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

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

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 health coach, certified nutritional therapist, and biohacker. He is an advocate for nootropics and believes in using science to improve people's lives. Erik is also a new dad and loves spending time with his son. Before becoming a health coach, Erik was a stand-up comedian. He toured the country and performed at some of the top comedy clubs. But, after getting married and having a child, Erik decided to pursue a more meaningful career path. Now, Erik helps others achieve their health goals through his coaching practice and online programs. He is passionate about helping people feel their best, both physically and mentally.

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