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Speakers: Patrick J. McGrath M.D., Co-Director of the Depression Evaluation Service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center and Maria Oquendo M.D. Vice Chair for Education & Training and Director of Psychiatric Residency Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center
Description: Dr. Patrick J. McGrath and Dr. Maria Oquendo will discuss what we have learned so far in efforts to tailor treatment for depression to the needs of individual patients, and a current research project aiming to enhance this in the future. They will address how the efficacy of current treatments is limited by doctors’ inability to predict in advance which person will respond to which treatment and the necessity of relying on “trial-and-error” in selecting treatments for mood disorders. They will discuss a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health using cutting-edge brain imaging and other biologic testing to enable selecting the best treatment for an individual at the outset of treatment.
Contact Information: For more information on obtaining treatment by participating in a research study, please visit the Depression Evaluation Service website at www.depression-nyc.org or call us at 646 774-8000. To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as substance abuse or child and adolescent mental health go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatynyspi
Do you know that 1 in 8 women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), according to Postpartum Support International (PSI)?
"Maternal illness is not new. It was recognized as early as the fifth century B.C., when Hippocrates proposed that fluid from the uterus could flow to the head after childbirth and cause delirium. In the Middle Ages, mothers with such symptoms were viewed as witches or victims of witchcraft. " Belluck, P. (2014, June 15). Thinking of Ways to Harm Her. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
We've come a long way in understanding postpartum depression but we still need to work on de-stigmatizing the illness, and raise awareness on what PPD is, and most importantly, we need to implement successful tools to identify women mostly vulnerable to PPD, so treatment can start as soon as possible.
Our guest today is Carly Snyder, M.D. , a psychiatrist in New York City with a focus and expertise in Reproductive Psychiatry.
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There's more to the treatment of depression than prescription drugs and counseling. Our guest tonight is Michelle Winchell, ND. She is a board certified naturopath and licensed acupuncturist who practices in Oregon, but ideas to share that we can implement today to start feeling healthier mentally ad physically. Natropathic treatment seeks to find a balance between nature and modern science.
Along with annual wellness exams, medication reviews, and supplement assessments, Dr. Winchell offers treatment for both acute and chronic conditions using therapies such as herbal medicine, individualized nutrition, appropriate supplementation, homeopathy, acupuncture, neural therapy, scar treatments, CranioSacral, and Visceral Manipulation to help restore proper function to the body.
You can find Dr. Winchell at http://www.earthfriendlymedicine.com/ or on Twitter at @earthfriendlyND
Steven Roose, MD and Bret Rutherford, MD will be speaking about the troubles that older adults can have with depression and memory, and the evaluation and tests that can be done to help them.
They will also discuss the treatment options that are available.
What is the best treatment for older people who have mild chronic depression?
2. Are there novel antidepressant medications that may work as well but with fewer side effects than current treatments?
3. Are there innovative treatments for patients who have been resistant to antidepressant medication?
In older patients with depression and memory problems, are there treatment strategies that can effectively address both types of symptoms and result in good long-term outcomes?
For information on the Adult Late-Life Depression Research Clinic please go to http://columbiapsychiatry.org/faculty/researchclinics/mid-and-late-life-depression or call 646 774-8652
To listen to any of Columbia Psychiatry's previous 50 blogtalkradio broadcasts on topics such as child sand adolescent mental health, OCD or eating disorders go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi
Depression has become a way of life that needs to be fixed, however is depression constant? Is depression a way of life or it is a sign that tells us something needs to be looked at and addressed in our lives at this time? What does it really mean to be depressed and is that different from other things that may look like depression however they are not depression? Unraveling depression opens us the doors to healing and growing passed the ways that we think we are unraveling because of depression. Tune in and join the conversation today at 3:30 PM, PST!
Feeling down or depressed from time to time happens to most people. Usually such feelings pass, and a person can improve his or her mood naturally. However, some people cannot break out of a depressed state over an extended period of time. In those cases, a person is considered to have clinical depression. However, there is much research that shows that depression is neurological, not psychological. Certain brain patterns are frequently linked to depression.
In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Dr. Paul Ciechanowski and Naomi Chaytor from University of Washington about PEARLS community-based depression treatment program for adults with epilepsy and comorbid depression.
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the NYS Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, and Hispanic Treatment Program, at New York State Psychiatric Institute
Ivan Balan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Clinic & the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, New York State Psychiatric Institute
The problem: Challenge in engaging and retaining patients in anti-depressant treatment
--over 50% of patients do not take anti-depressants as prescribed --30% of patients discontinue treatment after one month
--Anti-depressants can help people overcome their depression, not completing treatment leaves them at risk of the depression returning and over the long term, having multiple episodes of depression.
Our approach to the problem: Training psychiatrists in Motivational Interviewing in order to improve how they engage patients in treatment and help build and sustain their motivation to get better. But a key challenge was to keep session length consistent with the usual 15-20 minutes.
For more information on the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence please go to http://nyculturalcompetence.org/
For information on the participating in a research study at the Hispanic Treatment Center please go to http://www.hispanictreatmentatcolumbia.org/
Tune in this Sunday afternoon at 2pm with Blog Talk Radio's Power Talk with Apollos as Apollos leads us into a cheerful holiday season.
Depression is on the rise and nearly quadruples during the holiday season. Listen in for testimonies and prevented guidance on how to stay cheerful about life during this season and all year long.
Go to www.apollosnation.com and click on LISTEN LIVE!
Having trouble paying for your fertility treatment? Are you considering borrowing money to pay for treatment? Host Dawn Davenport will be talking with representatives of the leading lending entities that lend specifically for paying for infertility treatment. You must listen to this show if you are considering taking out a loan for fertility treatment.
According to an article written by Nia Hamm, depression is a huge health concern among African Americans — particularly women — but mental health is often stigmatized in the Black community. Although it can impact people from all walks of life, cultural habits and historical experiences can cause depression to be expressed and addressed differently among Black women... Black women are among the most undertreated groups for depression in the nation, which can have serious consequences for the African-American community. Let’s talk about this…and DON’T BITE YOUR TONGUE!!
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