Mental Health: A Conversation (ft. Gabbie Hanna) | Doctor Mike

čas přidán 25. 11. 2018
Apparently, Gabbie and I love to chat all things health. So much so that we ended up getting two great videos from our ask doctor mike recording session. This is 27 minutes long but I felt wrong to cut anything out of it as it all seemed relevant and important.
This video is almost a completely unedited conversation we had when we first sat down to record the original Ask Doctor Mike video you saw a few weeks ago. We discuss the rise of anxiety and depression as well as some of the inaccurate portrayal of mental health currently in media. If you have comments or questions based on this video please do drop them down below so that I can address them.
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  • Is a bit strange that you lumped cannabis in with hard drugs. Not it's impossible to abuse cannabis, i've seen people do it, but still its benefits still far outweighs the negatives xD Makes me wonder why you didn't list prescription abuse as well though. That is far worse than someone smoking a bit too much cannabis o.o

  • How would you reconcile a psychosomatic illness or symptoms with medicine's historical and existing biases when it comes to treating certain groups, specifically women and minorities? For a long time, hysteria was viewed chiefly as a disease that impacted women, and the diagnosis was used to dismiss their medical complaints. Research has found that there's a bias in some quarters of the medical communities whereby African Americans are seen as being less susceptible to pain, thus leading to them receiving less treatment for pain. I'm not trying to discount the validity of the mind-body connection--I'm pretty certain one of my autoimmune issues is at least partially psychosomatic, and my dog has had a stress-related illness at one point. Just curious about how to reconcile an important diagnosis or important element of a diagnosis with a problematic legacy, and the reality that certain groups still aren't as well served by the medical community.

  • Thank you for talking about this Dr. Mike. It is such an important subject!

  • I'm sorry, I love you Dr. Mike but supporting someone who has publicly sided with a rapist is messed up. And to do it in a mental health video is even worse.

  • Please help

  • How old are you? How in the heck are you a doctor 😳😳😅

  • This is how I feel man, the more I study the more I realize there is so much that I don't know and I feel pressured to know it all, it's so stressful.

  • So basically I can tell my GF the reason I have acid reflux all the time is because I love her. lol

  • Cause you said instead of crying our body does something.

  • But what if I cry? Am I repressing?

  • I never realized how well spoken Doctor Mike is and how Gabbie shouldnt be a role model

  • He almost said was marriage hurting your drinking

  • I wish you were close to me so you could be my doctor 😭😭

  • This video is DEEEEEP

  • Yes Dr. Mike That means organic mental disorder not functional 😊👍❤

  • sorry im very late and didnt think of this before but towards the end when you said about very narcissistic people dont deal with criticism well and have not very good life it just got me thinking that i dont deal with criticism well and get offended quickly but im not narcissistic at all im just very sensitive and im always telling myself that the person is right and im always bringing myself down so what does that mean for me?

  • 19:30 He's talking about how Leon Lush exposed ExtremeGamez (brothers) 😂


  • What sucks about the insurance system is that non-profits who depend on insurance or Medicaid we have to diagnose at the first appointment so that we can get paid to continue treatment for the clients :( in my agency we will try to get a diagnosis but it acts as a “living document” meaning that we can change the diagnosis as we work with the client

  • I don’t know why bu when they started talking about sociopath‘s I thought of Shane Dawson. Like are they talking about him???!!

  • This video is everything & more, but can we please get a Doctor Mike segment on the channel where he brings CS-tvrs on the show & starts a conversation about their biggest pet peeves, concerns & the importance of better health all around surrounded by the topic of general health (physical/mental).

  • As a therapist and advocate for integrated health, I have to say that I truly appreciate this video. I love that Dr. Mike is aware of the correlation between mental and physical health. Many times, I have clients with mental health concerns which have manifested as physical ailments. Once we address the mental health, the physical symptoms decrease dramatically. I've also found the opposite to be true. I've had a client with extreme anxiety who I encouraged to get a physical. I had met with the client and obtained their history and something they said told me to recommend they see their doctor. Turned out they were extremely anemic and needed infusions. Once this happened, they were fine. I've also seen people diagnosed with acute psychosis turn out to have high or low blood sugar. I feel strongly about the importance of integrated care and I hope that videos like this one will improve communication between mental health providers and the medical community. Thank you, Dr. Mike!

  • Do you self diagnose? OR Do you go see another doctor when you're sick?

  • I think I have anxiety and depression but I can’t do anything about it because I don’t want my parents to know

  • Leon lush was the CS-tvr who called those "dying" kids.

