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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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Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy (Part 2)
In this episode from last academic year (2022-2023), former media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews Chadrick Lane, MD on the management of psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy. They discuss general principles in management and the importance of collaborative care. 
24:47 2/9/24
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Dr. Cabaniss and Dr. Reliford
In this episode from last academic year (2022-2023), former media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews Deborah Cabaniss, MD and Aaron Reliford, MD on psychodynamic psychotherapy. They define psychodynamic psychotherapy, explain the importance of a psychodynamic formulation in treatment planning, and explore how factors such as bias, culture, and society can influence a formulation. 
28:15 1/31/24
Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology with Dr. David Mintz (Part 2)
In this episode, media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews David Mintz, MD on applying psychodynamic psychopharmacology into clinical practice. They review the fundamental concepts of psychodynamic psychopharmacology and discuss how to approach the engagement and maintenance phases of treatment. Throughout, they share and reflect on their clinical experiences. 
53:22 7/25/23
Psychiatric Comorbidity in Epilepsy (Part 1)
In this episode, media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews Chadrick Lane, MD on psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy. They discuss the rates of psychiatric disorders in patients with epilepsy and explore this relationship and the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment. They also review psychiatric diagnostic considerations in those with epilepsy including seizure type, semiology, role of medications, and the importance of recognizing medication-resistant epilepsy. 
45:06 6/27/23
Humility in Psychiatry
In this episode, media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews Adam Brenner, MD on the role of humility in psychiatry. They explore the origins and different aspects of humility, examine the potential consequences of being overconfident and lacking humility, and discuss why humility is essential in psychiatry. 
46:59 6/1/23
Journal Club - December 2022
You're invited to the first AJP-RJ journal club! The media editors get together to discuss highlights of the December 2022 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal. We discuss various topics ranging from diabulimia, peducular hallucinosis, and anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. 
47:25 3/14/23
Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology with Dr. David Mintz (Part 1)
In this episode, media editor Matthew Yung, MD interviews David Mintz, MD on treatment resistance and psychodynamic psychopharmacology. They discuss the psychological and interpersonal mechanisms of pharmacologic treatment and explore how to use psychodynamic insights to improve outcomes for patients.
43:30 1/13/23
988 Crisis Hotline with Dr. Eric Rafla-Yuan
Media editor Nina Bihani, MD interviews Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD. Dr. Eric Rafla-Yuan is the 2021 Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an award-winning researcher in medical psychiatry, health policy, and the sociopolitical determinants of health. In this episode, they discuss the 988 crisis hotline, political advocacy, and the many roles that psychiatrists can help outside of the standard clinical role. This was recorded at APA 2022 with previous Senior Media Editor Barrington Hwang, MD
61:31 11/30/22
Journal Club - September 2022: Minority Mental Health and Diversity
You're invited to the first AJP-RJ journal club! The media editors  get together to discuss highlights of the September 2022 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal, with Special Section theme of Minority Mental Health and Diversity. Topics include the history of Homosexuality in the DSM, providing inclusive care to transgender patients, as well as intellectual disabilities as it relates to diversity. 
35:22 10/14/22
Meet the Media Editors for AY 22-23
Nina Bihani, MD, Kiersten Utter, MD, Matthew Yung, MD and Blake Novy, MD introduce themselves as the media editors for the American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal for the 2022-2023 academic year. They discuss reasons for wanting to join the journal as media editors, upcoming podcast episodes, current events, and some book recommendations.
08:03 8/4/22
Language, Hearing, and Learning Disabilities
Kelly Vittetoe, MD, Barrington Hwang, MD, and C. Melanie Schuele, PhD, discuss the intersection of mental health with learning, hearing, and language impairments. They specifically discuss the role of speech-language pathologists, differences between the educational and medical settings, how these disabilities affect development, accommodations and accessibility, psychotherapy, autism, and recent events among other topics. The AJP RJ is also accepting new article submissions, check out our website for more details. Please fill out our 3-minute listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p  
47:32 6/21/22
Transplant Psychiatry
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. 
27:09 4/27/22
MBA in Psychiatry
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
38:21 3/7/22
Mental Health and Incarceration with Dr. Christine Montross
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 
46:28 1/27/22
Horror and Psychiatry
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
35:30 10/27/21
Psychiatría Hispana
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.
20:52 9/14/21
Hispanic Psychiatry
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
19:48 9/14/21
粵語 AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)
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.
10:14 8/23/21
国语/國語 AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)
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.
10:05 8/23/21
AAPI Mental Health with Dr. Eunice Yuen (袁月敏)
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
13:55 8/23/21
Hip-Hop Psychiatry with Dr. Akeem Sule
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.  Listener Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/t8qFSXfX4p
33:47 8/10/21
Meet the Media Editors for AY 21-22
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.
04:31 7/27/21
Editor-in-Chief Reflections with Matthew Edwards
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.
18:45 6/22/21
Climate Effects on Mental Health
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.
31:24 5/24/21
Serotonin and More: Conversation with a Neuroscientist
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. 
28:50 4/26/21
Concussions in Sports Psychiatry
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.
28:04 4/13/21
Discussion of March 2021 Issue
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. 
08:04 3/28/21
History of Addiction
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/ 
30:28 3/1/21
NAMI and Community Psychiatry
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. 
29:03 2/16/21
Interventional Psychiatry and Neuromodulation
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.
37:27 1/31/21

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