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AJP Residents' Journal

The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal. Created by trainees for trainees and features interviews covering a wide array of topics including career exploration, personal/professional journeys, clinical practice tips, and more. Subscribe now to explore these topics with us.

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The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal. Created by trainees for trainees and features interviews covering a wide array of topics including career exploration, personal/professional journeys, clinical practice tips, and more. Subscribe now to explore these topics with us.

Transplant Psychiatry

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Psychiatrist Grace Chang, MD, MPH discusses the topic of transplant psychiatry with media editor Sabina Grech, MD. Dr. Chang takes us through the transplant psychiatric assessment, major and relative contraindications to transplant, and how the presence of co-morbid psychiatric disorders could affect the transplant process. For those interested in publishing their work in our journal, the AJP-RJ is accepting new submissions. Check-out our website for more details. 

Apr 27 2022

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MBA in Psychiatry

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Abhinav Saxena, MD, MBA, Julian Raffoul, MD, PhD, MBA, and fourth-year medical student Ryan Ahmed, MBA discuss considerations on getting a Master’s in Business Administration as it pertains to psychiatrists with host Barrington Hwang, MD. They discuss the MBA in comparison to other degrees, the timing of an MBA, online vs in-person programs, their specific programs, private practice, and fundamental changes in each of their approaches as it pertains to medicine. The AJP RJ is also accepting new editorial board applications and article submissions, check out our website for more details. Please fill out our 3-minute listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p

Mar 07 2022

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Mental Health and Incarceration with Dr. Christine Montross

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Psychiatrist and award-winning author Christine Montross, M.D. discusses with psychiatry resident Blake Novy, M.D.  about the topic of mental health and incarceration. They discuss the topics of institutionalization, psychiatric considerations for detainees, and criminal justice reform. Dr. Montross's book "Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration" is now available. 

AJP Residents Journal is open for journal submissions. Follow the link below for more information about submission: https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/residents_journal/rj_ifora 

Jan 27 2022

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Horror and Psychiatry

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Blake Novy, MD and Fernando Espi Forcen, MD, currently an attending psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, discuss the horror genre, the allure of scary movies, and the psychologic role of fear. Dr. Forcen wrote the book "Monsters, Demons and Psychopaths: Psychiatry and Horror Films," and talks about the historical nature of fear and society.

Please fill out our 3-minute listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p

Oct 27 2021

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Psychiatría Hispana

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Nicole Kloosterman MS4, Barrington Hwang, MD, y Andrea Mendiola, MD, profesora asistente de psiquiatría en Yale, conversan sobre la cultura de la comunidad hispana y su relación con la salud mental. Específicamente, la doctora Mendiola describe su camino para llegar a la especialidad de psiquiatría, el Hispanic Psychiatry Fellowship, y algunas diferencias con respeto al diagnóstico psiquiátrico y tratamiento. La Dra. Mendiola Twitter @andreamendiola8. La versión en idioma español e inglés podrían tener pequeñas diferencias.

Sep 14 2021

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Hispanic Psychiatry

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Nicole Kloosterman, MS4, Barrington Hwang, MD, and Andrea Mendiola, MD, currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale, discuss culture in the Latino community and its intersection with mental health. Dr. Mendiola specifically discusses her path to psychiatry, the Hispanic Psychiatry Fellowship and cultural considerations for diagnosis and treatment in the Latino community. Check out Dr. Mendiola’s Twitter @andreamendiola8. The English version and Spanish version may have slight differences in translation. Please fill out our 3-minute listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p

Sep 14 2021

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粵語 AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)

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粵語 – Alice Liao, Barrington Hwang (黃品傑) MD, Bushra Rahman VMSIII, Eunice Yuen MD PhD (袁月敏) 從AAPI 心理健康的視角討論最近事件, 袁醫生的CHATogether 計劃(www.chatogether.org),  與其他心理健康資源。因為英文,國語,粵語 版本因翻譯原因略有不同. 感謝 Linfeng Wang, Frank Qi (祁忻), Alice Liao, 袁月敏 翻譯本期節目.

Aug 23 2021

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国语/國語 AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)

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国语 – Frank Qi (祁忻), Barrington Hwang (黄品杰) MD, Bushra Rahman VMSIII, Eunice Yuen MD PhD (袁月敏) 从AAPI 心理健康的视角讨论最近事件, 袁医生的CHATogether 计划(www.chatogether.org),  与其他心理健康资源。因为英文,国语,粤语 版本因翻译原因略有不同. 感谢 Linfeng Wang, Frank Qi, Alice Liao, 袁月敏 翻译本期节目.

國語 – Frank Qi (祁忻), Barrington Hwang (黃品傑) MD, Bushra Rahman VMSIII, Eunice Yuen MD PhD (袁月敏) 從AAPI 心理健康的視角討論最近事件, 袁醫生的CHATogether 計劃(www.chatogether.org),  與其他心理健康資源。因為英文,國語,粵語 版本因翻譯原因略有不同. 感謝 Linfeng Wang, Frank Qi, Alice Liao, 袁月敏 翻譯本期節目.

