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Psyche Saturday - Eating Disorder

Psyche Saturday - Eating Disorder

February 27, 2021

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. In honor of this week, we are bringing you a Psyche Saturday dedicated to eating disorders, namely Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

If you or someone you know needs help with an eating disorder, please contact https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline

1-800-931-2237 or text NEDA to 741741

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References:

www.anad.org

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/specialty_areas/eating_disorders/faq.html

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed.

Episode 41 - The Murder of Alyssa Noceda

Episode 41 - The Murder of Alyssa Noceda

February 21, 2021

Alyssa Noceda was a fun-loving, beautiful 18-year-old who was taken from this earth way too soon. Her perpetrator basically got a slap on the wrist. Hear her story and why it needs to be told.

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References

https://apnews.com/article/dc1657cdab234ee4bbb974be7c49fdbf

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/11/16/brian-varela-rape-sentence-dying-alyssa-noceda-34-months/2030881002/

https://www.q13fox.com/news/its-a-joke-teens-mom-furious-after-man-who-raped-her-dying-daughter-gets-less-than-3-years-in-prison

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2018/11/20/he-raped-teenager-she-was-dying-an-overdose-his-sentence-months/

https://www.miamiherald.com/article199319924.html

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/man-who-raped-dying-everett-teen-sentenced-to-under-3-years/

 

Minisode 24 - Gail’s Law

Minisode 24 - Gail’s Law

February 17, 2021

Florida has proposed a new law to create a system for sexual assault victims to track their sexual assault forensic examination kits! Learn about this new law and the backlog of sexual assault kits within the United States.

Also, tune in to facebook.com/groups/podvcomm March 12-14 and 19-21 for our virtual podcast convention, Pod vCon: Spring Break!

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references: https://www.wcjb.com/2021/02/15/gails-law-would-allow-rape-victims-to-better-track-their-cases/

https://www.manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Test-Every-Kit-Results-from-the-Manhattan-District-Attorneys-Offices-Sexual-Assault-Kit-Backlog-Eliminaton-Grant-Program.pdf

Pod vCon: Spring Break promo

Pod vCon: Spring Break promo

February 16, 2021

Join us March 12-14 and 19-21 at facebook.com/groups/podvcomm for Pod vCon: Spring Break - a virtual podcast convention from around the world!

Episode 40 - Promising Young Woman film review

Episode 40 - Promising Young Woman film review

February 14, 2021

In this Valentine's Day special, Dan and Sarah discuss Emerald Fennel's film Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan. Go see this movie!! It is on demand now. 

We also get into a bit of an update on the Zephi Trevino case.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Psyche Saturday - Brief Psychotic Disorder and a Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder Case Study

Psyche Saturday - Brief Psychotic Disorder and a Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder Case Study

February 13, 2021

On today's episode, we discuss brief psychotic disorder and get into the case of Sarah Henderson, a Texas woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing her two daughters. 

Our new link: bytesize.me/blackbirdadvocacy

Pod vCon: Spring Break - March 12-14 & 19-21, facebook.com/groups/podvcomm

References:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. American Psychiatric Association.

Chowdhury, N.Z., et. al. (2019). First diagnosis of psychosis in the prison: results from a data-linkage study.

Stephen, A. and Lui, F. (2020). Brief Psychotic Disorder.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/sarah-henderson-woman-accused-of-fatally-shooting-daughters-5-and-7-may-strike-plea-deal-wednesday/213445/

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/woman-shot-killed-daughters-henderson-co-sheriff/45233/

Episode 39 - Nicole Addimando Part II

Episode 39 - Nicole Addimando Part II

February 7, 2021

In the continuation of Nicole Addimando's case, we discuss the trial and the prosecutions theory. 

https://westandwithnikki.com/

National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE

References:

https://gen.medium.com/nikki-had-proof-shed-been-abused-but-was-it-enough-for-self-defense-bd9f196396eb

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicole-addimando-murder-case-chris-grover-48-hours/

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-domestic-violence-survivors-justice-act

https://www.sutori.com/story/the-people-vs-nicole-addimando--7NdCJyqhqvVdNESrNSbXbhLg

https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/08/11/nicole-addimando-appeals-conviction-denial-survivors-sentencing/3337887001/

Psyche Saturday - Schizophreniform & Delusional Disorders

Psyche Saturday - Schizophreniform & Delusional Disorders

February 6, 2021

Today we discuss two more disorders on the schizophrenia spectrum, both of which do not have much evidence-based research surround them. We also discuss two case studies about delusional disorder.

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References:

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. American Psychiatric Association.

Tamburello, A.C., Bajgier, J., and Reeves, R. (2015). The Prevalence of Delusional Disorder in Prison. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law.

Reid, W. H. (2005). Delusional Disorder and the Law. Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9571-schizophreniform-disorder

Minisode 23 - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Minisode 23 - Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 4, 2021

The CDC estimates that 1 in 11 female and 1 in 15 male high school students are physically assaulted by a dating partner. In this minisode, learn what TDVAM is, where to go for help, and find out just how prevalent this issue truly is.

Love Is Respect - Text LOVEIS to 22522, Call 1-866-331-9474, or go to their site loveisrespect.org for a live chat

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 or go to crisistextline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

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Resources/References:

https://www.loveisrespect.org/about-dating/dating-101/

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/teendatingviolence/fastfact.html#:~:text=It%20affects%20millions%20of%20teens,violence%20in%20the%20last%20year.

 

Episode 38 - Nicole Addimando Part I

Episode 38 - Nicole Addimando Part I

January 31, 2021

In 2008 19-year-old Nicole “Nikki” Addimando met 21-year-old Christopher Grover while both worked as gymnastics teachers. The pair seemed to have the beginnings of a wonderful life together. In 2012, Nikki became pregnant with their first child and in February 2015, their second child arrived. They were living in Poughkeepsie, NY, and while they never married, they found contentment in their life as a family. But things quickly changed for the happy couple...

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or go to thehotline.org for a live chat

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References:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicole-addimando-murder-case-chris-grover-48-hours/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Addimando

https://gen.medium.com/nikki-had-proof-shed-been-abused-but-was-it-enough-for-self-defense-bd9f196396eb

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