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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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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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
Join me and welcome one of Georgia's most powerful women, in the House of Representative, St. Rep Keisha Waites. A woman of conviction and cause with answers and solutions. Rep Waites, is a graduate of Atlanta Metropolitan College and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Gov. She's a former Chief of Staff to, St.Rep. Sheila Jones. She has lead countless grass root efforts to better the City of Atlanta. She structured and secured a community grant from Home Depot and many other big businesses to serve the community. Sponsored legislation to bring the first high speed rail system to Atlanta. Worked on legislation to get free tuition to children from fallen law enforcement officers and countless other legislative bills to help build infrastructures and bring jobs to her city. Rep. Waites, is the queen essential example to never give up on your Dreams!. After running seven unsuccessful campaigns from early 2001-2011. She struck ed gold winning the 60th congressional seat Feb-13-2012. affiliated with many groups, such as, Atlanta Planing Advisory Board, Board of Commission on Women, National Political Caucus, Fulton County Democratic Party Executive Board, NAACP. Along with Special Committees Boards such as, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Transportation and Juvenile Justice System.. Rep. Waites, is a lady of class and grace and able to handle the tough daily grind in congress. If you want the job done right, call St. Rep. Keisha Waites. My co-host's on today's show needs no introduction when it comes to Anti-Bullying!!. Sir Edward James Hubbard and Bud Collier, are two out spoken advocates on face-book and twitter Against Bullying. Bud Collier, founder and CEO of I'mbullyfree.org501c3 and Sir Edward James Hubbard, of United Together We Take A Huge Stand Against Bullying will be joining us on today's show.
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On "It's my House" we shall explore "Anti-Gentrificaiton Business Models". This will be done on two levels:
Family Business Models
Neighborhood Business Models
We shall discuss the hybrid concept of "Neighborhood Trust" and "Corporate Neighborhoods". Included in our talk for today will be "Cause Marketing". When you combine all of these ideas together you will be able to get the people support and financial support that you need to protect everyones home and business in that specific neighborhood.\
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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: email@example.com
Dr. Evelyn Montanez can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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