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Mental health

Podcast

#168 – Hugh Jackman: Reflections on acting, identity, personal transformation, and the significance of being Wolverine

The world will always need people who are going to do what they love. But know when enough is enough. More is not always better in terms of consuming or just achievement. Be disciplined about doing less.” —Hugh Jackman

Diseases

#164 – Amanda Smith, M.D.: Diagnosing, preventing, and treating Alzheimer’s disease, and what we can all learn from patients with dementia

“At the end of the day, it really has to do with how people see themselves, how people interact with the world, what kind of relationships they have, how able they are to let go of things that they’ve lost and how able they are to focus on the positive.”  —Amanda Smith

Mental models

#154 – Steve Levitt, Ph.D.: A rogue economist’s view on climate change, mental health, the ethics of experiments, and more

“What economists do now is they’re asked not just to estimate parameters really well, but to embed those parameters into models, which then have enough degrees of freedom that you can start to imagine: if I turn this dial to that dial, what would happen?” —Steve Levitt

Treatments

Promise and challenges for psilocybin and MDMA use in treatment

What lies ahead before FDA approval

Mental health

#146 – Guy Winch, Ph.D.: Emotional first aid and how to treat psychological injuries

“We have a choice in the stories we tell ourselves. We don’t have choice about the facts, we have choice about our organization, our perspective, and the narrative we create around them.” —Guy Winch

Mental health

#142 – Robert Abbott: The Bobby Knight story—a cautionary tale of unchecked anger, ego, and winning at all costs

“That’s the genius of Coach Knight—how well read was, how he can motivate people. But ultimately, like Icarus, he didn’t understand his flaw and he flew too close to the sun. He couldn’t control his temper.” —Robert Abbott

Mental health

#139 – Kristin Neff, Ph.D.: The power of self-compassion

“It’s not that self-esteem is bad. We want to feel worthy. It’s really why we feel worthy, how we feel worthy, that’s important.” —Kristin Neff

Diseases

#138 – Lauren Miller Rogen and Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s disease prevention—patient and doctor perspectives

“Believe it or not, there are 46 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease in their brain right now, but no symptoms.” — Richard Isaacson

Mental health

#135 – BJ Miller, M.D.: How understanding death leads to a better life

People die much more miserable than they need to because they haven’t dared to look at this thing called death before it’s too late.” —BJ Miller

Mental health

A few things worth sharing: 09-13-2020

The Lost Years and Last Days of David Foster Wallace.

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