Introverts and Extroverts “Best of Frager” guest: Anne Murray

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Tonight’s guest was Anne Murray (the FUN speaker). This show is part of our “Best of Frager” series and originally aired on November 2, 2014.

Website:  http://www.annemurrayfunspeaker.com

Anne Murray works with people who want to discover how personality impacts communication and how communication impacts success.

Anne Murray develops communication skills by training people and organizations to effectively recognize and improve personal and professional relationships.  Her engaging presence, insightful and practical communications tips are delivered with charisma and captivating humor.  Attendees   are typically empowered with information about how individuals and their connections to each other create the dynamics that run organizations.


 

Affectionately known as the “FUN SPEAKER”, Anne Murray connects with her audiences to entertain, inform, and inspire. She is known for her ability to deliver her unconventional wisdom with engaging style and respect. Her customized presentations are lauded for her charismatic presence, irrepressible humor and extraordinary insight into human behavior. Her credibility as a professional speaker originates with her degrees in psychology, counseling, and interpersonal communication.

As a child, Anne knew she was different. She later learned that this difference was actually a giftedness for empathy, creativity, playfulness, and spontaneity. These qualities often got her in trouble in the Real World, but served her well in succeeding. As a professional speaker, Anne is rewarded for all those qualities which can be misunderstood by the workplace organization. She offers her audiences creative thinking, receptivity and unconventional wisdom for reaching their full potential. They generally don’t realize how much they have learned until sometime the following week because her sessions are so much fun.

  • Degrees in psychology, counseling and communication
  • President of the Kentucky Speakers Association
  • Showcase Speaker for Kentucky at National Speakers Association convention
  • Certified type trainer by the Association of Psychological Type
  • Former university executive and teacher of interpersonal and
    organizational communication
  • Columnist for Today’s Woman in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Leader on Loan for the American Association of University Women
  • Former state president of the Kentucky Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors and the College Personnel Association of Kentucky
  • Named Citizen of the Year of Western Kentucky University by Associated Students
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies

WIT AND WISDOM WITH ANNE MURRAY, a series of one minute radio spots, airs twice daily. In syndication, this program offers communication tips for relationships at home and at work. Entertaining and informative messages are delivered to help improve the personal and professional communication skills of the listeners. Anne is a contributing writer for Today’s Woman, a magazine published in Louisville, Kentucky.

Her credibility as a professional speaker originates with her degrees in psychology, counseling, and interpersonal communication. Anne is President-elect of the Kentucky Speakers Association. A member of the International Platform Association, Anne is listed in the Association for Psychological Type Referral Network Data Bank. Qualified as a type trainer, Anne delights in working with organizations and corporations across the country.

As a university teacher of public speaking and interpersonal communication, Anne discovered the secrets of connecting with an audience and delivering a powerful, personal message. Her acclaimed sense of humor served her well in five different executive positions at Western Kentucky University, including Dean and Assistant to the Vice President. She is listed in Who’s Who in Professional Speaking, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders of America. Anne has been designated a Leader on Loan by the American Association of University Women.

Anne has served as the state president of the Kentucky Association of Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors and the College Personnel Association of Kentucky. She was chosen Citizen of the Year by the students of Western Kentucky University and holds memberships in Alpha Delta Pi Sorority plus the honor societies of Phi Eta Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa and Golden Key. Anne has two daughters, a Nashville attorney, and a Charlotte veterinarian married to a horticulturist.

AnneMurrayFunSpeaker.com is a resource for Organizations, Companies, Institutions and Associations who need to focus on interpersonal and organizational communications.  Additionally, it is here to support the attendees or Anne’s keynotes, seminars and executive sessions.   Finally, it is here for those who have an interest in personality type.

Related Links:

Extraversion and introversion   (A Wikipedia article)

15 Ways to Love Your Listeners: Connecting with Introverts and Extroverts   by Anne Murray

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Emergency Medicine ~ EMS, First Aid, Survival ~ Being prepared for the unexpected

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Tonight’s show was prerecorded. 

Survival Medicine – Dr. James Hubbard -

Website: www.TheSurvivalDoctor.com
Book: Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid

James Hubbard, MD, MPH, is one of the nation’s top survival-medicine experts. At his popular website, TheSurvivalDoctor.com, he writes about how to deal with medical problems in a disaster or whenever expert help is impossible to get. Dr. Hubbard is often featured in the media for his expertise and is the author of three books, including his latest, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid. He’s been a family doctor for over 30 years.

Questions:

1. You say your book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid, goes beyond the usual first aid book. What do you mean?
2. How can an average, non-medical person prepare for emergencies and disasters?
3. What sort of emergencies and disasters are we preparing for?
4. What supplies should we have on hand?
5. What about in your car? At work?
6. Talk about common medical problems and what the average person can do about them?
Wounds?         Burns?             Sprains or broken bones?
7. Why do you like honey so much?
8. What are some other good typical household items that could come in handy during an emergency?
9. What about herbs? Oils?
10. Besides the Living Ready book, what other resources do you have?
11. Spring is here. What can we do for allergies?
12. What about hot weather?
What are the dangers?
What can we do to avoid them? to treat them?
13. What about cold weather?
What are the dangers?
What can we do to avoid them?
for treat them?
14. What can you do about poison ivy?
15. Where can you find your book, Living Ready Pocket Manual: First Aid, and you other resources?

