Please Explain: Anxiety

I’ll be back on the Leonard Lopate show this Friday discussing how the brain and body respond to anxiety. Last week, the program got cut short as news broke of the tragedy in Newton. WNYC launched into coverage and I headed over the CBS studios to talk about the shootings. Usually, I’m talking about brain health and food, and while I felt excited that CBS has trusted me to comment on the event, it was incredibly sad and I left the studio wondering if I had said anything helpful.

You can listen to Part One:

Also weighing was Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study at Yale University School of Medicine.

Leonard has interviewed just about everyone. Samuel Jackson and Mark Bittman had been in the studio the day prior. He pointed to the seat Neil Young sat in and I was tempted to switch chairs. Working with such a veteran is always fun for me as they are so comfortable on air and their questions are both carefully considered and spontaneously insightful.

Rodale sent a few copies of The Happiness Diet and the producer let me know there would be some questions about food and anxiety tomorrow. I hope you can tune in if you are in the NYC area and if not, it is also streaming on the web at

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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