The Experts Speak - An Educational Service of the Florida Psychiatric Society

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.

Episodes

April 4, 2021 24 min
Saerina Tauritz speaks to how she grew up and the style of her life given her parent's frightful history and experiences. She is a 2G. Her mother escaped from a death march, Much more.
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Richard Saitz, M.D, from Boston, speaks to the strengths, weaknesses, and importance of standardized scales such as the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment), to identify patients with risky substance use patterns that need acknowledgement and treatment. Conjointly produced with the Palm Beach County Medical Society.
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Peter Grinspoon, M.D., from Boston, speaks to his own addiction and recovery. He follows with a frank and energetic focus on the how and why of addicted physicians, the role of medications and buprenophine, what is helpful to recovery, the position of regulatory agencies, basic definitions of addiction, etc. Done in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Medical Society. February 2021
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Sean Fogler, M.D., discusses his history and recovery. He addresses key mental health needs for physicians, professional attributes that can impede recovery, stigma, personal connections, how he maintains recovery, addiction as a disease, etc., all done with sincerity, candor and hope. This interview done with the Palm Beach County Medical Society Medlinks. January 2021
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December 22, 2020 20 min
Robert Gould, MD, reminds us these devices remain to be real dangers to our ecosystems and our lives and community. He speaks to the history, the treaties, and what is being done or needed to to prevent the very real dangers.
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Larry Bush, M.D., infectious disease specialist, discusses the origin and expected clinical benefits of the vaccines now appearing, when to use them, of multiple vaccinations, different age and risk groups, etc. November 2020.
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Kathleen Brady, M.,D., Ph.D., from the Medical University of South Carolina, addresses the changing relationships in our society to marijuana as a medicine. She speaks to what is known and not known about the common and current formulations of cannabis use, what clinical signals are being seen, the need for additional studies, etc. November 2020
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Benjamin Bowser, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, California State University, speaks directly and openly to the various material aspects of racism, and that ground level cultural changes must occur for further tangible and substantive changes to occur. October 2020
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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.
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? 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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A friend sent me this link. I am still looking for hard data on the producers. Many thanks to them, however. This piece is too important not to immediately distribute. July 2020
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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