Call the Psychiatrists

Call the Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists answer listener questions.

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November 30, 2022 55 min

In this episode we have a listener who has a question about terminating a long-term therapy. They ask, "How do you know when you're done?"

We then discuss the new Jonah Hill documentary _ Stutts _ in which Jonah profiles his psychiatrist and his approach to psychotherapy. (The Stutz discussion starts at 25:58).

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What can we learn about therapy from the FX original show _The Patient_ (streaming on Hulu)?

We talk about internalizing your therapist, feeling held hostage (figuratively) by a patient and taking care of people where it may be hard to mobilize empathy. We discuss some of the therapeutic interventions in the show and try to keep our quibbling about the plot to a minimum. 

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Our first question is from a listener who would like a hug from his therapist. Our second question comes from someone dealing with sibling conflict and a dying parent. 

Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com

You can also interact with us on Facebook or Instagram @callthepsychiatrists.

We appreciate and welcome your feedback.

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In this episode a listener has a question about cheating on his therapist; our second question comes from someone who is getting tired of virtual appointments and would like to get back in the office to see her therapist in person. We discuss our experience with the pros and cons of online therapy and speculate what may be going on for our listener.  

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September 28, 2022 23 min

In this episode a listener asks how to support a friend with sudden onset paranoid delusions. 

We discuss possible diagnoses like brief psychotic disorder and review a few different types of interventions.

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In this episode we answer 2 questions. The first listener has a question about perfectionism. Among other things, we discuss the connection between perfectionism and procrastination. 

Our second listener wants to know how to build trust with her therapist.

We close by revisiting some previous comments about parental transference (projecting the role of parent onto one's therapist)

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We answer 2 questions in this episode. The first listener wants to know how we choose between psychotherapy and medications in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Tangents include a recent sensationalized article about the serotonin hypothesis of depression. 

The second listener became angry at her therapist and worries her therapist will end their relationship. 

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We have 2 listener questions. Our first listener sees the same therapist as her friend and is feeling jealous about their relationship. We explore the different sides of this triangle. 

The second listener has questions about the way her therapist schedules people, finding it unsettling to step into the emotional muck left by the previous person. She wonders about the time needed to prepare for a session, the number of sessions per...

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We answer 2 listener questions: The spouse of our first listener is insisting that they get couple's therapy and that he see an individual therapist.

Our second listener feels conflicted about their therapist taking an extended vacation. 

Please submit your question (audio or email message) at our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com

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We ap...

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We answer 3 unrelated listener questions: what's meant by "trust the process"; how do you feel about humor in therapy; and a question about emotional growth.

We would love to get your questions or feedback. Please send us an audio message or an email at our website

We're also online at Facebook and Instagram @callthepsychiatrists

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We answer 2 listener questions. The first listener has questions about the recent, unexpected death of their therapist. We're honored to share this moving story about the importance of a therapeutic relationship. 

The second listener wants to know what their therapist is scribbling in his notes. We talk about different types of notes and their purpose. We also discuss how some people are reluctant to get into treatment due to c...

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May 16, 2022 32 min

We answer a listener's question about regression in therapy.

We discuss adult tantrums, man flu and hanger among other things. We read a lot into the question and hopefully answer it by the end. 

Please send us your questions for a future show. You can submit them by email or voicemail at our website.

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We have 2 listener questions this episode.

The first listener asks how to address ruptures in a therapeutic relationship and notices they often agitate their therapist. 

The second listener wonders how therapists avoid becoming emotionally invested. 

Podcast recommended in this episode:

Ask the Therapist with Sarah Rees

Please send us your questions for a future show. You can submit them by email or voicemail at our website

 

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April 14, 2022 54 min

We answer a listener’s question about the use of psychedelic drugs in psychiatry. 

 

Mystical Experience Questionnaire (this links to a validation study; look in the appendices for the checklist)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5203697/

Albert Hoffman’s Book mentioned in the episode 

LSD My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science

Other books you may find interesting:

How to Change Your Mind: W...

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We answer 2 listener questions: An expectant father wants to know if he qualifies for therapy. The second listener wants to know if being a psychiatrist makes for awkward social interactions. Submit your question for an episode at our website: www.callthepsychiatrists.com

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A listener wants to know if it's possible to stay in therapy for too long or if therapy can make you worse. 

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February 23, 2022 34 min

A listener wants to get back into therapy and has questions about how to find the best fit.  Everyone knows you need a good relationship with your therapist to get the best possible outcome. Our listener is interested in trying a different type of therapy.

We talk about 2 broad approaches to therapy she may want to consider and then answer specific questions about the process of finding a new therapist.

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We answer 2 listener questions :

Why is Bipolar Disorder overdiagnosed? 

and

Why do you make such a big deal out of the therapeutic relationship?

Please send in your comments or ask a question for the next episode! You can email us or leave a voicemail on our website www.callthepsychiatrsits.com or, if you prefer, call us at (760) 779-2477‬

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January 26, 2022 37 min

We answer a listener's question about how to manage romantic feelings towards their psychiatrist/therapist. 

We discuss the possible functions and the benefits of resolving an erotic transference. 

Please let us know if you have a topic or a question you'd like us to discuss. You can send a message or leave us a voicemail on our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com

 

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January 12, 2022 67 min
This episode is all about boundaries in a therapeutic relationship. We discuss the hit podcast and Apple TV show _The Shrink Next Door_. We cover the Goldwater Rule, disclosures, dual relationships, boundary crossings and boundary violations. You can send us a question or feedback or leave a voicemail on our website: https://www.callthepsychiatrists.com

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