Research into the factors that make people resilient after trauma has identified common factors that others can use to train themselves to face challenges. Hear from Dennis S. Charney, M.D., expert in neurobiology and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, whose research was put to the test when he was the victim of a violent crime.
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. homeless population suffers from an untreated or under-treated psychiatric condition. Tod Lipka, CEO of Step Up, and Philip Mangano, president & CEO of the American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness and former homeless czar under two U.S. presidents, discuss research, innovation and new strategies to make mental health services a priority in addressing homelessness.
Recent research and a better understanding of the relationship between mental, physical and social health indicate that they are interdependent and crucial to our well-being. Kelley Carroll, M.D., chief ambulatory officer, and Michael Claeys, executive director of behavioral health services, Grady Health System, share their experiences working together on the forefront of health care integration.
Cultural sensitivities and access to diverse professionals have been long-term issues for many minority communities in seeking help for mental health issues. Altha J. Stewart, M.D., an experienced health care administrator and nationally recognized expert in public sector and minority issues in mental health care, shares her experience, and how things are changing.
New perspectives on the juvenile justice system aim to rehabilitate rather than punish at-risk youth who are often suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues. Altha J. Stewart, M.D., psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, discusses the work being done to change the paradigm.
A national hotline allows someone in crisis to reach out by text 24 hours a day for anonymity and ease of use. Ashley Womble, MPH, head of communications for the Crisis Text Line, the first resource of its kind, explains how responding counselors are trained and the ways aggregated data from these text conversations can help improve community services for mental health in the U.S. and Canada.
A well-rounded approach to drug addiction treats the brain's rewards center, memory center, reasoning center and motivational center, and addresses a patient's underlying mental health disorder. Dr. Lloyd Sederer, M.D., distinguished psychiatric advisor to the New York State Office of Mental Health and author of "The Addiction Solution," explains this holistic way of treating chemical dependency.
Scientists can re-program adult skin cells and blood cells to behave like neurons in the laboratory to help unravel the course of disease and plan intervention before the onset of psychosis. Dr. Kristen Brennand, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomics, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, explains how these developments can advance the detection and treatment of schizophrenia, autism and more.
New perspectives on the role school, teachers and parents can take in normalizing mental health issues include school-based clinics, mental health curriculum and parent training. Dr. Ann M. Sullivan, M.D., commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, discusses mandated state education programs and new tools including a crisis text line.
New York-Presbyterian's Youth Anxiety Center Program Director Dr. Avital Falk, Ph.D., director of Weill Cornell Medicine's Pediatric OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders Program; and Research Co-Director Dr. Francis Lee, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry, discuss the latest treatment options geared specifically to young patients.
Pioneering work with magnets can help treat depression and other psychiatric conditions. Dr. Mark George, M.D., distinguished professor of psychiatry, radiology and neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina, explains the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a noninvasive procedure that stimulates nerve cells in the brain.
Ketamine, originally used as an anesthesia medicine and later abused as a "club drug," may be one of the most important developments for treating depression. Dr. John H. Krystal, M.D., chair of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and professor of translational research, psychiatry and neuroscience, discusses his groundbreaking study on the subject.