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Children and Mental Health Play audio - click here
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File Source: Voices in the Family public radio program
File Date
: July 14, 2003

Program discusses the rising use of psychiatric medication among children and adolescents. Guests include Dr. Paul Fink - Prof. of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, and Stephen Eliot, whose memoir "Not the Thing I Was" details his experiences growing up in a school for mentally disturbed children.

Antipsychotics in Special Populations: Pediatrics and Adolescents
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File Source: UCLA grand rounds
File Date
: June 24, 2003
Speaker: James J. McGough, M.D., Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

The central issue raised by Dr. McGough in his presentation is: how can clinicians make ethical decisions for the treatment of young psychiatric patients, when the diagnosis may be unclear (many pediatric disorders have widely overlapping symptoms), the prognosis is uncertain, and there is little data to support a decision one way or the other.

Mental Health in Children, Parts I and II
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File Source: Voices in the Family public radio program

File Date
: Nov 2000

Part I: While the treatment of mental illnesses in children has greatly improved in past decades; however, many children still don't have access to treatment. Moreover, although the number of children with psychiatric disorders has increased in the past decade, many have disorders that are still not diagnosed, or are diagnosed incorrectly. Segments include the hospitalization of children for psychiatric disorders, research into the prevention of mental health problems, and more. Guests include: U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D. who recently hosted a special conference on the state of mental health of children in the country; Dr. Michael Silver and Troy Brindle of Friends Hospital, who head the recently opened Child and Adolescent Program at Friends; Dr. Judith Rapoport, a leading researcher in the field of Mental Health of Children at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Part II: The segment specifically discusses obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorder; however, one of the guests is Dr. Demitri Papolos, author of "The Bipolar Child," a book which has been recommended as a good resource by many of the parents on schizophrenia.com. Other guests include Dr. Tamar Chansky, author "Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder," and the Surgeon General's office with comments on the upcoming report on the Mental Health of Children.

Mental Health and Illness in Teenagers Play audio - click here
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File Source: BBC Radio
File Date
: N/A

Adolescence is a turbulent time - this is the time of life when psychiatric conditions can emerge. The first signs of schizophrenia are often apparent during the teenage years, as are eating disorders. More and more girls are, it seems, harming themselves, and some teenagers go on to commit suicide. It's a time when we're particularly conscious of our appearance and easily lose self esteem and become depressed. Connie (program host) asks what teenage behaviour is normal and what should make parents and teachers worry.

Adult Minds - Mental Health in Early Adulthood Play audio - click here
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File Source: BBC Radio
File Date
: Oct 15, 2002

Programme three looks at mental health in early adulthood. Unlike most other disease, mental illness tends to afflict young adults more than any other group. Schizophrenia is common, as is depression. Suicide peaks in young men at around 30. Connie (host) tries to uncover the factors that are fuelling this alarming statistic. Plus the pressures of parenthood - how having a baby can literally drive you crazy

College Students and Mental Health Play audio - click here
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File Source: Voices in the Family public radio program
File Date
: Oct 6, 2003

The number of college students needing mental health intervention in a high-stress transition period of their lives, as well as the number of students arriving with already-diagnosed mental health problems, is increasing. This segment discusses the mental health facilities on college campuses, their adequacy, suggestions for improvement, and how parents can keep in touch with their kids to stay aware of any pending problems. Guest is Rowan University's counseling center director of counseling, Dr. Z. Benjamin Blanding.

Pregnancy and the Mind Play audio - click here
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File Source: The Infinite Mind radio program
File Date
: Feb 25, 2004

We think about pregnancy as a time when women glow, right? Full of happy expectation for the future. But for many women, that's simply not the case. We'll break through the myths to explore the truth about pregnancy and mental illness. We'll also look at the way a baby's mind develops, and ask: just how much does a fetus pick up from the outside?

Guests include Dr. Shari Lusskin and Dr. Zachary Stowe, both experts in reproductive psychiatry, and developmental psychologist Dr. Janet DiPietro. All this, plus a reading of Oh Baby the Places You'll Go: A Book to Be Read in Utero adapted by author Tish Rabe from the works of Dr. Seuss, and Irish singer-songwriter Susan McKeown performs a ballad of motherhood. Click here for more information on The Infinite Mind, and this program, or to order a transcript or copy of the tape.

 

 

 


 

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