Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the “Psychiatry Advances” podcast series. Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals will enjoy this podcast from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital of Pittsburgh, a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.
Sleep and Cognition in Older Adults
Dr. Kristine Wilckens PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and sleep researcher. She has a K01 Career Development Award from the NIH. It concerns Slow Wave Sleep and Executive Network Function in older adults. This Podcast reviews the stages of sleep focusing upon slow wave sleep, the deepest most restorative sleep pattern, and its effect upon cognition, in essence brain health. Sleep moderates the relationship between amyloid beta and memory recall.
Physician Well-being: Prior to and During Covid-19
Sansea Jacobson, MD, is an associate psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and director, UPMC Graduate Medical Education WELL Committee. More than 1,700 residents and fellows are in training at UPMC. This podcast discusses physician wellbeing both prior to and during COVID-19, including support systems and individual challenges. Despite the difficulties, COVID-19 empowers doctors to do what they have been trained to do, thereby reinforcing positive identities.
Blended Collaborative Care for Treating Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression: Primary Findings from the Hopeful Heart Trial
Dr. Bruce Rollman is the UPMC Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. This Podcast describes his highly influential two decades of research in depression and cardiovascular care, including the “Hopeful Heart Trial”, his most recent NIH-funded study that examined the impact of a “blended” collaborative care strategy for treating both heart failure and co-morbid depression.
The Pandemic Continues: Treating the Seriously Mentally Ill
Roy Chengappa MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director/Chief of Comprehensive Recovery Services. This service includes care for 5,000--10,000 serious chronically mentally ill patients. Kimberly Clinebell MD is major clinician at the Pathway Long Term Structural Residence/locked community setting. This Podcast describes continuing treatment of these patients given necessary social isolation/distancing. This includes continuing Clozapine/injection treatments.
The Pandemic Continues: Non-Psychiatric/Psychiatric Crisis Services (resolve Crisis Services)
Jack Rozel, MD, is associate professor of psychiatry and medical director at resolve Crisis Services. He is president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. This podcast addresses the pandemic functioning of an established, multi-purpose, and community-based crisis center. Crises are not defined by the patient or family having a psychiatric disorder. The center has dealt with challenges associated with the pandemic. This podcast also addresses the role of national helplines during COVID-19.
The Pandemic Continues: Addiction Services
Dr. Jody Glance is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/Medical Director of Addiction Services/ in-hospital and community. Providing a range of services for patients with addiction to substances has never been easy. This Podcast summarizes how, under Dr. Glance’ s leadership, treatment for patients continues despite difficulties. Changes in regulations, “new staff learning” has permitted “detox at a distance”, protecting patients from COVID risk, modifications of med. Rx, changed group treatment