Breaking Modern Loneliness: Dr. Vivek Murthy [Episode 2]

게시일 2020. 05. 22.
welcome to breaking modern loneliness, an episodic podcast where each episode is a new open forum discussion on all things human relationships, mental health, and technology. we start with a specific topic, but usually break into whatever space feels natural. hosted by me, ari leff, who is singer/songwriter/producer lauv, and joined by various guests, friends, and professionals. we hope you enjoy each conversation as much as we enjoyed having them :)
this episode, i'm honored to be joined by Dr. Vivek Murthy. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama. As the Vice Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, he commanded a uniformed service of 6,600 public health officers globally. During his tenure, Dr. Murthy launched the TurnTheTide campaign, catalyzing a movement among health professionals to address the nation’s opioid crisis. He also issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, calling for expanded access to prevention and treatment and for recognizing addiction as a chronic illness, not a character flaw. An internal medicine physician and entrepreneur. In 2017, Dr. Murthy focused his attention on chronic stress and isolation as prevalent problems that have profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness. He has co-founded a number of organizations: VISIONS, an HIV/AIDS education program in India; Swasthya, a community health partnership in rural India training women as health providers and educators; software company TrialNetworks; and Doctors for America.
Dr. Murthy received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Yale. He completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and later joined Harvard Medical School as faculty in internal medicine. His research focused on vaccine development and later on the participation of women and minorities in clinical trials. Dr. Murthy resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Dr. Alice Chen and their two young children. This spring Dr. Murthy’s first book “Together- The Healing Power of Social Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World” was published by HarperCollins and made the New York Times Best Seller list.
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  • Thank you so much for having deep discussions!! I feel parched for people who want to discuss things on a deeper and more fully engaged level. As a behavior therapy technician working with children on the autism spectrum, one of the things we try to teach our kids is the concept of joint attention, which is common in neurotypical children but which is absent in some kids on the spectrum. Joint attention is basically the ability/desire to share your interest in something with another person, i.e. a kid holding a car up to his mom and saying "look mommy!" while making eye contact. Some of our kids have no natural internal motivation to "share experiences" like this, or at least do not know how to show that they want to share experiences. In my field, the concept of joint attention, that is, wanting to show somebody something, is a very important social skill that we spend time working on with our kids. It would be interesting to dive into the difference between healthy "joint attention" vs. "problematic attention-seeking behavior," like screaming to get attention, or being addicted to likes on social media. As someone who has done some stupid stuff and is now feeling the natural consequences of loneliness because I've offended people, I was encouraged by this video so much; it gives me hope to move forward, even tho my loneliness is my own fault.

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