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Todays speakers are:
Stephanie Le Melle MD – Co-Director of Public Psychiatry Education at NYSPI
Sidney Hankerson MD- Research Scientist at NYSPI. Dr. Hankerson is studying the synergy of mental health and religious institutions.
The focus of their talk:
What factors contribute to African Americans having the lowest rates of mental health treatment in the country?
How does someone know when they or someone they love is clinically depressed?
Why did you decide to partner with churches to conduct research on depression?
What role does the criminal justice system play in providing mental health care for African Americans?
For more information on mental health services within the African-American community, please contact the Black Psychiatrists of Greater NewYork at http://www.bpgny.org/index.html
Harlem NAMI- NAMI.org
National Council for Behavioral Health- thenationalcouncil.org
To listen to any of our previous episodes on assorted topics such as child and adolescent mental health, eating disorders, and substance abuse, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
Todays speakers are Steven Roose, M.D. Director of Late Life Depression Research Clinic and Bret Rutherford, MD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
1. Placebo response has many sources in clinical trials for psychiatric disorders, and we will describe each of these sources before moving on to discuss how they interact and combine to form the observed placebo response.
2. Some, but not all, sources of placebo response have significant implications for the treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders, and we will discuss these with future directions for research.
3. Interesting similarities and differences in placebo response occur between psychiatric disorders, which can be informative about both the mechanisms of action of placebo response as well as the pathophysiology of the disorder in question
For more information about our research programs and clinical services, please contact them at:(646) 774-8664
To read Dr. Rutherford's recently published paper on the role of patient expectancy of Placebo and Nocebo effects in antideressant trials
To listen to any of our archived blogtalk show on topics such as eating disorders, substance abuse or OCD please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
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
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
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.
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
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
What are the eating disorders and how worrisome are they? Drs. Attia and Broft will provide an overview of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. They will discuss symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and medical complications of eating disorders.
For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org, like us on facebook, or call us at 646-774-8066.
To listen to any of our archived episodes on a variety of psychiatry related topics, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
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/
David Kuhn, PhD and renonowned autism expert Catherine Lord, PhD will discuss
What are the critical developmental milestones that children should meet before the age of 18 months?
Failure to meet which of these milestones would be a "red flag" for seeking professional help?
What does autism look like in a toddler?
If a parent suspects that their child is experiencing a developmental delay or autistic-like symptoms, who should he/she contact first?
Who is qualified to access autism, and what should a parent expect from the process?
If my child is diagnosed with autism, what types of services will they need?
For information on the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division
Please call Tel.: (914) 997-5848 or go to http://nyp.org/services/cadb-patient-family-care.html
To listen to any of our previous 50 blog talk shows on topics such as substance abuse, OCD, and child and adolescent mental health
please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
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
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
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