The Self Healing Mind: Taking Steps Towards Evidence-Based Self Care | Greg Scott Brown, MD

Today we are joined by author and psychiatrist Greg Scott Brown, MD for a look into the journey of the self healing mind. Dr. Brown shares his personal struggle with mental health and how his search for answers guided him to want to help others find healing as well. He discusses his protocol for taking steps towards evidence-based self care, revealing the journey of self-help and therapy. Drew and Greg also discuss fatherhood, gratitude, and spirituality in psychiatry.

0:00 Intro

1:21 Dr. Brown’s Story: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges

6:23 Walking Out of a Therapy Session

14:49 How Dr. Brown Turned Things Around

18:12 Looking Back with Gratitude

21:30 Using the Valuable Lessons of the Past

24:34 Fatherhood & Being a Present Parent

28:50 The Self Healing Mind: Evidence Based Self Care

30:18 Breaking Racial Boundaries, Curiosity Before Judgement

35:23 Spirituality & Discovering Something Greater Than Us

42:18 Self-Sourcing Your Healing

47:33 How Does Therapy Work?

50:30 Conclusion

Gregory Scott Brown, M.D., is a psychiatrist, a mental health writer, and the author of The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and Revitalizing Your Life. A regular contributor for Men’s Health and The Washington Post, Dr. Brown also co-hosts Friday Sessions, a popular Instagram Live series about mental health.

Dr. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, specialty training in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Dell Medical School, and he received an M.D. from the McGovern Medical School in Houston. Dr. Brown is an alumnus of Rice University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program. Prior to his transition to medicine, Dr. Brown studied music at The Juilliard School in New York.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Psychiatric Association where he serves on the Council on Communications. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Health, and The Washington Post, as well as on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Mark, and the PBS News Hour.

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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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