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Could Smartphone Apps Help Curb Teen Depression?

Psychologists Declare Traditional Masculinity ‘Harmful’ The American Psychological Association (APA) has released guidelines that teach psychologists working with men and boys that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.” According to an APA announcement, the release of Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men comes after a review of more than 40 years of research showing that men who are not emotionally expressive are damaged and end up with serious behavior...


Hangover Anxiety: Why You Get 'Hangxiety' After a Night of New Year's Drinking

For some drinkers, it’s almost as reliable as the pounding headache and queasy stomach: the feeling of dread that follows a night of heavy imbibing. Your mind races as you frantically scroll through your text messages and Instagrams, replaying what you can remember from the night before. Did I say anything embarrassing? Did I offend anyone? Do my friends hate me now? For some, these doubts are just fleeting, run-of-the-mill nerves from letting their guard down after a few too many drinks...


The psychology behind why we're so bad at keeping New Year's resolutions

It's a new year, and many people will be wanted to turn over a new leaf. That's what New Year's resolutions are for — to make improvements to our lives in some way. But they are really hard to stick to. In fact, according to one statistic, 80% of us will fail by the second week of February. A valiant effort. A study from 2016 published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a scientific journal, investigated New Year's resolutions, and found that 55% of resolutions were health...


Four Mental Health Resolutions For 2019

Four Mental Health Resolutions Detach from Social Media Some people regularly post on social media faux versions of who they really are. In 2019, try taking a break from social media or use it less. Also, when someone has a birthday instead of writing a two sentence “Happy Birthday!” line on their facebook page, call that person or see them face-to-face to tell them. Face One Fear When we challenge ourselves and when we push out of our comfort zones, we grow. Write down a list of all of...


What Are The Mental Health Benefits of Being Skilled At Firearms?

What Are The Mental Health Benefits of Being Skilled At Firearms? Hunting teaches respect for laws as they gain knowledge about game and land management. Charles Heller wears many hats. Charles is one of 4 co-founders of The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL), and serves as media coordinator for that organization. Charles is also the former executive director of Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO), and serves as media coordinator. Charles has been an Arizona...


Are serial killers addicted to murder?

Are serial killers addicted to murder? Joni E. Johnston, Psy.D, is a forensic psychologist and private investigator who has done criminal and civil work since 1991. She has worked in a maximum security prison and has consulted with organizations on harassment/discrimination complaints. She is also an active writer, having published numerous articles and books, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Psychology, 4th Edition. Dr. Johnston welcome to the program. Based on your research, why do you...


Are There Mental Health Benefits of MDMA?

Are There Mental Health Benefits of MDMA? Mainstream Mental Health Radio with Dr. John Huber GUEST: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D. MDMA which is commonly known as ecstasy may have a much greater purpose beyond being an important aspect of rave events nationwide. Our guest today on Mainstream Mental Health radio is Matthew Wayne Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus. Dr. Johnson has studied the therapeutic effects of the...


Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts with Suzanne Wexler

Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts Want to be a great guest at the next holiday party and not the guy or gal who is remembered for being thoughtless, drunk or clueless? Suzanne Wexler, a high energy, fun, and fabulous lifestyle expert, will offer your listeners five things to remember in order to be the good kind of memorable. Among the topics she’ll cover are what to bring the host or hostess that will definitely be appreciated, what to leave home if you are bringing your kids, what to bring an...


Mental Health Perspectives with Dr. Huber & Kristin Walker

Stories covered this week include: American Families Spend Just 37 Minutes Of Quality Time Together Per Day, Survey Finds Considering a recent survey that showed American adults spend up to three hours a day on social media, you may be disheartened to learn that the average family spends just a fraction of that time together each day. A new survey calculated that Americans are enjoying just 37 minutes of “quality time” as a family on weekdays. The study, commissioned by Visit Anaheim, the...


Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationshi

Christine B.L. Adams, MD is a child and adult psychiatrist practicing in Louisville, Kentucky. She is co-author with Homer B. Martin, MD of Living on Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes Our Lives and Relationships. This is a nonfiction book for general readers about the automatic knee-jerk thought, emotion, and behavior patterns present in all of us that we learn early in life and transmit generation after generation, leading to relationship difficulties, impaired judgment,...


