Unhinged Episode #038: Clean Socks - Unhinged

Unhinged Episode #038: Clean Socks

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Unhinged Episode #038: Clean Socks

This slightly shorter episode starts with us talking about an old, fairly obscure 80’s comedy movie, Rude Awakening. Find out why that movie is important to us, and how we came to discover it. We also talk about Ed’s mild travel anxiety as multiple trips are coming up, and how he handles it. He also talks about being a bit self-conscious, and how he’s doing on his new year’s resolution.

We then revisit the topic of baby steps that we’ve talked about on other episodes. Doug explains how childhood trauma, like bullying, can lead to PTSD-like symptoms, and being self-aware is the key to getting better. Taking baby steps through stressful events can get you there with less anxiety.

Doug’s current remission seems to be the highest quality remission he has experienced in a long time. Now that the neurology is working better, he has the ability to work on psychological issues. Working in peer support is a great step to help socialize and validate purpose. Working to better himself can go a long way now that he has the tools and support to do so. Hope is all around!

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Comments ( 4 )

  1. Replybsmntdwllr73
    I'm a new listener to your podcast and I want to congratulate you both on the fine work that you do. I remember seeing Rude Awakening in the summer of 1989 and it was nice to hear that this film still resonates with you guys over 25 years later. I think that it is very important to look back and remember pop cultural things that we enjoyed when we were younger even if they were never in vogue the first time around. Keep up the important work. And if I may be so bold to make a humble suggestion, may I suggest that you examine Asperger's/ASD (whichever term you're most comfortable using), from the perspective of middle-aged folks like myself who were given the psychiatric shaft the first time around? Avery. (bsmntdwll73!)
    • ReplyEd
      Thanks for the great feedback! We love hearing from our listeners. We have talked about Asperger's, and Doug being in the spectrum with ADD as an adult, but in the future, we will surely talk about Autism Spectrum Disorder again from other points of view. Thanks, Avery!
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