Episode 2: The Great Unknown

By Meadows Behavioral Healthcare

Guests: Dr. Karestan Koenen, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor of psychiatric epidemiology - Dr. Steven Berkowitz, University of Colorado professor of psychiatry and director of the university's Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment Center - Dr. Kevin McCauley, former US Naval surgeon and Meadows Senior Fellow - Deirdre Stewart, Director of Trauma Resolution Services and Neurofeedback Specialist   - S1 E2: The Great Unknown - If the psychological impact of this pandemic has affected you physically, you’re not alone. Today, we’ll explore the intersection of stress, mental health, and physical health. We’ll take a look back in history to find clues from the aftermath of the 1918 influenza pandemic, and we’ll look forward to see how new discoveries in neuroscience could help heal our minds and bodies in the days to come.   Credits - This episode was produced, reported, edited and sound designed by David Condos. Original music composed by Adam Bokesch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p01X9u8SiKbMseuTkgdoI?si=kiH6echoQQiFxUm0Raritw). Editorial assistance provided by Laura Bocianski.    Learn more about In Practice and let us know what questions you think we should cover in future episodes by visiting https://inpracticepodcast.org/.    Big thanks to Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Dr. Karestan Koenen, Dr. Kevin McCauley and Deirdre Stewart for lending us their expertise on this episode. You can find more resources from Dr. Steven Berkowitz and the University of Colorado Stress, Trauma, Adversity Research, and Treatment Center at https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/psychiatry/programs/STARTcenter.  Find more about Dr. Karestan Koenen's research on trauma and resiliency at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/karestan-koenen/.  Read more from Dr. Kevin McCauley about trauma, inflammation and psychoneuroimmunology at https://www.themeadows.com/blog/addiction-trauma-and-the-immune-system/. You can also listen to a longer conversation with Dr. McCauley about his research on the neuroscience of addiction at https://beyondtheorypodcast.com/dr-kevin-mccauley-on-how-neuroscience-could-help-beat-addiction/.  To learn more about how Deirdre Stewart employs neurofeedback, visit https://www.themeadows.com/types-of-therapy/neurofeedback/.    Research from this episode - Pew Research study about American's COVID expectations https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/21/most-americans-expect-a-covid-19-vaccine-within-a-year-72-say-they-would-get-vaccinated/ - University of Oslo study about the 1918 influenza pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5097223_Effects_of_the_Spanish_Influenza_Pandemic_of_1918-19_on_Later_Life_Mortality_of_Norwegian_Cohorts_Born_About_1900 - Carlsberg Academy study about the 1918 influenza pandemic https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7276/25455394eab84386133b95cc97909017213f.pdf - Neuroplasticity study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026979/ - Neurofeedback study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4892319/ - 

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