Thursday, September 29, 2016

Episode 059 Introduction Trauma and Anxiety


Trauma is your brain and body’s response to a painful, dangerous or harmful event. Real or imagined; it does not matter. In this episode, a look at the relationship between anxiety and trauma.




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Resources Mentioned: 

  • SAMSHA page on Trauma and Violence; if you recognize something that resonates with you check it out when you are read and have support.
  • Self Help Strategies for Social Anxiety from Anxiety BC
  • There is a 51 page Self Help Workbook from the Department of Veteran Affairs (I made a mistake in the podcast and called it the state of Virginia) that is designed for veterans but might be helpful to the general public as well.

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Episode 058 – Dual Diagnosis and the Sleepwell Channel


The National Institute of Mental Health defines a dual diagnosis as having a mental health condition and a substance abuse problem at the same time. That is the topic of this week's show.




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Resources Mentioned: 



Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode 057 - The SNRI Cymbalta and Elizabeth Vargas Book

For some of us with an anxiety condition it is a short detour, it gets resolved. For other people we’ve been on this dang road a long time; some since childhood, our teens or early twenties.

The good news is that there is treatment and you might have to make some lifestyle changes but you can feel better.




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Resources Mentioned: 

 




Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Anxiety and Your Body Requires Respect

Once upon a time there was a man who felt that someone was disrespecting his name. He was being interviewed on a radio program and at some point he laid out the grounds for continued conversation.

It was lyrical.

Another group of musicians likes what they heard and put together a little ditty that captures the spirit of what Birdman (yes, Birdman) wanted from his radio host.





When it comes to an anxiety or panic condition you better put some respect on it. Recognize that you have a problem that requires one or more than one solution. Some of those solutions you do not want to do.

That is your choice.

If you ignore it, postpone it or others try to continue doing what you are doing (and getting less than zero benefit) there will be repercussions.

Those repercussions will not be pleasant.
They will, however, be visible.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Episode 056 - Depression Tips and The Internal Hater

In this show, a romp around the corner with depression and the internal little hater.

This show is more focused on the voice in many people's heads that is hyper-critical. There are some organic, mechanical and mental skills that can help to shut the hater up.




It is more about building a toolkit of resources when the voice is obnoxious. It is about deflating that power to attack you at a vulnerable point. Anxiety can make you feel extremely vulnerable.


Your can download the current episode on your smartphone, tablet or media device.


Resources Mentioned:



Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment