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  • 00:33

    Dr. JoeTatta interviews Dr. Hyla Cass, expert in the field of psychiatry

    in Health

    Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Cass helps individuals withdraw safely and comfortably from addictive substances (including  medication), and enhance mind, mood and energy with targeted nutritional supplements, many of which are her own formulations.  Board-certified in psychiatry and neurology (ABPN)as well as in integrative and holistic medicine (ABIHM), she appears often as a guest on national radio and television, including The View and The Dr. Oz Show. She is the author or co-author of numerous articles and several popular books including:  The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free; Natural Highs; 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health; Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition; and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments in Psychiatry.

      Dr. Cass graduated from the University of Toronto School Of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA School of Medicine. She is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, and is in private clinical practice in the Los Angeles area. Visit : www.cassmd.com.  

  • 01:30

    Dr. Toby Watson: Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

    in Psychology

    Dr. Toby Watson

    Dr. Watson is the Clinical Director of Associated Psychological Health Services and he is the former Chief Supervising Psychologist for the State of Wisconsin-Dept. of Corrections-KMCI, and the former Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry. He has a special interest and expertise at relaying long term research and best care practices for individuals seeking information on alternatives to psychotropic drugs. 

    Dr. Watson lectured before the Congress of Mexico, submitted testimony before the FDA, and has appeared on national television and radio shows throughout the United States.


  • 02:00

    Talk with Tenney: Pre-Launch Burstow's Psychiatry and the Business of Madness

    in Current Events

    Talk with Tenney: Pre-Launch Party Line Burtow's Psychiatry  and the Business of Madness

    Please join me on June 27, 2015 from 8-10 PM EST for a Pe-Launch Party Line with Dr. Bonnie Burstow, Irit Shimrat, Cheryl Prax, and other leading activist, academics, and survivors to discuss Burstow's groundbreaking book, Psychiatry and the Business of Madness. 

    Irit Shimrat is the author of Call Me Crazy: Stories from the Mad Movement (1997) and co-founder of the Ontario Psychiatric Survivors' Alliance

    Cheryl Prax is a survivor and an activist who has contributed to Asylum magazine.  She is well known for her tireless work in Speak Out Against Psychiatry and her combatting of ECT.

    Additional guests on the line will be announced in the near future. 

    Call in (267)521-0167 and talk with Dr. Bonnie Burstow and others celebrating the launch of Psychiatry and the Business of Madness.

    You are invited to attend The American Launch which will take place in New York City on June 29, 2015 at 7 PM at Bluestockings Radical Book Sellers, 172 Allen Street, NY, NY.

  • 00:29

    Strategies for Successful Management of Bipolar Disorder

    in Health


    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


    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.

  • 00:56

    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.  


  • 00:17

    Stigma Fighters VP speaks about living with Schizophrenia

    in Health


    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


    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


    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.


    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


    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



    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


    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.