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Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Podcast

Jun 8, 2023

This week’s episode is on opioid use disorder and is the second in our series on addiction. We are once again joined by Dr. Michael Cummings.  Dr. Puder and Dr. Cummings discuss the history of opioids, the neurobiology of addiction, risk factors for opioid use disorder, and treatment options.


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May 26, 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Michael Cummings, a psychiatrist, researcher, and associate professor at Loma Linda University. This podcast is the first of a series on addiction and the focus of this week’s episode is on alcohol use disorder. In this episode, Dr. Puder and Dr. Cummings dive...

Apr 19, 2023

The idea of using psychedelics to treat psychiatric symptoms has been approaching mainstream popularity thanks to podcasters like Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris, and Sam Harris. As interest in these substances continues to grow, so does the size of the online communities centered around this topic. While there is undoubtedly...

Apr 5, 2023

In today’s episode of the podcast, we are joined by psychiatrist and neuropharmacologist Dr. Ken Gillman who is the founder and convener of the International MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) Expert Group and widely recognized as a world expert in serotonin toxicity. 


Serotonin toxicity (syndrome) is a rare as well...

Feb 9, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Cummings joins the podcast to discuss and give tips on overcoming social anxiety disorder. Individuals with social anxiety disorder tend to avoid important events and activities, such as classes, meetings, or public speaking. The disorder is essentially the fear of rejection by a group one...