Super excited to present this episode to you. I had Dr. Steven Mandel on episode 137 of the podcast to talk about the amazing and life-saving treatment of Ketamine infusions, which have been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, and trauma that doesn’t respond well to other treatments. In this episode, we talk more about the difference between these IV infusions of Ketamine and a new player in the game, Ketamine nasal spray. Recently, an Esketamine nasal spray called Spravato was approved by the FDA for use in individuals with treatment-resistant depression. We explore what this means for your treatment and for your wallet.
Hello, friends! This is a great Q&A episode where I answer listener questions on a variety of topics including how to make your doctor take your seriously, catching emotions in the moment, and addressing a one-sided sexual relationship.
This is a super interesting interview with Jonah, who was kind enough to get very personal in discussing his experiences with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). ECT is a safe, but sensationalized, treatment for depression that does not respond to typical treatments such as medication and therapy.
Jonah is also a transgender man who happens to be in a committed polyamorous relationship with two other men. All of these aspects are intertwined in Jonah’s story.
I have been thinking a lot about exposure for anxiety lately for multiple reasons. For one, I’m in the middle of creating my online course for anxiety and recently wrote the content for the module on exposure. I have also been frustrated by people that I see in my clinical practice who have gone through years of therapy for their anxiety, but never engaged in exposure treatment for their anxiety.
Research indicates that exposure is a vital component of successful anxiety treatment. It’s about facing your anxiety head on and teaching your body to stop reacting so strongly to it.
In this episode, I talk about exposure for anxiety in general and then break down two methods for gaining exposure and increasing your tolerance for anxiety. You can also see the video below.