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.... Show More

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February 20, 2020 19 min

Roz Malmaud, Ph.D., discusses what is all too common a palpably disruptive and destructive reality in many lives. She outlines the familiar characteristics and offers one therapeutic approach to the victims.

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February 15, 2020 19 min

Veterinarian Sid Lehr on the interwoven roles we and the bees have for our ecosystems and survival

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Psychiatrist Bruce Saltz speaks to the concerns, etiology, nature of, and recommendations to prevent and lessen the burnout. Done in partnership with the Palm Beach County Medical Society

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January 26, 2020 11 min

Larry Bush, M.D., who specializes in infectious diseases, gives a succinct overview of the virus, the specific history, of medical and social concerns, how to manage, etc.

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Anthony Miller, a physician and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, is part of the international EMR Scientist group’s petition to the UN and WHO to further study growing concerns and a growing database suggesting medical ill effects result from current extensive exposure to electromagnetic radiation, including fertility, cancer, developmental, school Wi-Fi, and other issues. The rise of the 5G cell phone system has un... Read more

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Shortly after Robert Kennedy’s assassination in 1968, Fred Rogers, also known as Mr. Rogers, addressed the issue of the impact on young children of the extensive media coverage of violence. This is a four minute excerpt from a show that spoke to these issues. The concerns are equally true today and what better gift to give our children than stimulating ideas in the adults around those children on how to cope with problems that are ... Read more

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Carissa Caban Aleman is a psychiatrist at Florida International University. She talks of her work in post hurricane Puerto Rico, gives us her hands-on experiences and templates on preparation and interventions, emotional issues, community activity, and also speaks to impending climate crises and changes that will need this type of planning and coordination’s.

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In 1999 the US Supreme heard argument and decided on issues that people with mental disabilities can live in the community, with caveats. Hear the argument and Judge Ginsberg read the decision.

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Terrance Glassman, an architect, was involved in the concepts and actual design of the space stations living spaces. He talks to the history and amazing challenges and notions necessary for the project.

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David Pollack, M.D., speaks to timely issues that include the CAARE program, the critical need to further train health care providers and others, of climate change first responders, the ‘once you know’ concept, his genuine belief that much can be done to prepare for the changes, etc.

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August 29, 2019 19 min

Janet Lewis, M.D., speaks to what is also being called ‘eco-anxiety’, about the emerging fears and anxieties stemming from climate changes, when people are overwhelmed by the rush of complex political and scientific declarations, of the need to discuss strategies to help adults and children deal with what they read and hear, the role of hope and advocacy, and so on.

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Elizabeth Hasse, M.D., defines air pollution, that the WHO ranks it as a crisis, and that the inhaled particles cause various psychiatric and medical diseases in our bodies. She also speaks to the importance of, and how to discuss air pollution, even with children.

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August 12, 2019 16 min

Aric Attas, an artist, twice suffered from cancers. Out of necessity he found ways to use art and music to ease his suffering. He now gives those techniques to others. He also speaks about the Arts in Medicine associated with the University of Florida and involvement in local cancer treatment centers. He was a guest on NPR in June 2019

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Robin Cooper, MD., describes growing research and concerns that heat waves do indeed alter behavior, including increased suicide and other violence, productivity, medical concerns and the need for proper hydration and cooling, education, interventions, etc.

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Insights From History That Explain Mental Health Approaches and Treatments. Fernando E Forcen, M.D. and Ph.D., psychiatrist and health historian, reviews the evolution of these topics from antiquity, through the Renaissance and later, mixing science and migrations, other cultural and societal issues up through today, etc., and the absolute value of this knowledge in modern mental health care.

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Andy Butler, M.D., researcher and clinician, updates on these biological systems and the current and hopeful future roles they will play in psychopharmacology.

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Samantha Saltz, MD, on diagnosis, interventions and treatments, family dynamics, marijuana use in this age group.

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The court asked if this is a legal, religious, medical, or other issue. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, that a right to abortion was implicit in the 14th Amendment as a right to privacy. Psychological aspects were also discussed. Soon again to be in the courts, this background might help. This is the 1972 hearing.

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The court asked if this is a legal, religious, medical, or other issue. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, that a right to abortion was implicit in the 14th Amendment as a right to privacy. Psychological aspects were also discussed. Soon again to be in the courts, this background might help. This is the 1971 hearing.

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Paul Hart. M.D., volunteered at Moria, the Greek Refugee Camp[. He reports of the medical and psychiatric services and needs the camps, costs, supply chains, reasons for the migration, etc.

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