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HEALTHY MINDS with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

NOLA Code:
HMJB 0800 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
13 / 30
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The Brain and Behavior Foundation
Connecticut Public Television
Year Produced:
Removing the stigma of mental illness

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#801 Chemical Dependency: A Holistic Approach to Treatment
Research into the commonality of brain patterns of chemical dependency and depression and aspects of relapse seen in the brain, as well as a focus on the social and economic factors of mental health, can help families treat and prevent addiction. Guest: Nii Addy, Ph.D., Albert E. Kent Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and the inaugural Director of Scientist Diversity and Inclusion at Yale School of Medicine.

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The brain biology behind relapse; the role of social and economic factors on mental health.

#802 Help for Veterans & Military Families: The Headstrong Project
A confidential mental health resource for active military and veterans treats the invisible wounds of war, lowers barriers to care, and serves the entire family facing a wide range of mental health issues including PTSD, chemical dependency, and suicide prevention. Guest: Headstrong Project CEO James D. McDonough, Jr. (COL U.S. Army Retired).

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Confidential mental health resource lowers barriers to care and treats the invisible wounds of war.

#803 Schizophrenia: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment
An overview to help understand the role of family history, negative symptoms, behavioral analysis, and prescription compliance for successful outcomes for treatment. Guest: Dawn Velligan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Behavioral analysis, prescription compliance and more factors of successful treatment.

#804 Suicide Prevention, Part One: What You and Your Family Need to Know
The latest research looking at the rise in rates among different cultural groups, effective prevention strategies, the myths and importance of communication with suicidal individuals, and more. Guest: Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a leader in the field.

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Research on rising rates among cultural groups, effective prevention, communication, and more.

#805 Suicide Prevention, Part Two: What You and Your Family Need to Know
The complicated grief of suicide loss, the importance of identifying risk factors and strategies for intervention as well as postvention, when suicide contagion is a concern, and more. Guest: Dr. Christine Yu Moutier, Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a leader in the field.

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Identifying risk factors, survivor grief, strategies for intervention and postvention, and more.

#806 Wisdom and Healthy Aging
Self-reflection, social connections, humor, and more factors that can improve neuroplasticity, as studies show the impact of mental health on aging. Guest: Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., former Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, and author of Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion and What Makes Us Good.

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Self-reflection, social connections, and more ways to improve neuroplasticity for healthy aging.

#807 Childhood Anxiety and Depression: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Recognizing anxiety or depression in children as young as preschool age, how to distinguish between a behavioral phase and a clinical concern, and knowing when to seek medical evaluation and treatment can be more difficult than with adults or even teens. Guest: Joan L. Luby, M.D., Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig, Professor of Psychiatry (Child), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Recognizing anxiety or depression in children and when to seek medical evaluation and treatment.

#808 Eating Disorders: Early Detection and Intervention
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and avoidant restrictive food disorder (ARFID) have physical as well as psychological impact, with the most severe consequences of organ failure and death. The latest research shows a genetic component to these defenses against underlying anxiety. Guest: Cynthia M. Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders, Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

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Treating anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and avoidant restrictive food disorder.

#809 Borderline Personality Disorder
Growing awareness of this mental illness characterized by heightened emotional response and volatile relationships, often starting as a teen or young adult, has led to more research in identifying the role of environment and risk factors, and new therapies to manage and treat patients with the involvement of their families. Guest: Edward A. Selby, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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Research in the role of environment and pre-existing risk factors in BPD has identified new therapies.

#810 Bipolar Disorder, Part One: A Conversation With Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D
The psychologist and MacArthur Fellow shares her experience as both a researcher and someone living with bipolar disorder, exploring the latest information about diagnosis and treatment for this mental illness that often strikes young adults during an already vulnerable time of life.

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The psychologist and MacArthur Fellow shares her experience as a researcher and patient.

#811 Bipolar Disorder, Part Two: A Conversation With Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
The psychologist and MacArthur Fello A Conversation With Kay Redfield Jamison, PH.Dw shares her experience living with bipolar disorder, and explains factors of heredity, the necessity of early diagnosis and ongoing treatment, and the role of parents in helping young adults manage their risk during the most common onset period of the disorder. Dr. Jamison’s many books on the subject include Fires in the Dark: Healing the Unquiet Mind.

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The psychologist and MacArthur Fellow shares her experience as a researcher and patient.

#812 Nami: National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Non-Profit Organization founded in 1979 by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness has grown into the largest grass roots mental health organization in the United States dedicated to building better lives for mental health patients with free resources, support, and events. Guest: NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.

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Non-profit founded by families impacted by mental illness provides free resources since 1979.

#813 Creating Community and Giving Hope: Clubhouse International
A social support membership organization designed to give people living with mental illness what they need beyond medication and therapy – help with securing jobs, education, housing, a safe space to find community, and more, where they can also give back to help others. Guest: Clubhouse International Executive Director and CEO Joel D. Corcoran.

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A social support organization designed to give opportunities to people living with mental illness.

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5/1/2023 - 4/30/2026
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Susan Hellman
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