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  • Conversations with mental health experts. We speak to psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, doctors, therapists and more. Their stories highlight the importance of thinking and talking about the mind - both for ourselves and to better understand those close to us. Submit episode questions to www.talklink.com.au/podcast
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  • Jul 5 2022

    Today we continue speaking with Professor Sean Drummond, a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Clinical Psychologist at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University.

    In part 2 of our conversation, we explore the relationship between poor sleep and mental illnesses - how one can be caused by the other. We talk about cognitive based therapy for insomnia (CBTI), the current gold standard for the treatment of poor sleep, medication for insomnia and the role that it has in treatment. Finally we circle around to the resources available to help people with poor sleep, and some tips to achieve better quality sleep.

    Resources:

    The Australasian Sleep Association (offers a list of providers)

    https://www.sleep.org.au/

    The Sleep Health Foundation

    https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/sean-drummond

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    49 mins
  • Jun 6 2022

    Today we’re speaking with Professor Sean Drummond, a sleep expert, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Clinical Psychologist at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University.

    We have split this conversation into 2 parts, in this, part 1 we cover the mechanics of sleep, how much sleep do we need, how much we actually get, the price for insufficient sleep, Sleep patterns, Caffeine and alcohol and how they impact sleep, Insomnia and sleep apnoea. We touch on 4 key things that you can do to improve your sleep.

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    50 mins
  • May 5 2022

    Today we’re speaking with Dr. Jarrod White, a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice at The Viewpoint clinic in Caulfield Melbourne. During Dr. White's research he had the opportunity to conduct face to face interviews with holocaust survivors and Sudanese genocide survivors. During our conversation, Dr. White shares some of his research and the key themes of how trauma is processed and expressed differently within different cultures.

     

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    27 mins

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