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Seize the Moment Podcast

Dec 6, 2020

On episode 76, we welcome clinical psychologist Margaret Rutherford to discuss perfectly hidden depression, the unhealthy coping strategies that can mask inner turmoil and sorrow, our own experiences with the syndrome and why we hid it, the stages to healing PHD, the difference between perfectionism and self-acceptance, the environmental messages we receive that foster PHD and why understanding their sources is as significant to healing as behavioral change, Margaret’s own experience with PHD, and why vulnerability is more conducive to forming relationships than projecting perfection.

Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a clinical psychologist that has practiced for twenty-six years in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She began blogging and podcasting in 2012 to destigmatize mental illness and educate the public about therapy and treatment. With her compassionate and common-sense style, her work can be found at, as well as HuffPost, Psych Central, Psychology Today, The Mighty, the Gottman Blog and others. She hosts a weekly podcast, The SelfWork Podcast and her new book is called Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, and is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore.

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