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Fred Muench, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
This talk will include
An overview of new technologies for substance abuse prevention and treatment.
• What’s currently available to consumers and providers and what’s next.
• Some of the concerns and obstacles with using technology to enhance prevention and treatment.
For information about the Columbia Addiction Services & Psychotherapy Addictions Research please go to http://caspirnyc.org/aaims.html or call 212 974-0494
To listen to any of our previous 50 blogtalkradio shows by Columbia Psychiatry please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
Today's speakers are:
Davangere Devanand, MD, Chief of The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the New York Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Gregory Pelton, MD, Attending Physician in the Late Life Depression Clinic Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr Gregory Pelton and Dr. Dev Devanand, will discuss what Neuropsychiaric symptoms in Alzheimers Disease (AD) look like, how they are currently treated, and future research and treatments.
For more information on treatment and research opportunities, please visit our memory disorders clinic website at
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/pi/researchclinics/memory/disorders-clinic and our Adult and Late Life Clinic website at http://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/adult-and-late-life-depression-research-clinic or call us at 646-774-8668.
The speakers for today's talk are Frances Levin, MD, Director of Clinical & Educational Activities at the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS)
Edward Nunes, MD, Professor of Psychiatry
This talk will discuss:
How prevalent are psychiatric disorders in people with substance use disorders?
What are some of the most common psychiatric disorders that commonly go together with substance use problems?
Why do substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders go together?
Does substance use cause psychiatric disorders?
Are some substance users “self-medicating” underlying psychiatric disorders?
What is the role of inherited or genetic factors in the risk of developing substance use and psychiatric disorders?
What is the role of stress and other environmental factors in the risk of developing substance use and psychiatric disorders?
How do you treat a patient who has both a substance use problem and a psychiatric problem?
Does the patient have to get abstinent before you treat the psychiatric disorder?
To particpate in a research study or find out more information about the STARS clinic please call 212 923-3031 or stars.columbia.edu
To listen to any of the archived blogtalkradio episodes on Substance Abuse or any of our other chats on OCD, Children's mental health. or various psychiatry topics, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
This talk will cover:
the importance of mental health services in schools,
reasons why children might need school-basedmental health services ,
how parents and teachers can recognize when a child needs help, and
ways to advocate for your child and how to access services.
The 3 speakers for this talk are:
Angel Caraballo, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center Director, School-Based Mental Health Program (SBMHP)
Morgan Stanley's Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
Krista Gwon, PhD Instructor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center
Staff Psychologist, SBMHP at MS-CHONY
Kristin Carothers, PhD Instructor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center
Staff Psychologist, SBMHP at MS-CHONY
To find out more information about this program, please go to
To contact Dr. Angel Caraballo, go to his website www.drangelcaraballo.com
To listen to any of our 50 archived psychiatry blogtalks on OCD, Children's Mental Health, or eating disorders please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
Speakers Evelyn Attia, MD, Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center/NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry Allegra Broft, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, New York State Psychiatric Institute Description What are the eating disorders and how worrisome are they? Drs. Attia and Broft will provide an overview of eating d
Cheryl Corcoran, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Joshua Berman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Non-invasive brain stimulation includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Transcranial magnetic stimulation or TMS is the application of brief magnetic pulses applied to the scalp. Transcranial direct current stimulation or tDCS is the application of a mild electrical current across the scalp. Both TMS and tDCS modulate the activity of neurons.
Both TMS and tDCS can be used for the treatment of depression, as well as for the treatment of auditory hallucinations.
For information on particlipating in a research study please email Cheryl Corcoran
Corcora@nyspi,columbia.edu or call 646 774 8077
To listen to any of Columbia Psychiatry's archived shows please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
Daniel Javitt, MD, PhD, Chief of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics
Pejman Sehatpour MD/PhD, Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry
Joshua Kantrowitz, MD, Director, Lieber Schizophrenia Research Clinic
They will speaking on What is schizophrenia, its symptoms, and treatments
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique for modulating brain function and performance on cognitive tasks through the application of a constant low current to corresponding regions of the scalp, and how this treatment works in helping patients who have auditory hallucinations
For information on the Lieber Schizophrenia CLinic, or to participate in a research study please call, 646 774-8726 or click on http://columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/lieber-schizophrenia-research-clinic
Herbert Kleber, MD World renowned substance abuse expert, Director, Division on Substance Abuse
John Mariani, MD Director, Substance Treatment and Research Service
Adam Bisaga, MD Director, Nicotine Laboratory at Columbia Psychiatry
They will be discussing the risks of medical marijuana, and the policy issues related to this. In addition, they will explore how medical marijuana affects adolescents.
To listen to any of our 45 archived shows, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
For information about the Substance Treatment and Research Service at Columbia University or to particpate in a research study please call 212 923-3031 or click http://www.stars.columbia.edu/
Today's speaker is Dr. Robert Kertzner. The show will be moderated by Dr. Ray Smith.
This talk will be on supporting the health of LGBT people.
What are some of the concerns for the mental health of LGBT people?
How can we understand these concerns in the context of stigma and discrimination?
What can family and community member do to help?
What is it that health care providers can do?
For info about the Division of Gender, Sexuality, & Health, based at the NYS Psychiatric Institute click http://gendersexualityhealth.org/LGBT/LGBTHealth.html
For questions on LGBT related issues please call (646) 774-6962.
Yuval Neria, PhD, Director of The Trauma and PTSD Program at Columbia University Medical Center
Emily Joyner, BA, Research Coordinator for Trauma and PTSD Program
1. What is PTSD
2. Who may develop PTSD (war vets; dis survivors; rape victims)
3. Are there biomarkers that can predict PTSD, and recovery from PTSD
4. What are the best treatments
Contact information about research studies: http://www.columbiatrauma.org/ or call 646 774-8104
To listen to any of Columbia Psychiatry's archived shows, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
J. John Mann, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Director of Molecular Imaging and the Neuropathology Division at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
Jeffrey Miller, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
This talk will discuss
What is depressive illness and how does it differ from disappointment and normal sadness.
When does it require treatment, and When is psychotherapy alone best
When is medication useful
How effective is psychotherapy and are there any drawbacks
How effective are medications and what are the pros and cons of medication
Why do medications and psychotherapy take so long to work
Ketamine and new fast acting antidepressants
Contact information for Molecular Imaging Department, please click here http://columbiapsychiatry.org/research/Molecular-Imaging-Neuropathology
for Information on research studies call 646 774-7560 or http://columbiapsychiatry.org/mind/
To listen to any of our archived shows please go to Blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
This podcast features Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of of the Gambling Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute. This talk focuses on the symptoms of problem gambling, the consequences on individuals and their families and the efficacious treatments that have been developed. Contact information for the gambling clinic: http://www.columbiagamblingdisordersclini
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