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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Late Bloom of the "Black Sheep" of Medicine: Psychiatry

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former American Psychiatric Association President Jeffrey A. Lieberman talks about the rise of psychiatry.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Rise of Big Data and the Death of Tin Pan Alley

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

How Big Data transforms our lives. The death of Tin Pan Alley. The stars and director of "Abundance.” The late rise of psychiatry. Catch Leonard speaking tonight at Queens College!

News

Talking About Cancer, Then and Now

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WNYC
In the past, doctors suggested that perhaps their patients should not be told they have cancer.

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The Takeaway

The Sixteen-Sided Woman

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shirley Mason, a psychiatric patient whose story was fictionalized in the 1976 movie "Sybil," prompted a spate of multiple personality diagnoses—some fed by hysterics more than truth. 

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The Takeaway

Simon Pegg's Search for the Secret to Happiness

Friday, September 19, 2014

In his long career, Simon Pegg has been known for playing a lot of unhappy characters. But in his latest project, he tackles the search for the secret to happiness.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Lifelong Struggle to Manage ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

Timothy Denevi was among the first generation of boys prescribed medication for hyperactivity in the 1980s, when he was six years old. Behavior therapy, antidepressants: nothing worked. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Punishing Misbehavior in Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to punish your children constructively. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Delusional Brains

Monday, July 21, 2014

Are delusions just the symptom of a crossed wire in our brains, or could the world around us be contributing? In an age of constant surveillance and online sharing, perhaps it's not crazy to feel like you're in "The Truman Show."

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BackStory

First Person

Friday, July 18, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Takeaway

How the ACA is Changing Mental Health Care

Friday, November 01, 2013

Though the federal insurance exchange site is still be plagued with technical bugs and people are continuing to receive policy cancellation notices from their insurers, there are still plenty of changes being brought about by the Affordable Care Act that many people are happy about. For example, many experts agree mental health care will improve due to the ACA rollout. Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, explains what changes to expect for the way mental health care is accessed and delivered.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Billy Crystal; M. Night Shyamalan on Improving Schools; Jojo Moyes' Latest Novel; Psychiatry and Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Billy Crystal talks about his long career, bringing his one-man show back to Broadway, and how he’s coping with turning 65. Director M. Night Shyamalan explains how he became an education advocate—and how we can close the achievement gap. Jojo Moyes discusses her latest novel, The Girl You Left Behind, about what happens when a young French artist goes off to the front during World War I. James Davies looks at why psychiatry is one of the fastest growing medical fields, and why patients aren’t necessarily getting better care as a result.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The State of Psychiatry

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

James Davies examines the current state of psychiatry and argues that the reliance on pharmaceuticals has compromised patients' wellbeing. Cracked: The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than ever before; and why the number of mental disorders keeps expanding.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

Monday, August 05, 2013

Psychiatrist Christine Montross discusses the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. In Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis, she looks at the grave human costs of mental illness and the challenges of diagnosis and treatment, and she confronts the larger question of psychiatry: What is to be done when a patient’s experiences cannot be accounted for, or helped, by what contemporary medicine knows about the brain?

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The Takeaway

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Biography

Monday, August 05, 2013

In this first installment in The Takeaway's series on post-traumatic stress disorder—commonly referred to as PTSD—we look at the disorder through multiple lenses. Former Marine and author of the upcoming book "The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder" David Morris joins us to discuss his personal experience with PTSD, as well as in the context of psychology, medicine, and literature.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

Friday, June 07, 2013

The America Psychiatric Association’s newly updated and revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is the result of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international mental health experts. The DSM is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. Dr. Michael First, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and Research Psychiatrist at the Biometrics Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, explains how clinicians use the DSM, how it’s put together, and why this edition has been controversial.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DSM Woes

Friday, May 03, 2013

Gary Greenberg, psychotherapist and the author of Manufacturing Depression and now The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry (Blue Rider Press, 2013) offers his critique of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that defines mental illnesses.

Event at Book Court in Brooklyn on Monday, May 20th @ 7pm.

 

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The Takeaway

Study Finds Common Genetic Thread in Five Psychiatric Diseases

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A new study published in The Lancet today has found a common genetic thread running through five well-known psychiatric diseases. Scientists hope the findings will clear up how these diseases are classified, moving from describing symptoms to identifying underlying causes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Stress, Part 1

Friday, December 14, 2012

This week’s Please Explain is all about stress—and why it can take a toll on our mental and physical health. We're joined by Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, looks at how stress affects our health and ways to cope with stress and anxiety in everyday life. He’s co-author of The Happiness Diet. And Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study at Yale University School of Medicine.

Please Explain Stress, Part 2.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rebranding Psychotherapy

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When Lori Gottlieb started her psychotherapy practice last year, she thought she’d have a steady stream of clients. Instead, she discovered that many of her colleagues are now marketing their services and re-branding them as life coaching or providing remote therapy in an effort to attract more clients and stay in business. She talks about whether psychotherapy has an image problem in her article, “What Brand Is Your Therapist?” which appeared in the November 23 issue of the New York Times Magazine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oliver Sacks on Hallucinations

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about hallucinations, which can be linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. His new book, Hallucinations, weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture’s folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition. 

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