We created SCREENSIDE CHATS to share timely information from experts on key topics during the COVID-19 pandemic we currently face.

       

Episode 14 - Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

In this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS, AACAP President Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, speaks on this very serious subject with leading expert David Brent, MD, Academic Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

David A. Brent, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Academic Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Dr. Brent 
is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. His work in the area of suicide has focused on the epidemiology of adolescent suicide, and has helped to identify the role of firearms, substance abuse, and mood disorders as risk factors for youth suicide.

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screenside chatsEpisode 13 - Dealing with COVID in Ambulatory Pediatrics
In this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS, AACAP President Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, talks with Jill Cioffi, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics, Stony Brook Children's Hospital. They discuss the primary care realities of treating younger patients in the age of COVID-19.




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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Jill Cioffi, MD, FAAP
Medical Director of Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics, Stony Brook Children's Hospital


Dr. Cioffi 
is a board-certified pediatrician. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Cioffi has proudly served the east end pediatric community for over eight years. In addition, she was a staff physician in the student health department at Barnard College and Southampton College. Dr. Cioffi resides in Hampton Bays.

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screenside chatsEpisode 12 - The Impact of Covid-19 on Work/Life Integration
In this episode, Dr. Carlson chats with AACAP Women in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee member, Consuelo ("ChiChi") Cagande, MD.  They explore practical tips to navigate blending professional and home life during the pandemic.




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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Consuelo Cagande, MD
Division Chief, Community Care and Wellness Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Cagande 
is the Division Chief of the Community Care and Wellness Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and specializes in child anxiety and trauma disorders. She is also a member of AACAP's Women in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee.

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screenside chatsEpisode 11 - AACAP's Commitment to Diversity and Health Equity
AACAP Assembly Chair Melvin Oatis, MD, talks with AACAP’s President, Gaye Carlson, MD on this timely topic.  Highlighted are AACAP’s anti-racism resources and our efforts to address the special mental health challenges facing patients of color.




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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Melvin Oatis, MD
Private Practice 
AACAP Chair, Assembly of Regional Organizations of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr. Oatis 
is a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist in New York, NY, and treasurer of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent (NYCCAP).

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screenside chatsEpisode 10 - Going Back to School - Kids with Special Needs
AACAP Schools Committee member Jeff Bostic, MD, EdD, a leading authority on school-based mental health, joins President Gaye Carlson, MD, for this in-depth discussion. Listen for new insights to help students most in need, as teachers and schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Jeff Bostic, MD, EdD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Georgetown University Hospital


Dr. Bostic
primarily focuses on improving mental health within schools through the Wellbeing In School Environments (WISE) program and supporting primary care clinicians to manage mental health needs of their patients through the DC Mental Health Access Program (DC MAP). Dr. Bostic has developed wellbeing materials for teachers and students and is a member of the AACAP Schools Committee. 

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screenside chatsEpisode 9 - Going Back to School - Part 1
AACAP Member Avanti Bergquist, MD, and a local school board member in Washington state, joins Dr. Carlson to discuss key COVID-related mental and physical health issues for K-12 schools this Fall.

 

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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Avanti Bergquist, MD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Eating Recovery Center - Bellevue, WA


Dr. Bergquist
is an AACAP member where she serves on both the Advocacy Committee and the Inpatient, Residential, and Partial Hospitalization Committee. She is also a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and is the president as well as advocacy liaison of the Washington State Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WSCCAP).

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screenside chatsEpisode 8 - Back to Work in the USA?
As America continues its battle with COVID-19, many U.S. health systems are trying to re-open to serve patients.   In this Screenside Chat, AACAP President Dr. Gaye Carlson speaks with Tami Benton, MD, Frederick Allen Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of Psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Dr. Benton provides important insights into the feasibility of practicing in the COVID environment and addressing the mental health needs of patients, health care professionals, and staff during the pandemic.

 


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tami Benton, MD
Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chair of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Benton's
research focuses primarily on pediatric mood and anxiety disorders, sickle cell disease and psychiatric conditions, HIV and psychiatric conditions, neuroimmunology and mood disorders, health services research, eating disorders, and ethnically diverse children.

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screenside chats Episode 7 - Getting Back to Work
As America grapples with the pandemic and how safely to re-open some businesses and services, this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS shares important insights from Spain. Celso Arango, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, speaks with AACAP President Gaye Carlson, MD, about on-going limitations and possible solutions to resume in-person clinical encounters.


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Celso Arango, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañon


Celso Arango, MD, PhD
is a psychiatrist and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Professor of Psychiatry at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Full Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He is also Director of the Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health at Hospital Gregorio Marañon and Chair of the Child and Adolescent Department at the same institution. Dr Arango was the Scientific Director of the Spanish Psychiatric Research Network with 25 centres and more than 400 researchers from 2008 through 2016. He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, 8 books, and more than 44 book chapters.  Furthermore, in 2008 Dr Arango was awarded the Spanish Ministry of Health Medal of Honour, the “Cruz de la Orden Civil de Sanidad”. He is a member of the European Brain Council Board (the European Commission's advisory council), and has been President of the Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality’s National Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Commission since 2014. In 2016, Dr Arango was designated President Elect of the Spanish Society of Psychiatry (SEP). He was President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) from 2016 to 2019.

