MQ Open Mind
By MQ: Transforming Mental Health
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MQ Open Mind looks at the science behind mental health and its potential to transform lives. The show digs deep into the cutting-edge research taking on mental illness and speaks to the people it could help. Hear conversations on a range of different conditions, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar. Brought to you by MQ: Transforming Mental Health, the new major mental health research charity.
||ExplicitEp 8: How can we work together to prevent suicide?||This new episode of MQ Open Mind marks World Suicide Prevention Day, and explores how we can all play a role in preventing suicide. We’re joined by Paul McGregor, a mental health campaigner who lost his dad to suicide when he was 18, and Professor R||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 7: Why are women twice as likely to develop anxiety?||Women are at a far greater risk to anxiety compared to men. In this episode we explore why. Researcher Olivia Remes at the University of Cambrdige offers insight on the social factors, whilst Dr Bronwyn Graham at the University of New South Wales in A||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 6: How does PTSD affect firefighters? And what can we do to stop it?||Mat Barlow, a firefighter, describes his battle with PTSD, triggered by an incident that took place whilst he was driving a fire engine. He describes some of the most tragic symptoms he’s experienced that affected his relationships, his family and his||12 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 5: Can magic mushrooms treat depression?||How can psychedelic drugs be used to treat mental illness? Former government drugs tsar Professor David Nutt is investigating how psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – could be used to revolutionise treatment for depression. David||20 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 4: A new way of thinking about OCD||For Rose Bretecher, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has never left her handwashing or ordering things, instead she has been overwhelmed by distressing sexual thoughts, ranging from child abuse to sexuality and explicit mental images. Rose tells her story||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: The reality of life with social anxiety and the app that could help||What's it like to live with social anxiety? And could an app really help someone with the condition?||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Could an algorithm end the trial-and-error approach to mental health treatment?||Mark Brown describes his struggle to find the right help after being diagnosed with bipolar II. He's joined by scientist Zach Cohen who aims to transform how we select treatments.||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 1: Could problems with our immune system cause depression?||We take a deeper look into the evidence around our immune system's impact on depression with Professor Carmine Pariante.||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast, thank you!
Fascinating insights into the really important work that MQ are doing.
V informative - great host
WHat a great Podcast