Tuesday, December 6, 2022

MIA podcast: science

A specific category for podcast interviews contributed by the news and science team

Addressing the Roots of Racial Trauma: An Interview with Psychologist Lillian Comas-Díaz

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MIA’s Hannah Emerson interviews Comas-Díaz on the need for culturally competent care in a medicalized and individualistic society.

Fighting for the Meaning of Madness: An Interview with Dr. John Read

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Akansha Vaswani interviews Dr. John Read about the influences on his work and his research on madness, psychosis, and the mental health industry.

No Link Between Serotonin and Depression: What Does That Mean for Antidepressants?

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Peter Simons covers in detail a new systematic review that debunks the widely popularized myth of low serotonin in depression, the “chemical imbalance theory.”

The Medicalization of Women’s Suffering: An Interview with Dana Becker

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MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Dana Becker about how therapeutic culture fails to adequately address women’s suffering.

Questioning the Moral Panic Around Teletherapy: An Interview with Hannah Zeavin

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MIA's Emaline Friedman interviews Hannah Zeavin about what the history of teletherapy reveals about its limitations and radical potential.

Dr. George Atwood: Shattered Worlds, the Experience of Personal Annihilation

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Dr. George Atwood has devoted a substantial part of his life to the study and treatment of what he refers to as ‘so-called psychosis’ and has authored or coauthored several books, including The Abyss of Madness published in 2011 and more than one hundred articles.

Rights Based Global Mental Health and Social Exclusion: An Interview with Ursula Read

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MIA interviews the anthropologist Ursula Read about her research on mental illness, human rights, and social exclusion in Ghana.
Laysha Ostrow

Live and Learn: An Interview with Laysha Ostrow

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MIA’s Peter Simons interviews Laysha Ostrow about her mental health research and consulting company, the inclusion of peer specialists in mental health care, and her personal experience with the mental health system.

Poverty, Pathology and Pills: An Interview with Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng

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MIA’s Tim Beck interviews Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng about their report, Poverty, Pathology, and Pills, which situates increasing rates of mental health diagnosis and psychiatric prescriptions within socioeconomic and policy trends across the UK.

How Effective Are Therapy and Medication, and What Do They Treat?

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In our science news podcast, Peter Simons covers a study that found both therapy and medication to have very limited effectiveness.

Breaking Academia’s Silence on Inpatient Psychiatry: An Interview with Researcher Morgan Shields

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Morgan Shields discussed her experiences in inpatient psychiatry and her efforts to bring patient-centered care to this oft-neglected field.

Toward a Critical Self-Reflective Psychiatry: An Interview with Pat Bracken

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MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.

Michael O’Loughlin: Exploring Narrative Approaches to Psychological Distress

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Professor Michael O'Loughlin of Adelphi University talks about his childhood experiences and how they influenced his narrative and conversational approaches to supporting those suffering with psychological distress.

Uncomfortable Truths in Survivor Narratives: An Interview with Helen Spandler

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MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Helen Spandler about how psychiatric survivors challenge and change our thinking about mental health.

Leading Psychology in Existential Times: An Interview with Kirk Schneider

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MIA’s Justin Karter interviews humanistic-existential psychologist Kirk Schneider about how psychology can play a role in confronting the political, social, and climate crises facing humankind.

Peer-Support Groups Were Right, Guidelines Were Wrong: Dr. Mark Horowitz on Tapering Off Antidepressants

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In an interview with MIA, Dr. Horowitz discusses his recent article on why tapering off antidepressants can take months or even years.

Looking Beyond Self-Help to Understand Resilience: An Interview with Michael Ungar

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Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Michael Ungar about how complex systems make us vulnerable and how resilience emerges in context-specific ways.

Psychiatry and the Selves We Might Become: An Interview with Sociologist Nikolas Rose

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MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews the well-known sociologist of medicine, Nikolas Rose, about the role psychiatry plays in shaping how we manage ourselves and our world.

The Creation of a Conceptual Alternative to the DSM: An Interview with Dr. Lucy...

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MIA's Zenobia Morrill interviews Lucy Johnstone about the reaction to the Power Threat Meaning Framework, her life influences, and her hopes for the future.

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

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An interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn about the consequences \psychology and mental health treatment can have for indigenous children.

Psychology: Flawed as a Science and as Evidence-Based Medicine

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Peter Simons covers a paper arguing that “psychology is fundamentally incompatible with hypothesis-driven theoretical science,” another paper finding that evidence-based medicine is more corporate gimmick than reliable science, a study that found psychiatrists deliver the worst-quality healthcare of any medical specialty, and more!

Moving Mental Health Work Away from Diagnosis: Sarah Kamens and Peter Kinderman on New...

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MIA's Justin Karter interviews two leaders of the Task Force on Diagnostic Alternatives, a group of mental health professionals who have issued an open letter demanding a new look at psychiatric diagnosis.

How Grief Became a Disorder and What This Means About Us: An Interview with...

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MIA’s Zenobia Morrill interviews psychologist Kaori Wada about what the creation of Prolonged Grief Disorder reveals about our culture and the current status of psychology.
Bruce Cohen

The Failings of “Mental Health”: How a Seemingly Benign Concept Might be Dangerous

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MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Bruce Cohen about dismissive psychiatrists, pervasive psychiatry, and the field's ties to neoliberal capitalism.

Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Critical Psychology: An Interview with Bethany Morris

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MIA's Micah Ingle interviews Bethany Morris about the psychoanalytic study of film and the history of the "monstrous feminine" in psychiatry.

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