Tuesday, January 01, 2008

My Three Shrinks Podcast 40: Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to all our readers and listeners. We really have our podcast sequence screwed up still. #39 is stuck on an inaccessible, corrupted, encrypted Filevault folder, thanks to Leopard's poor handling of Filevault on installation. I'm working on it. [Edit: #39 is now our BlogTalkRadio interview with Dr. Anonymous. -Roy]  Until then, here is #40, recorded on Dec 30 for release on New Year's Day. Joining us today is a guest psychologist, Barb.

January 1, 2008: #40 Happy New Year!

Topics include:
  • Roy's Leopard Troubles. All is not easy in Mac-land. WARNING: Do NOT install Leopard if you are using Filevault. Turn off your Filevault first (of course, if you have 60GB of files in your Filevault, you will need 60GB of empty hard drive space to decrypt it, not the 5GB which I have).

  • New Year's Resolutions. We all discuss our resolutions (or lack thereof).

  • Top 25 Posts of 2007. Check out the most viewed Shrink Rap posts of 2007.

  • Roy's Favorite Searches of 2007. Also check out Roy's quirky list of top 10 weird and funny Google searches. (Hint: oompaloompas)

  • Hanns-G 28-inch LCD Monitor. Roy got a new monitor. Clink has screen-envy.

  • Q&A: Drug Interactions. Do multiple psychotropic drugs sometimes counteract each other?

  • Q&A: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Long discussion about SAD, lightboxes, melatonin, depression, and suprachiasmatic nucleus.

  • iTunes Reviews. We read some of the 20 reviews we have on iTunes. We are NOT related to the Shrink Rap Radio podcast (which is also very good and worth listening to, but not nearly as entertaining as we are, IMHO.)

The background song is Auld Lang Syne, performed by Knuckle Fingers Joe on the Honky Tonk Piano CD (listen on eMusic).

Find show notes with links at: http://mythreeshrinks.com/. The address to send us your Q&A's is there, as well (mythreeshrinksATgmailDOTcom).

This podcast is available on iTunes (feel free to post a review) or as an RSS feed. You can also listen to or download the .mp3 or the MPEG-4 file from mythreeshrinks.com.
Thank you for listening.


Rach said...

Hi Shrinks - thanks for answering my question!

One question: what is a cholinergic (sp?) and anti-cholinergic medication - that was the one point in your response that I wasn't quite clear on.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2008 - hope you guys aren't freezing down in Maryland. It's mighty cold up here!

ClinkShrink said...

Rach: Roy probably could answer this more completely, but since he's done all the posting work lately I'll fill in and give him a break.

Cholinergic medications are medications that activate the acetylcholine receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems. (There are acetylcholine receptors in muscle too but they're not the ones psychiatrists usually deal with.) Loss of cholinergic activity has been associated with Alzheimer's disease and myasthenia gravis. Imbalance in cholinergic activity is also associated with the muscle stiffness seen as a side effect of older antipsychotic agents like haloperidol (Haldol) and fluphenazine (Prolixin). Anticholinergic medications like benzotropine (Cogentin) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are used to correct this.

Roy would have said this better, but hopefully he's off sleeping now.

Dr. A said...

I just listened to the podcast. I'd love to see a picture of the My Three Shrinks logo on the new HUGE monitor. That would be cool. BTW, I put your logo and a link to the podcast on my site. Check it out...

Where is podcast 39? Just kidding. I had some glitches when I installed Leopard, and I've been able to work through most of them....

Rach said...

Thanks Clink. Your explanation makes perfect sense.

ClinkShrink said...

Dr. A: Thanks so much for the logo and link. It's beautiful :) And yes, it looks great on Roy's new monitor too.

Rach: You're welcome. And yes, we're freezing down here. I had forgotten the meaning of the term 'wind chill' until today.

Unknown said...

Glad to hear I was not the only one using File Vault who tried installing Leopard. The Apple help people all laughed at me, "What, do you work for the CIA?" Then proceeded to spend 20 hours helping me fix it all up.

Anne the Man said...

Thanks for the entertainment. I listen to a lot of podcasts and enjoyed this one.
I write podcast reviews on my blog and included yours.