Project podcast | Coastal living linked with better mental health

You’re with BBC Radio Kent thank you for your company and for your beautiful calls about living by the sea I’ll introduce you to Jo Garrett, Dr Garrett is a postdoctoral research associate in coastal environments and human wellbeing at the University of Exeter and she led the study that we’ve been talking about this morning. Jo I’m so glad […]

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Me, Myself, and I: Dissociative Identity Disorder

[INTRO ♪] In 1955, a woman named Shirley Mason visited the psychotherapist she’d been seeing for a few months. When the therapist asked her how she was doing, she said, “I’m fine but Shirley isn’t. She was so sick she couldn’t come, so I came instead… I’m Peggy!” Through continued therapy, the therapist discovered what seemed like 16 personalities living […]

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Mental Health Apps: How Medicine Can Keep Up With Tech

Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring this episode. Go to dashlane.com/scishowpsych to learn more about Dashlane. [ ♪INTRO ] Silicon Valley thinks they have a solution for everything. Including, apparently, the fact that not everyone around the world who needs mental health care gets it. And at this very moment, there are thousands of mental health apps out there claiming to […]

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Punnett Squares and Sex-Linked Traits

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Would you like to know one of the most underappreciated pieces of cytoplasm out there? Platelets. We take for granted the function of our platelets, which are fragments of cytoplasm that help stop us from bleeding. They help our blood to clot when we get hurt. But there is […]

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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. One summer afternoon when Doctor Martin Blaser was still a medical student, he went to see an eleven-year-old boy who had suddenly become ill and was hospitalized. He was perfectly fine until two days earlier when he suddenly developed a fever and an upset stomach. The next day the fever worsened, and on […]

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How Close Are We to a Complete Map of the Human Brain?

When you think about all the things humans have put their mind to, it’s impressive: we built and landed robots on Mars to learn more about space. We conjured up theories about how the universe works — and then proved them right. We sequenced the human genome to paint a complete picture of our dna. but as for the minds […]

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Could You Actually Have An Anxiety Disorder?

Chances are, you’ve felt a bit of anxiety at one point or another. Maybe before you started a new job or before you got surgery, but some people live with anxiety disorders, which are much more persistent and severe than normal feelings of anxiety or nervousness. Almost 30% of adults will be affected by these conditions in their lifetime. Which […]

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The Most Common Eating Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

[ ♪INTRO ] When you think about an eating disorder, youmight think about restricting food, like in anorexia, or purging food like in bulimia. But the most common eating disorder has nothing to do with either of those. It’s called binge eating disorder. These days when we hear the word ‘binge,’ we mostly think of watching like 6 episodes of […]

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Mental Health | Psychiatry’s Secret Agenda

[Intro music] DR.GROUP: Welcome, welcome, testing, mic. Can everybody hear me okay? AUDIENCE: Yes. DR. GROUP: Alright, so today I’m gonna be talking about exposing psychiatry’s secret agenda. And it might be a little controversial, but that’s the way that I like to do things. First of all, a little bit about me, I’m gonna give you the two-minute version- […]

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