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Join David Puder, M.D. as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.

Join David Puder, M.D. as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.
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Join David Puder, M.D. as he covers different topics on psychiatry and psychotherapy. He will draw from the wisdom of his mentors, research, in-session therapy and psychiatry experience, and his own journey through mental health to discuss topics that affect mental health professionals and popsychology enthusiasts alike. Through interviews, he will dialogue with both medical students, residents and expert psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and even with people who have been through their own mental health journey. This podcast was created to help others in their journey to becoming wise, empathic, genuine and connected in their personal and professional lives.

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Episodes

Setting Boundaries in Relationships

8/11/2018
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What are boundaries? When we refer to boundaries, we are talking about emotional walls that are healthy. Boundaries are meant to keep us in relationship with the people that we love. Think of them as your property lines around your house. You know where your lines are, where your property ends and your neighbors begins. Therefore you know what you are supposed to take care of and what your neighbor is supposed to take care of. A boundary defines our self. Within ourselves, our “property”...

Duration:00:51:32

The History and Nuances of Bipolar Illness

8/2/2018
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Below is a detailed review of the podcast episode, with most of the content that Dr. Michael Cummings and I (Dr. Puder) discussed. Special thanks to Arvy Wuysang (MS4) for his work in the initial transcription and organization. The history & nuances of bipolar illness Bipolar Illness was first discovered by Emil Kraepelin, who was also the first to describe schizophrenia in the 19th century. Kraepelin noticed another major mental illness in which people had episodic disturbances of mood....

Duration:00:52:12

The History, Mechanism and Use of Antidepressants

7/24/2018
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In this week’s episode of the podcast, Dr. Michael Cummings and I talk about the history of antidepressants, and their use in overcoming depression and anxiety disorders. Below is a short blog on the topic to complement the podcast and subsequently I you can find detailed notes on the topic further below. What is depression? The overarching term “depression” is characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness, loss of pleasure, anxiety. But there are many different types of...

Duration:00:59:10

Emotional Shutdown—Understanding Polyvagal Theory

7/10/2018
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What is polyvagal theory? By David Puder, M.D. Polyvagal theory explains three different parts of our nervous system and their responses to stressful situations. Once we understand those three parts, we can see why and how we react to high amounts of stress. If polyvagal theory sounds as exciting as watching paint dry, stick around, trust me. It’s a fascinating explanation of how our body handles emotional stress, and how we can use different therapies it to rewrite the effect of...

Duration:01:38:10

The Psychology of Procrastination

7/3/2018
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My podcast guest this week, Dr. Jackson Brammer, says he used to be an expert procrastinator. But after some research into why people procrastinate, he found a few tricks and tips to help him on his journey to live a more balanced life. Dr. Brammer started this path by investigating Impostor Syndrome. Impostor Syndrome involves feeling like you're not the person people think you are—as if you’re deceiving everyone. People with Imposter Syndrome believe if someone knew the real them, they...

Duration:00:47:22

Dealing with Emotional Detachment

6/30/2018
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This week on the podcast, Ginger Simonton, PhD candidate, and I talk about about how to deal with emotional detachment. In the psychiatry world, we call the state of emotional detachment, congruence. What is congruence? Psychological congruence is someone’s ability to feel and express their inner emotions in a consistent manner with their outer world—their speech and body language. As an example, have you ever smiled when you’re talking about something sad? Or felt very emotional, yet...

Duration:01:01:55

The History and Use of Antipsychotics

6/19/2018
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In my last post, Dr. Cummings and I talked about what psychopharmacology is, how medicine works in our body, and what factors affect medicine absorption rates. In the latest podcast, Dr. Cummings and I talked about antipsychotics, the particular branch of psychopharmacology that deals with medicines that treat psychotic experiences and other mental disorders, such as: Schizophrenia Severe depression Severe anxiety Bipolar disorder Psychosis exhibiting hallucinations and...

Duration:00:45:28

How Psychiatric Medications Work with Dr. Cummings

6/12/2018
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This week I interviewed Dr. Cummings, a psychopharmacologist, on the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Podcast. Below is a brief introduction to the episode. For more detailed notes by Dr. Cummings, go to my resource page. What is psychopharmacology? Psychopharmacology is a branch of psychiatry that deals with medications that affect the way the brain works. The medicines used in psychopharmacology treat illnesses whose primary concerns and issues are mood, cognitive processes, behavioral...

Duration:00:50:32

Prescribing Strength Training for Depression

5/29/2018
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Recent studies show the power of strength training in treating depression. This blog and podcast episode discuss this important treatment of depression.

Duration:00:52:21

Using Microexpressions in Psychotherapy

5/24/2018
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The last two weeks, we’ve covered using Microexpressions to Make Microconnections and the Microexpressions of Fear, Surprise, Disgust and Creating Connection. We discussed what microexpressions are, what each of the different emotions are, and how they look on the face. Learning about microexpressions develops a deeper connection with others—whether in therapy, or just in everyday relationships. Microexpressions are tiny facial movements that give us cues to what someone is feeling....

