Mental health Podcasts

Remedy founder and psychiatrist, Dr. Kirsten Thompson breaks down the must-knows in a variety of mental health medication topics.

EPISODE 24

Simvastatin for future use in treating irritability in adolescents with ASD

Research shows that the use of Simvastatin could reduce irritability in adolescents with Autism Spectrum DIsorder (ASD). Further research is needed before prescribing Simvastatin as treatment for children with ASD.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 23

Melatonin as treatments for adolescents with ASD and insomnia

Research shows that prolonged release melatonin for insomnia in children with Autism Spectrum DIsorder (ASD) was successful in reducing symptoms of insomnia. Caregivers also noted improved quality of life. Further research is needed to explore this further, but the research is promising with regard to insomnia and patients with ASD.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 22

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria in Young Adults ’

A study explores rapid onset gender dysphoria in the adolescent and young adult patient population. 63% of patients in this population had a co-occurring mental health disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 21

The risk of the show ‘13 Reasons Why’

A 2020 study shows that the Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’ has done more harm than good in regards to suicide among young adults. Caregivers and parents should carefully assess before giving access to the show.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 20

The impact of maternal engagement with infants

The degree of maternal interaction with infants, both with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder, is critical for social and language development. Mother’s positive efforts to engage and connect were associated with improved social communication in their infants no matter the severity of the child’s condition.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 19

Probiotics may be an excellent addition to bipolar disorder treatment

Probiotics have shown promise in small studies of anxiety, depression, cognition, and weight loss. Probiotics may be helpful in some way if a patient has bipolar disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 18

Lithium as treatment for bipolar disorder

Lithium is the best medication at reducing the risk of hospitalization for patients with bipolar disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 17

rTMs as a treatment for depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMs) is a therapy used to treat ‘treatment-resistant’ depression. TMs is a non-invasive therapy that uses electromagnetic coils on the head to stimulate electrical activity. TMs is a great type of treatment for patients who cannot tolerate (or have not seen results from) anti-depression medication.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 16

Optimal antidepressant doses

For most antidepressants, increasing the dose can lead to higher side effects that outweigh the diminished benefits. The “sweet spot” for antidepressant dosage depends on the medication. If you are going up to a higher dose, it is important to measure the outcomes and consider dropping back down if there is no clear improvement.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 15

PMDD and Luteal Dosing of SSRIs

PMDD is a series of mood symptoms that occur during a woman’s menstrual cycle that go beyond just PMS. Here’s how to treat it with medication.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 14

SNRIs in detail

SNRIs can be used to treat anxiety, depression, OCD, and panic disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 13

Starting medications in sensitive patients

Patients who are sensitive to medications should start at a very, very low dose.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 12

Treating nausea as a symptom of anxiety and depressions

Some patients who suffer from anxiety and depression might have body symptoms that are debilitating, like “functional nausea.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 11

Eating disorder treatment

When it comes to medication as a treatment for eating disorders, Wellbutrin is probably not the best choice. SSRIs are usually the best option for treating eating disorders.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 10

Naltrexone for Alcohol Use Disorder

Naltrexone reduces cravings, decreases the chance of relapse into alcohol use, and (if a person does relapse) reduces the severity of relapses.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 9

Impact of Caffeine

Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world–about 90% of adults use it.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 8

Bright Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Used correctly, Bright Light Therapy could reduce symptoms of depression in patients with Bipolar Disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 7

SNRIs for Anxiety, Depression, OCD and Panic Disorder

SNRIs are thought to be about equally as effective as SSRIs for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Panic Disorder.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 6

Sexual side effects from medication and what to do

Suggestions for those experiencing sexual side effects from medication.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 5

Impact of alcohol use on babies during pregnancy

Study shows that light alcohol use early on in pregnancy can have negative neurobehavioral consequences in babies.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 4

Any amount of daily exercise can improve your mental health

Data shows that a daily 5-minute walk can improve your mental health–consistency is more important than intensity.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 3

A plant can help treat insomnia

Ashwagandha is a root used to treat stress, anxiety, and sleep. It can improve sleep quality and manage insomnia with few side effects.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 2

SSRIs in eating disorder recovery

Which SSRIs are safest for a patient recovering from an Eating Disorder? Learn what to avoid to make the best choice for a treatment plan.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

EPISODE 1

Medication options for women experiencing depression during their cycle

Women with PMDD often experience symptoms of depression. Medication is available for those who are significantly impaired.

*The following podcast is for informational purposes only, it is not meant to replace treatment for an individual seeing a mental health professional.

Sources:
 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml 
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