mental health

Jefferson Exchange | July 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Thu July 24, 2014

How To Stop Hating Yourself

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Anneli Rufus talks about her recovery from low self-esteem.

It's one thing to be hard on yourself, and take setbacks and criticism to heart. 

It's another thing entirely to actually hate yourself. 

Author Anneli Rufus is one of many people who struggled with low self-esteem all her life. 

And while she does NOT recommend going all the way to the other end of the spectrum, she does think it's high time to close what may be an epidemic of self-loathing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 16, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Inside Mental Health Care: "Sherry Goes Sane"

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Sherry Joiner describes her long struggle with mental illness.

We debate the proper treatment of mental illness a fair amount in this country. 

Sherry Joiner can shed some light on the debate from the patient point of view. 

Joiner emerged from a turbulent childhood with some serious mental challenges. 

After years of episodes, she finally got the treatment she needed. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 9, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Living With ADD: "I Always Want To Be Where I'm Not"


Dr. Wes Crenshaw talks about how he and other clinicians diagnose and treat ADD.

A recent discussion on ADHD on The Exchange focused on the big picture: the numbers of people diagnosed with the condition, and how fast that number is rising. 

We take another look at attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder with psychologist Wes Crenshaw. 

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Jefferson Exchange | May 2, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Changing The Perceptions Of Mental Illness

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Pat Garoutte talks about the myriad issues facing mental health patients and their loved ones.

The things we learn about mental illness tend to come from movies or the news. 

Sadly, mental illness hits the headlines when a person suffering from mental illness commits a notable crime. 

There is still a stigma attached to mental illness, and still a problem with mentally ill people ending up in jail instead of treatment. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 30, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Wed April 30, 2014

The ADHD Explosion

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Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler define "ADHD Explosion" and its results.

Many parents have wondered why there seem to be so many cases of ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, being diagnosed in America today. 

One in nine children are diagnosed with ADHD, and the majority of them receive prescriptions for it. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 20, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Mental Health Care Revamped: Compass House


Matt Vorderstrasse describes the plans for Compass House in downtown Medford.

We've come a long way since the days when mentally ill people were "warehoused" in huge state mental hospitals. 

But we're still looking for the solutions that work best for each community. 

Later this year, Medford will become home to Compass House, a mental health facility that is operated jointly by staff and clients.

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Jefferson Exchange | February 24, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Evolutionary Origins Of Depression

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Jonathan Rottenberg explains the possible link between evolution and depression.

When you look at the life span of the human species, we're still pretty young. 

It wasn't so long ago that our ancestors faced threats from disease and predators.

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Jefferson Exchange | January 28, 2014 | 9:00
11:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Getting Past The "Secrets and Lies"

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Jane Isay reveals hers and others findings about people keeping secrets and layering lies on top of them.

Think about a time when someone shared a long-held secret. 

Were you blown away by the truth?  Jane Isay listened as her husband explained his homosexuality, then helped him keep the secret as they stayed married for another ten years. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:34 am
Thu November 7, 2013

The Narcissist In Your Life

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Linda Martinez-Lewi describes spotting narcissists (it's not hard) and dealing with them.

Use, abuse, dispose. 

Family therapist Linda Martinez-Lewi says that is the cycle of the true narcissist, a person with little or no empathy or ability to form a true connection with other people. 

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Music, Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Method To The Madness: "Divine Lunacy"

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David Gabriel and Peter Quince explain the creation of "Divine Lunacy."

How best to broach the subject of mental illness?

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