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Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Jul 4, 2024

Listening to The Shrink Next Door elicited a range of emotions in me, including angst, sadness, intrigue, and heartache. For those unfamiliar with the story, it revolves around a psychiatrist named Ike who isolates his patient, Marty, from his family, takes over his business, lives in his house, charges him over a...


Jun 14, 2024

The purpose of this episode is to provide a clear and simple guide for clinicians on the diagnosis of complex PTSD (C-PTSD) and how it differs from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is intended to complement and add to recent episodes on attachment and trauma: 213:...


May 29, 2024

In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Michael Cummings to answer questions sent in by podcast listeners. Topics include Valproic Acid, Lithium, Treating Veterans, Restless Leg Syndrome, and much more. 


May 17, 2024

In this episode, we discuss “reflective function,” which is a precursor to the concept of mentalization. Reflective function is best understood not as synonymous with mentalization, but as a scale from -1 to 9, based off certain adult attachment interview questions that measure the person’s ability to describe...


May 9, 2024

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Bruce Perry who co-authored, The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered, and What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing (2021). We are also joined by Megan White Zappitelli, M.D., a child and...