New York, Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Season 6 of the public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which sheds light on common psychiatric conditions and societal concerns regarding mental health, is rolling out across the country starting September 11. The program aims to remove the stigma of mental illness, educate the public and offer a message of hope through personal stories and experts sharing the latest information on research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
#603 Anxiety In Children, Teens and Young Adults
New advances in therapies consider the brain’s dynamic reorganization during adolescence and incorporate technology like virtual reality and phone apps geared for young patients. New York-Presbyterian’s Youth Anxiety Center Program Director Avital Falk, Ph.D., and Research Co-Director Francis Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry, discuss the latest treatment options geared specifically to young patients.
#604 Youth Mental Wellness
New perspectives on the role school teachers and parents can take in normalizing mental health issues include school-based clinics, mental health curriculum to match existing programs for physical health classes, and parent training. Ann M. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health, discusses the impact of mandated state education programs and new tools including a crisis text line.
#606 Chemical Dependency and the Opioid Epidemic
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. 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, the role of the patient’s family, and new developments in non-addictive pain medication.
#612 Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Challenges
Decades of research into the factors that make people resilient after trauma has identified common factors people can use to train themselves to face challenges. These include optimism, having a role model, following a moral compass, reappraising and putting events in context, and finding a support system. Dennis S. Charney, M.D., world-renowned expert in neurobiology and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will discuss resilience and how his own research was put to the test when he was the victim of a violent crime.