The Soldier’s Private War and Invisible Wounds
February 22, 2013
PTSD is a psychiatric illness resulting from a physical or psychological trauma that is sometimes related to warfare, but of course occurs in the case of civilian trauma as well. However, wars have been a propitious time for studying PTSD.
Grand Rounds Video: Neural Plasticity and Addiction
February 21, 2013
Although many symptoms of psychiatric disorders are likely due to maladaptive plasticity in mesolimbic dopamine reward pathways, there is still a shortage of data on the specific nature of this plasticity and the role it may play in influencing cognition and behavior. More in this video.
Grand Rounds: Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness Training
February 4, 2013
Mindfulness training is a viable treatment tool that rivals psychopharmaceutical agents for the treatment of addictions, anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric disorders. In this video, Dr Judson Brewer describes the value of MT in psychiatry.
ECT for Treatment-Resistant Depression: The State of the Art
February 4, 2013
For patients with treatment-resistant depression—especially geriatric patients—ECT is a viable treatment option . . . one that should no longer be relegated to the option of last resort. Here to discuss the latest advances in ECT techniques is Dr Charles Kellner.
Successful Aging: Strategies to Help Maintain and Nurture a Healthy Brain
May 20, 2013
When it comes to aging, is there anything to look forward to from a neurocognitive perspective? What can we do to protect our brains from cognitive and functional decline? In this podcast, geriatric psychiatrist Helen Lavretksy outlines strategies to stimluate and revitalize an aging brain.
New Insights Into the Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
March 11, 2013
What are the latest findings on acute and chronic effects of alcohol on the human brain? Here to discuss the latest research is psychiatrist and neuroscientist Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Evacuation of Psychiatric Inpatients from Bellevue Hospital Post Hurricane Sandy
January 7, 2013
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, incarcerated psychiatric patients at Bellevue Hospital had to be evacuated, without the help of elevators, electronic or phone communication, or even running water. Here, Director of Forensic Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, Elizabeth Ford, MD, gives a first-hand account.
SPOTLIGHT ON BIPOLAR DEPRESSION