The Experts Speak - An Educational Service of the Florida Psychiatric Society
Listen to 15-20 minute long interviews of experts on various topics related to mental and general health. The topics will be continuously expanded. The interviews are designed for both professionals and non-professionals. Topics range from climate change issues and the basis of new medication research, the effect of media on girls's self-images, discussions of violence, same-sex marriages, pollution, bullying, divorce, OCD, addictions, borderline personality disorders, mental health issues in the deaf, hallucinations, obesity, TMS, depressions, anxiety and stress, hypnosis, bullying, emotional and sexual abuse, MAOI, domestic violence, IBS, self-cutting, medication and children, eating disorders, medication metabolism and pharmacogenomics, forensic issues, dementia, suicide psychiatric treatment, love, care-giving youth, teenage LGBT issues, stuttering, play, PTSD, medication side effects, the effect of war violence on children, and so on. Please note that any opinion or position expressed in these interviews is not necessarily that of the host or of the Florida Psychiatric Society. Any individual treatment decision must be the product of a proper doctor-patient interaction. Likewise, new or additional information on each topic may have developed since the time the interviews occurred. Consult your physician for such possible changes. Additional production funding support comes from the Wellington Retreat, Florida. Knowledge has the power to understand and improve ourselves.... Show More
Lise Van Susteren, M.D., proposes that stresses produce an ‘Emotional Inflammation.’ She wrote a book about it, in which she discusses this interesting concept, its origins and manifestations, and the practical ways to reduce it. She discusses the covid and climate change stresses as well.
? Roz Malmaud, Ph.D., and Any Rosen, Ph.D., both seasoned psychotherapists, discuss some of changes, themes, and pivot points that telemedicine and the Covid crisis produce, and how it may modify – or not -- the styles and goals of psychotherapy.
Bashyam Iyengar, M.D., returns to expand on the reality of these issues, with a focus on the growing incidence of food insecurity, the types and origins of insecurity, interventions, etc., and the interplays within the above items. This is further highlighted by the current hurricane season overlapping the covid need for service reallocations and therefore limits of support systems.
Philip Landrigan, M.D., from Boston College, explains the nature, origin, and health impact of particulate matter in our air, that it can cause preterm births, cardiovascular and other diseases, of the wholesome advances we had made to reduce it, but now of worrisome new set-backs.
Travis Rieder, Ph.D., a bioethicist at Johns Hopkin Medical School, speaks to the problems he had in getting proper medical guidance to stop his pain medicine use after personally suffering a brutal accident. He is candid and open to the benefits and concerns of opioid use, acute versus chronic pain, and the need to educate prescribers how to properly start, and how to properly discontinue, pain medications. This is co-posted with ...
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, professor of psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg, gives a clear, 5 minute overview of brain function, socialization, problems with isolation, of how social network size is associated with survival, management, etc., both with covid and other crises. This, with permission, is the audio of his YouTube talk.
Kenneth Goodman, MD, a medical ethicist from Miami, candidly speaks to the state of, and changes within, medicine’s proper use of opioids, legitimate pain, addiction, medical education, the philosophy of medication marketing, the history of Pain As The 5th Vital Sign notions, etc. This is done in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
Bashyam Iyendar, M.D., practices family medicine with the homeless in Northeast Florida. He offers his observations about the not often considered associations of climate change (e.g., storms, etc.) and other similar events (e.g., Covid-19, etc.) that could also cause a fall into homelessness, and of how communities should understand, change, prepare, and respond.
In June 2020, the US Supreme Court ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender is prohibited by law. This has been called one of the most important legal decisions regarding the LGBT rights in the United States. An untold number of people suffer many mental health complications because of the fear of discrimination. Attached is the October 2019 oral argument and read the decision a...
Samantha Brooker and Kathleen Diamond from the Old Colony Hospice in Massachusetts, discuss the challenges for family, patients, and staff, as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, wanting to keep the hospice mandates, and trying to safely help everyone during this time of extraordinary multiple human tests. Hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
Robert Stutman, retired chief of the NYC DEA office, now works to reduce the origins and impacts of the opioid use disorder, about the on-going high overdose statistics, of political and socially meaningful issues of awareness, treatments, and stigma hurdles, etc. He also has concern about its co-morbidity with the covid pandemic. Many interesting thoughts. This episode is the project of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, and i...
Dolores Malaspina, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Mt Sinai Medical School, New York, on heat’s association to pre-term birth, to the combination of heat, use of psychiatric medications, and pregnancy, and also to the data suggesting later resultant psychiatric and medical problems, etc
Psychiatrist Samantha Saltz and Psychologist Robert Spiro engage in a lively and practical discussion on dealing with behavioral pressures and changes, fear and uncertainty, parental authority, honesty, the role of language style in families, etc., during this crisis. Hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
Drs. Pasternack, Schillinger and Strauss panel a detailed discussion of the current and potential long term post-pandemic effects of these stresses on physicians and others, with attention to time tested strategies and practical interventions. Hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
Infectious disease specialist Larry Bush, M.D., explains the concept and how it is used, especially in public health decisions. Timely information given the re-opening of areas of our community. He also updates regarding transmission, treatment and vaccine developments
Ramsey Pevsner, M.D., speaks with details on stress issues among physicians and their mental health issues, including the increasing suicide rates. This matter merges with the additional Covid-19 induced stress levels. These concepts also apply to many other professionals. Recorded February 2020, before the pandemic.
Hosted April 16, 2020, from the Palm Beach County Medical Society, these are some of the more established, practical, and durable suggestions to psychologically steady all of us through the related anxieties.
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