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Helping Older Adults Manage Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Jeff talks to Dr. Brent Forester about dementia and other cognitive disorders that are often found in older populations. They discuss the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how to navigate treatment and support a loved one living with these conditions, and some of the current research going into the future of dementia care.

Brent Forester, MD, MSc, has served as the chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Dementia Care and Behavioral & Mental Health Population Health Management for Mass General Brigham. His research has focused on novel treatment approaches to manage the disabling behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression.

RELEVANT CONTENT:
– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/th7
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/o67

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Recognizing and Understanding Complex PTSD

Jeff talks to Patricia Mangones, a nurse practitioner at McLean’s partial hospital trauma program, about complex PTSD. They discuss the ways in which it differs from PTSD, and what clinicians, patients, and loved ones should be aware of both in diagnosing the illness and in the treatment process.

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, started at McLean Hospital in 2013 as a staff nurse for the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Recovery Oriented Practices Committee and has been a preceptor for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students.

RELEVANT CONTENT:
– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/eg1
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/sh2

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Recognizing and Understanding Complex PTSD

Jeff talks to Patricia Mangones, a nurse practitioner at McLean’s partial hospital trauma program, about complex PTSD. They discuss the ways in which it differs from PTSD, and what clinicians, patients, and loved ones should be aware of both in diagnosing the illness and in the treatment process.

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, started at McLean Hospital in 2013 as a staff nurse for the Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Inpatient Program. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Recovery Oriented Practices Committee and has been a preceptor for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students.

RELEVANT CONTENT:
– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/eg1
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/sh2

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Supporting the Mental Health of Student Athletes

Jeff talks to Cali Werner about her experiences as a student athlete with mental health challenges. They discuss the accessibility of mental health care for student athletes, and where students should turn for help. They also talked about ideas for how coaches and school counselors can better support the mental health of their athletes.

Cali Werner, LCSW, is a clinician and researcher with expertise in OCD and related anxiety disorders and their impact on competitive athletes. She is also a highly successful distance runner and mental health advocate. She received her master’s in social work from Baylor University and credits her own OCD diagnosis with leading her to a career of providing evidence-based care.

RELEVANT CONTENT:
– More about the episode: mclean.link/ey7
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/bc5

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Supporting the Mental Health of Student Athletes

Jeff talks to Cali Werner about her experiences as a student athlete with mental health challenges. They discuss the accessibility of mental health care for student athletes, and where students should turn for help. They also talked about ideas for how coaches and school counselors can better support the mental health of their athletes.

Cali Werner, LCSW, is a clinician and researcher with expertise in OCD and related anxiety disorders and their impact on competitive athletes. She is also a highly successful distance runner and mental health advocate. She received her master’s in social work from Baylor University and credits her own OCD diagnosis with leading her to a career of providing evidence-based care.

RELEVANT CONTENT:
– More about the episode: mclean.link/ey7
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/bc5

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

Jeff talks to Dr. Jeff Day about mental health and the LGBTQ+ community. Jeff Day touches upon some of the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community members face regarding mental health, and the challenges they come across in receiving care. He also offers his recommendations of resources that can help make these challenges easier to work through.

Jeff Day, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CNEcl, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Rory Meyers. He is an expert in the field of LGBTQ+ medical care and is chair of the Nursing Section of GLMA (Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). He also launched and teaches one of the first elective courses on LGBTQ+ Health in the country at NYU Rory Meyers.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/1oy
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/khq

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

Jeff talks to Dr. Jeff Day about mental health and the LGBTQ+ community. Jeff Day touches upon some of the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community members face regarding mental health, and the challenges they come across in receiving care. He also offers his recommendations of resources that can help make these challenges easier to work through.

Jeff Day, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CNEcl, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Rory Meyers. He is an expert in the field of LGBTQ+ medical care and is chair of the Nursing Section of GLMA (Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). He also launched and teaches one of the first elective courses on LGBTQ+ Health in the country at NYU Rory Meyers.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/1oy
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/khq

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

Jeff talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about different eating disorders and body image issues and ways to recognize and address them. They discuss the importance of getting help if someone is living with an eating disorder or struggling with a body image challenge. Roberto emphasizes that recovery is always possible, especially once the right professionals are involved.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, has been treating patients for the last 20 years since his internship at McLean Hospital. He runs a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADD/ADHD, skin picking disorder, and males with eating disorders. Dr. Olivardia also treats patients with other anxiety and mood disorders.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/afk
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/68w

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Recognizing and Addressing Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

Jeff talks to Dr. Roberto Olivardia about different eating disorders and body image issues and ways to recognize and address them. They discuss the importance of getting help if someone is living with an eating disorder or struggling with a body image challenge. Roberto emphasizes that recovery is always possible, especially once the right professionals are involved.

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, has been treating patients for the last 20 years since his internship at McLean Hospital. He runs a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADD/ADHD, skin picking disorder, and males with eating disorders. Dr. Olivardia also treats patients with other anxiety and mood disorders.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: mclean.link/afk
– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/68w

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale about identifying and addressing perfectionism in kids and teens. Elizabeth explains the varying signs and symptoms of perfectionism, shares short- and long-term impacts of unaddressed perfectionism, and answers audience questions about how we can teach our loved ones—and maybe even ourselves—to foster a growth mindset.

Elizabeth McIngvale, PhD, LCSW, is the director of the McLean OCD Institute Houston, founder of Peace of Mind, and manager of OCDChallenge.org. Dr. McIngvale engages in clinical work, research, and advocacy aimed at improving OCD treatment and access to care.

RELEVANT CONTENT:

– More about the episode: https://mclean.link/9rk
– Read the episode transcript: https://mclean.link/wl2

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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.

© 2023 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

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