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Note:  The content of the following interviews is not necessarily the opinion of the hosts or of the hosting organizations. These interviews are provided to foster thoughts from all camps about marijuana use in all its forms and purposes of use, and the listener is strongly advised to carefully consider the standing of the guests’ opinions and positions. Legally using marijuana depends on varying local, federal, and state rules and procedures, and its consumption has physiological and psychological effects that need to be understood before use is initiated.

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Recent Topics:

The Aging Process – Attitudinal and Other Aspects – Deirdre Robertson, Ph.D., describes her research into cognitive and physical decline, fragility, and how perceptions of aging mitigate the aging process, etc.  From The Irish Longitudinal Study of Aging (www.tilda.tcd.ie). She is now at Columbia University, NY.  April 2016. Listen

Physician Burnout – Penelope Ziegler, M.D., outlines the process, common causes, nature, and needed interventions related to physician burnout. These patterns apply to other professions as well. Dr. Ziegler is the medical director of the Professionals Resource Network (Florida). December 2015. Listen

All About Group Therapy – Holly Katz, Ph.D., explains the reasons, approaches, roles, and great value of group therapy. She addresses the unique dynamics occurring in groups, core differences support versus counseling groups, between individual and group interactions, and doing so in an easy to understand and engaging manner. She is the training director at the Faulk Center for Group Therapy in Boca Raton, Fl.  November 2015. Listen

Sustainability Challenges – Cultural, Economic, and  Environmental – Natalie Schneider, Climate Change and Sustainability Coordinator for Palm Beach County (Florida), outlines the necessary concepts and challenges to maintain sustainability, how to grow in a manner that allows future generations to have available resources, how people adapt to these demands, etc. October 2015 Listen

Chronic Pain in Kids, Teenagers, and the Elderly – Kern Olson, Ph.D., a pain psychologist, discusses the common pain types in these groups, and the importance of behavioral interventions, the ability to articulate pain, family involvements, sleep issues, medications’ role, and marijuana use, etc. October 2015. Listen

Pesticides and Our Health – Jeannie Economos explains the serious health concerns regarding pesticide exposure, including effects on human development, fertility, and disease, the need for medical attention to occupational exposure, endocrine disruption, informational links, and the Lake Apopka story. (Co-posted with Palm Beach County Medical Society) August 2015 Listen

Three Psychiatrists’ Concerns About Marijuana – Three psychiatrists, Aldo Morales, DeanRotondo and Abbey Strauss, share their concerns and experiences with the clinical aspects of marijuana use. From a forum of April 29, 2015 in Palm Beach County, Fl. Opening comments by Donna Hearn, Ph.D. (July 2015) Listen 

The Mental Health Court Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren presides over the 18 year old award winning mental health court in Broward County, Florida. Hear her intriguing comments to its history, philosophy, challenges, and style. (June 2015)  Listen

The Common Language of Science– In September 1941, Albert Einstein wrote and read on London’s Science Conference this 8 minute piece on language, science, and mental health. This is that essay in Einstein’s own voice. Listen

Descriminalization of the Mentally Ill– Judge Steven Leifman (May 2015) Listen

Flakka, Another Designer Drug– Krithika Iyer, MD (April 2015) Listen

Why Speak About ADD – Elias Sarkis (April 2015) Listen

Dementia Update – Neil Buckholtz, Ph.D. (March 2015)  Listen

The Medical Marijuana Module: Podcasts from the Florida Psychiatric Society and the Palm Beach County Medical Society:

Opinions and approach to medical marijuana – Ray McKnight, M.D., (2014) Listen

Opinions on why and how to use medical marijuana – Jeffrey Kamlit, M.D., (2014) Listen

Why she is in favor of medical marijuana – Anne Morgan, M.D., (2014) Listen

Big Marijuana: a repeat of tobacco health issues? – Kimber Richter, Ph.D., and Sharon Levy, M.D. Listen

Concerns with medical marijuana – David Gross, M.D., (2014) Listen

Concerns with medical marijuana – Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D., (2014) Listen

Concerns regarding the legal aspects of medical marijuana – Jeff Cohen, Esq., (2014) Listen

Common medical community concerns – Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D. (May 2014) Listen

Other Medical Topics:

Inflammation and Psychiatry – A New World – Charles Raison, M.D. (September 2014) Listen

Ebola – Larry Bush, M.D. (August 2014) Listen

Understanding Menopause – Maureen Whelihan, M.D. (August 2014) Listen

Ketamine and Depression – Charles Nemeroff, M.D. (July 2014) Listen

Psychiatry and Space Travel – Ronald Moomaw, D.O. (July 2014) Listen

An overview of Infectious Disease – Larry Bush, M.D. (June 2014) Listen

Cellular Receptors and Psychiatric Medications – Youssef Hausson, M.D. (June 2014) Listen

Blending Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis – Mark Solms, Ph.D. (June 2014) Listen

Our Sun, Your Skin – On Skin Tanning – Brent Schillinger, M.D., a dermatologist, outlines the tanning process, its safety roles, sun blockers, its relationship to cancer, sun burns, tanning beds, etc. (May 2014)  Listen

An Overview and Update: Rheumatoid Arthritis – Shawn Baca, M.D., outlines the nature of RA, the problems of proper diagnosis, the current treatments, the association to tobacco use, etc. (April 2014)  Listen 

Note: All medical decisions need to be the product of a direct interaction between the patient with their physician. Also, information may have changed since these interviews were recorded. Consult your physician for current information. Opinions expressed in any interview may not be those of the host or the Palm Beach County Medical Society. This project is produced by the Palm Beach County Medical Society (Florida). Direct all questions and comments to astrauss@katenagroup.org© Palm Beach County Medical Society 2014

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