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  • 00:17

    Stigma Fighters VP speaks about living with Schizophrenia

    in Health

    Speakers:


    Respected schizophrenia researcher Anissa Abi-Dagham, M.D. is Director of Clinical and Imaging Research in the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research.


    Allie Burke is VP of Operations at Stigma Fighters.


    In this episode, Dr. Abi-Dagham talks to Ms. Burke about her journey as a person diagnosed with schizophrenia, how her family and friends have reacted as well as the stigma she has encountered. She has learned lessons along the way. One such lesson is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Despite having a mental illness, she has a full-time job and leads a fulfilling life.  Her take-away from this talk? It's OK to reach out for help. 


    For information about schizophrenia research at Columbia Psychiatry, please go to http://columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/lieber-schizophrenia-research-clinic or call 646 774-8726


    For information on Stigma Fighters go to http://stigmafighters.com/

  • 00:56

    Youth Suicide Contagion: Implications for Colleges and Universities

    in Health

    Presenter: Madelyn S. Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H. ,  Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry, CUMC/ Research Scientist, NYSPI.  Contact information: gouldm@nyspi.columbia.edu


    Moderator:  Alison Lake, M.A., Research Scientist and Project Director, NYSPI


    Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students in U.S., with approximately 1,100 students dying by suicide each year.  In addition, approximately 1% of undergraduates attempt suicide and 6-9% seriously consider suicide each year. It is recognized that youth suicide is influenced by many factors; research has indicated that one such factor is suicide contagion, a phenomenon to which teenagers and young adults are particularly vulnerable. Suicide contagion, sometimes referred to as suicide modeling, is the process wherein the direct or indirect knowledge of one suicide facilitates the occurrence of a subsequent suicide. There is ample evidence to support concerns about suicide contagion/modeling; several sources of this evidence will be presented.  Given the prevalence of suicide on college campuses, and the associated risk of contagion and clustering, it is imperative that colleges develop effective and comprehensive postvention strategies. This blogtalk will present specific postvention strategies that colleges and universities can use to limit the risk of further suicides through contagion.  


     

  • 00:25

    A New Strategy for Suicide Prevention

    in Health

    Drs. Barbara Stanley and J. John Mann will be speaking


    Every year, there are more than 30,000 suicides and ten times as many suicide attempts in the United States.  Better prevention is urgently required. That requires improving our knowledge of the causes of suicidal behavior.  We know psychiatric disorders, most commonly major depression, are associated with suicide. But most people with a psychiatric disorder never attempt suicide. The group at higher risk of suicide have a predisposition to suicidal behavior. Learning about how genes and childhood experiences affect how we deal with stress, depression and make decisions, and how those functions are in turn related to brain functioning are key to understanding why people die by suicide.  The Conte Center for Translational Neuroscience at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, has been at the forefront of this research. 


    Differences in brain circuitry in suicide attempters are linked to the predisposition to suicidal behavior and are the result of a combination of genes and childhood adversity. Evaluating brain circuitry of family members of those who have suicided or made serious nonlethal suicide attempts may identify a higher risk group.  The Conte Center for Suicide Prevention uses two brain imaging modalities, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), along with several biobehavioral measures to study risk and resilience factors for suicide in patients with major depression. 


    In this radio program, we will describe how we seek to prevent suicide by studying the brain biology and abnormalities in stress coping and mood regulation that increase risk of suicidal behavior, and then seeking ways to reverse these effects.

  • 00:30

    Improving the Communication Skills of Medical Professionals

    in Psychology

    Speakers: 


    Dr. Marjorie Melnick Heymann, Psychologist and former theater director, is a  Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She will be interviewed by


    Dr. Evelyn Montanez, Ph.D, from NYU's Silver School of Social Work and is currently the program manager of elementary school based mental health promotion and prevention programs at New York Presbyterian Hospital. 


    Dr. Heymann's program, Communication Through Theater, uses professional theater/acting techniques to help medical professionals improve skills that are critical to the doctor/patient relationship.  Using dialogues, scripts, and written characters/patients specially created for this training, doctors get to practice and observe each other as they improve their communication skills.  The main components of the program that will be addressed during this interview include:


     - being present;


     - active listening;


     - active empathy; and


     - the final component where doctors, as themselves in their real life roles - interview patients played by other doctors.


     Dr. Heymann can be reached at:  heymannm@nyspi.columbia.edu


    Dr. Evelyn Montanez can be reached at: montaev@nyp.org

  • 00:24

    Who’s Who? Putting Together Your Team for Eating Disorders Treatment

    in Health

    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.


