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The Adversity Advantage with Doug Bopst is a podcast that runs weekly that will feature Interviews from people of all walks of life as well as from Doug to help inspire you to turn your trials into triumphs.
Doug Bopst used fitness to save his life from the depths of despair while incarcerated on felony drug charges and now has made it his life mission to help others overcome hardship.
Doug combines his wisdom along with knowledge from experts around the world to allow you to use failures, obstacles and ADVERSITY to your advantage.
Today’s guest is Dr. Tracey Marks. Dr. Marks is a general and forensic psychiatrist of over 20 years whose mission is to increase mental health awareness and understanding by educating people on psychiatric disorders, mental well-being, and self-improvement. As a forensic psychiatrist, she has formulated over 1000 opinions through Independent Medical Evaluations, criminal assessments, or civil litigation consultations. She has been qualified as an expert in multiple federal and state courts and military court-martial. She also maintains a general psychiatry clinical practice focusing on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and burnout.
Today we discuss: why so many people are feeling anxious right now, how your gut health impacts your mental health and how to utilize diet and exercise to optimize your mood, the difference between anxiety and worry and how to reduce anxiety in the short term and long term, how to know if you truly have ADHD and how to effectively manage it personally and professionally, the signs and symptoms of depression and how to transform negative thoughts and feelings into positive action, what you can do if you struggle with procrastination and much more.
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What to Listen For:
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:27 Why are so many people feeling anxious right now?
- 03:00 Overlooked symptoms of anxiety
- 04:22 Gut health and anxiety
- 10:35 When is anxiety a problem?
- 15:28 How to reduce anxiety in the short and long term
- 19:05 How to deal with worry
- 22:24 Do you have ADHD?
- 28:16 Can you reverse the symptoms of ADHD?
- 31:18 Dealing with ADHD at home
- 34:33 Being in a relationship with someone that has ADHD
- 37:52 Symptoms of depression
- 40:32 How to get out of a depressive state
- 43:04 Transform negative thoughts into positive action
- 46:30 Using diet and exercise to optimize your mood
- 52:27 How to stop procrastinating
⚠ WELLNESS DISCLAIMER ⚠
Please be advised; the topics related to mental health in my content are for informational, discussion, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your current condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard from your favorite creator, on social media, or shared within content you’ve consumed.
If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use these resources to find help:
Emergency Medical Services—911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
SAMHSA addiction and mental health treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727) and https://www.samhsa.gov