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The Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) is committed to help raise the standard of mental health by providing imaginative medical education that focuses on the highest level of learning. Each episode offers an opportunity to learn about current issues in psychiatry from key opinion leaders in the medical field. NEI's Podcast would be of value to anyone with an interest in neuropsychiatric diseases and psychopharmacology.
 
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What are the risk factors for pediatric anxiety, and how might those be altered by the pandemic? How can emotional intelligence and emotion regulation play a role in managing anxiety? What is self-efficacy, and why is it so important for managing pediatric anxiety? In this timely episode, we discuss how to manage pediatric anxiety with Dr. Krystal …
 
What has research shown about the effectiveness of psychedelic or dissociative agents in the treatment of addiction? What is pharmacological extinction? What types of addictions have been researched, using this method as a treatment approach? In Part II of this special series, the PsychopharmaStahlogy Show Dr. Andrew Cutler asks Dr. Stephen Stahl t…
 
What are the greatest mental health disparities in this population? What has been particularly challenging for the transgender population during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can clinicians help recognize and treat the mental health needs of patients in the LGBTQ community, if they do not have advanced or specialized training for this population? In t…
 
What types of psychotherapies are typically used in conjunction with these dissociative agents? How does psilocybin differ from ketamine for the treatment of mental health conditions? What are the risks, if any associated with this type of therapeutic approach? In Part I of this special series, the PsychopharmaStahlogy Show Dr. Andrew Cutler asks D…
 
In this excerpt, taken from his presentation on the mental health consequences of COVID-19 for 2020NEIMax!, Dr. Sauve' addresses the rise in substance use disorders, and domestic violence as a result of the 2020 pandemic. Dr. William M. Sauvé received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Mary…
 
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health around the world. Can you share some findings with us on the effect of COVID-19 on mood disorders from the CLIMB study that was conducted this year? What were some of the new FDA approvals for medications that happened this year? In this episode, Dr, Cutler addresses t…
 
Neurodegenerative disorders have become increasingly prevalent today and can often be accompanied by dementia and other neuropsychiatric conditions such as psychosis. It is important to be able to differentiate psychosis that is associated with various types of dementia, while this can be challenging to clinicians. However, there are several existi…
 
Despite increasing evidence that bipolar disorders often emerge in adolescence, only about half of adolescents with a bipolar disorder receive mental health care. Research has shown that an early onset of a bipolar disorder, concomitant with a poor diagnosis and lack of treatment, can have lifelong devastating effects for the patient. Adults and yo…
 
How can someone tell whether they are experiencing chronic levels of stress? The holidays are typically a great source of stress for most people. What are the unique challenges that we face this year in terms of the holidays during a pandemic? In this timely interview, Dr. Jennifer Love addresses these important questions, and so much more in this …
 
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, face, trunk, and extremities that occur in patients treated with dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs). Patients can have symptoms that persist for months, years, or even permanently. Greater awareness about risk factors and which agents m…
 
What are the most common reasons for insomnia? What is effective for treating insomnia? Can you explain sleep hygiene? In Part 2 she answers these questions and so much more! Dr. Jade Wu is a licensed clinical psychologist, sleep researcher, and host of the Savvy Psychologist podcast. She is a frequent guest on popular radio and podcast shows such …
 
How do we know how much sleep we actually need? Are devices like the FitBit accurate at tracking what stage of sleep we’re in, according to heart rate? How does substance abuse contribute to nightmares? In this episode of the NEI Podcast, psychiatrist and sleep researcher, Dr. Jade Wu answers these questions and so much more! Learn about her cuttin…
 
How are social media platforms being used for negativity and what can people do to protect their mental health on these platforms? How have you used Tiktok and other social media platforms to help remove the stigma associated with mental health conditions, and to make a positive impact in the adolescent population? In this episode, we interview psy…
 
What is an ecological momentary assessment? How are ecological momentary interventions powerful and helpful in a clinical research setting? Learn more about how digital technology, smart phone applications, electronic surveys, and wearable devices can help in both the clinical research and the clinical treatment arena. In this fascinating interview…
 
Opioid addiction, abuse, and overdose have all grown to epidemic proportions in the United States as well as worldwide in recent years—such information is no longer up for debate. With an estimated 400,000 persons using illicit opiates each month, and another 4 million reporting use of prescription pain relievers for nonmedical purposes, in the Uni…
 
September is National Recovery Month! In this invigorating interview with addiction expert, Dr. Nzinga Harrison, we discuss the need for removing the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the topic of addiction, and how to apply treatment strategies focused on understanding compassion, and evidence-based scientific research. When it comes to addict…
 
When it comes to serious mental illness (SMI), mental health professionals work hard to help remove the associated negative stigma, and to educate patients and caregivers to help them thrive. In this episode, we interview two clinical experts who are part of an interdisciplinary team at the APA/SMI Advisor program. This joint initiative between the…
 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is highly comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, there may be many overlapping symptoms between ASD and ADHD that make it difficult to distinguish between these disorders. In this fascinating episode, Dr. David Goodman examines the history o…
 
What specific issues do female nurse practitioners, or physicians treating mental health face in the workplace? What are some of the work-life issues that women face, when it comes to balancing a career in medicine with family? What are the research findings on sexual harassment toward women in the mental health profession? In this important episod…
 
Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating disorder that creates a substantial burden not only for patients but also for their families. The high rates of treatment resistance, relapse rates, and incidence of adverse side effects in patients with schizophrenia suggest that a major treatment gap continues to exist. Given the high rates of treatment…
 
