In this episode, we trace clinical psychologist Dr. Rosalind Watts’ journey in the psychedelic world, listening to her describe her initial hope that psychedelics might routinely cure mental illness give way to a growing concern that increasingly unrealistic hopes for these medicines were distorting both their risks and benefits.
In this episode, host Charles Raison discusses the health benefits of breath work with Donald J. Noble, PhD, continuing a conversation started in a prior “Health is Everything” podcast episode. In this installment Raison and Noble open up a wide-ranging discussion on topics ranging from how breathing changes brain function on a moment-by-moment basis to the potential of both slow-deep and rapid breathing to improve well-being, along the way providing a quick guide to the bodily mechanisms involved in various therapeutic breathing strategies.
This podcast brings us face to face with one of the most distressing issues of the modern world. In this episode, Dr. Chikako Ozawa de Silva shows how intimately suicide is connected with aspects of modern life that generate loneliness.
It’s time for some “real talk” about kids’ mental health. This week Eleanor and Dr. Raison discuss the evolution of depression and tools to help kids cope with depression.
Juan Carlos Avila, founder and creator of HappiLyfe, and Eleanor discuss how taking small steps to make positive changes can impact one’s quality of life.
In this second part of a two-part series Maureen Shelton, M.Div, joins host Charles L. Raison, MD, to continue their conversation on the role that rigorous training in compassion has played for development of spiritual health as a scientific discipline.
Join us in this Part 1 podcast as Maureen Shelton, M.Div engages us in a wide-ranging discussion about chaplaincy in general, and more specifically about remarkable developments in the Emory Department of Spiritual Health.
Dr. Makeba Williams, Director of the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializes in the changes that women go through at the various stages of their life. Dr. Williams and Eleanor discuss puberty in children and what to expect.
In this Part 2 episode with Dr. Andrew H. Miller, we explore why humans have an inflammatory bias, why the link between inflammation and depression likely enhanced survival and reproduction across human evolution and why the absence of co-evolved bacteria, viruses and worms in the modern world is making both inflammation and depression worse.
Dr. Andrew Miller has been a world leader in unraveling how inflammation produces depression and how addressing inflammation might help identify new treatments for this disabling condition. Join us on this podcast to hear the history of this psychiatric and medical revolution from someone who made much of it happen.