This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Edward Chastka, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about his young adult patient Kimberly, an accomplished student and photographer, who reached out for help shortly after starting her career. Her professional and love lives were stagnant and she was unaware of how regular marijuana use impacted these key areas. Find out how Dr. Chastka was able to connect with Kimberly and help her turn her life around. The doctors also respond to audience questions about the effects of marijuana.
This episode features the moving story of a patient named Jen who shares a part of her emotional development and reveals how her experience in medical orgone therapy changed her life for the better. Dr. Burritt’s interview with Jen touches on her unhappiness in a family relationship; the difficulty she faced in college where almost everyone around her used drugs or alcohol to help them navigate their new-found independence and the pressure of academia; the challenges and joy of becoming a mother and how therapy enabled her to find deep satisfying love.
How should parents address adolescent drug use? What is the rational role of an authority figure? Do parents matter?
Dr. Apple presents some of his adolescent patient’s therapy and his work with their parents with a focus on handling marijuana use. Following the presentation, Dr. Burritt and Dr. Apple discuss how Dr. Apple’s training with the ACO and his own therapy inform his practice, how parenting has changed in society, and how being aware of one’s own emotions and problems as a therapist or parent can greatly influence how one can help children and teens.
There is a lot of talk about marijuana in the news recently whether about recreational use or “medical” use. How much have you heard about the emotional effects it has on young people? Listen to Dr. Peter Crist M.D get to the heart of his patient’s problem and hear how together they address his “who cares” attitude only reinforced by his drug use.