Men & Wellness
Wit & Reason with Dr. Alexis Moreno
There are 6 million men are suffering from depression each year, 19.1 million have an anxiety disorder, 2.3 million are affected by bipolar disorder, 3.5 million are diagnosed with schizophrenia and an estimated 10% of patients with anorexia or bulimia are male according to Mental Health America. And guess what, these numbers are actually expected to be on the low end of reality because men are less likely to seek professional help. Dr. Alexis Moreno and guest expert, Dr. Sean Walsh, combine their years of psychological study, research, and treatment to explain male gender identity, “toxic masculinity,” and men’s mental health.
You have questions about Men’s Wellness – Dr. Alexis and Dr. Sean share answers along with practical tips and resources to help you and your loved ones navigate Men’s Health.
Resources from the Show
Take a look at a Men and Mental Illness Infographic (Mental Health America).
Learn more about Gender and Gender Identity (Planned Parenthood).
Men and Depression - By the Numbers (APA Monitor on Psychology).
What we mean when we say Toxic Masculinity (Teaching Tolerance).
President Obama On What It Means to 'Be a Man' (NowThis News).
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DR. ALEXIS MORENO
CONSULTING PSYCHOLOGIST & HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Dr. Moreno is passionate about the interplay between mass media communications, culture, and personal factors. Which explains her academic pursuits. She has a Doctorate in Community Clinical Psychology, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor of Science in both Television Broadcasting and Psychology. The more time she spends studying psychological theory, researching human behavior, and working in the community, the more she is inspired by the power of systematically addressing personal and social issues. She has worked as a health educator with middle and high school students, provided psychotherapy with children, families, and couples recovering from violence and trauma, and treated adults on parole and in maximum security psychiatric hospitals suffering with severe mental illness. Dr. Moreno uses an ecological and biopsychosocial approach to every case conceptualization and collaboratively works with teams in a respectful, humanistic style. Passionate about working with diverse clientele, she tailors her interventions and presentations to engage and meet the needs of every stakeholder involved.
Dr. Sean Adams is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and has a practice in Alexandria, Virginia. He works with Adults and Adolescents who have difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress, job concerns, and interpersonal issues. Dr. Sean earned his Ph.D. from the University of Toledo where he was able to learn psychotherapeutic techniques from multiple types of theoretical orientations (Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Humanistic Psychology). He also conducted research with the Rorschach Inkblot Test and learned about a wide range of psychological assessments, including how assessments can help treatment be as effective as possible. Before obtaining his Ph.D., he earned a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan where he focused on learning how to use a wide range of psychodynamic interventions.
”I have always been interested in the change process involved in therapy that leads to overcoming difficulties and living a more fulfilling life. While I primarily use a psychodynamic approach, I also incorporate many other types of interventions to tailor therapy to the unique needs of each person. Having a wide knowledge and training experience with different therapeutic modalities makes therapy makes me a more versatile therapist and keeps sessions interesting!!” - Dr. Sean Walsh