Weekly roundtable discussions regarding today’s behavioral health headlines so you can be In Your Right Mind.

Interviews : Q&A


Q&A with Dr. Lisa Firestone: Are we becoming more narcissistic in the age of selfies?

In the age of selfies, snaps and tweets, the cultural norm in our society is to document nearly every aspect of our lives on social media…

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Dr. Michael Lynch on U-47700

Michael Lynch, M.D. is the Medical Director at the Pittsburgh Poison Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine Divisions of Adolescent and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics at the University ..

Read More…

 

 

Frank Yeomans, M.D., Ph.D. explains how borderline personality disorder can be overcome

Dr. Frank Yeomans was a recent guest on the “In Your Right Mind” radio program March 5, 2017 episode discussing the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) with hosts Kristina Kuestner, Drs. Tonmoy Sharma and fellow guest commentator Anthony Mele.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Professor Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., explains sugar addiction

The “In Your Right Mind” episode “Sugar: The New Addiction,” which aired on Feb 26 at 5 p.m., discussed the addictive properties of sugar. One of the show’s guests, Selena Bartlett, Ph.D., gave her insight into why sugar may not be so sweet after all.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Michele Robin Hahn, J.D., MFT, explores the dynamics and differences between healthy and toxic relationships

On Feb. 19, “In Your Right Mind” explored characteristics of healthy relationships and common problems couples encounter in the episode “Toxic Relationships.”

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Two relationship experts explain the differences between love and lust

Sandra Langeslag, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., a relationship expert and author of the..

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Cyndi Turner discusses two opposing models in addiction treatment

Is abstinence always required in the treatment of alcohol and drug use problems? Some experts say no. Although the traditional model of treatment says ..

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire

As February and Valentine’s Day approaches, people pay more attention to infatuation, wanton pursuit and desire – from admirers to clinicians.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Veena Kumari, Ph.D., shares her insights on happiness

Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer, Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, spoke on a recent “In Your Right Mind” radio broadcast titled “The Science of Happiness.”

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., talks about how we’re all united in how we respond to trauma

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in Colorado, was one of the guest speakers on the Jan. 15 “In Your Right Mind” radio show, which addressed trauma.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Dr. David Velkoff discusses attention deficit and substance use disorders in adults

David Velkoff, M.D., is the medical director and co-founder of the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in Northridge and Irvine, California.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Charles V. Ford, M.D., talks about lies, deception and the personalities behind them

Charles V. Ford, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was a guest speaker on the Dec. 11 “In Your Right Mind” radio show called, “Fabricating the Facts,” which discussed various issues related to lying and deception.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: NAMI-OC President John S. Leyerle on reducing mental illness stigma

John S. Leyerle, president of the Orange County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-OC), was a guest on the Nov. 13 “In Your Right Mind” radio show about mental illness stigma.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: University of Montreal Professor Natalie Castellanos-Ryan, Ph.D., discusses personality traits that may make teens more prone to drug use

Substance abuse is prevalent worldwide and responsible for the loss of many lives. Addiction affects young and older adults alike. Teenagers are prone to addiction for a number of reasons. Because their frontal lobes are still developing, they are more prone to participating in high-risk behavior.

Read More…

 

 

Interview: Dr. Daniel Amen, Sondra Kronberg and Janet Whitney discuss seasonal eating disorder triggers

This time of year is known for Thanksgiving feasts and festive holiday treats. What many of us wait all year for can be repugnant and triggering for people with eating disorders. In the parade that is the holiday season, what is appropriate behavior for someone recovering from or in the throes of an eating disorder?

Read More…

 

 

Interview: CCAPP CEO Pete Nielsen on NIMBY: Don’t get rid of treatment; get rid of bad providers

Pete Nielsen, M.A., CADC-II, ICCJP, CCJP, who serves as CEO of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) in Sacramento, California, was a guest speaker on the Dec. 4 “In Your Right Mind” show about the resistance of communities to having substance use disorder treatment and recovery residences, such as sober living homes, in their residential neighborhoods – known as “not in my backyard” or NIMBY.

Read More…