Ep 36: Anxiety, OCD, Standup Comedy, ADHD in Girls, Teeth

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Andy, Joleen, and Alex talk home defense, self-defense and anxiety and share some ways we keep ourselves safe, including baseball bats with interesting things written on them. We talk about how comedy has been changing and evolving and where we draw the line. Joleen shares that it’s been a while since she’s performed standup and the strange dreams she’s been having recently that aren’t helping with the anxiety. We continue the episode delving into the signs of ADHD in young girls and we read about advancements in dentistry. We close out the episode with the Deal With It challenge, and we read silly and awesome responses from our listeners!

ARTICLES FROM THE EPISODE:

Cool Jobs: Drilling into the secrets of teeth: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/cool-jobs-drilling-secrets-teeth

Fourteen Unexpected Or Unusual Signs That You May Have ADHD: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fourteen-unexpected-or-unusual-signs-that-you-may-have-adhd/

We now have a monthly show at The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics, and we invite you all to join us for our LIVE podcast tapings! The first show is April 10th at 9pm! Ticket Link coming soon.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“You guys fell asleep watching Netflix? That’s so romantic!”

“People could put cameras in our toilets.”

“Can you hold on a second while I unwrap my mace?”

“You do you!”

“People called me melodramatic as a child.”

“Don’t put bugs in my teeth!”

“My cat has seen me naked a bunch and she’s not judgemental at all.”

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Ep 14: Alex Stein updates us on the Therapist Challenge – Part 2

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We check in with Alex 4 weeks after he decided to see a therapist for the first time and we get the full scoop. (If you haven’t already, listen to episode 13 to get the beginning of the journey.) What did he learn, what fears did he have, what was surprising and how was it helpful? He goes over his entire process and explains what it was like from start to finish. We even talk waiting room etiquette including a technique called “Smile, nod, move on.” And we touch on fears and misconceptions and we also compare therapy to Catholic confessionals.

We begin the episode talking about gym class with health conditions. Joleen and Andy share embarrassing gym class stories and Andy shares her experience with special ed gym. Joleen shares how deep cleaning your carpets can affect anxiety and OCD. Alex and Joleen share how to hide sweaty hands.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

 

Memorable Moments:

“I want to be vulnerable too!”

“Be the fart girl you want to see in the world!”

“Don’t mess with me. I’ll barf in the drinking fountain!”

“It’s like when you have those really good talks with a friend, and you don’t feel guilty about putting things on them.”

“Sharing your experiences can and does help and inspire others.”

 

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Find a therapist near you: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

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The Marfan Syndrome Support group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marfansyndrome/

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Ep 13: Alex Stein takes the Therapist Challenge – Part 1

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Do you have a desire to see a therapist but are having a hard time taking the leap to schedule that first appointment? The unknown can be scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions and fears that people have about seeing a talk therapist. Today, we talk to Alex about his thoughts and fears, and we encourage him to take the therapist challenge and schedule an appointment. Alex agrees! And he plans to share his experiences to inspire others as well. Be sure to tune-in to the next episode for part 2 to see how it went!

Also in this episode: Andy tries her first kombucha! We talk bloody noses, the school nurse, and swim class. Joleen talks about the undesirable side effects of anti-depressants and shares what she’s recently been dealing with.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

We leave you with listener comments about depression medications and Kombucha.

 

Memorable Moments:

“I don’t want to pay for disappointment!”

“I know what the therapist is like, I’ve seen the Sopranos.”

“I like to move around and dance. Dance like a horse!”

 

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are your feelings about the Myers Briggs personality test? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Find a therapist near you: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

Follow Alex Stein on Twitter: @thisalexstein

Follow Alex Stein on Instagram: @thisalexstein

Alex’s website: www.alexsteincomedy.com

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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