Positive Computing and Designing for Mental Health
Experts discuss positive computing, an emerging field at the intersection of mental health and technology.
ADHD in Older Adults
An expert discusses ADHD in patients over 50.
Apps for Mental Health Care: Benchmarks of Effectiveness
A podcast on the role of randomized controlled trials in mobile mental health research.
The Hang Gliders
Dead into a wall of wind, they cliff jump with parabolic wings curled over pilots cradled in goose down and canvas.
What’s New in Depression?
The Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of APA 2016 offers an overview of the latest on depression.
Here’s an overview on the latest from the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of APA 2016.
The Art of Rating Mental Health Apps
With now over 165,000 health care apps directly available for download today, how can psychiatrists identify which are the most helpful and which to avoid?
Hype, Hope, and Hard Work Ahead
A podcast on new digital technologies for psychiatry.
Severe Mental Illness on the Decline in Youngsters--An 'Unexpected' Finding
Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"
The Trend Toward Transparent Documentation
The trend toward transparent documentation has potential for many benefits, yet it remains a provocative concept for the field of psychiatry. In this podcast, Dr Helen Farrell answers several salient questions about transparency.
OCD: Current Research and Future Directions
In this podcast, two psychiatrists discuss current clinical research and the future of treatment options for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Diagnosing and Treating Substance Use Disorders in General Psychiatry
How does the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders fit into the general practice of psychiatry? Dr Laurence Westreich, President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, addresses that question in this podcast.
Treatment for Cocaine Dependence
Dr Edward Nunes discusses the latest evidence from research studies on stimulant and cocaine dependence in this podcast.
Motivational Interviewing: An Inspirational Overview
Here: A 10-minute podcast on the spirit and principles that underlie motivational interviewing and the key skills and tools to encourage positive behavioral change.
Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in Bipolar Disorder
It is absolutely essential that every person who has bipolar disorder be screened for risk factors related to metabolic syndrome and diabetes and traditional risk factors like overweight and eating habits. More in this podcast.
Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Where Do We Stand with Ketamine?
The lay press has focused a lot of attention on the use of ketamine as a potentially rapidly acting treatment for depression. But are psychiatrists really ready to offer ketamine as a treatment alternative for mood disorders? An expert weighs in.
Bipolar Disorder: A Brain-Body Disease
We know there is extensive overlap between bipolar disorder and medical morbidity-including obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The real question is why. More in this podcast.
The Impact of Life Stresses on Semen Quality
A recently published study found that certain types of stress affect the quality and quantity of men's sperm. The senior author of that study addresses the topic and provides take-away points for psychiatrists in this brief podcast.
Suicide Prevention: Detecting High Risk Patients
An expert discusses behavioral indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk.
Advances in Suicide Prevention
Experiencing the Loss of Robin Williams
There probably isn't anyone who is not a Robin Williams fan and admired his wonderful talent. Everybody experiences his loss and death as something personal. More in this podcast.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressive and Memory Problems in Older Adults
What treatments are effective for mild chronic depression in older patients? Are there novel antidepressant medications with fewer adverse effects than current treatments? In this podcast, experts report on the latest updates in the evaluation and treatment of depression in older adults.
Bipolar Disorder: Update on Diagnosis
Is bipolar disorder overdiagnosed? Underdiagnosed? Neither? In this podcast, Dr S. Nassir Ghaemi offers his perspective on those questions.
Persistent Loneliness: A Relentless-and Prevalent-Problem
What are the psychological and physiological effects of persistent loneliness? How prevalent in the US? What role can cognitive behavioral therapy play for persistently lonely people? In this podcast, an expert offers a brief overview of this underappreciated, but often overlooked, problem.
State of the Art-and Science-of Psychiatry: Highlights of the APA 2014 Annual Meeting
There’s a lot going on at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in the Big Apple this year . . . so much, in fact, that we’ve invited the Chair of Scientific Program Committee, Dr Philip R. Muskin, to provide you with a road map. More in this podcast.
Eating Disorders: Research and Future Directions
What do we know about eating disorders and what are the next steps in treatments and research? More in this podcast.
Treatment for Eating Disorders and the Path to Wellness
Podcast: Experts summarize effective treatment options for patients with eating disorders and discuss common features, medical components of anorexia and bulimia, behavioral features, and psychological symptoms.
An Overview of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder remain a challenge, but research continues and more is learned every day. Experts discuss symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and medical complications of eating disorders, as well as implications for treatment.
Social Anxiety in Adolescents
Although social anxiety can be a challenge at any point across the lifespan, it can present a unique set of challenges during the teenage years. More in this podcast.
A Brief Overview of Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Child-parent psychotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment in helping caregivers and their children when they have experienced significant life trauma, often domestic violence. More in this podcast.
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