2005 Lecture Archive


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Tape Number Date Presenter Subject  
53 December 6, 2005 Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. Ask The Doctor
52 November 7, 2005 John F. Clarkin, PhD Talk Therapy for Mood Disorders: Many Different Types. Which is Best for You?
51 October 10, 2005 James C.-Y. Chou, MD What is Standard Care, Best Care for Bipolar Disease: Review and Update of the APA Practice Guidelines
48 May 2, 2005 Lois Kroplick, MD Fresh Insights into Mood Disorders in Women: How Gender Differences Play A Role
47 April 4, 2005 Issie Greenberg, PhD Obesity, Weight Control and Psychiatric Medication
46 March 7, 2005 Jack Gorman, MD New Meds, Best Meds and What?s in the Pipeline: Keeping Up with the Latest Advances in Medications
45 February 7, 2005 David Brody, MD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Mood Disorders


2005 Lectures

Ask The Doctor

December 6, 2005
Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.

Ask a psychopharmacologist any question you may have. 

It’s true—the more you learn about the treatment of mood disorders, the medications, the side effects, the reams of research, the more questions you have. If you’re ready for the answers, be sure to attend this lecture. Ivan Goldberg, MDSG medical advisor, is a walking encyclopedia about depression, manic depression, anxiety, and everything else. By popular demand, Dr. Goldberg is back and will spend his entire lecture fielding questions from the audience. Come prepared to ask away.

Dr. Ivan Goldberg is an eminent psychopharmacologist, past faculty member of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, “Ask the Doctor” columnist in our newsletter and MDSG's medical advisor. He is also the author of the very popular Depression Central website for professionals and patients.

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Talk Therapy for Mood Disorders: Many Different Types. Which is Best for You?

November 7, 2005
John F. Clarkin, PhD

Which Therapy is Best for Mood Disorders? Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, dialectical-behavioral and so on and so on.... It can get very confusing! Choosing the best approach requires a basic understanding of differences. Get the real story from one of the top researchers in the field.

John F. Clarkin PhD
President,Society for Psychotherapy Research
Clinical Professor, Cornell University

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What is Standard Care, Best Care for Bipolar Disease: Review and Update of the APA Practice Guidelines

October 10, 2005
James C.-Y. Chou, MD

In light of recent research on the efficacy of anti-psychotic drugs in treating bipolar disease, the APA has updated it’s treatment guidelines. James C.-Y. Chou, MD a researcher and clinician on the faculty and NYU School of Medicine and a leading expert on pharmacological treatment for bipolar disorder will discuss these important changes.

Dr. Chou is a member of the American Psychiatric Association committee that set the guidelines. He will talk about the new approaches to treatment.

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Fresh Insights into Mood Disorders in Women: How Gender Differences Play A Role

May 2, 2005
Lois Kroplick, MD

The innate differences between men and women have been the subject of endless debate, but when it comes to mood disorders, evidence reveals that the sexes really are wired differently. Does it all come down to hormones? What role does the psychology of being male or female play? Lois Kroplick, who is both a psychiatrist and therapist, will draw on her extensive clinical experience as well as the latest research to shed light on the role of gender in mood disorders.

Dr. Kroplick is a psychiatrist, therapist, and lecturer; founder and past president of the Mental Health Coalition of Rockland County, New York.

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Obesity, Weight Control and Psychiatric Medication

April 4, 2005
Issie Greenberg, PhD

As America’s obesity epidemic proves, you don’t have to be taking medications to be overweight. But certain mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics and antidepressants can make staying thin a real battle. Are your meds to blame for those extra pounds? Is there anything you can do about it? Come hear psychologist Issie Greenberg , a leading expert on psychiatric drugs and weight, discuss the issue and give plenty of tips. 

Dr. Greenberg is the Director of the Behavioral Unit, Obesity Consult Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center.

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New Meds, Best Meds and What?s in the Pipeline: Keeping Up with the Latest Advances in Medications

March 7, 2005
Jack Gorman, MD

The plethora of new psychiatric drugs coming out each year is great news for anyone with a mood disorder— the only problem is keeping up with them all. Find out about all the new options from the man who has literally written the book on psych meds. Jack Gorman is a widely published author and one of the foremost authorities on the subject. He’s made it his life’s work to know everything there is to know about psychiatric drugs. He’ll discuss the latest, the best, and what’s coming down the pike and then open the floor to questions from the audience. 

Dr. Gorman is Chief of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Professor of Neuroscience, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; author of the classic reference book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Connection to Mood Disorders

February 7, 2005
David Brody, MD

Is it permanent? How do you know you have it? Dr. Brody discusses these issues as well as the treatment options now available. Dr. Brody is Chief, Psychiatric Outpatient Service, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

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