• 00:31

    Diagnosis and treatment of depression and memory problems in older adults

    in Health

    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

  • 03:01

    Neurobalancing with Dr. Koberda on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    My guest tonight is J. Lucas Koberda, MD,PhD, Neurology, PL. He is the owner and Director of the Tallahassee Neuro Balance Center, where his clinical interests include: EEG-QEEG (Brain Mapping), LORETA imaging and Z-score LORETA Neurofeedback, Cognitive Enhancement, Neurofeedback, Neurotherapy, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Forensic-Neurology, Peak Performance Neurofeedback Training for individuals to Reduce Anxiety and Increase Concentration, Teaching, Academic and Research Interest. More at: www.TallahasseeNeuroBalanceCenter.com


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.


    More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery...Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.  :)


    Some nights we will have a featured guest, and others we will introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers to join us in the discussion. The second half is open mic and Indy musicians sure to inspire!


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org  Or "Like" me at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org

  • 01:01

    Has Your Child Been Diagnosed with OCD? Psychosis? It could be PANDAS

    in Health

    If you have children with neuropsychiatric symptoms that defys diagnosis, this week's show is a must-listen for you!!!


    On January 6th at 8pm eastern, The Center for Bio-Individualized Medicine is raising awareness about a condition that causes acute onset psychosis, tics, OCD and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in children (and adults!)....PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute Onset NeuroPsychiatric Syndrome).


    We have the honor of interviewing Tracy DiNezza who is the mother of two children with PANDAS/PANS and an advocate for PANDAS awareness. Ms. DiNezza works to spread awareness in the state of Maryland. She also works with PANDAS Italia. She is the co-administrator of several private Facebook support groups that help parents learn and deal with this disease. Ms. DiNezza has been instrumental in promoting the first PANDAS Awareness Day in many states this past year, in bringing PANDAS awareness into schools and in aiding new parents in finding resources and help.


    There will be time for Q&A....Join Us!!!!


     

  • 00:34

    Hardwiring Happiness with Dr. Rick Hanson on The Empowerment Show

    in Psychology

    Buddha’s Brain by Dr. Rick Hanson is one of the books that changed my life.  In this book Dr. Hanson provided concrete scientific proof that we can improve our experiences by retraining our brain.  The concept of neuroplasticity was instrumental in changing my life and the lives of my clients. 


    In Buddha’s Brain, Dr. Hanson explores the plasticity of the brain and how religious, spiritual and ancient practices of meditation and pray affect how the brain factions.  His new book, Hardwiring Happiness:  The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence, builds on this concept and provides very practical tactical ways we can rewire our brains to experience more happiness. 


    For survival, our brains are naturally programmed to focus on the negative.  If we want to program our minds to be positive, it is necessary to continuously exercise the parts of our brains that bring us joy.  One simple way to do this is to be conscious of your thoughts throughout the day and when you experience something that brings you joy, spend twenty to thirty seconds truly focused and aware of this joy.  This simple process helps your brain store this feeling.


    Listen as Dr. Rick Hanson neuropsychologist and member of University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s advisory board explores:



    How to use the concept of neurons that wire together fire together to make changes in how you experience life
    How to retrain the emotional learning in the brain
    The two part process to reprogram one’s brain using Activation & Installation
    The dirty secret of coaching and psychology 
    The “how” of personal growth
    How to keep the accumulation of negativity from building.

  • 01:27

    Diane Hennacy Powell, MD

    in Paranormal

    Diane Powell, M.D. is an author, public speaker, researcher and practicing psychiatrist. She received her medical degree in 1983 from Johns Hopkins University, and stayed to complete postdoctoral training in medicine, neurology, and psychiatry.In January 1987 she trained for six months at The Institute of Psychiatry in London, England with Sir Michael Rutter, who was knighted for his work on autism. In July 1987, Dr. Powell joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School where she taught neuropsychiatry, and gained experience in cross-cultural psychiatry and mind-body medicine. She moved in July 1989 to engage in molecular biology research at the University of California at San Diego during the Human Genome Project.The deeper her studies of neuroscience took her, the more apparent it became that the mysteries of human consciousness could not be understood through mainstream theories. Her research interests include the neuroscience of extraordinary states of human consciousness and anomalous experiences, discussed in detail in her 2008 book The ESP Enigma: A Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena. In 2010, she was invited to participate in a private symposium on Wasan Island, sponsored by the Brueninger Foundation. Jeff Kripal, Sudhir Kakar and Dean Radin and others also attended. The 2012 book, Seriously Strange: Thinking Anew about Psychical Experiences, is an academic compilation that arose from this gathering with each participant contributing a chapter. In January of this year she traveled to India to evaluate autistic savants as part of her ongoing research for her next book.

