Severe Anxiety in Older Adults and its Effects on Brain and Body Aging
Psychiatry Advances
by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3M ago
Carmen Andreescu is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. This podcast focusses on severe worry and anxiety in aged persons. Not all worry in aged persons is pathological. Severe worry includes dramatic effects on patient’s psychology, brain, and aging. These are characterized here as well as appropriate intervention/treatment noted. The value of Transcranial Stimulation(TMS) is noted ..read more
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Clarifying Subtypes of Depression: From Neural Circuits to Behavior
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
6M ago
Neil P. Jones Ph.D. is an expert on the spectrum of Depressions, including their diverse manifestations and impact on cognitive-behavioral processes, for example accompanying rumination, stress-related anxiety, and anhedonia. This podcast focuses on subtypes of depression relating to brain pathways ..read more
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Mindfulness, Mood Lability, and The Brain in Youth at Risk: Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
1y ago
Dr. Danella Hafeman MD, PHD is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Principal Investigator of a NIMH Sponsored Clinical Trial titled “Neurobehavior Targets of Mindfulness in Youth at Risk for Mood-Disorders.” This podcast focuses on research methodology, manifestations, instruction and mindfulness interventions to reduce stress and mood lability among at risk middle school youth, thereby affecting key brain connectivity related to potential Bi-Polar outcomes among youth at risk ..read more
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The Importance of Menopause for Womens’ Physical and Mental Health
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
1y ago
Rebecca Thurston PhD. is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a National/International authority on Menopause. This Podcast describes her groundbreaking and continuing research (25 years) on Menopause. This episode includes its manifestations, women's experience, and impact on physical and mental health. We also discuss menopause's effects on the mind, heart, and brain, and diverse interventions if clinically indicated ..read more
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Psycho-Oncology Center for Counseling and Cancer Support
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
1y ago
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can be difficult on both patients and their families emotionally. But support is available for people who need it. In this podcast, Robin Valpey, MD, medical director, Center for Counseling and Support, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Elizabeth Hale, MD, clinical assistant professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discuss the mental health care available for cancer patients and their loved ones from the beginning of treatment onward. They also discuss the role of psychiatrists in the comprehensive cancer care that UPMC provides ..read more
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Treating Behavioral Manifestations Of Neurological Illness
Psychiatry Advances
by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
1y ago
This Podcast describes integrated care at UPMC/PITT between the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatric manifestations/treatment of Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, and Migraine are discussed with Morgan Faeder MD, PHD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director of Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Consultation- Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship, and Alex Israel MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist /UPMC Epilepsy and Headache Centers ..read more
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The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry Is Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
2y ago
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry is involved in efforts to promote and implement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this podcast, four faculty members offer brief presentations and discuss the importance of DEI. Guests include Sarah Pederson, PhD; Paul Pikonis, PhD; Piper Carroll, MD; and César Escobar-Viera, MD, PhD. They discuss linking the Department of Psychiatry to the Pittsburgh community; the psychiatry residency training curriculum; departmental surveys; and LGBTQ+ health matters ..read more
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Enhancing the Diagnosis for ADHD-Hyperactivity-By Mobile Sensing
Psychiatry Advances
by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
2y ago
Oliver Lindhiem PHD, Associate Professor/Psychiatry/Pediatrics is an expert in childhood diagnosis of behavioral disorders. This Podcast focuses on ADHD-Hyperactive Presentation. This diagnosis, its usual treatment (medication), has for many years been controversial. Thereby highly precise measurement is much needed here. This requires research to prove the value of mobile sensing using a wristband aid. This Podcast also discusses business development of this needed device for potential wide distribution ..read more
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Circadian Rhythms, What are They? How Do These Affect Psychiatric and Other Diseases (Disorders)
Psychiatry Advances
by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
2y ago
Coleen McClung  PHD is a nationally known researcher of Circadian Rhythms. She is funded by the NIMIH/NIDA/prominent Research Foundations. This Podcast focuses on these rhythms, present in all body/animal cells including humans. They are essential for life. Such rhythms may be altered in psychiatric disorders, e.g. Bi-Polar disorder, or other serious bodily diseases such as Cancer. These rhythms, natural and disordered, offer new approaches for effective treatment. Each of these issues is discussed ..read more
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Adolescent Brain Development and Establishing Adult Trajectories
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by UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
2y ago
Professor Bea Luna PHD is a nationally highly acclaimed NIMH- Funded psychologist, neuroscientist, teacher/mentor. Using multimodal brain imaging/learning methods she has pioneered in studying normal and atypical adolescent brain development from initiation to the onset of adulthood. These fascinating brain developments affected by adolescent experiences further prepare the brain for adult functioning. Adolescent risk-taking and other affects/brain development are explored in this Podcast ..read more
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