class="pagetitle"> Mental Health

A Practical, Holistic Approach to Stress & Wellness in a High Pressure World

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Presented by: Nadia E. Haddad, MD, MS Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences April 14, 2016 Stress is an undeniable aspect of modern life. Though everyone experiences and responds to stress in an individual way, stress is defined as physical and psychological pressure that causes a disturbance in your body’s natural equilibrium. It’s actually an [...]

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Understanding Bipolar Depression

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Presented by: Shefali Miller, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences February 11, 2016 Bipolar depression is an illness of recurring mood swings from the low of depression to the high of mania. It is commonly misdiagnosed as unipolar depression (major depressive disorder), says Shefali Miller, MD, because the first symptoms often occur from [...]

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Psychology of Pain: Opening the Medicine Box In Your Mind

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Presented by: Beth Darnall, PhD Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesia November 5, 2015 More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making it the country’s leading public health problem. But part of the difficulty of dealing with pain is that it’s not just a physical concern, and everyone experiences it differently. “Pain in the body [...]

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Mental Health Improvement Through Early Detection and Intervention

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Presented by: Steven Adelsheim, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center June 5, 2014 Watch the video Psychosis is a serious mental disorder that causes thinking and emotions to become so impaired that the person loses contact with reality and the ability to function in ordinary life. Psychotic disorders such [...]

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Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

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Anxiety and Depression in Mid-To Late Life Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center April 17, 2014 Watch the video For most people, forgetting a word, misplacing the keys, or becoming easily distracted is a normal part of aging, the result of general wear and tear on [...]

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Understanding Adult and Pediatric Eating Disorders

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Presented by: Debra L. Safer, MD Co-Director, Stanford Eating and Weight Disorder Program November 1, 2012 Eating disorders are abnormal behavior patterns that compromise physical health and mental well-being. These behaviors include anorexia nervosa (self-starvation), bulimia nervosa (binge eating and purging), binge eating disorder, and other non-specified conditions.

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Sleeping Well as We Age

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Presented by: Rachel Manber, PhD Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program Stanford University Medical Center May 5, 2011 Watch the video Some changes in sleep are a natural part of getting older. Many older adults tend to wake up more often during the night, with more fragmented sleep, and [...]

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