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  • 00:29

    Strategies for Successful Management of Bipolar Disorder

    in Health

    Speakers:


    J. John Mann, MD, Director of Research and Director of Molecular Imaging and the Neuropathology Division at the New York State Psychiatric Institute


    Elizabeth Sublette, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Director of the MIND Research Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute


    Description:


    Bipolar Disorder is one of the top ten causes of medical disability and mortality in the World. Developing more effective and more rapidly acting treatments, especially for the depression phase which is the most debilitating, depends on a better understanding of the causes of bipolar disorders. This blog radio talk by two of Columbia University’s experts on bipolar disorder will describe the latest results from brain imaging studies and regulation of the body’s inflammatory defenses. It will explain how these findings can lead to new treatment approaches and diagnostic tools.


    Contact Information:


    For more information on treatment for bipolar disorder, and to learn about research opportunities, please visit our division’s website at www.columbiapsychiatry.org/mind or call us at 646-774-7560.

  • 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/

  • 00:30

    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.

  • 03:00

    The Evils Of Psychiatry & the Truth + CIA Mind Control, MK-ULTRA Brainwashing

    in News

    The Evils Of Psychiatry: Truth About Bipolar,Depression, Abuse, DSM, & a Testimony



    The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam


    It's psychiatry's best-selling catalog of mental illness — 943 pages long and covering everything from depression and anxiety to stuttering, cigarette addiction, fear of spiders, nightmares, problems with math and even disorder of infancy — all reinterpreted and labeled as a brain disease.
    And though it weighs less than five pounds, its influence pervades all aspects of modern society: our governments, our courts, our military, our media and our schools.
    Using it, psychiatrists can enforce psychiatric drugging, seize your children and even take away your most precious personal freedoms.
    It is psychiatry's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and it is the engine that drives a $330 billion psychiatric industry.
    But is there any proof behind the DSM? Or is it nothing more than an elaborate pseudoscientific sham? [courtesy: Jeff Polachek]


    CIA Mind Control Techniques MK-ULTRA Program Brainwashing


    Project MKULTRA, or MK-ULTRA, was the code name for a covert, illegal CIA human research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence. This official U.S. government program began in the early 1950s, continuing at least through the late 1960s, and it used U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 00:30

    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.

  • 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.

  • 01:29

    Intentional Peer Support Responds to AOT/ Forced Psychiatry

    in Self Help

    Intentional Peer Support Responds to AOT/ Forced Psychiatry!  Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support, describes a principled, relational alternative to forced psychiatric interventions like AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment).  Chris has been promoting, developing and training peers worldwide in Intentional Peer Support for a decade.  She has assisted the development of numerous peer-run crisis respites in a number of countries.  Before her work in Intentional Peer Support, Chris served as an advisor to New Zealand mental health services and on the board for the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry.  She was a member of the New Zealand delegation to the United Nations to develop the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this episode, Chris describes what Intentional Peer Support is and how it came to be developed as an alternative to force and coercion in mental health.  She shares her experience (both lived and work-related) of how and why forced treatments (like AOT) are damaging.  Shel explains why many people believe that alternatives need to be happening, what some of these alternatives are, and how they might come to be more broadly available to people who want them.  Sponsored by Peerly Human Radio - Radio at the heart of humanity.


     

  • 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.