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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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Dec 26, 2019

One of the new trends on social media is “dopamine fasting,” the idea that depriving yourself is somehow good for you. Is it? Does this trend have any benefit? Could it even be harmful? What’s the science behind it?

On today’s episode, Gabe welcomes back Psych Central founder and editor-in-chief, Dr....

Dec 19, 2019

They say if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always had. Today’s guest tells us the secret to our desired future is having the courage to let go of the past and the ability to rearrange our thinking. It is never too late to reinvent yourself, and it starts with changing the...

Dec 18, 2019

Medication, Therapy, Hospitalization, Electroconvulsive Therapy- what are the treatment strategies for schizophrenia? How do you convince someone they need help? What if someone refuses treatment?

Schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with co-host Gabe Howard reveal different treatments they have undergone over the years...

Dec 12, 2019

For many participants, Medicaid -- the program that provides health care to millions of low-income Americans -- isn’t free. It’s a loan. And the government expects to be repaid. Are you surprised to hear that? So was today’s guest. Rachel Corbett recently wrote an article explaining in what circumstances you could...

Dec 5, 2019

We all love and look forward to the holidays, but even good things can be stressful. Listen in as our guest,’s founder, Dr. John Grohol, tells us how to avoid overindulging this year, how to handle the extra work burdens of the season and how to deal with that annoying relative.

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