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Sleep’s Relationship to Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. John Winkelman. They talk about the importance of sleep for our mental health, how our sleep cycles impact our quality of life, as well as ways to treat sleep disorders and mental health conditions.

John Winkelman, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and chief of the Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Winkelman previously was medical director of the sleep program at McLean Hospital and subsequently medical director of the sleep laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has lectured in and directed national and international post-graduate medical education courses on sleep disorders.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/8mn
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/8b5d83

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

The Truth About Trauma

Jenn talks to Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC. They discuss the complexities of psychological trauma and PTSD, signs and symptoms of these conditions, and ways to help navigate emotionally traumatic experiences.

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at McLean Hospital’s Hill Center for Women, where she works on a multidisciplinary team. She provides trauma-informed medication management in individual treatment and facilitates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and skills-based PTSD groups.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/14l
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/jm9

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Let’s Talk About Child and Teen Mental Health

Today we talk to Dr. Lisa Coyne about child and teen mental health—discussing ways to navigate various conditions in kids and teens, methods to cope with anxiety around school, and strategies to develop a close bond with our children.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/z60
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/mo4

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Helping Someone Who’s Struggling With Addiction

In this episode, Rocco A. Iannucci, MD, and Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP, discuss how to approach the topic of addiction, ways to navigate the uncertainty of a hard conversation, and what to do if other close family members are also struggling with their own addictions or mental health challenges.

Dr. Rocco Iannucci is the director of Fernside, a McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Program. His clinical interests include treatment of people with severe substance use disorders and those with coexisting mental health conditions.

Michael Walsh, MS, MCAP, CIP, is president and chief executive officer of Duke Behavioral Health, a consulting, intervention, and coaching company. He is a master’s level certified addiction professional (MCAP) and certified intervention professional (CIP).

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/55620
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/dtw

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

What BPD Can Teach You About Managing Emotions

In this episode, Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD, provides tips on managing emotions that she has learned from treating patients with borderline personality disorder—including ways to manage crises through emotional regulation.

Dr. Lois Choi-Kain is the director of the Gunderson Personality Disorders Institute at McLean Hospital. The Gunderson Institute provides intensive, specialized programs to train clinicians in evidence-based treatment methods, including mentalization-based treatment (MBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and DBT for post-traumatic stress disorder (DBT-PTSD).

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/abx
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/pgq

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Taking Back Life From Anxiety’s Grip

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Coyne discusses ways to identify anxiety vs. stress, talks about proven methods to offset our anxieties, and discusses strategies to help our loved ones—and ourselves—navigate having rational and irrational fears.

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/cbl
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/m3r

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Go From Stressed Worrier to Stress Warrior

In this episode, Chris Palmer, MD, provides tips on stress management, ways to reshape our stress reactions, explains the impact of stress and anxiety on our lives, and answers related questions from the McLean community.

Dr. Palmer is the director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and specializes in treatment-resistant mental illness and the use of the ketogenic diet in psychiatry.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/yxo
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/9eh

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Whatever Happened to Mindful Things?

Jenn provides an update on what we were up to during 2020 and shares exciting news about what Mindful Things will look like in 2021 and beyond.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/ja9

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to educate about, encourage compassion around, and reduce the stigma related to mental health and wellness. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2021 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Forensic Psychiatry and Terrorism

Trevor talks to Jacob Holzer, MD, a clinical staff associate in McLean’s Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services and a forensic psychiatrist.

Forensic psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry that deals with the assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders in prisons, secure hospitals, and the community.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

– Dr. Holzer discusses the mental illnesses that can be involved in lone actor terrorism (27:10)
– Dr. Holzer discusses the case of Anders Breivik, a far right terrorist who committed the 2011 Norway attacks (29:40)

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– Jacob Holzer profile: mclean.link/dah
– McLean’s Jacob Holzer, MD, Wins Award for Work in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry: mclean.link/dcu

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2020 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Adolescents, Adults, and ADHD

Trevor talks to Roberto Olivardia, PhD. Dr. Olivardia specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and challenges facing students with learning differences.

Dr. Olivardia discusses what ADHD is, myths around the diagnosis, and strategies for managing ADHD. He also shares his own experience of living with ADHD and raising a son with the same condition.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

– Dr. Olivardia discusses that the concept of adult ADHD didn’t exist until the mid-90s (03:52)
– According to Dr. Olivardia, ADHD isn’t a mental illness but a “condition of neuro-diversity” (37:25)
– Dr. Olivardia shares some strategies for managing ADHD (01:03:47)

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– Roberto Olivardia profile: mclean.link/3hx
– Stop Worrying and Start Living With ACT Therapy: mclean.link/iop
– ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know: mclean.link/yk7
– Asking the Hard Questions About ADHD: mclean.link/wab

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The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

© 2020 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

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