Mental Health

Understanding the ways in which mental illness develops, manifests, and is treated is key to promoting wellness and resilience.

PHX Perspectives | October 15th, 2019

Finding Compassion in a World of Chaos

In a world entrenched in chaos, confusion, and absolute uncertainty, it seems that we have lost touch with many of our core values—which are needed now more than ever.

Practically Speaking | July 15th, 2019

Suicide as a Public Health Crisis

Why has the media recently described suicide as a public health crisis despite its rarity on the population level? Dr. Jaimie Gradus, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at BUSPH, shares three key points on understanding this epidemic and what researchers are doing to help prevent future deaths.

Free Associations Podcast | May 21st, 2019

The social jetlag episode (it’s a thing)

Matt, Chris, and Don look at how living on the wrong side of a time zone affects your health, the gang discuss when it might be ok to conduct a trial without patient consent, and Matt wines.

Free Associations Podcast | May 7th, 2019

Cannabis use and psychosis

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study of the impact of cannabis use on psychosis, the gang discuss something called ethics dumping, and Chris goes on a rant about naked mole rats.

Free Associations Podcast | April 23rd, 2019

A breakthrough for postpartum depression?

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a new treatment for postpartum depression, the gang discuss some statistical pitfalls in personalized medicine, and Chris schools us all on cat behavior.

Webinar | March 27th, 2019

Mental Health Stigma

In this webinar, Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Assistant Professor of Health Law Policy and Management, takes a deep dive into mental health stigma, examining different forms of stigma, relationships between stigma and mental health service utilization, and trends in stigma over time

Free Associations Podcast | January 29th, 2019

A breakthrough for Alzheimer’s treatment?

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study that used an antibody to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the gang goes back to the well to talk about conflicts of interest, and Matt tells us the secret to good course evaluations!

Free Associations Podcast | January 1st, 2019

Is ADHD over-diagnosed?

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study using month of birth to explore whether attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is over-diagnosed, the gang discusses a study on how patients feel about having their clinical trial data shared, and Don enlightens us on which Legos taste best.

Free Associations Podcast | December 4th, 2018

Herpes virus and dementia

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study of whether herpes virus is associated with dementia, the gang discusses a new database of retracted studies and what it tells us, and Don gives us the ICD10 codes we never knew we needed.

Free Associations Podcast | November 6th, 2018

The born to run episode: Exercise and mental health

Matt, Chris, and Don look at a massive cross-sectional study on the relationship between exercise and mental health, the gang discusses whether critiquing science gives fodder to those who wish to dismiss science, and Don finally solves all our manuscript issues.

Free Associations Podcast | September 25th, 2018

Is smog really affecting our minds?

Matt, Chris, and Don take on a study from China on the relationship between smog and cognitive function, the gang discusses a new EU funding policy on publishing in paywalled journals, and Chris insists he gets two Amazing and Amusings.

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