  • You should watch an episode of New Amsterdam

  • Is adhd a mental disorder or bad mental health? Because I’ve had adhd for 6 years

  • When something sad happens I smile not from happiness and it makes me feel like a psychopath

  • Can you do an audiobook please? I like the way you speak.

  • i love these especially with gabbie, do this again plz.

  • Wow...... this is awesome information.. being someone with issues from my past and I've suppressed.. it gave an explanation to some of the things i do to cope... wow

  • I'm only 15 my mental health hasn't been good for like over a year I got bullied for 2 years I thought I was fine but I started hating myself thought I was worthless I have cut before I'm getting counseling they asked me If I have hurt myself before but for some reason I just couldn't tell then I was scared

    • jazzy _btsjimin I’m 28 and when I was your age I was self harming and actually attempted suicide. I understand what it’s like to be honest about something so private and it is scary. I completely agree with you. However, if you truly want help and want to be better, honesty is always the best route. I’m not a doctor, nurse, psychologist or psychiatrist so you totally don’t have to listen to me. But being honest with my therapist helped me so much and it allowed me to receive the help I needed to be where I am today. I’m healthier and deal with my stress and issues in a much healthier way and am in school to be a psychologist and help young people who feel how you do! Being bullied sucks and feeling worthless sucks even more. You are more than a conqueror and you are a great person! Don’t ever let anyone make you feel less than great! I’m praying for you! Best of luck and I hope you get the help you need! God bless ❤️

  • 5:40

  • Wow! That was a mouthful! So much to think about. Even things I would/could have said the parents of the preschoolers I used to teach.

  • 0:29 Flashes back to "moster meeme" *shivvers*

  • Bruh my boi mike is a freaking genius

  • I wish my doctor did this! Will you be my doctor Doctor Mike!?

  • In regards to the NPD part, my grandma was for sure NPD and my mom grown up with that echoes the traits. And I myself have been working on the traits I have been conditioned into. Her traits have become so bad that my mom doesn't have friends and many other things.

  • "Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow. And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the salfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into being, the more joy you can obtain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." -Kahlil Gibran; excerpt from The Prophet

  • Why would I tell a handsome doctor about my insecurities?!!!! I’d rather die quitely than lose a chance to date him.

  • Such good info! I with the video about the memes and I can't stop watching. PLEASE DR MIKE !!!!!! Start marking crapoy voting videos so I can get something done.

  • I am so sure that my acid reflux is directly related to my social anxiety

  • Am I the only one who ships them together?

  • I smile during talking about some painful issues is usually my brain is yelling inside dont burden them with this pain! its your problem ! Dont say it!

  • What if you find it hard to get sad and cry? When i start to feel sad i tend to get angry to the point of full on rage fit(breaking things verbally abusive and violent thoughts and some time threats, i have never hurt anyone but thats only because some one was there to stop me(mum/girlfriend)) i have done mental health checks and things but they all say there is nothing wrong with me, i dont know what im ment to do! Dr mike or some one please give me some advice.

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  • Me: *sees the words Mental Health* Also me: "ooh time to relate" lol

  • Dr. Mike i want be nutritionist and I like your tips about health 👏🏻👍🏻😍❤

  • You should make a family practice in Palm Beach Florida or Dr. Mike app. Your great at explaining medical information and not going to the quick fast diagnosis and you obviously put real time into your work. Your passion is seen and appreciated. I have lost lots of faith in doctors due to the quick fast diagnosis. Your helping me see there are still GOOD DOCTORS. I know thats horrible to say and I can't say my experience and feelings are straight across the board there are good and bad in everything we just need more Dr. Mike's in this world.

  • Thank you for this most powerful plea for seeing the mental health issues in patients who came with a physical problem. All medical professionals should be aware of that. 🐭

  • Mental illness is a physical health condition.