IN STUDIO GUESTS:

Christopher Lockets & Jenny Cravens

Major Christopher Lokits has been with Louisville Metro EMS since 2005. He has a degree in Para medicine from Western Kentucky University. He is also a certified instructor in ACLS, PALS, CPR, as well as a Paramedic/EMT instructor/evaluator.

Jenny Cravens has been with LMEMS since 2005. She has been a Quality Assurance Officer for the past two years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from U of L.

Related Links:

First Aid    (MedlinePlus)

Survival skills (Wiki article)

U.S. Army Field Manual (Survival)

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Right Size… Right Now ~ Regina Leeds

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  The guest tonight is REGINA LEEDS.  Her book is “RIGHTSIZE…RIGHT NOW!”   The subtitle is “The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move  STRESS-FREE.”  Her website is reginaleeds.com

  • Are you always looking for your keys, the remote and your glasses?

  • Do you stop to check Social Media and lose all track of time?

  • Is chaos ruining your relationship?

  • Have your children started picking up your ‘bad habits’ around the home?

  • Does your office look like the proverbial black hole of Calcutta?

  • No worries! You’re on the right page.

From Regina’s web page -

I call the system I developed over the years ‘Zen Organizingtm.’ I create an environment that nurtures and sustains you through all the challenge of life.  I save you time and money, as well as, emotional & physical energy.  Zen Organizingtm is fun and honors who you are as a human being. My clients are always shocked how much time we spend laughing while we clear the clutter.  There are general guidelines of course but when we work together I honor your quirks and your personal needs.  When you read my books you also have choices.  If I don’t honor your Soul the systems will vanish in a matter of weeks and the chaos will return. Who wants that outcome?

                                Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.

                               Looking forward I am filled with vision.

                               Looking upwards I am filled with strength.

                               Looking within I discover peace.

                                          Quero Apache Prayer

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Seasonal Affective Disorder [SAD] – Beating the Winter Blues ~ Dr. Rif El-Mallakh

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Tonight, from our “Best of Frager” archives…

Our guest this evening is Dr. Rif El-Mallakh, our topic is “Seasonal Affective Disorder [SAD] – Beating the Winter Blues.”

Dr Rif El-Mallakh -

Director, U. of L. Mood Disorders Clinical and Research Program

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Dr. El-Mallakh received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed a medical internship and one year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990. He spent three years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr. Richard Wyatt’s Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992. For the last 20 years he has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has performed basic work regarding ion dysregulation and development of an animal model in this disorder. His clinical research has focused on lithium, bipolar depression, and the deleterious consequences of antidepressants in the management of bipolar illness. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and two books. He has been funded by NARSAD, NIMH, and the pharmaceutical industry, has served as reviewer for both NIMH and the Canadian Research Council as well as reviewer for several psychiatric publications and smaller granting agencies. He has received over 24 awards, including the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and multiple Golden Apple teaching awards from the U of L residents.

Books by Dr El-Mallakh

Questions we will answer, time permitting:

What is SAD?
What are the symptoms of SAD?
How many people experience it?
When was SAD first identified as a condition?
What causes SAD?
Do you ever experience SAD?
What are the effects of the lie?
What are the treatments for SAD?

Related Links:

University of Louisville Depression Center

Depression  (MedlinePlus)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (MedlinePlus)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (wiki)

Bipolar Disorder  (MedlinePlus)

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Tony Safina (Tips from Tony & Dr. Stan) tony@iglou.com

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“Best of Frager” tonight presents Dr. Rif El-Mallakh.

Dr Rif Elmalach -     

Dr. Rif El-Mallakh received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed a medical internship and one year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990. He spent three years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr. Richard Wyatt’s Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992. For the last 20 years he has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has performed basic work regarding ion dysregulation and development of an animal model in this disorder. His clinical research has focused on lithium, bipolar depression, and the deleterious consequences of antidepressants in the management of bipolar illness. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and two books. He has been funded by NARSAD, NIMH, and the pharmaceutical industry, has served as reviewer for both NIMH and the Canadian Research Council as well as reviewer for several psychiatric publications and smaller granting agencies. He has received over 24 awards, including the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and multiple Golden Apple teaching awards from the U of L.

Questions for Dr. Frager:

  1. What is electro stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric problems?
  2. What type of psychiatric conditions may respond to electro stimulation?
  3. What types of electro stimulation are there for treatment of psychiatric conditions?
  4. How safe are these treatments?
  5. How effective are these treatments?
  6. How expensive are these treatments?
  7. How available are these treatments?

