This May Be Oversharing, Episode 14: Hormones + Mood with Dr. Carly Snyder

Y’all. This is an episode I’ve wanted to publish for awhile. I struggle with PMDD (basically, intense depression just before my period—I got my period two days after both times I ended up in the ER…not a coincidence.)

There is such a strong connection between female hormones and mood, and I wanted to understand more about this connection and WTF our hormones are doing at different points in our cycle, so I interviewed Dr. Carly Snyder, a reproductive psychiatrist. I’ve used her as a source for things I’ve written in the past, and she’s awesome—smart, but talks in a way non-docs can understand. Also, she’s a marathoner, so clearly I love her.

Dr. Carly Snyder is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist with a unique approach that combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. Dr. Snyder received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed general psychiatry residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center with additional reproductive psychiatry elective training at the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.

She maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side in NYC where she serves as Director of Women’s Health for Family Health Associates, and is voluntary faculty at NY-Presbyterian Weill Cornell and at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Centers. She is on the President’s Advisory Council and was a board member and chair of the research committee for Postpartum Support International.

This May Be Oversharing: Episode 13, Rachel Reichblum, @thatgoodgrief

Rachel Reichblum is the creator of the popular Instagram account @thatgoodgrief, where she curates the best grief and mental health ‘grams for her devoted community. Rachel started this account after losing both of her parents within two years to the SAME kind of cancer. (WTF, world?)

We talk grief, mental health, moving across the country after losing a loved one, and more!

Trigger Warning: We also mention suicidal ideation.

Rachel Reichblum created the Instagram handle @thatgoodgrief following the death of both of her parents from brain cancer within 14 months of each other when she was 26 and 28 years old. She chronicles quotes that resonate with her, reflections on the day-to-day with grief, and professional resources she’s found in an attempt to provide tools for others in this terrible club and to provide resources for the friends and extended family who want to help, but don’t know where to start. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband Dan and works in tech PR.