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A Grieving Nation: Coping With Loss, Unrest and Politics

A Grieving Nation: Coping With Loss, Unrest and Politics

October 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an emotional and economic toll on America, add in social unrest over racial injustice, political turmoil, and now the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the controversy filling of her seat. These events have created a cascade and cycle of emotional responses that are roiling the American population and collectively producing a sense of loss.

Joining Dr. Lieberman in this episode to discuss how to process it all, is Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center. Andrew is  the winner of the National Book Award for The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression and also wrote Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity; he is an activist in LGBT rights, mental health, and the arts; and his TED talks have been viewed more than 20 million times.  Solomon is also the former President of PEN American Center. To learn more about Andrew please visit www.andrewsolomon.com

Also, joining Dr. Lieberman is Kay Jamison, Co-Director of the Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Kay Jamison has won numerous awards and published over 100 academic articles. She has been named one of the "Best Doctors in the United States" and was chosen by Time as a "Hero of Medicine. She is also a best-selling author and her latest book, Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Biography in 2018. 

COVID-19 CRISIS: Grief and Loss

COVID-19 CRISIS: Grief and Loss

July 27, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the U.S. and world, how we live our daily lives have been utterly disrupted including how we process loss and handle grief. Grief outside of a global pandemic is difficult and painful to experience, and adding in the complexities of COVID-19, those experiencing grief may need a little extra help.
 
In this episode, Dr. Lieberman is joined by Dr. Katherine Shear, the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia School of Social Work and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shear is a world expert on grief and the founding director of the Center on Complicated Grief within the Columbia School of Social Work.
 
For links to resources on managing grief yourself or helping a friend or loved one manage grief please visit: complicatedgrief.columbia.edu
COVID-19 CRISIS: Pandemic Anxiety

COVID-19 CRISIS: Pandemic Anxiety

April 17, 2020

Anxiety is a normal emotion and it is to be expected during this unprecedented crisis. Anxiety increases when we experience uncertainty, are in unpredictable situations and feel unable to control our circumstances. In this episode Dr. Lieberman speaks with one of the leading anxiety and mood disorders expert in the world, Anne Marie Albano, PhD. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Albano discuss why it’s normal to feel anxiety during this time, and talk about support and resources available like; Columbia Psychiatry, American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America that can help you take control and structure your “new normal” during this pandemic.

If you or family member or friend is in need of immediate assistance please contact: Disaster Distress Helpline  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Textline Veterans Crisis Line 

COVID-19 CRISIS: Molecular and Serological Testing with Dr. Eldad Hod

COVID-19 CRISIS: Molecular and Serological Testing with Dr. Eldad Hod

April 6, 2020

In addition to the doctors and nurses on the frontlines, the unsung heroes during this COVID-19 pandemic are also those pathology personnel who are developing, validating and then bringing up to scale a method of COVID-19 diagnostics that previously never existed. In a process that usually takes months to years is now taking days and weeks because of their dedication and working 24/7.

In this episode, Dr. Lieberman speaks with Dr. Eldad Hod, Medical Director of Columbia University Medical Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine and Columbia’s COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory. Dr. Hod is leading the efforts to implement serological testing to identify patients who have recovered from this disease and who may qualify as convalescent plasma donors.

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 3: Dr. Ian Lipkin

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 3: Dr. Ian Lipkin

March 15, 2020

In this special three-part COVID-19 Crisis series, Dr. Lieberman speaks with renowned experts who have expertise in relevant disciplines that pertain to this COVID-19 pandemic.

In Part 3, Dr. Lieberman discusses the COVID-19 epidemic with infectious disease expert, W. Ian Lipkin, MD, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Lipkin and Dr. Lieberman discuss the nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, what it means for everyday people, and what people should expect.

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 2: Sid Mukherjee

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 2: Sid Mukherjee

March 15, 2020

In this special three-part COVID-19 Crisis series, Dr. Lieberman speaks with renowned experts who have expertise in relevant disciplines that pertain to this COVID-19 pandemic.

In part 2, Dr. Lieberman discusses the impact of the COVID-19 on medicine and society at large with Pulitzer Prize winning author and assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD.

 

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 1: Dr. Brian Fallon

COVID-19 CRISIS PART 1: Dr. Brian Fallon

March 15, 2020

In this special three-part COVID-19 Crisis series, Dr. Lieberman speaks with renowned experts who have expertise in relevant disciplines that pertain to this COVID-19 pandemic.

In Part 1, Dr. Lieberman discusses the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brian Fallon, MD, MPH, the Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Fallon talk about how people are being affected by and coping with the psychological impact that COVID-19 is having across the country and the world.

Mass Violence In America And Mental Illness

Mass Violence In America And Mental Illness

December 3, 2019

Mass violence events in America have been occurring unfortunately more and more frequently. After every event the conversation is always, “why does this keep happening?”. Fingers are pointed to things like access to guns and mental illness. But there is a serious and widespread confusion about mass violence and mental illness in America. In this two-part episode, Dr. Lieberman is joined by Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Michael First. Dr. First is a psychiatrist whose focuses is on the diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. Dr. Lieberman and Dr. First fully address and answer the question…”Is mental illness to blame for the rise in mass violence incidents in America”.

To find out more about Dr. Lieberman visit jeffreyliebermanmd.com

Military Mental Health

Military Mental Health

November 8, 2019
In honor of Veterans Day, Dr. Lieberman speaks with Dr. Yuval Neria about the current state of mental health resources and assistance available for our active duty, veterans, national guard members, along with their family members and what can be done to serve them better. Dr. Neria is a Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical center and Director of the PTSD Research and Treatment Program at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute along with being the Director of the New York Presbyterian Military Family Wellness Center. To learn more about the mentioned Man O’ War project discussed in this episode please visit mowproject.org
Live From The 2019 SXSW Podcast Stage: Toxic Effects of Childhood Trauma

Live From The 2019 SXSW Podcast Stage: Toxic Effects of Childhood Trauma

March 12, 2019

Shrink Speak took to the SXSW 2019 Podcast stage on March 11th live from Austin, Texas. In this special episode Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman was joined by Dr. Charles Nemeroff, the Director of the Institute for Early Life Adversity Research at the University of Texas Dell Medical School to explore childhood trauma live on the SXSW 2019 Podcast Stage.

Adversity and stress come in many forms throughout the life-cycle, however, it is especially pernicious in early life. Brain development during gestation, postnatally, infancy, early and late childhood is particularly susceptible to the potential of adversity to cause effects that are psychologically and emotionally traumatic and have enduring effects that impact the person’s behavior throughout life.

To find out more about Dr. Lieberman visit jeffreyliebermanmd.com

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