Mental Health Perspectives

Featuring Dr. John Huber & Kristin Walker he time we spend online may seem like harmless fun. But for those with an “internet addiction,” ending an online session may cause measurable increases in heart rate and blood pressure that mimic what addicts experience during withdrawal. Scientists from Swansea University and Milan University had previously studied anxiety levels in people who overuse the internet. This time, they set out to determine what happens to people physically when they...


Mental Heath Perspectives

Featuring Dr. John Huber and Kristin Walker Can Black Friday & The Holiday Season Be Harmful To Your Mental Health? If you listen to the media, the holidays are a set-up for stress, depression and even suicide. But is it true? Could the “most wonderful time of the year” be damaging to your mental health? A recent study found that the chaos of major sales events may cause anxiety, loss of reality and other mental health issues among shoppers. Retailers bank on these heightened emotions to...


A Interview with Actor Bill Duke

Bill Duke: My 40-Year Career on Screen and behind the Camera While many film fans may not be familiar with Bill Duke’s name, they most certainly recognize his face. Dating back to the 1970s, Duke has appeared in a number of popular films, including Car Wash, American Gigolo, Commando, Predator, and X-Men: The Last Stand. Fewer still might be aware of Duke’s extraordinary accomplishments off-screen—as a talented director, producer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. Bill Duke: My 40-Year...


Why do lottery winners often go broke and ruin their lives?

Alexander Korelin has been involved in the financial community since 1967 when he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington with a dual major in Economics and Russian literature. He went on to receive his Masters in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis Finance and International Trade, from the University of Puget Sound in 1978. He founded A.B. Korelin and Associates in 1982. The focus of the Company has always been on the mining industry. Al and his...


What Is Your Mental Fitness Health Score? With Reena Jadhav

Check out the short quiz below to help you gauge your mental fitness. Then scroll down to see your results and the explanation for the quiz. MENTAL FITNESS QUIZ 1. Do you laugh at least 3 times each day with genuine (not fake!) glee and find joy in small things? 2. Do you have the willpower to say NO to that extra brownie, drink, smoke, or double cheeseburger 90 percent of the time? 3. Do you get at least seven hours of deep restorative sleep every night? 4. Do you view social media, TV,...


Mental Health Perspectives: The Decline of Critical Thinking Skills

Unfortunately, the reported decline in thinking ability is occurring at a time when there are increasing shortages of quali­fied candidates for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Indeed, a young adult whose brain has been “wired” to be innovative, think critically, and problem solve is at a tremendous competitive advantage in today’s increasingly complex and competitive world. Because of this, parents should consciously seek to foster independence, problem...


An Introspective Interview with Paul William Hobby

Paul William Hobby, J.D., serves as a Founding Partner in 1999, Managing Partner and Chairman of Genesis Park LP. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Monthly Inc. He has executed a number of successful communications and technology investments focused around energy, telecommunications and media. Mr. Hobby has built a quality portfolio of new and traditional media investments and has provided strategic consulting services to several traditional media companies that...


The psychological benefits of Acupuncture

Leah Chischilly: Licensed Acupuncturist and Manager of Clinical Operations at Modern Acupuncture Dr. Charles Anderson: A John Hopkins and Harvard trained physician with degrees from Princeton University, John Hopkins and Boston University. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is October 24. It’s recognized as part of an effort to bring awareness to progress of acupuncture and oriental medicine as alternatives to traditional medical practices. The medical profession is really picking up on...


The mental health challenges of being an ER doctor

Dr. Larry Burchett / ER Doctor "I could never be a doctor, I can't stand the sight of blood." Yes you can. Almost everyone can tolerate visual images of trauma through repetition. This is called desensitization. In med school, we had 2 people pass out on the first day of gross anatomy (with cadaver or dead bodies). Then they got over it. But there is one of the 5 senses that never desensitizes, and there is a anatomic reason for this...So in the ER with trauma, we get...


Can Love Really Change the Brain? Dion Metzger, MD

Dr. John Huber & Mainstream Mental Health Radio present - As a physician, couples therapist and relationship expert, Dion Metzger, MD. 1. How does the brain change when someone is in a relationship? Intense attraction and feelings of connection between two people can actually cause biological changes in the brain. When a person is in a relationship, their brain release specific chemicals including dopamine and oxytocin. This can lead to a sense of euphoria...