Dr. Michael C. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine and is the Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Pain.

Questions for Dr. Frager:

  1. What is deep brain stimulation?
  2. What are some of the medical conditions treated with deep brain stimulation?
  3. How is the stimulator placed?  Can you explain about the surgical procedure?  Response can be short or long, depending on the time.
  4. What are some of the newer indications for deep brain stimulation?
  5. What are some of the advantages of deep brain stimulation?

Related Links:

 Bipolar Disorder  (a galaxy of useful links at MedlinePlus)

Deep Brain Stimulation  (Wiki article)

Electroconvulsvive therapy  (Wiki article)

University of Louisville Depression Center

 

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Tonight’s guests are Drs. Michael Park and Rif El-Mallakh.

Dr Rif Elmalach -     

Dr. Rif El-Mallakh received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed a medical internship and one year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr. El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990. He spent three years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr. Richard Wyatt’s Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992. For the last 20 years he has focused his research on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness and has performed basic work regarding ion dysregulation and development of an animal model in this disorder. His clinical research has focused on lithium, bipolar depression, and the deleterious consequences of antidepressants in the management of bipolar illness. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and two books. He has been funded by NARSAD, NIMH, and the pharmaceutical industry, has served as reviewer for both NIMH and the Canadian Research Council as well as reviewer for several psychiatric publications and smaller granting agencies. He has received over 24 awards, including the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator from the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and multiple Golden Apple teaching awards from the U of L.

Questions for Dr. Frager:

  1. What is electro stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric problems?
  2. What type of psychiatric conditions may respond to electro stimulation?
  3. What types of electro stimulation are there for treatment of psychiatric conditions?
  4. How safe are these treatments?
  5. How effective are these treatments?
  6. How expensive are these treatments?
  7. How available are these treatments?

Dr. Michael C. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine and is the Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Pain.

Questions for Dr. Frager:

  1. What is deep brain stimulation?
  2. What are some of the medical conditions treated with deep brain stimulation?
  3. How is the stimulator placed?  Can you explain about the surgical procedure?  Response can be short or long, depending on the time.
  4. What are some of the newer indications for deep brain stimulation?
  5. What are some of the advantages of deep brain stimulation?

Related Links:

 Bipolar Disorder  (a galaxy of useful links at MedlinePlus)

Deep Brain Stimulation  (Wiki article)

Electroconvulsvive therapy  (Wiki article)

University of Louisville Depression Center

 

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Joyce Riley education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families

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Tonight’s guest is Joyce Riley
Website: www.thepowerhour.com

Ms. Riley is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her nursing career includes clinical positions of Staff Nurse, Patient Care Systems Analyst, Utilization Review, Nursing Instructor and Director of Nursing of an acute care hospital, long term care facility and home care agency. Her areas of nursing specialty are nursing administration, medical-surgical nursing and organ transplantation. She has presented at the National Institutes of Health, medical legal conferences such as the American Trial Lawyers Association, was host of her own radio talk show “Nurse Talk Radio-The Truth in Health Care”, and has guested on over 1500 radio and television shows, including Art Bell, Chuck Harder and Michael Reagan.

While employed at Bexar Count Hospital, San Antonio, Ms. Riley became involved in nursing medical malpractice issues after learning that Nurse Genene Jones was responsible for deaths of many babies in the well publicized “Baby Death” case. She has served as consultant and testifying expert for both plaintiff and defense medical malpractice cases for the last ten years.

Ms. Riley served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and flew on C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. She now serves as spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association who’s purpose is to provide education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families and to seek treatment for the illnesses that thousands of Gulf War veterans now suffer from.

Ms. Riley now resides in Versailles, Mo.where she is Host of The Power Hour, a three-hour syndicated radio broadcast Monday through Friday, 7-10 AM CST. Listen Live at http://www.GCNLive.com  or http://www.ThePowerHour.com  or SHORTWAVE FREQUENCY ARE: 7.490 & 13.845
Replay: 4.840 (2AM – 5AM CST)

Planned topics for discussion:

  • What is the significance of SSRI and antidepressant medication in the military and retired vets?
  • What is the “real” history of the use of medication and experimentation of the military and VA hospitals?
  • Tell us about some True stories of vets you’ve dealt with in and out of prison who committed crimes under the influence of prescribed medications.
  • Talk to us about Veteran homicide and suicide rates (not released or known).
  • What is the rate of medicated dependent children in the military?  What you can do?
  • What is the history of the use of drugs in the military, SSRI, antidepressants, uppers, downers, and Ecstasy?
  • What is the function of the VA and relationship to psychiatry as demonstrated by The Hidden Enemy?
  • Let’s talk about experimentation with Tuskegee Syphilis study and relationship to the VA system.
  • What is the financial relationship between pharmaceutical companies and the VA?
  • Is the PTSD diagnosis being used as a cover for other organic problems?  Who Benefits?
  • Why so many cardiac deaths among U.S. military?
  • Collateral damage in families (dependent children and spouses)
  • What can be done by the individual troops in and out of the military?

