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Mental Note

Aug 3, 2022

Researching anxiety and mood disorders can be daunting - and deciding who is credible and what research holds up under scrutiny is even harder.

That’s why we made today’s episode!

Welcome to our little one-stop-shop-overview of the basics for anxiety and mood disorders. We’ll spend this episode asking an expert in the field the most common questions about anxiety disorders, mood disorders, the treatment experience, and treatment methods. Sound good?

Dr. Howard Weeks will be our gracious question answerer. He is the Chief Medical Officer at Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center. Most importantly, he has a special way of communicating complex information that brings clarity rather than getting lost in the weeds.

Since this episode is a little longer than our typical show, we’ve included time stamps for different subjects below.

Subjects Timestamps

Anxiety 2:20 -15:00

Types - 6:00 

    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Phobias
    • OCD
    • PTSD
    • Panic Attacks

Getting help - 10:30 

    • Treatment Options
    • Is Recovery Possible?

Mood Disorders 15:00 - 29:30

Overview - 15:15 

    • Depression
    • Mania
    • Genetics

Getting help - 22:35 

    • When to Get help
    • Hotlines
    • Support Groups
    • Is Recovery Possible?

Treatment 29:30 - 42:00

Overview - 29:30 

    • Acute
    • Residential
    • Partial Hospitalization
    • Intensive Outpatient
    • Virtual Intensive Outpatient
    • Traditional Outpatient

Pathlight - 34:30 

    • What Sets it Apart?
    • What Treatment Looks Like
    • Age Categories
    • Insurance