  • I love it, it’s like a talk show

  • Hi, this is my real name. I'm 21 years old. I don't know what it feels like to be happy. It sounds depressing, or even "clickbaity" but I can explain a bit more if you keep reading. By the end, you may even understand the way mental health changes people a bit better. So let's start with clickbait, it's somewhat correct, this is what's called a hook. It's a literary tool to gain the reader's attention, if you've gotten this far it probably worked. Why don't I know what it's like to be happy? That's where our story begins. Something not everyone always fully understands is that there is a multitude of mental health issues that are genetic. You start out day one with these issues. In my case, I've always lived with Type 1 Bipolar. People immediately associate bipolar with mood swings, but hey don't usually understand the severity to the fullest extent. When I am unmedicated I can go from severe suicidal depression to a full manic episode mid-sentence. So let's break that down, this is going to get a bit dark so get your flashlights, suicidal depression is exactly what it sounds like. For those who haven't been in that situation, it's unique to everyone. In my case, I get to a point where I realize that my mother should've smothered me with a pillow when she took me home after birth because at that point it was too late to abort. My life isn't only worthless, it's a detriment to the world and the people I am closest to. It's honestly a mercy to the world if it ends now. To be honest, I'm just too tired to keep up with all this. I'm too much trouble for people to deal with including myself. I'm done with this. It gets worse but I think you have enough to go on. It's not melodramatic, it's a genuine fact to me when I'm in that part of my swing. I hate myself with a bitter passion in those moments. Then moments later, without any provocation, I'm over the edge. It's often said manic is like being super super happy and energetic to help people understand. It's a good starting point, but it's not the whole truth. It's painfully happy. You feel so good it physically hurts, but it's fantastic, it's great. This is the best day of your life, you want to scream and laugh. I get to a point where I get so "Happy" that I start becoming aggressive. I feel great though. I can smash a chair into a table breaking both and then double over laughing. Internally I'm screaming and glass is shattering but it feels great. The worst part is the lack of control. I usually can't stop myself when I have a sudden impulse. I've never hurt anyone while manic, I have done really bad stuff though. Binge shopping has burned many paychecks, in high school I got my hands on an industrial amount of glitter, I think you can imagine how bad that turned out. My ex-girlfriend still finds glitter in her handbag. These fluctuations are independent of any outside events. My ship sails regardless of the wind. So it doesn't matter where I am, what's happening, how I should feel, no matter what it's roulette when I'm unmedicated. I've become manic at the funerals of close relatives. I've on many holidays become depressed for no reason. I've been medicated for several years now, recently I thought I was happy, that I was having a good day. Then my mather who is one of the people who helps me monitor my mental health if I was safe because it seemed like I was in a manic episode. It hit me. I could not tell the difference. This was mild in comparison, but it was the same feeling. I had no idea what happy feels like. I've only ever known manic, I can't tell the difference. I fight a lot of mental health issues, they all add up. This is just to help you guys get a better idea of how serious these issues can be. I should also mention my manic episodes are considered relatively minor. I hope I helped you guys get a better picture. Honestly, this isn't my best work, I've written a lot of stuff like this. If you'd like to hear more about mental health from a patient's perspective I'm always open to talk about it or even listen if you need to get things off your chest. I've written a lot more on anxiety, that's the topic I usually cover. Again feel free to hmu in the replies with anything. Thanks for reading.

  • I love to smile, not because I'm happy, but to make others happy...

  • Gabbie: "Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders" Me: "Hello did somebody say my name????"

  • This was an amazing video, I have bipolar 2 disorder , and these kinds of videos dont exist... we need more of this... power to mental acknowledgement!

  • Please remember doctors are humans too, they have so much going on and things can develop, just wanted to mention that because people get mad at doctors but they can’t be robots

  • We need more videos like this - honest conversations between two mature, knowledgeable people. ♡

  • I've had tons of battle buddies bottle stuff up. I'd like to say that now adays people on the civilian side are more open on mental health more than ever before. However, many of my buddies have hid their problems because of the stigma and fear of being looked down in the military to even being afraid of getting med boarded. This causes things to weigh everyone down, and on the more extreme end keeps suicide rates so high. I'm no exception, as through particular traumas and perhaps some of my upbringing, I spent years pushing aside how I felt because it wasn't my place, or my feeling on a situation were invalidated, or weren't suppose to be prioritized. I chalked it up to "I've gotta be there for ______, so it's not my place to have feelings on anything right now", until I had to face a very personal issue I couldn't pretend didn't hit hard. I struggled to do basic tasks and it nearly broke completely (and in the very wrong setting no less). It's important to have our discipline, and we constantly have a sense of brashness, dark humour and gallons of liquid courage, as Soldiers do, but how do I make sure to look out for my buddies in such an environment, and try to make sure they aren't on a silent spiral? I get it's a loaded question, and I get it if you don't have all the answers. Food for thought at least? P.S. Your hair is out of regs (jkol 😂😁 No regs in Civis!!!)

  • I got prescribed zoloft today. And for some reason I'm terrified to take it... wtf is wrong with me ?lol