Related Links:

Veterans Crisis Line

 

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Richard Syrop Saving money as a passion

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 Richard Syrop is the author of  Effortless Savings: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Saving Money Without Sacrifice

His web page is http://effortlesssavings.com/

Richard Syrop grew up in a family that viewed saving money as a passion, hobby, and lifestyle. Over the years, he has seen and personally tested just about every saving method imaginable. Dissatisfied with conventional ways to reduce expenditures, Richard developed a unique approach to savings, which does not require consumers to give up their favorite products, entertainment or travel. He has taught these saving methods in seminars throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Planned topics for discussion:

  1. How did you conceive the idea for this book?
  2. In your book, you discuss renegotiating Pay-TV and Internet rates. Will you tell our listeners how to do this?
  3. What is the best way to reduce cell phone bills?
  4. What is the easiest way to lower insurance premiums?
  5. What are some simple steps to reduce home energy consumption?
  6. Most money management books discourage the use of credit cards.
  7. However, you encourage it. Why?
  8. You strongly recommend consumers keep their money in a rewards checking account. Can you tell our listeners about this?
  9. In your book, you mentioned that you and your wife made over $1,000 last year by capitalizing on back account signup bonuses. Can you explain how you did this?
  10. You encourage consumers to never buy extended warranties for products or services. Isn’t this risky?
  11. In order to save money on eBay, you recommend using a sniping service to  place bids seconds before auctions end. Can you discuss this?

Related Topics:

Effortless Savings: Websites of the Month

Extended Warranties  (Wiki article)

How to Negotiate with Cable TV companies  (eHow page)

How to Negotiate Internet Service (eHow page)

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Pediatric DepressionDr. Deborah Serani and Dr. Patrick Possel

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 Tonight’s guests are Dr. Deborah Serani and Dr. Patrick Possel

Dr. Deborah Serani is an expert in depression, specializing in its treatment and living successfully with the disorder since childhood. She is a licensed psychologist in practice twenty five years, an associate professor at Adelphi University, and author of the award-winning books Living with Depression and Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.”    Webpage:  http://www.drdeborahserani.com/

Planned topics for discussion:

  • Talk to us about why depression is the most common of all mental illnesses.
  • What are the differences between boys and girls experiencing depression during puberty?
  • Why is suicide more common among the elderly than in any other age group?
  • What are some reasons why depressed people may be afraid to seek treatment?
  • What is depression?
  • Is there a difference between depression in children, adolescents, and adults?
  • Why is there this big increase in cases of depression in adolescence?
  • What’s the reason for the gender difference in depression starting in adolescence?
  • Why is depression in adolescents so important?
  • What are risk factors for depression?
  • How do I know that my child has depression?
  • What treatments for depression are effective for adolescents?
  • Can we prevent depression in adolescents?
  • What are the problems with prevention of depression? Are there possible solutions?
  • Is there anything that parents can do to prevent depression in their children?

Dr. Patrick Possel has worked for 15 years with children and adolescents. Besides working clinically with minors, he has implemented 4 large scale studies to prevention of depression with about 2500 students in America and Europe and 2 longitudinal studies with 1000+ participants to better understand the origins of depression.

Related Links:

Dr Deborah Serani  (Wikipedia article)

 Depression  (MedlinePlus references)

 

DEPRESSION STATISTICS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

General Statistics

  • Depression is the most common of all mental illnesses.
  • Depression affects 121 million people worldwide.
  • Depression can occur in anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or background.
  • 1 in 10 people in the US live with depression. That’s about 19 million people who experience depression a year… or about the entire population of the state of Florida.
  • Over 300,000 soldiers returning from active duty experience a depressive disorder.
  • #1 cause of disability in the United States, according to The World Health Organization, is depression.
  • 53% of people believe that depression is a sign of personal weakness.
  • 68% of Americans don’t want someone with depression marrying into their family.
  • 58% don’t want a person with depression in their workplaces.
  • 38% believe people with depression are dangerous.
  • Suicide is a significant risk for anyone with a mental illness, but is exponentially higher for people with depression.
  • 80% of depressed people are not currently receiving treatment.
  • Depression is a treatable condition, with 90% of those who DO seek treatment experiencing recovery.

Children and Depression

  • Up to 1 out of 40 babies has depression.
  • 4% of preschoolers has depression
  • 5% of school aged children have depression
  • 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18.
  • Boys have higher rates of documented depression before puberty, whereas rates of depression increase for girls over boys during puberty.
  • Students with depression are twice as likely to drop out of school.

Elderly and Depression

  • Approximately 2% of people over age 65 living in the community (not living in nursing homes or other institutions) experience depression.
  • Suicide is more common among the elderly than in any other age group.
  • Recent NIMH studies show that 20% of older adults have subclinical symptoms that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for depression yet need increased health services.

