On January 6, there was almost a coup, and on January 20, we got a whole new president. Whiplash, much?? Dr. Imani and Kam discuss how to bridge the divide with your loved ones when you don’t share political views. Plus, Imani answers your mental health questions on this week’s #GetYourMindRight segment.
The long-term effects of COVID-19 are still being studied, but recent research shows COVID is creating a whole new population of people with chronic pain and fatigue. Dr. Imani and Kam share how they’ve coped and found support with their own chronic conditions. And on Pop Culture Diagnosis, Imani finally gets to ask, “What’s up with Don Draper?”
American Psycho, Natural Born Killers, The Joker…we love psychopaths in our movies. But how do you tell if someone is really a psychopath? And on this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis, it’s Homeland and bipolar disorder.
Work has really changed since the pandemic started, but, honestly, toxic workplaces still exist! Workplace PTSD and the grind of hustle culture can really wear down your mental health. Imani and Kam share their worst job experiences, red flags on the job, and how to make moves to get out. Plus, Imani and Kam delve deep into why people Catfish on Pop Culture Diagnosis.Continue reading
Time for a study break! Schizophrenia is rare, but it’s the mental illness that shows up the most in pop culture. Imani explains what schizophrenia is – and isn’t! – and debunks the most famous misconceptions about it. And on Pop Culture Diagnosis, Imani breaks down how The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend portrays borderline personality disorder.Continue reading
This year has been rough on all of us. We’ve been sheltering-in-place for months, now there’s a third wave of Covid-19 cases in the US, and honestly, the election season felt like it lasted 1000 years. You have got to process your feelings, and therapy is a great way to do that. Imani and Kam share tips on how they made therapy work for them and Imani reveals how she went from a therapy-skeptic to a therapy-convert. Plus, on Pop Culture Diagnosis, Imani makes the call on whether Walter White is a psychopath.Continue reading
We all need a little space — even from the people we love — and the best way to make room for your whole self is to set boundaries. Dr. Imani and Kam are joined by an expert in setting boundaries, Imani’s mom, Paula Madison, and they break down how to say what you need from your friends and family. Plus, Imani, Kam, and Paula help YOU Get Your Mind Right and answer listener questions about mental health.Continue reading
We are all doomscrolling these days. What’s all that time on our phone doing to our brains? This week, Imani and Kam explain why social media is so addictive and how they’ve learned to stop scrolling. Plus, on Pop Culture Diagnosis, find out what Netflix’s Ratched gets right – and wrong – about psychiatric hospitals. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.Continue reading
Are you dreading those long dark nights of winter? Then this episode is for you. We are all extra-isolated this year because of the pandemic and if you’re prone to the winter blues, this winter might be extra tough on your mental health. Find out how to recognize if you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, ways to cope, and why winter messes with your brain. Plus, this week’s Pop Culture Diagnosis takes a close look at Randall Pearson’s anxiety on NBC’s This Is Us. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.Continue reading
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is not about being a neat freak! Obsessions are intrusive thoughts that stem from anxiety – they can be about things like germs, luck, or even death. Dr. Imani tells you the truth about OCD and she shares her own experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. Plus, Imani and Kam answer YOUR mental health questions in our brand new segment, ‘Get Your Mind Right’. Keep up with Dr. Imani on Instagram @doctor.imani and on Twitter @doctor_imani.Continue reading