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288 – Kelly Brogan (Renegade Psychiatrist)

By December 7, 2017September 14th, 2019No Comments

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression.

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Show Notes:

Introduction (00:00 – 24:19)

(00:00) On the edge of Armageddon, Intro to Kelly, medicine in Spain, the obedient student

(07:35) Teaching English to doctors, less help – more money, a sense of the ridiculous

(12:27) The resignation of Senator Franken, the act of touching, prudes and idiots

(22:57) Update: Shrimp Parade, ‘here come those Santa Ana winds again…..’


Interview (24:20 – 1:13:34)

(24:20) Diplomas, trajectory, inspiration at the suicide hotline, teaching “the truth”, prove it

(27:52) Dr. God, commodifying science, overwhelming expectations, the placebo response

(30:08) Over diagnosis/treatment, research lag, folk remedies, belief and intention, the Lexapro study

(37:01) Andrew Weil – OG, conditioned response, American mindset, pathogenic society, struggle

(41:18) The Psychiatric Bible (DSM), the human experience, initiation rituals, pharma trolls

(45:57) Are Psychiatric Medicines OK, Cacilda at a German hospital, allowable grief, forced to fit

(49:29) Books: “Civilized to Death”; “Black Elk Speaks”; “Anatomy of an Epidemic”, new methodology

(53:21) Physician heal thyself, the sickest people, applying self-care, lifestyle changes, Pinkerton

(55:36) Listen to your body, the hypocritical oath, going renegade, asking why, informing our fears

(1:00:50) Never meds, home births, belief systems, screening for success, planting the seed

(1:06:43) Creating space, your own journey, fish in a poisoned river, know what’s possible, paradox

(1:13:35) Outro

(1:16:53) Music: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton


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