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screenside chats Episode 6 - Screenside Chat for Graduating Fellows
In this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS, we congratulate 2020 graduating fellows! Recent Triple Board Resident graduate and AACAP Committee on Medical Students & Residents Co-Chair Amanda Downey, MD, interviews AACAP President and host, Gabrielle Carlson, MD, about advice on what recent graduates can do to ensure a successful start to their careers.


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Amanda Downey, MD
Triple Board Resident, University of Pittsburgh


Amanda Downey, MD
completed her medical training at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and will graduate from the UPMC Triple Board Program in 2020. Prior to residency, Dr. Downey was interested in the intersection of spirituality and health and the neurobiology of eating disorders. As a Triple Board Program resident, she is a member of the AACE Track and is involved in mental health advocacy initiatives. Dr. Downey holds a national role in AACAP as the John E. Schowalter, MD, Resident Member of Council. Her academic interests include physician well-being and integrated care in the juvenile justice system.

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screenside chats Episode 5 - Child Maltreatment and the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this SCREENSIDE CHAT AACAP Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee Co-chair, Judy Cohen, MD, talks with AACAP President Gaye Carlson, MD, about the added dangers children may be facing, where they live, at this time.  Highlighted are practical tips and considerations for child and adolescent psychiatrists to explore with their patients, as they evaluate and promote patient safety and well-being through telepsychiatry during the pandemic and beyond.



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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Judy Cohen, MD
Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital


Dr. Judy Cohen
is Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of medicine, and medical Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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screenside chatsEpisode 4 - Health Equities and Disparities in the COVID-19 Era - A Conversation with AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD
In this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS, AMA President and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Patrice A. Harris, MD, speaks with AACAP President Gaye Carlson, MD, on how COVID-19 is bringing to light longstanding health inequality and disparities. Detailed is what child and adolescent psychiatrists can do about these social and practice issues for their patients and the profession.





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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Patrice Harris, MD
President, American Medical Association


Dr. Patrice Harris, 
a renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist from Atlanta, is the 174th president of the American Medical Association and the first African-American woman to hold this position. As a private practicing physician, public health administrator and patient advocate, Dr. Harris has been an active leader in organized medicine for her entire career.

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screenside chatsEpisode 3 - Managing Medication Remotely
AACAP President Gaye Carlson, MD, and Psychopharmacology Committee Co-Chair, Timothy Wilens, MD, discuss virtual practice in the age of COVID-19. Medication prescribing and management is discussed in the context of the changing practice dynamic of telepsychiatry.





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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Tim Wilens, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
AACAP Distinguished Fellow


Dr. Tim Wilens, 
is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association and the and is on the editorial boards or is a scientific reviewer for more than 35 journals. Dr. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is co-director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the MGH Trustees Chair in Addiction Medicine and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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screenside chatsEpisode 2 - Health Care Promotion and Illness Prevention Done Remotely
AACAP President, Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, interviews fellow AACAP member and noted wellness expert James Hudziak, MD, to discuss ways to deploy remotely and digitally the skill set needed to reach patients, families, and health care workers, as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of SCREENSIDE CHATS, child and adolescent psychiatrists will learn more about what they can do to practice aggressive illness prevention strategies during a time when they are needed most.


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Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Jim Hudziak, MD
University of Vermont Wellness Environment


Jim Hudziak, MD
is the Creator and Director of the University of Vermont Wellness Environment (WE). He is also the creator of WEmentors, part of the WE Relate pillar of wellness at the UVM Wellness Environment. In addition, in his role as Chief of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families at UVM College of Medicine and Medical Center, Jim has also created a new way to help children and families, The Vermont Family Based Approach a novel health promotion program based on the same pillars of wellness emphasized in WE. The approaches of WE have been applied with great success even in the face of great adversity.

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screenside chatsEpisode 1 - Improvised Telepsychiatry: When Everything Can’t be Perfect
In this two-part SCREENSIDE CHAT, AACAP President, Dr. Gabrielle A. Carlson interviews AACAP Telepsychiatry Committee Member, Dr. David E. Roth on how to achieve patient satisfaction through telepsychiatry and gain insight into a successful telepsychiatry practice.

 

 

Episode 1 - Improvised Telepsychiatry: When Everything Can’t be Perfect. Part 1 - MP3 Download

Episode 1 - Improvised Telepsychiatry: When Everything Can’t be Perfect. Part 2 - MP3 Download

Dr. Gabrielle A. Carlson, AACAP President, like many AACAP members, rapidly adopted telepsychiatry into her practice to continue clinical care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In this two-part SCREENSIDE CHAT, Dr. Carlson interviews AACAP Telepsychiatry Committee Member, Dr. David E. Roth, who’s practiced telepsychiatry in Hawaii since 2009. In this interview, listeners will learn tips on how to achieve patient satisfaction through telepsychiatry and gain insight into a successful telepsychiatry practice.

Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD
AACAP President 

Dr. Carlson
specializes in childhood psychopathology and psychopharmacology in general, and the subjects of childhood and adolescent depression, bipolar disorder and suicide ideation. Her research interests include the phenomenology and long-term follow up of young people with bipolar disorder, and the relationship of behavior disorders, developmental disorders, and mood disorders. Her current interest is in the rise of adolescent suicide and risk factors leading to mood disorders, as well as the interaction between mood disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

David E. Roth, MD
Mind & Body Works
AACAP Telepsychiatry Committee


Dr. Roth
is an AACAP Distinguished Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association of Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is Triple Board Certified in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry & Neurology, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.



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