S05E14: Talking Mental Health in the “New Normal” Paradigm of Telecommuting Psychosis w/Dr. Frieda Wiley

Today I have a returning guest on the show, Dr. Frieda Wiley, who was on Episode 15 of Season 4. (Listen here:

We talk about the impact of working from home, and what it means for our overall well being, productivity, and social norms – both pre- and post-pandemic.  Frieda Wiley, PharmD, suffered some hard knocks working from home, so she’s written a book to guide how to handle this emerging trend and paradigm – from personal experience. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the world in many ways—and some for the better. For one thing, it created a safe space for people to finally have some very candid conversations about mental health. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Wiley found herself struggling with mental and physical health while working remotely, and it took her months to discover solutions and recuperate.

In her book, “Telecommuting Psychosis: From surviving to thriving while working in your pajama pants,” Dr. Wiley shares her fool-proof tips on how to manage your time, be more productive, set healthy professional boundaries, and protect (and possibly improve) your physical and emotional health. She also shares the research to support it. Whether you’re a single Generation X-er or a busy parent managing a household, this book offers solutions for everyone to thrive in a remote environment.

Dr. Frieda Wiley is a licensed pharmacist-turned-freelance medical writer and medical journalist who has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, US News & World Report, Merck, and the National Institutes of Health. She was recently based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Learn more about the book and preorder here: (Coming soon to Amazon!)

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