live conversation and Q&A Thursday, May 16th at 4pm est. Here's the link: https://bit.ly/losthopeinlifelive

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minutes
    http://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety:
    iOS
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    (I have partnered with this brand)
    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 20 min
    Letting Go Of Shame And Regret From The Past

    Letting Go Of Shame And Regret From The Past

    Past mistake, failures, choices, circumstances may be haunting you right now. Things you desperately wish you could forget - but know you probably never will.

    You can't change any of this. But the regrets you feel about things you've done or things that have happened to you can hold you back in an entirely different way.

    I'm going to show you how you (inadvertently) turn your guilt into shame and how that effects your life.

    Get Practical tools for navigating life with depression and anxiety, delivered weekly.
    https://mailchi.mp/90ccaf44c876/self-hope-psychology

    My book: For When Everything is Burning
    https://bit.ly/forwheneverythingisburning

    Organize your day around your mental health goals with Sunsama
    https://bit.ly/DrScottSunsama (affiliate link)

    Mood Bloom games for depression and anxiety:
    iOS:
    https://apps.apple.com/il/app/mood-bloom-therapeutic-game/id6449717065?mt=8
    (I have partnered with this brand)


    Android:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hedonia.bloom.mood&hl=en_US&gl=US&pli=1
    The app I use to learn core principles from thousands of nonfiction books in minuteshttp://shortform.com/drscott (affiliate link)

    Connect with me on TikTok:
    https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.scott.eilers

    Therapy with me (Iowa residents only)
    http://www.northstarpsychcenter.com/

    Work with me (Non-Iowa residents)
    http://www.drscotteilers.com/

    Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a replacement for receiving treatment. It is purely educational in nature. My relationship with you is that of presenter and audience, not therapist and client.

    But I do care.


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scott-eilers/support

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

gentlemen's pocky ,

Very sincere, helpful, practical and insightful

Such a good series with very clear applicable wisdom and techniques. No clickbait, no courses/ classes/ trainings or other expensive upper level content being pushed. This is the kind of podcast you wish other psychology podcasts were like, but it definitely speaks to a specific type of person and isn’t trying to be a general audience podcast , which is why it is so helpful to the people who click with it.

Anxious Ken ,

Latest Podcast Episode

My personal feeling about what you described is you are experiencing a combination of depression with anhedonia and a form of DPDR. Thanks for your sharing and being vulnerable!

mellsbells12 ,

My favorite podcast

This podcast has seriously saved my mental health these past few weeks! It’s been a heavy season of life and I needed to hear these words. Dr. Scott has a way of explaining things that make sense and you can tell he actually gets it. He’s been through it, and I can tell he genuinely wants to help people feel better. He has a gift.

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