Renegade Psych

Renegade Psych

In more than a decade of training and clinical practice as a psychiatrist, I've become increasingly disillusioned by the American healthcare system. It prioritizes profit over progress at the expense of OUR health. The average American spends almost twice as much on healthcare as the next highest spending country, yet our life expectancy drags four years behind other industrialized nations and ranks OUTSIDE the top 50 in the world. The system is a disaster, yet it's broadcast as 'the greatest healthcare system in the world.' Renegade Psych wants to return medicine's focus to PROGRESS OVER PROFIT, and limit the influence and power of the pharmaceutical industry and big business entities, whose primary motivations are financial in nature. This conversational podcast is released monthly via SERIES on particular topics. There are 8-12 SEGMENTS, or episodes, per topic. I interview internationally-recognized experts in their fields AND relatively unknown, up-and-coming healthcare providers. Hopefully, we can educate patients AND providers about our medical system (especially mental health), so they can make better and more informed healthcare decisions.
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15.2 Overdosed: The 1st Wave: An Increase in Opioid Prescribing
July 23, 2024x
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32:1029.44 MB

15.2 Overdosed: The 1st Wave: An Increase in Opioid Prescribing

Thanks for listening. I recommend watching this one on my YouTube channel due to being paired with several charts and graphics; just search 'Renegade Psych' on YouTube to find our page. Future episodes will be live video recordings, but we'll still produce our audio-only version as well, so view on...

15.1 Overdosed: The Worst Drug Epidemic in Human History
July 17, 2024x
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27:1224.89 MB

15.1 Overdosed: The Worst Drug Epidemic in Human History

Thanks for listening. I recommend watching this one on my YouTube channel due to being paired with several charts and graphics; just search 'Renegade Psych' on YouTube to find our page. Future episodes will be live video recordings, but we'll still produce our audio-only version as well, so view on...

14.1 Interview with Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH
July 09, 2024x
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01:17:0270.51 MB

14.1 Interview with Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Thanks for listening. RENEGADE PSYCH NOW HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL; just search 'Renegade Psych' to find our page. Future episodes will be live video recordings, but we'll still produce our audio-only version as well, so view on YouTube, listen on other platforms, or don't do either, Life is full of ch...

13.2 What's Wrong With Modern Psychiatry, Pt 2 with Josef Witt-Doerring
July 02, 2024x
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01:12:5666.77 MB

13.2 What's Wrong With Modern Psychiatry, Pt 2 with Josef Witt-Doerring

Thanks for listening. RENEGADE PSYCH IS GOING VIDEO and starting our very own YouTube channel, just search 'Renegade Psych' to find our page. All future episodes will be live video recordings, but we'll still produce our audio-only version as well, so view on YouTube, listen on other platforms, or ...

13.1 What's Wrong with Modern Psychiatry - Interview 1 with Josef Witt-Doerring
June 25, 2024x
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01:06:4861.16 MB

13.1 What's Wrong with Modern Psychiatry - Interview 1 with Josef Witt-Doerring

Thanks for listening. For the first time, RENEGADE PSYCH is GOING VIDEO on YouTube, just search 'Renegade Psych' to find our page. All future episodes will be available for video viewing or audio listening, depending on the platform.  In this 2-part series, I talk to Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring, MD, fr...

12.3 Safer Drug Use: Rules to Reduce Harm from Illicit Drug Use
June 18, 2024x
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30:3027.91 MB

12.3 Safer Drug Use: Rules to Reduce Harm from Illicit Drug Use

In this series, Dr. Stephen Love, MD, and I discuss a vitally important aspect of substance use treatment that is not discussed enough as a society or in our medical training, educating users on how to reduce the harms associated with substance use. In this episode, we focus on HARM REDUCTION, and ...

12.2 Safer Drug Use: What is Addiction?
June 11, 2024x
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33:5531.23 MB

12.2 Safer Drug Use: What is Addiction?

In this series, Dr. Stephen Love, MD, and I discuss a vitally important aspect of substance use treatment that is not discussed enough as a society or in our medical training, educating users on how to reduce the harms associated with substance use. We delve into what addiction is in this episode a...

