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Listen to Lucy

Losing the fear can be liberating - and dangerous

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Losing the fear can be liberating - and dangerous

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The Leonard Lopate Show

This Little Mushroom Might Cure Your Anxiety

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A research team at NYU is experimenting with using hallucinogenic drugs to help cancer patients come to terms with their mortality. Reporter Roc Morin talks about his article in The Atlantic, “Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety.” 

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Listen to Lucy

Small talk makes a big difference

Monday, February 24, 2014

Small talk makes a big difference

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Dana's Coming at You With a Big Wheel of Cheese Edition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Culture Gabfest: Dana's Coming at You With a Big Wheel of Cheese Edition

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Scott Stossel on Coping with a Fear of Cheese, Flying, and His Other Anxieties

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category, and today it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel talks about his own struggles with anxiety, and about the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition. In My Age of Anxiety , he reports on famous people who struggled with anxiety,  how it has afflicted generations of his own family, and the many psychotherapies, medications, and other treatments that have been developed to address it.

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Soundcheck

Roll Over Beethoven: Music To Calm Your Dog

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Inspired by Soundcheck producer Katie Bishop's tale of canine separation anxiety woe, today on the show we attempt to get to the bottom of the question -- can music help a dog in distress? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Coping with Fear and Anxiety

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, talks about how people react to events like this week’s bombings in Boston. He’ll discuss fear and the symptoms of acute stress response, how to help with coping, and how to know when to get help.

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Listen to Lucy

It’s time to stop stressing about stress

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It’s time to stop stressing about stress

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Stress, Part 1

Friday, December 14, 2012

This week’s Please Explain is all about stress—and why it can take a toll on our mental and physical health. We're joined by Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, looks at how stress affects our health and ways to cope with stress and anxiety in everyday life. He’s co-author of The Happiness Diet. And Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study at Yale University School of Medicine.

Please Explain Stress, Part 2.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'Singin' in the Rain' and Other Favorites To Calm Anxious Minds

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, said on Monday's show that he watches "Singin' In the Rain" to quell a bout of severe anxiety. We asked our Facebook fans to share their own anxiety-reducing film favorites. Here are some of their picks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

Monday, July 09, 2012

Daniel Smith, author of Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, talks about his new book and his past struggles with crippling anxiety.

→ EVENT: Release party and reading | Wednesday, July 11, 7pm | BookCourt (163 Court St., Brooklyn)

→ EVENT: Reading and book signing | Thursday, July 12, 7pm | Book Revue (313 New York Ave., Huntington, Long Island)

THE SCRAPBOOK: Smith cites "Singin' in the Rain" as a calming influence during bouts of anxiety. Inspired by his example, here are some of listeners' favorite movies for anxious moments.

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The Takeaway

Everybody Loves a Scandal

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From Tiger and Elin's divorce to Lindsay Lohan's most recent arrest to Dr. Laura canceling her radio show over her excessive use of the N-word, we relish in celebrity scandal. Why does the public demise of beloved celebrities capture our imagination?

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