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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.

  • 00:41

    #UnbreakableBloodline #Anti-Gravity #BlueBellIceCreamRecall

    in Entertainment

    On Saturday's show, Derrick will discuss current and upcoming events, like Unbreakable Bloodline's upcoming concert in Albany, GA (May 9th), promoting their new album ANTI-GRAVITY, and also the extended recall of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

  • 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

  • 02:06

    Beyond the Veil - An Evening with the Anti-Bullying Zone

    in Current Events

    This week on Beyond the Veil we are proud to have the founder of the Anti-Bullying Zone Natasha Gonell joining us as well as their Vice President Tony Gilmore.  Join us as we have a round table discussion to learn about their efforts in the fight against bullies and what they have been doing with their campaign, and after we will continue the show with an open discussion on current events.  Join us Wednesday at 7pm as we tackle the issues Anonymous North Texas Style.

  • 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

  • 00:25

    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.

  • 00:24

    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.

  • 00:30

    MAX Anti-Aging & Genius Rick Rosner interviewed by LEF

    in Health

    Anti-Aging confirmed above and beyond calorie restriction.  What if you could enhance the effects...of course you can!


     


    Plus what does ol' Mr Rosner think about aging and is it consistent with a genius way of thinkin'?    

  • 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.

  • 00:56

    More On Anti Gay Bigots

    in Politics Progressive

    On the April 2, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: 


    The topics of several recent shows come together to form this show. It is kind of like a Voltron of bigotry and internet stupidity. I will be continuing my discussion about the law in Indiana, what Governor Pense is claiming that he will do about it now, and why other states laws are nothing like the Indiana law that was just recently passed. 


    I will also talk about the Conservative backlash to criticism of the Indiana law and why they are following the same formula I described previously in a show (i.e.that it is more important on the internet to be popular than to be correct). 


    Those issues,headlines, tweet of the week, and more this week on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That's Right. 


    If you want to help support the show, either by buying advertising or by just making a small contribution to help me expand, pelase check out the Liberal Dan Radio Go Fund Me page. 


    And if you are listening after the live broadcast you can always comment on the show thread on LiberalDan.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.