We address the challenging and controversial issues facing our society from a psychological and psychiatric perspective, and implications for clinical practice. Hosted by psychologist Dr Eyrn Parks with co-hosts 2nd year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Dr Toshia Yamaguchi; 4th year Psychiatry Resident Dr Diem Nguyen; 3rd year Psychiatry Resident Dr Edgar Ortega; and 3rd year Psychiatry Resident Dr Joshua Poole.
Let's Get Psyched is recorded in the studios of KUCR 88.3FM, on the campus of University of California, Riverside. Produced by Eyrn Parks and Elliot Fong.
This is a show from July of 2019 featuring the late Amy Litteral as our guest. What should people look for when selecting a reputable substance abuse treatment program? What happens when treatment centers (essentially) pay clients to attend their programs?
Medical school students complete suicide at a much higher rate than the general population. Our resident experts in stress (and medical school) provide their insights and personal experiences into how the structure of the program creates stress and even traumatic experience.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said that the key to defeating COVID-19 is "will." What effect does a positive attitude have on health, recovery, and virus infection. The group takes a late detour into positive psychology and how we viewed psychotherapy before we became practitioners.
The group addresses the impact of social isolation that is being caused by effort to control the spread of COVID-19. How can people thrive during this period of selective isolation? We also discuss the risks of isolation for children and those vulnerable to depression.
The first of probably many "Shelter-in-place" episodes. We look at how the virus and our response to it has had a psychological impact on those infected, their families, healthcare workers, and each other.
Are portrayals of psychologists and psychiatrist in movies and television accurate? We address this topic with special guest host Rennie Burke of UCR's School of Medicine. We also find time to talk about how losing one's sense of smell affects the quality of life. We make a brief detour into Scientology before wrapping up.
We are joined by second year psychiatry resident Dr. Michelle Tom to discuss cultural considerations that factor in the practice of psychiatry. Dr. Tom is currently co-writing a chapter on cultural considerations for the use of psychotropic medication with children and adolescents so we were anxious to pick her brain about this topic.
The hosts conduct a thought experiment: What type of study would yield a great deal of useful data but is completely unethical. Just a thought experiment so don't draw any negative conclusions! We also discuss how psychologists consulted on torture.
We continue to talk about dreams, in particular judging the usefulness of Freud's analyses of dreams. We also discuss the different dreams people dream, especially those who have mental health conditions.
What do your dreams and nightmares tell about you? Our panel of co-hosts reveal what they wrote in their dream journals, and dive into the layers of our brains. We also discuss research behind dream analysis.
In Dr. Joshua's cozy living room, we look into two meditation apps and see which ones we prefer. Later in the episode we discuss misophonia, where individuals experience emotional and physiological responses to particular trigger sounds. Special guest Dr. Saloni Singh joins us.
We're gathered at Dr. Joshua Poole's home, next to the roaring fire. In this warm environment we discuss the special, and not-so-special holiday memories, such as the myth of Santa Claus and gift giving . Special guest Dr. Saloni Singh joins us.