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The Psych Central Show: Candid Chat on Mental Health & Psychology

By Psych Central, Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales

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The Psych Central Show is a weekly podcast that offers a candid, interesting, and in-depth look into all things mental health and psychology. With Psych Central Associate Editor and blogger Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales. Tune in and have fun -- plus, you might accidentally learn something.

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The Psych Central Show is a weekly podcast that offers a candid, interesting, and in-depth look into all things mental health and psychology. With Psych Central Associate Editor and blogger Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales. Tune in and have fun -- plus, you might accidentally learn something.

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251 Ratings
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Good info!

By Tydyechef - Apr 13 2018
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Hello, I just found this podcast, and want to say thank you so much for talking about this topic!

Michelle Hammer

By Hammer1717 - Jan 27 2018
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Gabe and Vin have great insight and opinions. Love to listen!

iTunes Ratings

251 Ratings
Average Ratings
200
16
16
11
8

Good info!

By Tydyechef - Apr 13 2018
Read more

Hello, I just found this podcast, and want to say thank you so much for talking about this topic!

Michelle Hammer

By Hammer1717 - Jan 27 2018
Read more

Gabe and Vin have great insight and opinions. Love to listen!

Top 10 Episode of The Psych Central Show: Candid Chat on Mental Health & Psychology

Rank #1: Does Person-First Language Reduce Mental Illness Stigma?

Nov 17 2016
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In this week’s Psych Central Show, Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss the use of person-first language in mental health advocacy. Person-First refers to a form of etiquette that calls for language to be structured “person” first, “disability” second. For example: “people with diabetes” versus “diabetic.” It changes language to replace “to be” (mentally ill) with “to have” (mental illness). Our hosts discuss the relative merits and disadvantages of this supposedly empowering strategy. They question whether this is needed, whether it’s helping, or whether it is just one more way to stigmatize people who have been diagnosed with mental illness.

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Rank #2: Life With Schizophrenia – One Man’s Experience

Apr 19 2018
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The onset of mental illness can upend our lives in many ways. In this episode, we speak with a young man living with schizophrenia and hear about the impact it has had on him and his family. Hosted by Gabe Howard (www.gabehoward.com) and Vincent M. Wales (www.vincentmwales.com). Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.

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Rank #3: Anxiety Lies Constantly – How to Stop Listening

Jun 01 2017
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In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Jodi Aman, popular psychotherapist, anxiety expert, blogger, radio host, and author of You 1, Anxiety 0: Winning Your Life Back From Fear and Panic. Jodi explains how she cured herself of anxiety and shares great tips on how you can get control over your own anxiety and panic attacks. She also explains anxiety and panic in ways you might never have heard before, giving you a better understanding of what’s really going on.

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Rank #4: Understanding Depression – What It Is and What It Isn’t

Feb 23 2017
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In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss depression and why so many people don’t understand this insidious disease. They speak of their own versions of depression (bipolar depression and persistent depressive disorder) and why terminology matters. Despite hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffering from depression, the average person still thinks of depression as nothing more than “sadness.” Listen and find out why this is exceedingly inadequate to explain depression.  

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Rank #5: Discussing Abandonment Issues & Attachment Disorder

Apr 05 2017
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In this episode of The Psych Central Show, our hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss abandonment issues & attachment disorder. Listen in!

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Rank #6: Why Does the Narcissist Always Get the Girl?

Feb 16 2017
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In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales have a candid discussion about narcissists with Ramani Durvasula, PhD. In this information-packed interview, she gives the harsh truth about narcissists, including addressing the questions: What’s the difference between narcissism and self-confidence? Can women be narcissists? Are there more narcissists today than in the past? What happens when two narcissists are in a relationship? and, of course, Why does the narcissist always get the girl?

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Rank #7: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and the Psych Central Show

Apr 26 2018
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Strangely enough, Gabe Howard hosts a podcast with someone other than Vincent M. Wales! Michelle Hammer joins for a discussion about A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, including the positive and negative reactions they’ve received from listeners.

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Rank #8: How Is Depression Expressed in Children and Adolescents?

Aug 02 2018
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The rate of depression in children and adolescents continues to grow, leaving many parents clueless on what to do. What is driving this increase? Are things truly different for young people today, compared to twenty or thirty years ago? Hosted by Gabe Howard (www.gabehoward.com) and Vincent M. Wales (www.vincentmwales.com). Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.

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Rank #9: What’s It Like to Live with Schizophrenia?

Jul 06 2017
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In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome guest Tanara Simpson, a young woman who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her 20s. In this interview, Tanara shares the story of her diagnosis, including the symptoms that led her from doctor to doctor, landed her in jail, and ultimately led to a physician who helped her get on the road to recovery. She talks about her partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals in helping her to get the word out about her story, and she shares how she maintains a positive attitude in spite of having a life-altering disease and works as a certified peer support specialist, helping others who have also been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Tanara's story is truly an inspirational one.

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Rank #10: Why Is It Hard for Adults to Make Friends?

Jan 04 2018
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In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales talk about friendship. Specifically, why we find it so much more difficult to make friends as adults than when we were young. Among the points covered was the fact that not everyone has the same definition of “friend.” Also discussed are the various pools of people available to us as friends and the ways in which we meet them. Most pertinent, though, is the major difference in how children and adults tend to determine who is worthy of being a friend. (Hint: kids might have a better grasp on it.)   SHOW HIGHLIGHTS [1:25]   What do we really mean by “friends”? [5:15]   Do adults focus on different things when seeking friends? [7:05]   How do we change how we disqualify others as friends? [9:52]   Do we fragment our friendships in our personal lives? [10:51] Friends vs. friendly acquaintances. [12:57] The difference in how adults and kids find “groups.” [16:49] The (unrealistic?) expectations of adults.

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