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The Psych Central Podcast

The Psych Central Podcast is an award-winning, weekly show that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our host, Gabe Howard, speaks candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.

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Nov 21, 2019

We all have an idea in our heads of what a mass shooter looks like. But how accurate is it? Does anyone actually know? Who would you trust to find out? Is there any data on this?

Well, now there is. The National Council on Behavioral Health has recently completed a comprehensive report, “Mass Violence in America:...


Nov 20, 2019

What exactly is psychosis? What happens in the brain of a person with schizophrenia who is hallucinating?

Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers shares her personal hallucinations and delusions and Dr. Joseph Goldberg, who specializes in researching what goes on in the brain when someone is experiencing psychosis, joins to...


Nov 14, 2019

The phrase “sacred masculine” can evoke images of patriarchal religiosity. But it has a different meaning for today’s guest. For Miguel Dean, the sacred masculine is an ideal, embodied by a man who accepts all of his emotions, understands the connectedness of humanity and is devoted to helping others.  

Join us as...


Nov 7, 2019

Anxiety doesn’t seem to have any positive characteristics. When most of us feel anxiety, we just want it to go away as fast as possible. Today’s guest has a different idea. In her new book, Reverend Connie L. Habash says that we need to feel our anxiety more in order to understand what it is really about, and what...


Oct 31, 2019

Do you ever find yourself dwelling on something inconsequential that happened a long time ago?  Are you still thinking about how badly you embarrassed yourself in front of Sally Sue in the second grade?  Today’s guest has a method to help you stop!

Sometimes reviewing past failures or setbacks can be healthy, a way to...