On Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What To Do When The Mirror Lies
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
1w ago
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. Fo ..read more
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On LGBTQ+ Mental Health: How One Student-Run Clinic is Making a Difference
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
1M ago
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. Christ ..read more
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On Electroconvulsive Therapy: Rapid, Effective, and Underutilized
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
2M ago
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 ..read more
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On Reproductive Psychiatry: Supporting Women's Mental Health Across the Reproductive Life Cycle
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
3M ago
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 hormo ..read more
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On Adolescent Mental Health: Risk and Resilience During Teenage Development
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
4M ago
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 ..read more
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On Precision Psychiatry: How Recent Neurobiological Breakthroughs Can Improve Psychiatric Practice
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
6M ago
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher is joined by Dr. Conor Liston to describe recent neuroscientific breakthroughs that are transforming how we diagnose and treat common psychiatric conditions, like depression. Learn how research advances in brain imaging and neuromodulation investigated at Weill Cornell Medicine are leading to novel approaches for providing targeted and effective mental healthcare.    Conor Liston, M.D, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Liston’s research aims to define mechanisms by which prefrontal cortica ..read more
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On Trauma - Part 2: Treatments That Build Resilience in the Face of Adversity
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
6M ago
In part two of this two-part discussion on trauma, host, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher, speaks with Dr. Jessica Hartman about treatments that can build resilience after a traumatic event or experience. We explore various options for treatment, including different forms of psychotherapy, medications, and new interventions that are showing significant promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Hartman also highlights steps outside of formal treatment that can be taken by individuals or their loved ones who want to help alleviate the effects of trauma. She also names sev ..read more
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On Trauma - Part 1: The Long-Lasting Impact of Traumatic Events
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
6M ago
In part one of this two-part discussion, host, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher, speaks with Dr. Jessica Hartman about trauma. During this first episode, we define trauma, describe the range of long-lasting psychological effects that can emerge after a traumatic event, identify the importance of adverse child experiences, and explore trauma informed care. Our discussion covers the difference between individual trauma, collective trauma, and intergenerational trauma. Dr. Hartman describes the widespread impact of trauma on individuals and communities, identifying it as a social justice issue and descr ..read more
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On Late Life Depression: Connecting Older Adults to Care They Need
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
6M ago
n this episode, Daniel Knoepflmacher, M.D., speaks with Jo Anne Sirey, Ph.D., about depression in older adults. Listen for a discussion that identifies key aspects of late life depression and highlights available resources for treatment in New York. While describing treatment methods, Dr. Sirey explains the importance of community-based approaches featuring personalized elements that help address the diverse needs of a multicultural, urban population. She also describes the important challenges and opportunities that technology creates in the delivery of psychiatric care for older adults in t ..read more
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On What COVID Revealed About American Psychiatry
On the Mind with The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry
by Weill Cornell Medicine
6M ago
In this special edition episode, Dr. Daniel Knoepflmacher is joined by Dr. George Makari to discuss his recent essay “What Covid Revealed About American Psychiatry.” In their wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Makari describes the longstanding fractures in our psychiatric healthcare system that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Using history as context, he outlines the complex and dysfunctional system of mental health care in America; shedding light on the core problems and what needs to change to address them ..read more
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