Aug 23 2021

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AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)

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Barrington Hwang, MD, Bushra Rahman VMSIII, and Eunice Yuen, MD, PhD, discuss recent events in the context of AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) mental health, Dr. Yuen’s use of structured conversations in CHATogether to improve AAPI mental health (www.chatogether.org), and more resources. The English, Mandarin, and Cantonese versions may have slight differences due to translation. Thank you Linfeng Wang, Frank Qi, Alice Liao, and Eunice Yuen for helping translate this episode. Please fill out our 3-minute listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p

Aug 23 2021

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Hip-Hop Psychiatry with Dr. Akeem Sule

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Blake Novy, M.D. interviews Akeem Sule, M.B.B.S. on the topics of hip hop, film, and Black Culture, as it relates to mental health. Dr. Sule is a co-founder of Hip Hop Psych, a social venture designed to bridge the gap between the medical community and hip hop culture. Additional topics discussed include structural racism, using film and music for psychoeducation, and creative approaches to patient encounters, among other topics. 

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Aug 10 2021

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Meet the Media Editors for AY 21-22

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Sabina Grech, MD, Blake Novy, MD, and Barrington Hwang, MD, introduce themselves as the media editors for the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal for the 2021-2022 academic year. They specifically discuss reasons for wanting to serve as a media editor, upcoming podcast topics, and current events. We are also conducting a brief, anonymous survey so we can best learn how to serve the needs of listeners like you.

Jul 27 2021

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Editor-in-Chief Reflections with Matthew Edwards

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Barrington Hwang, MD, and Matthew Edwards, MD, discuss Matthew’s experience as the editor-in-chief. They discuss skills you can develop with the AJP Residents’ Journal editorial board, some of Matthew’s scholarly work including Freedom House, his reasons for pursuing forensic psychiatry fellowship, and more.

Jun 22 2021

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Climate Effects on Mental Health

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Barrington Hwang, MD, and Mikaela Miller, MD, MPH, discuss climate-related topics with Lise Van Susteren, MD. They specifically discuss reasons for going into psychiatry, the connection between climate and mental health, Dr. Van Susteren’s role as an expert witness in a case against the government, climate advocacy, climate-aware psychotherapy, individual and collective agency, plant-based foods, and other topics.

May 24 2021

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Serotonin and More: Conversation with a Neuroscientist

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Priya Gearin, MD, speaks with Yasmin Escobedo Lozoya, PhD, a neuroscientist who is currently conducting her postdoctoral fellowship research in Dr. Susan Dymecki's Laboratory in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. They discuss Dr. Escobedo's work studying serotonergic circuits and their plasticity, other clinically relevant topics in neuroscience, and the future of the field. 

Apr 26 2021

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Concussions in Sports Psychiatry

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Barrington Hwang, MD, Raza Sagarwala, MD, and Evan Watkins discuss Concussions in Sports Psychiatry with Aaron Jeckell, MD. They specifically discuss Dr. Jeckell’s expertise in concussions, common diagnoses, where to learn more, hazing, and other relevant sports psychiatry topics.

Apr 13 2021

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Discussion of March 2021 Issue

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Priya Gearin, MD, and Barrington Hwang, MD, discuss highlights from the most recent issue of the AJP Residents' Journal. Listen as they review articles on SSRI-induced hypersexuality, neurosyphilis with psychosis, and more. 

Mar 28 2021

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History of Addiction

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Barrington Hwang, MD, and Julian Raffoul, MD, PhD, MBA, FACN, meet with A.J. Reid Finlayson, MD, DLFAPA, DFASAM, DFABAM, MMHC. They discuss the history of addiction in the United States, Dr. Finlayson’s personal experiences with addiction and psychiatric disorders, his experiences working as a family physician and coroner and consequent transition to psychiatry, Freud and Halsted, and thoughts on the future of addiction psychiatry and medicine.

Also check out One Psychiatrist’s Journey, which discusses Dr. Finlayson’s personal history with bipolar disorder and addiction.  

https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbilt-medicine/one-psychiatrists-journey/ 

Mar 01 2021

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NAMI and Community Psychiatry

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Priya Gearin, MD, interviews Ken Duckworth, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts about his work with NAMI, careers in community psychiatry, and mental health parity. 

Feb 16 2021

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Interventional Psychiatry and Neuromodulation

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Bharat Sampathi, MD, interviews Noah Philip, MD from Alpert Medical School of Brown University on topics in interventional psychiatry and neuromodulation including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and more. We also discuss some of Dr. Philip’s latest cutting edge research in the field.

Jan 31 2021

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Mid-year Check In

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Join Drs. Priya Gearin, MD, Barrington Hwang, MD, and Bharat Sampathi, MD, as they comment on recent events, previous podcasts, upcoming podcasts, and highlight the newest AJP Residents’ Journal Issue Call for Editors. https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/journal/ajp-rj

Jan 18 2021

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