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Second Opinion doctors often make the link between physical health and mental health. Patients on the show also discuss the importance of mental health, explaining how good mental health does more than help you enjoy life – it can make you feel better physically, do better at work, and handle life’s everyday issues and problems. Mental health is a factor in many diseases and conditions. Second Opinion doctors and patients have included mental health in their discussions of common problems such as heart diseases, and in some cases, devoted entire programs to specific mental health issues like depression and addiction. Click on the links below to learn more.

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Addiction
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Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Journey
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Anxiety Disorder
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Clinical Trials / Parkinson's Disease
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Depression Later In Life
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Female Sexual Dysfunction
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Forever Young
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Mind / Body Medicine
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Suicide
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Bipolar Disorder
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Breast Reconstruction
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Fecal Incontinence
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Spinal Cord Injury
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Grief
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Geriatric Oncology
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Conversion Disorder
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
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Teen Depression
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Addiction to Pain Medication
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PTSD
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Addiction to Pain Medications
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Psychosis
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ADHD in Adults
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Opioids to Heroin Addiction
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Borderline Personality Disorder
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Mystery Diagnosis IV
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Amy Allison
Amy Allison
Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Debbie Antonelli
Debbie Antonelli
Francis Paul Antonelli
Francis Paul Antonelli
Gloria Baciewicz, MD
Gloria Baciewicz, M.D.
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM
Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.
Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.
Zachary Bell
Zachary Bell
Brittany DiCapua
Brittany DiCapua

Mystery Diagnosis IV

In any given year, nearly 21 million American adults are diagnosed with a mood disorder.  Our patient Brittany DiCapua shares her story of mental and physical symptoms that appeared suddenly and inexplicably in a very special “mystery diagnosis.”

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Michael F. Stapleton, Jr

President/CEO of UR Medicine’s Thompson Health
Father of a child with Down syndrome 

Michael F. Stapleton, Jr., president/CEO of UR Medicine’s Thompson Health, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. 

Stapleton became president/CEO at Thompson in July 2012, having first joined the health system in March 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He is a board member for Mercy Flight Central, Ontario ARC, the United Way of Ontario County and Holy Childhood.

Stephen B. Sulkes, MD

Director of UCEDD/LEND
University of Rochester Medical Center 

Dr. Sulkes' primary research interest is Health Care Delivery to People with Developmental Disabilities. He also participates in research related to Down syndrome and to children with autism and physical disabilities.

Francis Paul Antonelli

Student
Special Olympics Gold Medalist
National Speaker 

Francis Antonelli (Frankie) is currently a third year student in the student broadcast journalism class. Producing, editing, writing and hosting segments on the student run broadcasts.  Frankie is training to be a DJ. He has purchased DJ equipment to be a “party starter” and learning how to create his own business and market his DJ skills.  His DJ name is “DJ Frankie-Smooth”

Debbie Antonelli

College Basketball Analyst
Mother to a Child with Down Syndrome

Debbie Antonelli is one of the nation's most esteemed women's basketball analysts averaging 80 college basketball games a season,  while working in the top five women's basketball conferences.  She is widely considered an expert on women's basketball, both collegiate and professional.  She is an analyst on ACC men's basketball also.

Patrick Seche, MS

Director of Services
Addiction Psychiatry Division
University of Rochester Medical Center 

Patrick Seche is the Director of services in Addiction Psychiatry Division and an Associate Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This role includes overall management of clinical operations, administrative functions, fiscal management of 2 clinics, as well as oversight for 35 staff and faculty ranging from medical, supervisory, clinical, and support functions.

Betsy DiCapua

Practice Manager
Wells Family Practice

I was born and raised in Wells, Maine, ended up settling here after college and marrying my husband, Sam DiCapua of 28 years. We raised our two daughters in Wells where my family roots span over 500 years. For the last 26 years, I have been the practice manager for Wells Family Practice. A private family medical facility started by my husband, a family practice physician and myself in 1991. I love to cook, travel, take long walks on the beach, practice yoga and spend time with my family.

Brittany DiCapua

Application Project Manager
New Balance Corporate Headquarters
Boston, Massachusetts

I was born in York, Maine and grew up in Wells, Maine. After high school, I decided to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. I loved my major, but decided during my senior year that I wanted to use my engineering degree as a baseline for a career in business. Now, I work as an application project manager at the New Balance corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Mark Orloff, MD

Chief of Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Professor of Surgery
University of Rochester Medical Center

Mark Orloff, MD received his MD from the University of California School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCLA Department of Surgery. Dr. Orloff completed fellowship training in hepatobiliary surgery from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London and in liver transplantation at the University of California. Dr. Orloff joined the Department of Surgery in 1991 and has been Chief of the Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery since 2009. His areas of special interest include liver and hepatobiliary surgery.

Jonathan Stevens, MD, MPH

Vice President, Director of Outpatient Services
The Menninger Clinic

Board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Stevens completed his residency in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree and a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.

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