Duration:00:42:49

Microexpressions: Fear, Surprise, Disgust, Empathy, and Creating Connection Part 2

5/15/2018
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On the last Psychiatry and Psychotherapy podcast and blog, we talked about how Microexpressions make Microconnections, their role in therapy and how learning about them can increase our emotional connection to others. This week, we will continue uncovering how different microexpressions look on the face and feel in our body, and their corresponding emotions. Fear Fear is an adaptive emotion—its original goal is to keep us safe and alive. When someone pulls into our lane on the...

Duration:00:47:33

Microexpressions to Make Microconnections Part 1

5/8/2018
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What are microexpressions? Microexpressions are brief, involuntary facial expressions that are cues to the true emotions that someone is feeling. We see microexpressions in tiny twitches of the brows, the lips and nose. They can last for as little as 1/15th of a second on the face. Microexpressions are helpful because they send messages, both to ourselves, and to those we are trying to communicate with. Some are naturally better at sensing what someone else is feeling, but if you want a...

Duration:01:22:04

Hormonal Contraceptives & Mental Health

5/3/2018
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Do Hormonal Contraceptives Cause Depression? How Do Estrogen and Progesterone Influence Behavior and The Brain? Many women take hormonal contraceptives as a way of preventing pregnancy, or for other health reasons. These contraceptives basically use hormones to stop your body from ovulating. But do you ever wonder if changing your hormones can affect more than just your chances of getting pregnant? Birth control has many positive effects too, other than just preventing unwanted...

Duration:00:37:10

Postpartum Depression with Dr. Pereau

4/24/2018
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Dr. Pereau is incredibly honest and vulnerable in this emotional episode as she shares her story. Throughout it, she talks about the symptoms of her postpartum depression, including: * Intrusive thoughts * Emotional disconnection from her baby * Sleep deprivation * Poor focus * Hopelessness * Problems with concentration * Disconnection from passion and joy * Panic attacks and anxiety * Poor self care

Duration:00:49:45

Performance Enhancement with Dr. MaryEllen Eller

4/17/2018
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Our bodies are “wired” to perform. Learning how to consciously modulate your internal sympathetic state is the key to unlocking optimal performance. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) facilitates survival by generating the fight-or-flight response and promotes recovery following activation (the ability to relax). The ANS achieves this by balancing two complementary systems: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). For example, your ANS is currently...

Duration:00:52:05

Sensorium: Medications, Drugs (THC, Alcohol), Medical Issues, Sleep, and Free Will

4/5/2018
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Optimize medical issues treatment: Diabetes is a common disease that when treated properly has lower rates of depression and cognitive issues. Diabetes has twice the rate of depression than that of nondiabetic comparison groups When Type 2 Diabetes was brought under better control through medications, working memory significantly improved Hypertensive patients without vascular complications had deficits with speed of cognition, episodic and working memory, and executive...

Duration:00:47:21

Exercise as a Prescription for Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Stress (like Diabetes) and Sensorium

3/23/2018
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The most recent podcast on the Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast is on the benefits of exercise for depression and cognitive function. I cover 17 studies on the benefits of different kinds of exercise, most specifically strength training. Optimize Exercise Strength training may be underestimated in terms of improving cognitive function and depression. I wrote a blog about this in the past, and it is a passion of mine. Basically, strength makes people harder to kill. Strength also keeps...

Duration:00:36:43

Diet on Cognitive Function, Brain Optimization, Sensorium Part 2

3/15/2018
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How do we optimize our diet for total brain function? What are the best diets for the brain and cognitive function? How much does diet influence our sensorium? What particular foods are important? How do we change our genes to optimize our brain? For PDF with citations, detailed notes, (which can be freely shared) go to: My Resource Page

Duration:00:24:05

Schizophrenia with Dr. Cummings: Controversies, Brain Science, Crime, History, Exercise, Successful Treatment

3/6/2018
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In this episode, Dr. Puder addresses the fascinating realm of schizophrenia with Dr. Cummings, a previous guest in the show. Dr. Cummings is a psychiatrist with a wealth of experience from working at Patton State Hospital in California, one of the biggest forensic hospitals in the world. Gitlin, M., Nuechterlein, K., Subotnik, K. L., Ventura, J., Mintz, J., Fogelson, D. L., ... & Aravagiri, M. (2001). Clinical outcome following neuroleptic discontinuation in patients with remitted...

Duration:00:57:25

Physicians Receiving Treatment, with Dr. Trenkle

2/28/2018
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This week I had a discussion with Dr. Darcy Trenkle on the difficulty of providers to get psychiatric treatment, using ourselves as the examples. In a recent article nearly 40% of physicians surveyed said they would be reluctant to seek formal medical care for treatment of a mental health problem because of concern that this may put their medical license in jeopardy. Physicians have three times the national average for suicide and have unique stressors and often a culture not conducive to...

Duration:00:46:59