12.1 Safer Drug Use with Stephen Love, MD: INTRO
June 04, 2024x
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27:2825.34 MB

12.1 Safer Drug Use with Stephen Love, MD: INTRO

In this series, Dr. Stephen Love, MD, and I discuss a vitally important aspect of substance use treatment that is not discussed enough as a society or in our medical training, educating users on how to reduce the harms associated with substance use. Just as we would not neglect treatment for an unc...

Update and upcoming changes to podcast
May 24, 202404:264.05 MB

Update and upcoming changes to podcast

Here I reveal some exciting new upcoming changes to the podcast, starting in July of 2024. Hope you enjoy.

11.4 Consequential Chemicals: Closing Thoughts, Solutions, and SONG
May 21, 2024x
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19:0017.58 MB

11.4 Consequential Chemicals: Closing Thoughts, Solutions, and SONG

Here, I summarize my closing thoughts, then Adam and I talk about how we fix the systemic and multifactorial problems that in the American healthcare system. As always, to bring my angst down a notch at the end of the series, I've included a local artist and song, again featuring Jared Foos inaugur...

11.3 Consequential Chemicals: Antidepressant Risks during Pregnancy
May 17, 2024x
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30:5628.5 MB

11.3 Consequential Chemicals: Antidepressant Risks during Pregnancy

Dr. Urato has been talking about the risks of SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Paxil, etc.) during pregnancy for almost as long as he was talking about the risks of Makena, nearly two decades. He reveals to us the data behind the FACT that there are risks to the developing fetus of maternal SSRI use...

11.2 Consequential Chemicals: Makena, COVID vaccine, and TinFoil Hats
May 14, 2024x
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26:0624.08 MB

11.2 Consequential Chemicals: Makena, COVID vaccine, and TinFoil Hats

In this segment, Dr. Urato and I talk about his history with getting Makena removed from the pharmaceutical market after 20 years and how the pharmaceutical industry rolls out products with a relatively consistent M.O. and playbook. Adam talks about how a lot of treatments don't 'work' from a medic...

11.1 Consequential Chemicals: RANT + Guest Intro, Adam Urato, Md
May 10, 2024x
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21:0719.52 MB

11.1 Consequential Chemicals: RANT + Guest Intro, Adam Urato, Md

For this series, Harvard-trained Dr. Adam Urato, MD, Maternal-Fetal-Medicine specialist joins us to discuss his experiences with Makena, a synthetic progesterone allowed to remain on the market for a convenient 20-year period despite true evidence of its safety and efficacy. His stance established ...

11.0 Consequential Chemicals with Adam Urato, MD: TEASER
May 07, 202413:5112.87 MB

11.0 Consequential Chemicals with Adam Urato, MD: TEASER

Welcome to another series. This one features Dr. Adam Urato, MD, a Maternal-Fetal-Medicine specialist living and working in Framingham, MA, near where he trained at Harvard. Adam is in a unique position in medical culture because of his past experience sounding the alarm on Makena, a synthetic prog...

Extra: Pitfalls of Modern Medical Training and the Dr/Primary Care Shortage
May 03, 2024x
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33:5431.02 MB

Extra: Pitfalls of Modern Medical Training and the Dr/Primary Care Shortage

Join us for this episode outlining modern medical training and discussing some of the medicine cultural issues that contribute to a lack of critical thinking, and the primary care shortage, which is the worst in the world, by a landslide. Only 11.5% of U.S. Medical graduates go into primary care, w...

Extra: Resident Exploitation and their True Value
April 26, 2024x
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30:4528.34 MB

Extra: Resident Exploitation and their True Value

In this extra segment, recorded with Taylor Beckman, DO, from the "Inherent Problems" series, we discuss how the medical training system exploits students/residents, and acts like a monopoly, paying all residency positions nearly the same amount, with minimal pay increases each year, despite their ...

