Psychotherapy and Covid w. Dr Michael Blumenfield (ep 86)

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield joined me to discuss the fascinating field of psychotherapy and his approach to working with patients suffering from mental health disorders.  Dr. Blumenfield’s most recent book, Shrinktalk, discusses these topics along with the topic of COVID from a psychiatrist’s perspective and how he would have changed the messaging for a better social impact.

About Dr. Michael Blumenfield

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist who does clinical consultations, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology with adults. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and was certified in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2005 by the same board. He is the Past  President of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (2012-2014).

In addition, Dr. Blumenfield has experience in forensic and industry consultations, including work with the entertainment and news media. He has also published a new book titled SHRINKTALK, available on

Topics Discussed

  • Where Major depression comes from
  • Does anxiety always come with Depression
  • How to use psychotherapy to heal from trauma 
  • Influence of early age
  • Research of identical twins showing nature vs nurture
  • Bipolar disorder
  • The Goldwater Rule
  • Dr. Blumenfeld’ book: Shrinktalk
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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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