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The Mind Deconstructed Podcast:

Mental Health and Wellness

with Dr. Kaz and George


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Dr. Kaz Nelson, a psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota, along with host, George, serve as translators between the psychiatric field and the non-medical community. Podcast goals: Dispel myths, address listener questions, talk directly about serious topics, such as suicide, and inform the public about what they need to know to maintain mental health and a life worth living.

​Dr. Kaz Nelson is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Kaz is driven in her mission to increase knowledge and understanding for those living with mental illness and their loved ones.

George, a former US Marine and attorney who practices in the field of child welfare, is Kaz's brother and serves as podcast host and banter man. George's educational background is in health and human services and he has applied his life to public service.

Kaz and George are Minnesota born-and-raised.

This podcast is an independently produced labor of love and not sponsored by any commercial entity, including the pharmaceutical industry.

Nov 25, 2017

On this episode of The Mind Deconstructed podcast, Dr. Kaz and George walk through the basic elements of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including common questions those with lived experience of  trauma and their loved ones may be asking. Why do some people develop PTSD and others do not, even if they have experienced similar types of trauma? Does the timing, intensity and frequency of traumatic events matter? After a traumatic event, how much time passes before someone is considered to have PTSD? This episode will provide you with the basic understanding and future episodes will provide even more details, including treatment approaches.