Dr. Paul Conti: Therapy, Treating Trauma & Other Life Challenges | Huberman Lab Podcast #75

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My guest this episode is Dr. Paul Conti, M.D., a psychiatrist and expert in treating trauma, personality disorders and psychiatric illnesses and challenges of various kinds. Dr. Conti earned his MD at Stanford and did his residency at Harvard Medical School. He now runs the Pacific Premiere Group—a clinical practice helping people heal and grow from trauma and other life challenges. We discuss trauma: what it is and its far-reaching effects on the mind and body, as well as the best treatment approaches for trauma. We also explore how to choose a therapist and how to get the most out of therapy, as well as how to do self-directed therapy. We discuss the positive and negative effects of antidepressants, ADHD medications, alcohol, cannabis, and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics (e.g., psilocybin and LSD), ketamine and MDMA. This episode is must listen for anyone seeking or already doing therapy, processing trauma, and/or considering psychoactive medication. Both patients and practitioners ought to benefit from the information.

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Timestamps
00: 00: 00 Dr. Paul Conti, Trauma & Recovery
00: 02: 30 ROKA, InsideTracker, Blinkist
00: 07: 00 Defining Trauma
00: 14: 05 Guilt & Shame, Origins of Negative Emotions
00: 21: 38 Repeating Trauma, the Repetition Compulsion
00: 28: 23 How to Deal with Trauma & Negative Emotions/Arousal
00: 37: 17 Processing Trauma, Do You Always Need a Therapist?
00: 45: 30 Internal Self-talk, Punishing Narratives & Negative Fantasies
00: 51: 10 Short-Term Coping Mechanisms vs. Long-Term Change
00: 53: 22 Tools: Processing Trauma on Your Own, Journaling
00: 57: 00 Sublimination of Traumatic Experiences
01: 02: 34 Tool: Finding a Good Therapist
01: 07: 20 Optimizing the Therapy Process, Frequency, Intensity
01: 14: 51 Tool: Self-Awareness of Therapy Needs, Mismatch of Needs
00: 16: 35 Self-talk & Journaling, Talking to Trusted Individuals
01: 19: 00 Prescription Drugs & Treating Trauma, Antidepressants, Treating Core Issues
01: 28: 35 Short-term vs. Long-Term Use of Prescription Drugs, Antidepressants
01: 32: 18 Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Prescription Drugs
01: 37: 31 Negative Effects of ADHD Prescription Drugs
01: 40: 37 Alcohol, Cannabis – Positive & Negative Effects
01: 44: 53 Psychedelics: Psylocibin & LSD, Therapeutic Uses, Trauma Recovery
01: 54: 32 Sentience, Language, Animals
01: 55: 48 Psychedelic Hallucinations, Trauma Recovery
02: 00: 01 MDMA (Therapeutic Uses)
02: 04: 47 Clinical Aspects of MDMA
02: 07: 28 Language, Processing Trauma, Social Media, Societal Divisions
02: 15: 09 Defining “Taking Care of Oneself”
02: 21: 13 Dr. Conti, Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous Supplements, Instagram, Twitter, Neural Network Newsletter

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