10.6 Inner Excellence/ACT: EXTRA: ACT with Rob
April 23, 2024x
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28:3526.36 MB

10.6 Inner Excellence/ACT: EXTRA: ACT with Rob

This is the 2nd part of my original recording with Rob Goodknight, my audio engineer and friend, who helped me get the podcast started and provided a studio for our first several recordings. After explaining RFT in the first EXTRA segment, here we turn our focus to outlining the core processes of A...

10.5 Inner Excellence/ACT: EXTRA: RFT with Rob
April 19, 2024x
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35:5633.08 MB

10.5 Inner Excellence/ACT: EXTRA: RFT with Rob

So, Rob Goodknight, my audio engineer and friend, helped me get the podcast started and the first several episodes/series were recorded in his studio. This is from one of the first times we ever recorded, and it was just me and Rob talking about RFT, or Relational Frame Theory, the neurolinguistic ...

10.4 Inner Excellence/ACT: Closing Thoughts and Song
April 16, 2024x
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09:559.26 MB

10.4 Inner Excellence/ACT: Closing Thoughts and Song

Hope you enjoyed my conversation with Jim Murphy about his book, Inner Excellence, and its convergence with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Here we present some of our closing thoughts, followed by a song, "Found," by Jared Foos, off his inaugural solo album, "Who Loves You Baby." ENJOY and Spre...

10.3 Inner Excellence/ACT: Principles of Inner Excellence
April 12, 2024x
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24:1722.42 MB

10.3 Inner Excellence/ACT: Principles of Inner Excellence

Here, Jim talks about his underlying principles of Inner Excellence. He has taken a lot of core concepts of psychology and sports psychology, and used some of his experience with neurolinguistics to supplement what he has learned, imploring patients to reprogram their subconscious, let go of self-c...

10.2 Inner Excellence/ACT: A Convergence of Ideas
April 09, 2024x
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21:5820.3 MB

10.2 Inner Excellence/ACT: A Convergence of Ideas

Here, Jim and I outline Inner Excellence alongside ACT therapy and the concepts that predecess it. It's so interesting to me that so many of our ideas seem to converge despite coming from drastically different backgrounds. It's also telling that someone who works with high-performance athletes from...

10.1 Inner Excellence & ACT: RANT + Guest Intro
April 05, 2024x
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26:0523.87 MB

10.1 Inner Excellence & ACT: RANT + Guest Intro

Here, I introduce this series' topic, ACT, through an interview with mental coach, Jim Murphy, whose book, Inner Excellence, and work, has inspired so many to be their best selves. Here, I start out with my typical rant on the topic, followed by a guest introduction and background. Hope you enjoy o...

9.4 Low-Dose Lithium: Solutions, Closing Thoughts, and Song
April 02, 2024x
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29:2227.07 MB

9.4 Low-Dose Lithium: Solutions, Closing Thoughts, and Song

Here, Dr. Gadh first talks about a necessary step to rectifying the system we currently operate within, in campaign finance reform, and electing conscientious people into positions of power. We then give some of our closing thoughts and wrap up with a mix created by Dr. Gadh's alter ego, DJ Dr. Gad...

10.0 Inner Excellence and ACT: TEASER
April 02, 202415:3814.49 MB

10.0 Inner Excellence and ACT: TEASER

This is the newest release from RenegadePsych and is on a slightly different topic, ACT therapy. I interview Jim Murphy, a renowned high-performance athletes mental coach who has written an incredibly moving and motivating book, Inner Excellence, summarizing what he has learned in his personal and ...

9.3 Low-Dose Lithium for COVID (+ other viruses) and Personal Experiences
March 29, 2024x
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30:3428.17 MB

9.3 Low-Dose Lithium for COVID (+ other viruses) and Personal Experiences

In this segment, Dr. Gadh and I discuss his research on lithium's effects on reducing COVID infection severity and its' ability to keep our immune responses within the guardrails. He tells us about a co-authored Spanish study in which 14 lithium-treated, COVID-hospitalized patients are compared to ...