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151. The Shocking Correlation Between Dandruff & Depression

What do dandruff and depression have in common? Well, they are two of the most over-diagnosed/pathologized experiences of our human journey. They also shine a light on how judgment and stigma can hinder self-care. We'll talk about how we can look beyond the surface and address the real issues impacting mood and wellbeing, amidst the understanding that we are not broken. We can embrace our emotions without shame AND seek appropriate support. 


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Key moments:

00:00 Introduction to Joy Lab Podcast
00:39 Dandruff and Depression: A Correlation? Well, kind of!
02:00 Over-Pathologizing Common Experiences
06:21 Personal Experiences and Natural Remedies
08:04 Breaking the Stigma and Seeking Support
10:13 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement
11:00 Podcast Outro and Disclaimers 


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