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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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Featured Experts:

Amy Allison
Amy Allison
Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Debbie Antonelli
Debbie 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
Betsy DiCapua
Betsy DiCapua

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.

Amy Allison

Author, "Prepare for the Harvest"
A Meditation Book for BPD’s / Addicts

Amy was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1954. Attended North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN. Attended Indiana University, School of Business, and graduated in 1977, yet enjoyed creative writing classes immensely. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Evansville in 1980.  She has been sober since August 21, 1989, and has been in Borderline recovery since May 2004.

Cynthia Scudo

In Recovery From
The Disease Of Addiction

Cynthia Scudo is a mother of eight and a grandmother of twenty. In 2002 Cynthia became addicted to prescribed pain medication, and then subsequently to heroin, which she used for a nine year period.  In April of 2011, Cynthia entered treatment at the University of Colorado Hospital’s CeDAR Addiction Rehabilitation Facility where she was introduced to a program of recovery.  Utilizing the resources and tools provided to her; Cynthia began her life in recovery. 

Brett W. Robbins, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center 

After growing up and finishing medical school in Indiana, Dr. Robbins matched at the Med-Peds residency at the University of Rochester. Upon completion of residency in 1997 he became the Associate Director and ultimately the Program Director for the Med-Peds residency in 1999. He is dual boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and cares for patients of all ages in a primary care setting.

ADHD in Adults

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life.  In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD.

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