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07 Teletherapy - what it is and how it can help

10/8/2018
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We are going to be talking about mental health, why therapy could be helpful to anyone — mental health diagnosis or not — and ways to make therapy more accessible to people with disabilities. For this, the interview will be with a clinical psychologist who, in the interests of full disclosure, I will tell you now has been my closest friend for almost 25 years, Dr. Erica Essary, Psy.D. Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:28:12

Unplanned hiatus and an apology

10/7/2018
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This isn’t an episode of the podcast, not really. This is more of a side note and an apology for an unplanned three month hiatus. Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:03:39

06 How to Keep It Together when it's all falling apart

6/29/2018
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In this episode, we are going to be talking about keeping it together. Yes, in the sense of mentally and emotionally weathering life and the world around you, but also (and more specifically) keeping up with all the little changes that happen when a new chronic illness diagnosis or disability happens. You start with problem X, but that leads to some new symptoms that could be problem Y, and so you get sent to a new specialist who sends you for new kinds of tests, or gives you a new...

Duration:00:17:54

05 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - quick tips with Eir and Laura

5/31/2018
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In this episode, we are going to be talking about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS. There are many types of EDS, but they are considered to be the same family of disorders because they all stem from the same cause: improperly made collagen in the body. Collagen is a protein that forms the latticework that everything in the body gets built upon, but it’s not all the same. There’s 28 different type of collagen across several different genes, and each one has a different effect if there’s an...

Duration:00:21:19

04 Autism - including interviews with an #ActuallyAutistic adult and a licensed therapist

5/14/2018
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In this episode, we are going to be talking about autism, also called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and what it’s like to realize, as an adult, that not only are you non-neurotypical but that you are, in fact, autistic. Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:38:56

03 ME/CFS and an interview with filmmaker Jen Brea

3/31/2018
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In this episode, we have a special guest: we are going to be talking with filmmaker Jen Brea. Jen has ME/CFS, and while making a documentary about the progress of her condition from first symptoms through diagnosis and beyond, she did most of that work from her bed. Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:27:47

02 Sleep - how to do it once chronic illness changes everything

1/31/2018
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In this episode, we’re going to discuss a thing we all have to do, but that some of us have real trouble with once our chronic illnesses or disabilities change everything: sleeping.

Duration:00:17:44

01 Adaptive Coping Mechanisms

12/30/2017
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Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:07:50

00 introduction

11/28/2017
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Please see https://www.sicktipsandtricks.com for a full transcript of this podcast.

Duration:00:04:11