Shrink Speak
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

Suicide is Preventable: Here’s How to Stop it - Part 2

Suicide is Preventable: Here’s How to Stop it - Part 2

September 4, 2018

In part 2 of this this special two-part episode on suicide prevention, Dr. Lieberman is rejoined by Columbia’s Dr. Kelly Posner and Dr. J. John Mann. Journalist, author, and adjunct professor at Columbia, Stephen Fried also joins the conversation to discuss the role and responsibility of the media when covering the difficult subject of suicide. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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

Suicide is Preventable: Here’s How to Stop it - Part 1

Suicide is Preventable: Here’s How to Stop it - Part 1

September 4, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. In a special two-part episode, Dr. Lieberman recently sat down to chat with Columbia’s Dr. Kelly Posner and Dr. J. John Mann to discuss the ongoing health crisis that is suicide in the U.S. following the suicides of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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

A Chat With Molly McCloskey Author of “Circles Around the Sun”

A Chat With Molly McCloskey Author of “Circles Around the Sun”

August 1, 2018

In a continuation of the "Voices In Mental Illness" series, Dr. Lieberman is joined by “Circles Around the Sun” author, Molly McCloskey.

Molly writes about her older brother Mike, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 23. By the time Molly was old enough to know Mike, he was effectively gone. It wasn’t until many years later that she discovered letters from her brother before he was ill, that she got to really know Mike.

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

A Chat With Nyna Giles Author of “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter”

A Chat With Nyna Giles Author of “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter”

May 21, 2018

In honor of mental health awareness month, I will be conducting a series of interviews with individuals who have made it their cause to talk about mental health year round. To kick-off the series, I’m thrilled to be joined by Nyna Giles, author of “The Bridesmaid's Daughter." Nyna is the youngest daughter of Carolyn Scott Reybold, a model best known as one of Grace Kelly's bridesmaids. Nina’s courageous and moving memoir of her mother provides a heartrending account of the fall from grace of a beautiful woman from a small Ohio town into the abyss of madness and homelessness, and its devastating impact on her family.

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

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Longevity

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Longevity

February 18, 2018

The first of a multi-part series debunking advertising medical claims that aren’t backed up by science. 

This "The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth” episode focuses on longevity. You may have heard the claims, but does the science back it up? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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

The Use of Recreational Drugs to Treat Psychological Injuries of Veterans

The Use of Recreational Drugs to Treat Psychological Injuries of Veterans

December 15, 2017

In this episode of Shrink Speak, Dr. Lieberman explores the growing trend of using recreational drugs to treat the psychological injuries of our military personnel. Along with how the VA is handling the mental health care of our Veterans.

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