Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Show 074 ECT and Intro to Agoraphobia

If you have severe or treatment resistant depression a therapy option you might not have considered is Electroconvulsive Therapy.  There are on-line resources that might help you make other decisions.

People with agoraphobia not only separate themselves from day to day life but their symptoms may lead them to overeat, lean on alcohol or other chemical substances for support or slide into depression. This is an introduction to this specific phobia.


 
 
 
Resources Mentioned:

  • Peaceful Cuisine is a vegan cooking site but even if you are an omnivore you might find a meditative quality to the music and non-music meal assembly videos. You can also watch the videos on Ryoya's YouTube channel.
  • The podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking will take you on a journey. Sometimes from the darkness to the light and some times standing at the brink of survival.
  • New York Times article on Kitty Dukakis experience with alcoholism, depression and her Electroconvulsive Therapy.
  • Former Massachusetts governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis have a information website about ECT with a FAQ page for those that would like more information.
  • Agoraphobia  information at MedLinePlus
  • Bullying connection to anxiety conditions via StopBullying.org
  • Helpguide.org page on Phobias and Fears
  • MedLine Plus page on Phobias
  • Talkspace App for iPhone and iPad 
  • Talkspace App for Android

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Disclaimer: 


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, January 18, 2017

Show 073 - A Quick Look At Conservative Health Replacement for ACA

Having access to health care is not a right in America. You can have life, you can pursue happiness but not a word about healthcare.If you have an anxiety or panic disorder this affect you; even if you have private insurance. This issue effects everyone. I thought that there should be an introduction to the basics about this topic.

There is a lot of fear speech about the replacement for ObamaCare/ACA. So much fear that many of my friends and associates have gained weight, have high blood pressure or their symptoms are off the scale.

I have always found that knowledge, accurate information is the foundation for a good treatment plan. I want to reduce the fear with information. What you do about this information is up to you.






This is just a quick look using publicly viable sources and is my attempt at explaining what I currently understand to be elements of a conservative health care replacement for ObamaCare. I have tried to be objective. I have gone to known conservative think tanks, two non-partial think tank, two politicians websites and publications that monitor the healthcare industry.

ObamaCare/ACA does have a mental health component. I didn't seen anything in my research that talked about either restricting or expanding access to mental health services. I'm going to keep monitoring and let you know of any additional information.


Resources Mentioned: 

Disclaimer: 


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.

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Show 072 - Snatch and Go Meditation

Every dang day there is something new to bang your head against the wall. You shouldn't do that; banging your head causes pain, bruising and you'll only wind up doing it again. Now if you could find a few moments to chill out that would go a long way to getting you stabilized.

For some of you, you kind of like it rough. Two of the resources below have NSFW language that you will either find funny or familiar. Maybe you are just not ready for loving kindness type meditation. There is an app for that.





 Resources Mentioned:

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Disclaimer: 


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.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Show 071 - Anxiety and Conflict Resolution

This is a time when people make resolutions but in this episode I'm talking about techniques that can be applied to many of the people and situations that folks have to deal with on a daily basis.

There are internal conflicts and external conflicts that require more than wishing it would go way.


 
 
 

Resources Mentioned: 


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Disclaimer: 


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.