Feature Interview (12:35) – Dr. Kevin Majeres, a psychiatrist practicing in Cambridge, MA who also teaches at Harvard Medical School, is back for more on the important topic of anxiety. This time Dr. Majeres describes treatment by “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy,” some ideas for dealing with anxiety in the moment , the difference between hyper-focus and perfecting work in “Flow,” and how understanding our mental and emotional challenges in light of our faith can make all the difference.

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Also in this episode:

Background Info (00:30) – The Doctors review the last episode with Dr. Majeres “DD #82 – Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” User-546435917 – Dd-82-anxiety-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (amzn.to/2HsHpJu)

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (amzn.to/2NCfIlh)

Medical Trivia (Answer at 47:28) – In the brain, it appears that anxiety is due to hyper-activity of the amygdala, a small area found on each side of the brain – somewhat in the bottom middle portion. The word amygdala is the Greek word for what edible item? Hint: this item plays a role in discovering the cause of poisoning in many classic murder mysteries.

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