Integrative Psychiatry Review

Integrative Psychiatry Review

Intended for both the professional and lay-person, Dr. Matthew Hicks will discuss a plethora of issues relating to mental health and a life well lived. Topics will include things like mindfulness, medication management, herbal medicine, diet, social skills, psychedelics, and much more. Some episodes will highlight and review new research, answer subscriber questions, interviews with experts and thought leaders, and include lots of helpful tips along the way.

Episodes

August 4, 2021 49 min

In this episode I speak with naturopathic physician Ose Okojie about mental health and exercise.

Useful links

https://www.psychiatrypodcast.com/psychiatry-psychotherapy-podcast/the-best-exercise-program-for-depression?rq=exercise

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7990819/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7436997/

https://impulse.appstate.edu/sites/impulse.appstate.edu/files/2006_06_05_Leuenberger.pdf

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I speak with Tal Sharabi, LPC about existentialism. We cover the philosophy, psychotherapy, and personal experience of existing in the world. The discussion includes a fair amount of psychedelic and Buddhist perspectives, as well as anecdotes about death, meaning, religion, spirituality, and what matters.

Useful links

https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/

https://www.synaptic.care/

Disclaimer: topics discussed on the podcast are for educatio...

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In this episode I speak with mental health advocate Kevin Fitts about mental health crisis peer support and the benefits and pitfalls of psychedelics in culture and medicine.

Useful links

http://omhca.org/

https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/

https://www.synaptic.care/

Disclaimer: topics discussed on the podcast are for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult with your medical provider about the appro...

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In this episode I speak with nutritionist Colleen Kuhn, RD about the science, benefits, and challenges of the ketogenic diet.

Useful links

https://www.nutritiontranslator.com/

https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/

https://www.synaptic.care/

Disclaimer: topics discussed on the podcast are for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult with your medical provider about the appropriateness of these interventi...

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In this episode, I speak with veteran and COO of Silo Wellness Retreats, Scott Slay. We share our military experiences and his struggle to find help with his PTSD until psychedelics changed his life.


Useful links:


https://siloretreats.com/

https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/

https://www.synaptic.care/


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In this episode, I present a webinar on the Art and Science of Psilocybin Therapy. We also hear from Sam Chapman the campaign manager for IP 34 on the Oregon ballot measure to make psilocybin services available.


Useful links:

https://yesonip34.org/

https://www.drmatthewhicks.com/

https://www.synaptic.care/


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I speak with Joey Cardella, a life coach and friend about vulnerability, why it’s hard, how we cultivate it in ourselves, how it promotes creativity and authenticity, how vulnerability fits in with psychedelics, and we both share what is present in our lives around this issue.

Useful links:

http://joeycardella.com/home/

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I speak with Will Barone, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in Oakland, California with both research and clinical experience in psychedelics. We discuss the following: 


What is Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy?

For the sake of harm reduction, what should people know about street ketamine use in recreational settings? What are the contraindications, risks, and suggestions for safe use?

What is the history of ketamine’s discovery and use?

Wh...

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February 3, 2020 52 min

I speak with Dr. Erica Zelfand, a family physician, writer, speaker, and expert in psychedelic medicine. She has completed MAPS training for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, trained sitters for the Zendo Project, and spoken at many conferences and workshops on psychedelics. In this interview we cover: 

What is MDMA and why is it illegal?

For the sake of harm reduction, what should people know about Ecstacy use in recreational settings? W...

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I speak with Ken Bonnin, Jr. a leader in the Mankind Project about what the work means to him. We also cover: 

What is MKP and how did it come about?

Why do men choose to do this work?

Why is it only for men?

What about gay, bi, or trans men?

What are the masculine archetypes used in the work?

What are the values of vulnerability and community among men?


Useful links:

https://mankindproject.org/


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In this episode, I speak with Austin Perlmutter, MD about his new book Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness.


We discuss the pitfalls of modern life and how it leads to unhappiness and ways we can improve it by reducing our digital exposure, changing our diet, nature exposure, exercise, practicing mindfulness and empathy.


Useful links:

Brain Wash: https://brainwashbook.com/

The Mo...

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November 25, 2019 23 min

In this episode, I discuss the science of loneliness and what to do about it.

Disclaimer: topics discussed on the podcast are for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Consult with your medical provider about the appropriateness of these interventions in your individual case.

Music credit: American Vernacular by RAGE

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November 11, 2019 42 min

In this episode, I speak with author, business coach, and personal finance guru, Matt Kelly about financial wellbeing. We discuss:


Where do we learn how to manage our money

How money influences our relationships

Income inequality, student loan debt, and other sources of financial stress

The pitfalls of adopting a poverty mentality

How to empower a healthier relationship with money


Useful links:

https://www.amazon.com/Get-Money-Savvy-Contr...

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October 28, 2019 35 min

In this episode I speak with Dr. Evelin Dacker, executive director of SexPositive Portland. We discuss:

  • Mission of SexPositive Portland
  • Why is sex important for our mental health or otherwise?
  • What are the consequences of denying our sexual nature?
  • How would one go about exploring their sexuality?
  • Myth-busting:
  • Porn leads to "deviance"
  • Masturbation is for people who can't get laid
  • Polyamory is for sex addicts
  • BDSM and kink are u...
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    October 14, 2019 45 min

    In this interview about cohousing with Diane Margolis, PhD we discuss:

  • Diane’s background, both professional and personal as it relates to cohousing.
  • Her involvement with the Cohousing Research Network.
  • Defining what is cohousing?
  • Why would people want to house themselves this way?
  • What are the challenges with this model?
  • What does the research say?
  • What research still needs to be done?
  • Links:

    Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing O...

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    In this episode, I speak with former monk and Buddhist teacher, David Sudar. We explore questions like:

  • What is the core of Buddhist psychology?
  • What makes it different than a typical western mindset?
  • What makes it different from a religion?
  • What is the role of mindfulness in Buddhist psychology?
  • Does one require the other?
  • Do Buddhist ideas arise from a meditation practice?
  • Does Buddhism require meditation
  • What does Buddhism offer in term...
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    September 2, 2019 10 min

    Saffron for ADHD


  • Baziar S, Aqamolaei A, Khadem E, et al. Crocus sativus L. Versus Methylphenidate in Treatment of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind Pilot Study. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019;29(3):205-212.
  • The standard of care in treating ADHD is the use of stimulant medications, the most popular of which is methylphenidate (Ritalin).
  • It works by blocking the reuptake of norepin...
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    September 2, 2019 1 min

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    Presented at the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine - 2019

    DEFINITIONS

  • Psychotomimetic: Outdated term used to describe substances that mimic psychosis
  • Hallucinogen: A substance that generates hallucinations (does not accurately describe psychedelic experience)
  • Psychedelic: an experience in which the mind (soul) is fully manifested
  • Entheogen: a psychedelic substance specifically used for spiritual practice
  • Microdos...
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