18 episodes

On the Mind is the official podcast from the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Each episode, hosted by Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D., Vice Chair of Education and Training Director of the general psychiatry residency program, focuses on discussions with renowned professors, leading researchers, and expert practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine as they discuss the brain, mental health, and important questions on the mind.

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On the Mind is the official podcast from the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Each episode, hosted by Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D., Vice Chair of Education and Training Director of the general psychiatry residency program, focuses on discussions with renowned professors, leading researchers, and expert practitioners from Weill Cornell Medicine as they discuss the brain, mental health, and important questions on the mind.

    On Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What To Do When The Mirror Lies

    On Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What To Do When The Mirror Lies

    In this episode, host Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher speaks with Dr. Katharine Phillips about body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Dr. Phillips provides a comprehensive overview of BDD, describing how major distortions in self-perception lead to significant impairment and suffering. She explains why this diagnosis is often missed or misunderstood, explores its wide-ranging impact, and identifies effective, evidence-backed treatments designed to help those struggling with BDD.

    Katharine Phillips, M.D., is internationally known for her expertise in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and related disorders. For over 30 years, Dr. Phillips has conducted ground-breaking scientific research on BDD and has provided expert evaluation and treatment with medication and therapy for people with these conditions. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, and Residency Research Director for the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

    On LGBTQ+ Mental Health: How One Student-Run Clinic is Making a Difference

    On LGBTQ+ Mental Health: How One Student-Run Clinic is Making a Difference

    In this episode, we explore a unique model for serving the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. The Weill Cornell Wellness Qlinic is a student-run mental health clinic providing free mental healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community in New York City. It serves as a model for education, affirming mental health care, and outreach to an underserved population. Join Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher as he discusses the Qlinic, its clinical programs and educational initiatives with two of the Wellness Qlinic co-founders Dr. Jessica Spellun and Constance Zhou, and the Qlinic’s Director of Research, Dr. Christopher Ceccolini.

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    Christopher Ceccolini, Ph.D. (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine, an attending psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine affiliated hospital, Gracie Square Hospital, and a psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. He is one of the current faculty advisors and the Director of Research for the Weill Cornell Wellness Qlinic.

    Jessica Spellun, M.D. (she/her) is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and a psychiatrist in private practice. As a resident she helped to build the Weill Cornell Wellness Qlinic and later served as one of the faculty directors.

    Constance Zhou (they/them) is an MD-PhD student at Weill Cornell Medicine interested in psychiatry. They are also the co-founder of the Weill Cornell Wellness Qlinic and served as the Clinical Executive Director of the Qlinic from 2019-2024.

    On Electroconvulsive Therapy: Rapid, Effective, and Underutilized

    On Electroconvulsive Therapy: Rapid, Effective, and Underutilized

    In this episode, host Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher speaks with the Dr. Dennis Popeo, the Director of Neuromodulation at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center, about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Dr. Popeo gives an overview of ECT and explains the basic mechanisms that make the treatment so effective. We discuss the history of ECT treatments and how years of research and care have developed this into a safe, life changing treatment for patients with mental illnesses such as treatment resistant depression, schizophrenia, and more.

    On Reproductive Psychiatry: Supporting Women's Mental Health Across the Reproductive Life Cycle

    On Reproductive Psychiatry: Supporting Women's Mental Health Across the Reproductive Life Cycle

    In this episode, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher explores the complexities of women's mental health during hormonal transitions with Lauren Osborne, M.D. and Alison Hermann, M.D. The conversation focuses on mental health throughout the various stages of life and hormonal changes. Discover the underlying factors influencing women's mental well-being during these transformative stages, alongside ongoing research and emerging training opportunities for clinicians to specialize in women's psychiatry. Gain insights into evidence-based treatments and strategies tailored to support women through these hormonal changes, providing valuable perspectives for practitioners and individuals navigating these transitions.

    On Adolescent Mental Health: Risk and Resilience During Teenage Development

    On Adolescent Mental Health: Risk and Resilience During Teenage Development

    To further our understanding of youth mental health, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher is joined by Dr. Francis Lee, who describes his groundbreaking research on the neurobiology of adolescent development. They discuss the processes underlying adolescent brain development, exploring why this critical period presents increased risk for anxiety disorders and depression, but also presents unique opportunities for effective treatments. Learn how impactful factors during critical periods of brain development effect resilience and psychological wellbeing, including social media use, early life adversity and more.

    On Alcohol Use Disorder: Understanding Stigma and the Benefits of Personalized Treatment

    On Alcohol Use Disorder: Understanding Stigma and the Benefits of Personalized Treatment

    In this episode Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher is joined by Dr. Jonathan Avery to discuss alcohol use disorder and how stigma impacts our response to this condition. Learn how to identify problematic alcohol use in yourself or someone close to you and what to discuss with your doctor when looking for support. We reflect on how alcohol use disorders have no “one size fits all” solution. Effective treatments rely on a variety of methods that can be tailored to suit the individual needs of each patient. 

    Jonathan Avery, M.D. is the Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry, the Stephen P. Tobin and Dr. Arnold M. Cooper Associate Professor in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and the Program Director for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Avery’s primary academic focus has been to examine and help develop interventions to improve clinicians’ attitudes towards patients with substance use disorders. He is also focused on educating all physicians on how to treat individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness.

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