Gender Differences

Women:

  •  15% of women experience postpartum depression.
  •  40% of women will not seek help for depression.
  •  Women internalize their depression, presenting with sadness and self-blame.

Men:

  •   7% of men experience depression. That’s over 6 million Americans.
  •   1 in 10 new fathers experience postpartum depression.
  •  50% of men will not seek help for depression.
  •  Men externalize when depressed, presenting with more irritability and anger.

References

Barney, L.J., Griffiths, K., Christensen, H. & Jorm, A. (2009) Exploring the nature of stigmatising beliefs about depression and help-seeking: Implications for reducing stigma. BMC Public Health, 9 (61): 1-11.

Bromet, E., Andrade, L. et al. (2011). Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode. BMC Medicine: 9(1): 90-101.

Dingenfelder, S. (2009). Stigma: Alive and well. Monitor on Psychology, 40(6), 56.

Eisenberg, D.; Goldstein, E. and Hunt, J. (2009). Mental health and academic success. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 9(1): 40-49.

Gotlib, I. A. and Hammen, C. L. (2010). Handbook of depression. New York: Guilford Press.

Griffiths, K.M., Nakane, Y. et. al (2006). Stigma in response to mental disorders: a comparison of Australia and Japan. BMC Psychiatry,6(21):1-21.

Kessler, R.C., Cox, B.J., et. al. (2011). The effects of latent variables in the development of comorbidity among common mental disorders. Depression and Anxiety 28(1), 29-39.

Luby, J., Si, X. Belden, A.C., Tandon, M. & Spitznagel, E. (2009). Preschool depression: Homotypic continuity and course over 24 months. Archives of General Psychiatry, 68(8):897-905.

Nock, M.K., Borges, G. & Ono, Y. (2012). Suicide: Global perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Survey. New York: Cambridge University Press

Piccinello, M. & Wilkinson, G. (2000). Gender differences in depression. The British Journal of Psychiatry,177: 486-492,

World Health Organization (2011). Mental health atlas. Geneva: World Health Organization

 

Ten Myths about Pediatric Depression
By
Dr. Deborah Serani

1.    Myth: Babies and children cannot be diagnosed with depression.
False. Babies and children can be diagnosed with a mood disorder. Called Pediatric Depression, this major health concern reveals that 4% of preschool aged children, 5% of school-aged children and 11% percent of adolescents meet the criteria for major depression.

2.    Myth: My pediatrician says my child’s moodiness it just a phase – and not to worry.  
False. General practitioners and pediatricians, while trained in aspects of mental illness, are not specialists. If you’re on the receiving end of a don’t-worry-it’s-just-a-stage response from your family physician, seek a second opinion from a mental health specialist.

3.    Myth: Good parents can always detect if their child is depressed.
False. Most children who suffer with depression keep their thoughts and feelings masked. The only way for parents to understand depression is to be aware of the age specific behaviors and symptoms. Depression is not a result of bad parenting.

4.    Myth: Pediatric Depression will go away on its own.
False: A serious mental illness cannot be willed away or brushed aside with a change in attitude. Ignoring the problem doesn’t give it the slip either. Depression is serious, but treatable illness, with a success rates of upwards of 80% for children who receive intervention.
5.    Myth: Talking about depression gives kids ideas and makes things worse.
False. Talking about depression with your child actually helps to reduce symptoms. Support and encouragement through open communication are significantly meaningful. This lets your child know he’s not alone, is loved and cared for.

6.    Myth: The risk of suicide for children is greatly exaggerated.
False. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in adolescents ages 15 to 24, and is the 6th leading cause of death in children ages 5 to14. Suicide is significantly linked to depression, so early diagnosis and treatment of pediatric depression are extremely important.

7.    Myth: Antidepressants will change your child’s personality.
False. Antidepressants normalize the ranges of moods in children who have a mood disorder – and will not change your child’s personality what-so-ever.

8.    Myth: Once a child starts taking antidepressants, he is on it for the rest of his life.
False. The majority of children who take antidepressant medication will stop their prescription in a careful and modified manner when recovery from depression occurs. This clinical state of recovery takes about a year or so to achieve.

9.    Myth: When a depressed child refuses help, there’s nothing parents can do.
False.  If your child refuses to go to talk therapy or take medication, there are things you can do. You can seek therapy with a trained mental health specialist to learn how to help your child in spite of the fact that he won’t attend sessions. In a crisis situation, you can drive your child to the nearest hospital emergency room, or contact family, friends or the local police for assistance in getting him there.

10.    Myth: Nowadays, stigma for children and teens living with depression has declined.
False. Though evidence-based research has shown depression is a real illness, stigma is on the rise instead of on the decline. There is so much shame regarding mental illness that statistics show only 1 in 5 actually seeks treatment. Studies have shown that knowledge of depression appears insufficient to dispel stigma. What does reduce stigma? Learning about positive and inspiring stories of people living successfully with depression.

