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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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Sep 24, 2020

Let’s talk politics, lies and fake news. Why are they so rampant today? In today’s show Gabe speaks with author and communications expert Tim Ward who explains why the truth matters so much, especially regarding our elected officials. Tim defines our cognitive biases, like the “halo” and “anchoring” effects,...

Sep 17, 2020

Now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, more people than ever are experiencing anxiety, especially those who struggled with mental health issues before COVID-19. And to make things even worse, many of our coping mechanisms, like going to the gym or hanging out with friends, have been taken away. 

In today’s...

Sep 17, 2020

Can people with schizophrenia love? Can they date or get married? 

Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard review their own past experiences. 

Andrew and Stephanie Downing, authors of “Marriage and Schizophrenia: Eyes on the Prize” join and share their incredible journey and...

Sep 10, 2020

From closed schools to social distancing to wearing masks, it's a strange new world for children thanks to COVID-19. Many kids have lost their regular routines of attending class, seeing their friends, and engaging in sports and other activities. So how can we help kids deal with the anxiety of transitioning to this...

Sep 3, 2020

What is schizoid personality disorder? In today's show, we take a deeper look into this lesser-known condition. Unlike those with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, individuals with schizoid personality disorder are in touch with reality and quite functional. Many, however, experience disassociation from their...