Expert Interviews

Armando Rodriguez, M.D., Mental Illness Stigma Among Latinos PDF Print E-mail


(En español) Armando Rodriguez, M.D., is an internist for a multi-specialty medical group in Miami, Florida. He was born in the United States in 1961—two weeks after his parents arrived from Cuba. His main patient base is Medicare and Medicaid recipients of color. Below he discusses his personal experience with depression, mental illness stigma in Latino communities, and how he screens primary care patients for mental illness.
Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady, Ending the Mental Health Crisis PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_carter2Rosalynn Carter, now 83 years old, is the Former First Lady and Co-Founder of the Carter Center (with Former U.S. President and husband Jimmy Carter). The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program works to promote awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mental illnesses, and achieve greater parity for mental health in the U.S. health care system.  In Mrs. Carter’s new book, Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, she shares her knowledge from almost 40 years of work in the mental health care field, including the problems with stigma and the mental health care system.

Raymond DePaulo, M.D., Helping a Family Member Receive Treatment PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_depaulo-new Raymond DePaulo, M.D., is Psychiatrist in Chief at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Laura Rosen, Ph.D., Family Communications PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_rosen Laura Rosen, Ph.D., is author of When Someone You Love is Depressed. She has her own private practice in psychiatry, in New Jersey.

Suzanne Mintz, Caregiver Burnout PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_mintz Suzanne Mintz is President and Co-Founder of the National Family Caregivers Association.

Matt Ruble, M.D., Diagnosis and Treatment PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_ruble Matt Ruble, M.D., is Associate Training Director of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School.

Richard Frank, Ph.D., How To Find and Pay for Treatment PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_frank  Richard Frank, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Economics at Harvard Medical School where he studies the economics and financing of mental health care.

William R. Beardslee, M.D., Bringing the Family Together when a Parent has Depression PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_williambeardsleeDr. Beardslee is a professor of child psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Beardslee is a nationally recognized expert on families and depression. He is the author of Out of the Darkened Room - When a Parent Is Depressed: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family. Through a series of long-term studies with families, Dr. Beardslee has developed a step-by-step approach that helps families cope with depression while nurturing resiliency in children.

Dr. Carol Glod, Teen Depression PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_glodDr. Carol Glod is Director of Nursing Research at McLean Hospital. She conducts studies of adolescent depression and its possible treatments.

Depression in teens usually goes undiagnosed, and often leads to drug and alcohol abuse or additional behavioral disorders. Furthermore, depression is the leading cause of suicide. In a recent national survey of high school students, nearly 20% of teens thought about attempting suicide, and more than 8% made a suicide attempt.

S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D. M.P.H., Bipolar Disorder Expert PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_drghaemi_final S. Nassir Ghaemi is a psychiatric researcher with expertise in bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology. He also has interests and training in philosophy and public health.

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Psychotherapy PDF Print E-mail

expert_profile_weissman_finalDr. Weissman is director of the Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at the NY State Psychiatric Institute, which conducts many studies on depression in families, and co-author with late Gerald Klerman of the Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

Scott Aaronson, M.D., Treatment-Resistant Depression PDF Print E-mail
expert_profile_aaronson_finalDr. Aaronson directs the clinical research programs at Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Baltimore, Md. Below he discusses his practice and some of the recent news surrounding treatment-resistant depression - including new treatments and how various medication classes and psychotherapy can be helpful.

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