A series of 15-20 minute long interviews of experts on various topics related to mental and public health. The list of informational interviews and topics will be continuously expanded. The interviews are designed for non-professionals. Topics range from the effect of media on girls's self-images, discussions of violence, IBS, OCD addictions, borderline personality disorders, mental health issues in the deaf, hallucinations, obesity, TMS, depressions, anxiety and stress, self-cutting, medication use with children, eating disorders, medication metabolism and pharmacogenomics, forensic issues, dementia, suicide psychiatric treatment, love, caregiving youth, stuttering, play, PTSD, medication side effects, the effect of war violence on children, and so on. (Any opinion or position expressed in these interviews is not necessarily that of the host or of the Florida Psychiatric Society. Any individual treatment decision must be the product of a doctor-patient interaction. Likewise, new or additional information on each topic may have developed since the time the interviews occurred. Consult your physician.)
Emotional Inflammation - The Concept and Its Use
Lise Van Susteren, M.D., proposes that stresses produce an ‘Emotional Inflammation.’ She wrote a book about it, in which she discusses this interesting concept, its origins and manifestations, and the practical ways to reduce it. She discusses the covid and climate change stresses as well.
If, And How, Does Covid Shift The Themes, Styles, And Goals of Psychotherapy?
Roz Malmaud, Ph.D., and Any Rosen, Ph.D., both seasoned psychotherapists, discuss some of changes, themes, and pivot points that telemedicine and the Covid crisis produce, and how it may modify - or not -- the styles and goals of psychotherapy.
Combining Food Insecurity, Poverty, Job Loss, Covid, and Climate Changes
Bashyam Iyengar, M.D., returns to expand on the reality of these issues, with a focus on the growing incidence of food insecurity, the types and origins of insecurity, interventions, etc., and the interplays within the above items. This is further highlighted by the current hurricane season overlapping the covid need for service reallocations and therefore limits of support systems.
What We Can’t See Can Hurt Us - Probing Particulate Matter In "Our" Air
Philip Landrigan, M.D., from Boston College, explains the nature, origin, and health impact of particulate matter in our air, that it can cause preterm births, cardiovascular and other diseases, of the wholesome advances we had made to reduce it, but now of worrisome new set-backs.
How physicians can properly reduce pain medications, what they know how to do, and what they don’t know how to do
Travis Rieder, Ph.D., a bioethicist at Johns Hopkin Medical School, speaks to the problems he had in getting proper medical guidance to stop his pain medicine use after personally suffering a brutal accident. He is candid and open to the benefits and concerns of opioid use, acute versus chronic pain, and the need to educate prescribers how to properly start, and how to properly discontinue, pain medications. This is co-posted with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
Covid and the Neuroscience of Social Isolation
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, professor of psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg, gives a clear, 5 minute overview of brain function, socialization, problems with isolation, of how social network size is associated with survival, management, etc., both with covid and other crises. This, with permission, is the audio of his YouTube talk.
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Significant figures in the field interviewed make this a very solid podcast. Excellent.
Great podcast. Great interviewing. Thank you!