Source

Serani, D. (2013). Depression and Your Child: A Guidebook for Parents and Caregivers. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

 

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The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.   More info:  Facts for Features: Father’s Day

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Chronic Pain Mr. Thomas Thornberry and Dr. Erica Adams

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 Tonight’s guests are Mr. Thomas Thornberry and Dr. Erica Adams

Website:  www.mentalmorsels.com

Thomas is a behavioral medicine specialist who earned his master’s
degree in clinical psychology at Morehead State University in 1997,
and a second master’s degree in public administration at Eastern
Kentucky University in 2013.  His professional interests are in health
and wellness practices, as well as the psychology of leisure.  Thomas
has worked extensively with medical patients, mostly those with
chronic pain, since 2001.  He currently provides pain-counseling
services at HealthPoint Associates.  He also writes a monthly magazine
column for Health Beat Magazine in Richmond, called Mental Morsels.

Planned topics of discussion:

  • Let’s start with defining the condition.  What do we mean when we say “chronic pain?”
  • Patients often say that their doctor has told them “you’ll just have to learn to live with the pain.”  Does that mean the patient is doomed to suffer the rest of his or her life?
  • Is it possible to die from pain?
  • Where do you think traditional medical practice has fallen the most short when it comes to helping people with pain?
  • What are some examples of “iatrogenesis,” of patients getting the wrong message from their doctor?
  • Are there people whose pain is “all in their heads?”
  • So is that why doctors refer patients to see counselors, when their problem is pain?
  • If a patient has had every medication imaginable and a ton of surgeries, how talking supposed to help?
  • How can anyone who doesn’t have pain possible understand what it’s like?
  • What kind of services can patients expect when they come to a behavioral medicine specialist?  What do you do with them?
  • How can spouses and families get involved in helping someone with pain?

Dr. Erica Adams

Dr. Erica Adams received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. Currently, she works as a health and counseling psychologist with Bluegrass Health Psychology in Lexington, KY. She is pursuing board certification in Health Psychology, and her special interest areas include chronic pelvic pain and gastrointestinal disorders.

Planned topics of discussion:

  • 1. What role does a health psychologist play in helping someone with pain?
  • 2. Does a health psychologist work with the patient’s other providers?
  • 3. You mentioned ‘biofeedback.’ What is that?
  • 4. What are some of the other coping strategies you teach patients?
  • 5. What are some of the effects of living with chronic pain?
  • 6. I imagine it also affects one’s family. What do you know about this?
  • 7. What kind of chronic pain conditions do you commonly see?
  • 8. What are some tips you can provide our listeners who are living with chronic pain?
  • 9. Do you work with people who are interested in getting off of or reducing their use of narcotics/pain medications?
  • 10. What are some of the reasons people end up wanting to stop those medications?

Related Links:

American Chronic Pain Society

American Pain Society

Chronic Pain  (wiki article)

Facts and figures on Pain  (American Academy of Pain Medicine)

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

Pain Management  (wiki article)

Pain Management and Prescription Drugs  (useful info re undermedication in the USA)

Pelvic Pain  (wiki article)

Diversion of Pharmaceutical Drugs  (useful and interesting article)

Title 21 United States Code (USC) Controlled Substances Act

 

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Illness Anxiety Disorder Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.

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Tonight’s guest is Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D                       

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. She completed her undergraduate studies at MIT and UCLA. She received her Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia.  Dr. Williams is currently a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), where she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board. She specializes in treatment of the most severe cases of OCD and related disorders.

Planned topics of discussion:

  • What is hypochondriasis?
  • What are the symptoms of hypochondriasis?
  • How common is hypochondriasis?
  • What is the public impact of hypochondriasis?
  • What is the relationship between hypochondriasis and health/illness anxiety?
  • What is the difference between hypochondriasis and OCD?
  • Are the symptoms just all in their head?
  • What causes hypochondriasis?
  • Can people with hypochondriasis have real medical problems?
  • What types of therapy are helpful for hypochondriasis?
  • What types of medications are helpful for hypochondriasis?

Related Links:

Culturally Speaking  (Dr. Williams’ blog)

Hypochondiasis  (article in Wikipedia)

Obsessive-Compulsive disorder  (article in Wikipedia)

 

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Media and Social Media Prof. David Levy and Ceradwen Bacon

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Tonight’s guests are Professor David Levy from the University of Washington with his student Ceradwen Bacon.

David Levy is a professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. He earned a Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University and a diploma in Calligraphy and Bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute in London. For over 15 years he was a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, exploring the transition from paper and print to digital media. At the University of Washington since 2000, he focuses on bringing mindfulness training and other contemplative practices to address problems of information overload and acceleration.

Ceradwen Bacon is from San Juan Island in Washington and has a background in design, art history and psychology.  She is currently living in Seattle working on her Masters in Library and Information Science.  Ms. Bacon works at a small, non-profit university library, helping faculty and students use technology in the classroom.

