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Finding Genius Podcast

Jan 15, 2023

Why do other people seem to get through life so easily, while I struggle with even the smallest things?

That was a question that plagued Holly Barker for years as she went through a major depressive episode—one that made it hard for her to do anything but sleep and shut out the world, including her closest friends.

She shares her journey on today’s show, which includes her experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and antidepressants.

Tune in to hear her story and learn:

  • What aspects of CBT Holly found most difficult, but how the tools have helped her over the years
  • What Holly’s on-and-off relationship with antidepressants has been like, and the telltale sign that she wasn’t ready stop taking them
  • How Holly’s struggle with infertility impacted her mental state, and how she dealt with it

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