What are some of the difficulties that Muslim Americans face today, and what was the reason behind the creation of the Muslim Wellness Foundation? How does stigma about mental health problems uniquely impact the Muslim American community? What are some of the psychosocial issues and challenges that Black Muslim American's experience? In this import…
 
The years 2019-2020 brought to us coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), resulting in an unprecedented global pandemic. Emerging data, historical studies, and expert opinion point to a tremendous impact of COVID-19 on the development and exacerbation of psychiatric issues. This issue is compounded by the fact that access to mental health care service…
 
What exactly is brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF? What is the relationship between neuroinflammation, BDNF, and depression? What are ways that we can naturally stimulate increases in BDNF? In this exciting interview, psychiatric nurse practitioner, Michelle Novella answers all these questions and more! Michele Novella, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC…
 
Healthcare workers on the frontline, working to save patients with the COVID-19 virus, during this pandemic have been especially vulnerable to mental health consequences and trauma. In the early stages of the global shut-down, Dr. Mona Masood launched the Physician Support Line, a volunteer hotline to support physicians and healthcare providers who…
 
Methamphetamine is an extremely serious problem in the United States, and it remains one of the most commonly misused stimulant drugs in the world. There are severe psychological, and medical consequences from methamphetamine misuse and abuse. This poses a particular challenge for clinicians treating patients for mental health conditions that are c…
 
What is the prevalence of bipolar disorder in the pediatric population and does this change, depending on age? What are important tips for recognizing hypomania in children, and diagnosing children with mixed depression? In this episode, we address these questions and more with pediatric psychiatrist, Dr. Manpreet Singh. Dr. Singh is Associate Prof…
 
Healthcare disparities occur around the world, due to a complex, multifaceted situation that results from socioeconomic hardships, psychosocial stress, and cultural differences. In the United States, these disparities are often seen in minority communities, such as Hispanics and Black Americans. When a pandemic, such as COVID-19 occurs, it can expo…
 
Food and beverages interact with certain psychiatric medications to alter their pharmacokinetic properties, resulting in potentially unintended health outcomes. In this podcast episode, Dr. Rajnish Mago describes common food and beverages that interact with psychiatric medication and provides recommendations for avoiding unintended food-drug intera…
 
With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, mental health concerns are on the rise. What do we know about the relationship between suicide risk and previous pandemics or natural disasters? How do we distinguish between behavior that seems like appropriate coping during this time and behavior that should raise a red flag? What are some protective factors aga…
 
What is the evidence that exercise is at least as effective as medications for the treatment of mental health disorders, such as depression? Can you share any research findings on the effects of exercise for patients with traumatic brain injury? If you have questions like these, you won't want to miss this episode with psychiatrist and renowed auth…
 
Given the recent COVID-19 virus pandemic, how is pediatric anxiety influenced by things like the media, parental attitudes, and the family environment? How effective is telepsychiatry for pediatric patients? If you have these types of questions you won't want to miss this timely and important interview with psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Strawn! In this …
 
How do you manage billing and insurance for telepsychiatry? What are some challenges to treating patients who may not be tech saavy? In part 2 of this episode, we address these questions and more, providing you with the most current information on the practical implications of telepsychiatry in our interview with psychiatric nurse practitioner, Mic…
 
In this episode, we discuss the importance and practical implications of telepsychiatry in the field of mental health, with psychiatric nurse practioner, Michele Novella. Has your practice been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? In part 1 of this episode, Michele takes you step-by-step through the process of implementing telepsychiatry into your pr…
 
In this episode, we raise awareness about a forgotten, yet extremely vulnerable population at high risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI). What are ways that we can better screen for patients who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV)? How are types of brain injuries unique in this population? Are there neuroimaging techniques that can mor…
 
What are ketones and how are they related to mental health? What is the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and the ketogenic diet? What is the carnivore diet? If these are some of your questions when it comes to nutrition and mental health, you won't want to miss Part II of this exciting interview with Dr. William Sauve'!…
 
Are carbohydrates bad for me? Is the ketogenic diet good for the brain? What is the carnivore diet? These are questions that concern many people today, especially if you're interested in nutrition and the brain. In Part I of this episode we dive into this hot topic with Dr. William Sauve', where we discuss many of these questions and more! Dr. Will…
 
In this episode, we dive into a topic that is not talked about enough, yet many clinicians experience assault by patients. Here, we address how to identify risks, how to decrease escalation from agitation to aggression, and how to cope after a violent event has occurred with a patient. Dr. Rona Hu is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Stanfo…
 
In Part II of this episode, we continue to take a look back at 2019 with Dr. Andrew Cutler, as we reflect on the most FDA approvals, exciting research findings and all the important updates in psychopharmacology that could impact your practice. Dr. Andrew Cutler is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI). He has de…
 
In this episode, we take a look back at 2019 with Dr. Andrew Cutler, as we reflect on the most FDA approvals, exciting research findings and all the important updates in psychopharmacology that could impact your practice. Dr. Andrew Cutler is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI). He has deeply rooted knowledge i…
 
In this episode, we interview Dr. Donna Wilcock, about her cutting-edge research on the role of inflammation, vascular impairment, and cerebrovascular disease on Alzheimer's disease! Dr. Donna Wilcock is a Professor of Physiology at the University of Kentucky and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.
 
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