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Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

Depression And Motherhood

The ground-shifting research of Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., on how a mother's depression impacts her child's mental health has led to a better understanding of the biology of depression and how to prevent it in the next generation. Weissman is professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. 250 characters (238)Depression And Motherhood: The work of Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. on the impact of a mother's depression...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #412

Sunday, August 27 at 9:00 am on 12.2


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Donna Morgan, mother of Simone Battle of pop group G.R.L., speaks publicly for the first time about the loss of her daughter to suicide. Suicide prevention expert Maria Oquendo M.D., professor of clinical psychiatry/vice chair for education at Columbia University and director of residency training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and neurobiology of suicidal behavior. 250 characters:Suicide Prevention: The challenges of identifying those at risk of suicide with a focus on young people; the future of medical tests for prevention; removing the stigma of sharing suicidal thoughts; understanding a family's tragedy gives others hope. 100 characters:Suicide Prevention: Identifying those at risk of suicide with no outward signs; removing the stigma.