    Deborah Glasofer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology


    Marianne Russo, Founder, President and Host of the Coffee Klatch Special Needs Talk Radio Network will be introducig the speakers.


    Description:


    Treating the behavioral, psychological, and physical problems associated with eating disorders often requires a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. We will discuss the roles of various team members as well as leadership, care coordination, and effective communication.


    Contact Information


    For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org,  follow us on twitter @ColumbiaED, or call us at 646-774-8066.

  • 00:43

    Treating depression and anxiety--can we get past the trial and error approach

    in Health

    Speakers:


    Patrick J. McGrath, M.D. Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


    Sarah Fader, Founder & CEO, Stigma Fighters


    Despite years of progress, the stigma of having a mood disorder like depression, or an anxiety disorder like panic disorder is still considerable.  People experience disbelief from family, co-workers, and friends that this is a medical problem rather than a matter of needing to exert willpower and fortitude.  Sarah Fader and her organization, Stigma Fighters are working hard to address this issue for people with these disorders and will discuss her advocacy work in this regard.  Even when a mood or anxiety disorder has been diagnosed and is being treated, unfortunately selection of the correct treatment is still a matter of trial and error, with the attendant delay and frustration.  Dr. Patrick McGrath is engaged in a pioneering study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called EMBARC, which seeks to make the first steps toward a future where testing will help predict which treatment will be most effective.  Ms. Fader and Dr. McGrath will discuss these efforts to assist those having these disorders."


    Sarah Fader can be reached at www.stigmafighters.com

  • 00:30

    Treatment Options: Finding Your Way on the Path to Wellness

    in Family

    THIS IS A REPEAT OF AN EPISODE FEBRUARY 10, 2014


    Speakers


    Michael Devlin, MD, Associate Director of the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


    Deborah Glasofer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology


    Description


    Are there treatments for eating disorders that work? Drs. Devlin and Glasofer will discuss treatment options for those with eating disorders, including CBT, medications and nutritional counseling. They will talk about the role of family and members of the community when offering support.


     


    Contact Information


    For more information on treatment and research opportunities for those with eating disorders, please visit our clinic website at www.columbiaeatingdisorders.org,  follow us on twitter @ColumbiaED, or call us at 646-774-8066.

  • 02:00

    Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death

    in Education

     


    Psychiatry: An Industry Of Death. 


    "Through rare historical and contemporary footage and interviews with more than 160 doctors, attorneys, educators, survivors and experts on the mental health industry and its abuses, this riveting documentary blazes the bright light of truth on the brutal pseudoscience and multi-billion dollar fraud that is psychiatry.


    We think you have the right to know the cold, hard facts about psychiatry, its practitioners and the threat they pose to our children. Get the truth—watch this film.


    Governments, insurance companies and private individuals pay billions of dollars each year to psychiatrists in pursuit of cures that psychiatrists admit do not exist. Psychiatry's “therapies” have caused millions of deaths."

    http://www.cchr.org/videos/psychiatry-an-industry-of-death-1.html


     


     

  • 00:32

    Anxiety in the Family!

    in Health

    Speaker:


    Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center* Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)


    Dr. Albano will be talking about the way anxiety intrudes upon a child and their family's life. Tips for recognizing anxiety and helping your child to master anxiety will be discussed and your questions are welcome. 

  • 01:03

    What is Schizophrenia- Causes Symptoms and Research

    in Health

    Anissa Abi-Dagham, M.D. is Director of Clinical and Imaging Research and is an expert on schizophrenia


    There are three phases of schizophrenia — prodromal (or beginning), active, and residual. They tend to occur in sequence and appear in cycles throughout the course of the illness.


    We will be speaking today on


    How does schizophrenia begin, and what is its course, What are the symptoms of schizophrenia, What causes this illness


     


    To particpate in a research trial please call 212 568-6850 or go to  


    http://columbiapsychiatry.org/researchclinics/lieber-schizophrenia-research-clinic

  • 00:33

    Dos, Don’t and Doubts about Disciplining Children

    in Health

     


    Speakers:


    Colleen Cullen Psy.D. is a Senior Psychologist on the Pediatric Psychiatry Service at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York /New York Presbyterian Hospital and as Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University.


    Elisabeth Guthrie M.D. is a board certified Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist who serves as a Special Lecturer in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.


    Description


    Dr. Cullen and Dr. Guthrie will talk about Child Discipline, which includes but is distinct from Punishment. They will share what we know about the effectiveness of, as well as the risks associated with, different types of discipline.