Planned topics for discussion:

  • How long have you been teaching at the University of Washington?
  • Talk about your class “Information and Contemplation?”
  • Why do you choose to begin each class with 15 minutes of meditation?
  • Do you feel that meditation should be a vital part of everyone’s ritual?
  • What is mono-tasking?
  • Why does society choose mobile communication rather than face-to-face communication?
  • Do you feel texting has a negative impact on daily tasks, such as driving, studying, etc.
  • What do you believe is the big reason so many people are more or less dependent on technology?
  • What are the risks of taking breaks from technology in today’s world?
  • Tell us more about the American culture of feeling the need to work 24/7 and how technology makes that a near reality.
  • Does the ability to have information at your fingertips instantly outweigh the drawbacks of missing out on things like conversation?
  • How have smartphones affected our dependency on technology and the Internet?
  • Do you think that companies should follow France’s lead and cut back on distractions with mandatory technology breaks?
  • How harmful could constantly being involved with technology be on family life?

Related Links:

Information and Contemplation – Teaching Students How to Unplug  (article in USA Today)

Monotasking   (definition in The Urban Dictionary)

How to Meditate  (an entry in WikiHow)

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Alzheimer Caregiving ~ Dr Karen Robinson, Ms. Bari Lewis

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Dr. Karen Robinson                            
Website: http://louisville.edu/nursing/programs-centers/volunteer-caregivers-program

Karen Meier Robinson PhD is Professor of Gerontology at University of Louisville School of Nursing and Executive Director of the Caregivers Program of Research (CPR).  She is an expert in care of persons with dementia and their caregivers.  She is founder and Executive Director of the CPR coordinating research, education/support of over 250 enrolled caregivers and family members.  In 2011 she was identified as an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

Topics for Interview:

  • What is the Caregivers Program of Research in the School of Nursing?
  • Who is eligible for the program?  Eligibility criteria?
  • What have you learned in your research?  Most important findings?
  • What is a Memory Café?
  • Tell us about collaborative effort between U of L School of Nursing        Caregivers Program and the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter?
  • When and where are meetings held?  Meeting monthly on the last Monday of month at 2p at Kaden Towers at Alzheimer’s Association office
  • How many Memory Cafes exist in Ky?
  • Where did concept originate?  What is background?
  • Describe what happens at the Memory?  What should one expect to happen?

Ms. Bari Lewis
Website: www.alz.org/kyin
24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900

Bari Lewis is the Director of Community Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association.  She holds a Masters in Gerontology and long-term care management, has 17 years of experience in residential long-term care, home and community-based services, in home care provision and guardianship. Bari serves on the Metro Elder Abuse Council and Governor’s Council on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Topics for Interview:

  • Why should women be particularly concerned about Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Why are early-stage programs like Memory Cafe important for persons with the disease and care partner alike?
  • What can early diagnosis do for both the person with the disease and the care partner?
  • So, I have been diagnosed, now what?

Related Links:

Alzheimer’s Disease  (MedlinePlus)

Alzheimer’s Caregivers  (MedlinePlus)

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Eating Disorders ~ Harriet Brown / Body of Truth

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Tonight Dr. Frager’s guest is Harriet Brown:

Harriet Brown is associate professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The author of the award-winning Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia, she has written for the New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, Psychology Today, and Prevention, among others. Her new book is Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight-and What We Can Do about It.

Other books by Harriet Brown.

Web site:  https://harriet-brown.squarespace.com/

Likely Questions:

  • What inspired you to tackle this topic?
  • You’re a journalist, not a scientist. Yet you’re challenging some of the work of scientists. What gives you the credibility to do that?
  • When did we as a country start caring so much about being thin?
  • Do you really think our culture’s emphasis on being thin is going to change? If so, what would it take to change it?
  • Is it just women who want to be thin, or is it men, too?
  • In your book, you talk about your fondness for the word “fat.” Why do you feel it’s ok to use it?
  • At what age do people usually start obsessing about their weight?
  • Can you tell us about your own struggle with body image?
  • One of your daughters struggled with an eating disorder. What did you learn from going through that experience with her?
  • What do we know for sure about the connection between weight and health?
  • Why do we keep looking for weight scapegoats, and what are some of the ones we keep finding?
  • What are some of the most surprising, or counterintuitive, things you uncovered in your research?

Related Links:

Eating Disorders  (MedlinePlus links)

Weight Control  (MedlinePlus links)

Quotes about diet  (from Goodreads.com)

Quotes about eating disorders  (from Goodreads.com)

 

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Intuition (Sixth Sense) ~ Dr. Laurie Nadel, Psychotherapist

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Tonight Dr. Frager’s guest is Dr. Laurie Nadel

Laurie Nadel is the author of six books, including the four-time best-seller Sixth Sense: Unlocking your Ultimate Mind Power. This breakthrough book on how intuition works in the brain is now in its 25th year. She has appeared on Oprah and is a regular guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential Within Your DNA, coauthored with James Baird, Ph.D., won the 2011 USA Best Book award in the Spirituality genre. Her memoir Dancing with the Wind: A True Story of Zen in the Art of Windsurfing (Paraview Press, 2001) was nominated for a National Book Award.