  • 00:31

    Understanding Psychoeducational and Neuropsych Evaluations

    in Parents

    Welcome to the premiere of Ask Stefanie with host Stefanie Weiss.  Guest Dr. Sharone Gilbert , Neuropsychologist, provides consultative services to help each parent clarify their concerns and facilitate a better understanding of their child’s challenges. Dr Gilbert will discuss the question of assessment; When, Who and How to have your child evaluated.
    Who is the best specialist is best,a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, pediatric psychiatrist or psychologist? 
    What is the difference between psychological - psychoeducational and neuropsych evaluation?
    Options and differences of school psychologist or private provider assessment?   What will it tell me?    

  • 01:11

    The JHD View with Dr. Peg Nopoulos

    in Science

    Monday, April 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm PST/6:30 pm EST
    Dr. Peg Nopoulos is with the University of Iowa and her primary work has been working in Neuropsychiatry at the HD Center of Excellence at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
    Her research focuses on understanding brain and behavior, using state of the art brain imaging techniques, specifically Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
    She is here to talk to us about a recent brain imaging research study in children, adolescents and young adults who are at-risk for Huntington's disease.

  • 01:00

    The Love Brain with Louann Brizendine, M.D.

    in Self Help

    Louann Brizendine, M.D.     The Love Brain Pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine is the author of the pathbreaking books The Female Brain and The Male Brain, and a former faculty member at Harvard University and the University of California at San Francisco. She explores how the neurobiological differences between men and women influence their relationships, and demonstrates how we can use this knowledge to enhance our appreciation of our differences. Knowing how we’re different holds the keys to getting closer! Don’t miss this exploration—bring your questions and concerns.

  • 01:59

    Dr Barry E. Taff -Renowned Parapsycholgist

    in Paranormal

    Dr. Barry Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, is a world-renowned parapsychologist who worked out of UCLA’s former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978 as a research associate.  During his 43-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,500 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists and conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition, which led to the development of the initial protocols and methodologies for what was later termed “remote viewing.”  He was also himself investigated as a psychic subject in 1969, the results of which were published in Behavioral Neuropsychiatry, “A Laboratory Investigation of Telepathy: The Study of A Psychic,” Vol. 6, Nos. 1-12, April-December 1974-January-March, 1975.
     
    One of the cases Dr. Taff investigated in 1974 gained international fame as the book and motion picture, The Entity, starring Barbara Hershey, released by Fox in 1983.  Dr. Taff served as technical advisor on The Entity as well as being represented in the film by the character of “Gene Kraft”.  What’s unknown by the media is the fact that, in real life, The Entity followed its female victim for quite some time after our initial investigation, continuing its vociferous nature. The victim’s current whereabouts or condition is unknown.
    Dr. Taff has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, and many others.
     
    In the spring of 2010, Dr. Taff’s new book; Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown was published by Cosmic Pantheon Press (www.cosmicpantheon.com), whose title is self-explanatory.

  • 01:01

    Dr Susan Swedo - NIMH Senior Investigator

    in Parents

    I am honored to present Dr Susan Swedo, Senior Investigator Behavioral Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry her laboratory studies childhood-onset obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, including Tourette syndrome and Sydenham chorea. Dr Swedo is the leading researcher in PANDAS and related disorders. Dr Swedo joins us to discuss the latest in research and the new clinical trials being conducted to find treatments for these disorders

  • 00:49

    Episode 12: Resentments, Denial, Enabling.

    in Lifestyle

    One of Those Three Is Not A River In Egypt.


    We talk about all three.


    Also, the question is raised as to whether Chris may be a narcissist.


    Oh, yeah! We're still talking Steps. We're up to 10.


     


    Referrenced


    Denial In Addicted Family Systems / HuffPo


    Addiction Denial and Cognitive Disfunction: A Preliminary Investigation / The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences


    Quiz: Are You A Narcissist? / TIMEImage


    A typical Egyptian village in the Nile Valley [detail, colorized by K+S]  / ca. 1911 / Underwood & Underwood / public domain via Library of Congress


     


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