18-47 Segment 1: School Based Mental Health

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Schools would be a good place for programs to screen for mental health issues in students, and to educate about mental health to lessen the pervasive stigma. Some states are making programs mandatory, but elsewhere schools and personnel may resist, seeing mental health as outside the normal role of teachers. Experts discuss how inventive programs are overcoming obstacles.

Guests:

  • Dr. Kimberly Kendziora, Managing Researcher, American Institutes for Research
  • Dr. Michael Murphy, psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

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17-50 Segment 1: Mental Health Treatment For Children

 

Thirty-five percent of children receiving treatment for mental health issues are treated only by a primary care physician, due in part to a shortage in pediatric mental health care providers as well as a stigma in consulting them. Experts discuss readiness of pediatricians to treat mental illness in children and efforts to be sure they’re prepared.

Guest:

  • Dr. Jeanne Van Cleve, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
  • Dr. Douglas Tynan, clinical psychologist, American Psychological Association
  • Dr. Scott Benson, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Pensacola, FL

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Mental Health Treatment For Children

Thirty-five percent of children receiving treatment for mental health issues are treated only by a primary care physician, due in part to a shortage in pediatric mental health care providers as well as a stigma in consulting them. Experts discuss readiness of pediatricians to treat mental illness in children and efforts to be sure they’re prepared.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Holidays

Some people, especially those in northern latitudes, may get the blues or worse as fall sets in and days get shorter. They suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a chemical change in the brain caused by decreased exposure to sunlight. Experts discuss causes and remedies.

 

15-49 Segment 1: Children’s Mental Health Treatment

 

Synopsis: A recent study finds that about 35 percent of children receiving treatment for mental health issues are being treated only by a primary care physician. This is due in part to a shortage in pediatric mental health care providers as well as a stigma in consulting them. Experts discuss readiness of pediatricians to treat mental illness in children and adolescents and efforts to be sure they’re prepared.

Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. Jeanne Van Cleve, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children; Dr. Douglas Tynan, clinical psychologist, American Psychological Association; Dr. Scott Benson, child & adolescent psychiatrist, Pensacola, FL

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