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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Oct 5, 2022

Trigger warning: today’s episode discusses obsessive compulsive disorders, addiction and self-harm


Today we’re exploring the impact that social media-gazing is having on our collective conscience. What does all of that comparing do to our brains, really? And is the rise in body-focussed repetitive behaviors and self-harm connected? Joining us to answer our deepest inner beauty questions is neuroscientist and addiction psychologist Dr. Jud Brewer – aka Dr. Jud – author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind” and executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare, the digital health company behind the breakthrough Unwinding Anxiety app.


In Today’s Episode We Find Out:


  • What scientists know – and don’t yet know – about the impact of social media on our mental health 
  • Whether celebrities and influencers who share self-harm journeys on social media is helpful, or hurtful
  • The #1 question to ask to find out whether your everyday habit has entered addiction territory
  • Useful tools for thinking about, and overcoming “trending” addictions like excessive phone time and plastic surgery
  • Why Dr. Jud sees anxiety as a habit, and how to break it


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