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Anxiety Road Podcast

Welcome to the Anxiety Road Podcast, the involuntary journey finding treatment options for people that have anxiety or panic attacks and related disorders. This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in the podcast is intended to be a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.
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Feb 23, 2017

In the news, CA SB 562 is a proposal to have single payer healthcare in California and two hardware/apps for breathing and symptom management.

 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Gothamist interview with Dr. Barbara Fisher about election anxiety and things you can do to re-center yourself in times of change. 
  • Lena Dunham being interviewed by various media publications about her anxiety and depression condition. She spoke with the The New Yorker, The Fix and Vogue Magazine.
  • Houston Chronicle article about loss of access to mental health services if the Affordable Health Act is repeals and not replaced.
  • There is a possibility that single payer healthcare is coming to California. SB 565 the Californians for a Healthy California Act has been introduced. 
  • The Los Angeles Times has a write-up about the first rumblings about the bill. 
  • Leif Patch Breath Monitoring device. 
  • There are two official web sites The Touchpoint Solution and Buzzies. There is also a Buzzies YouTube Channel.

 

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Feb 16, 2017

This episode is about how both over the counter and prescription medication can affect your sexual responses. If you are taking an over the counter medication for insomnia you might be removing your ability to perform the horizontal mambo.

Resources Mentioned:


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Feb 9, 2017

Special shout out to reducing your social media time. You don't need to sit in front of the funnel. Take a time out and do something in real space. And check out the resources below if you need tips on setting up your personal boundaries.

 

References Mentioned:

 

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Jan 26, 2017

Agoraphobia is an intense fear and anxiety of being in places where it is hard to escape, or where help might not be available. Let talk about it in the open.



Resources Mentioned:

  • Peaceful Cuisine is a vegan cooking site but even if you are an omnivore you might find a meditative quality to the music and non-music meal assembly videos. You can also watch the videos on Ryoya's YouTube channel.
  • The podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking will take you on a journey. Sometimes from the darkness to the light and some times standing at the brink of survival.
  • New York Times article on Kitty Dukakis experience with alcoholism, depression and her Electroconvulsive Therapy.
  • Former Massachusetts governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis have a information website about ECT with a FAQ page for those that would like more information.
  • Agoraphobia  information at MedLinePlus
  • Bullying connection to anxiety conditions via StopBullying.org
  • Helpguide.org page on Phobias and Fears
  • MedLine Plus page on Phobias
  • Talkspace App for iPhone and iPad 
  • Talkspace App for Android


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

 

Jan 19, 2017

I have always found that knowledge, accurate information is the foundation for a good treatment plan. I want to reduce the fear with information. What you do about this information is up to you.

Resources Mentioned: 

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.



If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Jan 12, 2017

Some folks need the rough side of the path; it is what they know. 

Per Wikipedia: 

"Research into the hypoalgesic effect of swearing has shown that the use of profanity can help reduce the sensation of pain. This phenomenon is particularly strong in people who do not use such words on a regular basis."

If this works for you there is a video and/or an app that might speak to your soul.



 Resources Mentioned:


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Jan 3, 2017

For those folks with an anxiety disorder learning about conflict resolution is a two-fer, learning to being comfortable within ourselves.  to express what we want and need AND being able to navigate the wants and needs of other people.

These are some of the resources that are accessible on the 'tubes.

Resources Mentioned: 


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Dec 22, 2016

This is a short episode due to the holidays and my inability to move out of Grouch mode. Ok, I'm not a total grouch, just the freaking music all the time. 

Bah, humbug.

The main point I wan to say take time for yourself, be kind to yourself and keep your anxiety tool kit handy. 

 

Dec 13, 2016

You know you have a problem with the symptoms. No question. But what is causing the symptoms? That takes a bit of detective work to find that out.

 Resources Mentioned: 


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Dec 6, 2016

It might not be quite ready for prime time but in this case I think you might want to get a head’s up about this innovation in exposure therapy. And you can't talk about the future without understanding the present form of exposure therapy treatment. 

Also a look at some of the goodies over at the ADAA site; i.e. webinars and podcasts.

Resources Mentioned: 


If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Nov 29, 2016

What causes a panic attack?

Some say bio-chemistry, some say certain people are genetically pre-wired for a panic attacks.

Some of the known causes could be from abuse, trauma, substance abuse, life changes or another health problem.

In this episode, a quick review of panic attack symptoms, some grounding tools and a couple of things to do when you body muscles tense up.

Speaking of tensing up, I'm coming down with a cold. You will have no doubt when you hear the episode.

