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Q&A with Dr. Ian Mcdonough and Dr. Keerthy Sunder: Understanding the dis-ease of being busy
Q&A with Dr. Ian Mcdonough and Dr. Keerthy Sunder: Understanding the dis-ease of being busy

The concept of “burning the midnight oil” has transcended to a new level in the United States and also across the world. Today, one is mostly caught up in something or the other at work, irrespective of whether it is productive or not. People boast of long working hours and being busy even after work […]


Q&A with Dr. Lisa Firestone: Are we becoming more narcissistic in the age of selfies?
Q&A with Dr. Lisa Firestone: Are we becoming more narcissistic in the age of selfies?

In the age of selfies, snaps and tweets, the cultural norm in our society is to document nearly every aspect of our lives on social media. Although not everyone who posts selfies on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram is self-absorbed, arrogant or narcissistic, experts do say that social media used for self-promotion can be a means […]


Interview: Dr. Michael Lynch on U-47700
Interview: Dr. Michael Lynch on U-47700

Michael Lynch, M.D. is the Medical Director at the Pittsburgh Poison Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He recently appeared on the radio talk show “In […]


Interview: Professor Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., explains sugar addiction
Interview: Professor Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., explains sugar addiction

The “In Your Right Mind” episode “Sugar: The New Addiction,” which aired on Feb 26 at 5 p.m., discussed the addictive properties of sugar. One of the show’s guests, Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., gave her insight into why sugar may not be so sweet after all. Question: Some people are described, or describe themselves as having […]


Interview: Michele Robin Hahn, J.D., MFT, explores the dynamics and differences between healthy and toxic relationships
Interview: Michele Robin Hahn, J.D., MFT, explores the dynamics and differences between healthy and toxic relationships

Question: In your experience, are there any “red flags” that should alert people to the fact that their relationship problems are more than normal ups and downs – that they might be in a toxic relationship? Answer: Great question, what many couples don’t realize is that these signs are very obvious; however, you must be […]


Interview: Two relationship experts explain the differences between love and lust
Interview: Two relationship experts explain the differences between love and lust

Sandra Langeslag, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., a relationship expert and author of the recent “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great,” were guest speakers on the Feb. 12 “In Your Right Mind” radio show called “Love vs. Lust,” which addressed the differences between […]


Interview: Cyndi Turner discusses two opposing models in addiction treatment
Interview: Cyndi Turner discusses two opposing models in addiction treatment

Is abstinence always required in the treatment of alcohol and drug use problems? Some experts say no. Although the traditional model of treatment says that people must be abstinent to recover fully from a substance use disorders (SUDs), other treatment models such as harm reduction say that people with problematic alcohol use can learn to […]


Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire
Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire

As February and Valentine’s Day approaches, people pay more attention to infatuation, wanton pursuit and desire – from admirers to clinicians. In speaking on desire – more so in the neuroscientific sense – the “Biology of Desire” episode of “In Your Right Mind” has hosts Kristina Kuestner and Sovereign Health’s CEO Dr. Tonmoy Sharma sat […]


Interview: Veena Kumari, Ph.D., shares her insights on happiness
Interview: Veena Kumari, Ph.D., shares her insights on happiness

Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer, Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, spoke on a recent “In Your Right Mind” radio broadcast titled “The Science of Happiness.” An internationally recognized leader in psychiatry and neuroscience, Dr. Kumari shared her expertise in this interview that explores the science of happiness in an effort to help the people […]


Interview: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., talks about how we’re all united in how we respond to trauma
Interview: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., talks about how we’re all united in how we respond to trauma

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in Colorado, was one of the guest speakers on the Jan. 15 “In Your Right Mind” radio show, which addressed trauma. We spoke to Dr. Levine about the different types of trauma and how people can react to them differently. Q: First off, what […]


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