Dr. Laurie has taught intuitive leadership to executives from countries all over the world.

Currently, she is focusing on her private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Laurie runs free support groups for people in her home town of Long Beach, NY whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. After 9/11/01, she treated hundreds of eye-witnesses to the World Trade Center attack and ran a program for teenagers whose fathers were killed in the Towers.

With a dual career in psychology and journalism, she filed a series of reports on the psychological impact of 9/11 on people living in the suburbs for The New York Times’ Long Island section. (The New York Times shut the regional sections—Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester—in 2009.) Her primary beat was the marine environment, where she won two press awards for her “On the Water” cover stories. Her byline on more than 100 articles, including her religion column “Long Island at Worship,” can be found at www.nytimes.com.

In private practice since 1991, Dr. Laurie has helped thousands of adults and adolescents recover from life-shattering events. After twenty years working for such major news organizations as United Press International, Newsweek, ABC and CBS News, she changed careers, earning three advanced degrees through independent study. After earning doctorates in cognitive psychology and clinical hypnotherapy, Dr. Laurie completed a post-doctoral program, “Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine” at Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Mind-Body Medicine. In addition to her formal education, Dr. Laurie draws from her three decades of Buddhist practice and a decade of study with indigenous healers in South America.

Dr. Laurie Nadel has been designated a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals and was cited for her work at the WTC Family Center by New York State Governor George Pataki.

Books

Sixth Sense — Four-time best-seller, featured twice on Oprah
Happiness Genes (with James Baird, Ph.D.) — Winner of 2011 USA Best Book Award, Spirituality Genre (2010)
Dancing with the Wind — Nominated for National Book Award
Intuition at Work — Edited by Alex Pattakos, Ph.D.

Website: http://www.laurienadel.com

RELATED LINKS:

Intuition  (Wikipedia article)

Psychotherapy  (Wikipedia article)

Unlock Your Sixth Sense: Think Smarter, Not Harder   (article by Dr. Laurie Nadel)

International Remote Viewing Association

About Lyn Buchanan

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Anxiety ~ Dr. Tamar Chansky, “Freeing Yourself from Anxiety”

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Tonight Dr. Frager’s guest is Dr. Tamar Chansky

Tamar Chansky, Ph.D. is a psychologist dedicated to helping children, teens and adults overcome anxiety and make the mind a safer place to live

Dr. Tamar Chansky, a licensed psychologist, is the Founder and Director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She is the author of numerous books on the treatment of anxiety including the popular Freeing Yourself from Anxiety Series: Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, and Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Chansky is the creator of the educational website: worrywisekids.org. Her most recent book, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want is for anyone suffering from everyday worry, an anxiety disorder or depression.

Website:  http://tamarchansky.com

RELATED LINKS:

The Four Steps to Overcoming Anxiety  (by Dr. Chansky; not a substitute for reading her book, but how to do it in a nutshell)

Anxiety  (MedlinePlus)  

Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful – it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include

Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

Anxiety  (Wikipedia article)

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Relationships ~ Dr. Karyn McKenzie

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Tonight Dr. Frager’s guest is Dr. Karyn McKenzie

Dr. Karyn McKenzie has been a professor in the psychology department at Georgetown College for 19 years and currently serves as Department Chair, Division Chair, and Faculty Chair.  She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Kentucky.

For the past 15 years she has taught a Relationships course, which focuses on romantic relationships across the lifespan.  Topics covered include attraction, passion, conflict, jealousy,  betrayal, romanticism, and balancing work & family.  She regularly gives presentations on these topics as well.

Questions for Dr. Frager’s show:

 1)    Besides usually making life more fun, what effect does having a relationship have on our lives (e.g., health benefits, etc.)?

2)      What are some gender differences (and similarities) related to relationships?

3)      What are the biggest predictors of friendships?

4)      What are the primary reasons why people break up?  What are the biggest predictors of divorce?  

5)      Should fighting be avoided?

6)      What topics do couples fight about most frequently?

7)      Should couples live together before getting married?

8)      What are similarities and differences between couples, based on sexual orientation?

9)      What are characteristics of successfully relationships/marriages?

10)   How have romantic relationships changed over time – the past 50 years?

11)   How can people strengthen their relationships?

12)   Which personality characteristics are predictive of divorce?

13)   What is self-monitoring and how does it affect relationships and other life domains?

RELATED LINKS:

Intimate Relationships  (Source: Wikipedia)   “An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic or passionate attachment or sexual activity. While the term intimate relationship commonly implies the inclusion of a sexual relationship, the term is also used as a euphemism for a relationship that is strictly sexual.”

The Gottman Institute  The Gottman Institute is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationships. It brings the knowledge of research to therapists–and the insight of therapists to researchers. This link between research and practice reflects the collaboration of John and Julie Gottman, whose combined research and clinical experience is extensive, and incomparable.

 

 

 

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