 

Resources Mentioned:


Disclaimer


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. This podcast is not sponsored.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Nov 22, 2016

It was Howard the Duck that said Anticipation over Expectation = Zero.  And that is what you are going to have to remember if you have to deal with Anticipatory Anxiety.

Stay in the here an now. That is challenging enough. You don't have to go looking for future trouble.

  

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Nov 14, 2016

California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine, voters decided that recreational cannabis use is now legal. Kentucky shuts down two mental health facilities and a look at non-woo woo meditation music options.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

  • CalmSound.com where you can sample the sound of the ocean at night. There are other sounds that might be equally as relaxing.
  • Jason Shaw’s Music at Audionautix 
  • Jazz and Meditation Music; there is a YouTube channel or you can listen via Amazon Prime Music.
  • Buddha Tribe has a large amount of music. They also have a YouTube channel.

 

Disclaimer: 


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Nov 8, 2016

This is a special episode for those of you having a profoundly bad day. It is a simple meditation to use when you are deep in symptoms, trouble or flat out trouble.

It is a simple breathing exercise with some tips on how to get back to center or at least a tolerable state of being.  

The foundation of the meditation was inspired by a quote from psychiatrist Viktor Frankl. You can learn more about him at the Viktor Frankl Institute

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Nov 7, 2016

In this episode what to look for in a therapist. Your goal is to find the person that has experience with anxiety, depression, trauma or phobias that align with your needs. I have some questions you need to ask and a look at a therapy hook up app called Talkspace.

 

References Mentioned:

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Oct 31, 2016

Self-medication is the practice of using a substance or resource to make you feel better or reduce your symptoms. It is one thing to take the edge off; it is another to go off the edge.  These are some things to think about if you practice self-medication.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Oct 24, 2016

There is trickiness in the advertorial world. Be on the look out for freebie health magazines that want you to buy their products. Also a look that Constructive Living Therapy.

Resources Mentioned:

Disclaimer:

Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Oct 17, 2016

You as a health care consumer have to know what you are taking, the possible side effects and interactions with the foods you eat and other medications you have know that the good stuff does not necessarily come cheap or is high priced.

There are resources you can use to help you make an informed decision.  

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Disclaimer:


Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Oct 6, 2016

These are five of my thoughts about some of the things to consider when making the choice about taking medication for your anxiety or panic disorder.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Sep 30, 2016

This is one is about anxiety and trauma with a real life example and one or two things that you can do to get an understanding about its effects on your condition.

I did make a mistake in the episode, the Self Help Workbook is from the Department of Veteran Affairs, not the state of Virginia. This is what happens when you are sleep deprived.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

  • SAMSHA page on Trauma and Violence; if you recognize something that resonates with you check it out when you are read and have support.
  • Self Help Strategies for Social Anxiety from Anxiety BC
  • There is a 51 page Self Help Workbook from the Department of Veteran Affairs (I made a mistake in the podcast and called it the state of Virginia) that is designed for veterans but might be helpful to the general public as well.

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Sep 22, 2016

Last week I mentioned the book by Elizabeth Vargas's entitled Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.  This week, a closer look at the term Dual Diagnosis aka Comobidity.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

 


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

 

Sep 15, 2016

For some of us with an anxiety condition it is a short detour, it gets resolved.

For others we’ve been on this dang road a long time; some since childhood, our teens or early twenties. The good news is that there is treatment and you might have to make some lifestyle changes but you can feel better.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

 

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Sep 8, 2016

Just want to put that out there because not everybody gets depression the same way and there are different treatments. This is not a show about treating conditions like biochemical depression or some forms of PTSD.

For those conditions you will need the support of medical professionals. This show is more focused on the voice in many people's heads that is hyper-critical. There are some organic, mechanical and mental skills that can help to shut the hater up.

It is more about building a toolkit of resources when the voice is obnoxious. It is about deflating that power to attack you at a vulnerable point.

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Aug 25, 2016

The battle continues but the mice have been blocked from re-entry. I have regained some sleep and in this episode a look at phobias, which are indeed an anxiety disorder.

A lot of people have phobias, at least 19 million and counting. Most people cope just fine because they do not come into contact with the object of fear. But once you know what is going on you can deal with it.

These are a few information sources and some ideas on the topic.

Resources Mentioned:


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

Aug 18, 2016

In this episode, I want to share a few thoughts about having a functional plan of action so that you know what to do if you are in a pre, current or post attack state. Just a few ideas to get you started.

 

Resources Mentioned: 

 

 

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.
This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment

 

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