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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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Anxiety Disorder
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Depression Later In Life
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Suicide
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Grief
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Geriatric Oncology
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Conversion Disorder
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Teen Depression
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Addiction to Pain Medications
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Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Gloria Baciewicz, MD
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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
Karen Fasciano, PsyD
Karen Fasciano, PsyD
Susan McDaniel, PhD
Susan McDaniel, PhD
Elizabeth Murray DO, MBA, FAAP
Elizabeth Murray DO, MBA, FAAP
George Nasra, MD, MBA
George Nasra, MD, MBA

Kimberly A. Van Orden, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

My program of research focuses on the prevention of late life suicide. Specifically, I have contributed to the formulation, refinement, and evaluation of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, including the development of a self-report measure to assess two of the theory's constructs, The Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire. My current focus is on using the Interpersonal Theory to inform the investigation of psychological mechanisms of action for suicide prevention interventions for older adults.

Anthony Pisani, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry 
University of Rochester Medical Center

Anthony R. Pisani, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at University of Rochester. Dr. Pisani earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. He completed internship training at the Minneapolis Children's Hospitals and Clinics, and postdoctoral fellowships in Primary Care Family Psychology and in Suicide Research at the University of Rochester. Dr. Pisani is a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist.

George Nasra, MD, MBA

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry 
University of Rochester Medical Center

As a student at the American University in Beirut in the 1980’s my eyes were opened to the physical and emotional suffering of others. As a psychiatric trainee in Syracuse NY I studied with people of different convictions including Dr. Thomas Szasz who taught me to challenge established views. 

In Rochester NY, the city where George Engel and John Romano developed their biopsychosocial model, I became an advocate of whole person medicine.

Zachary Bell

U.S Marine

Zachary Edward Bell served with the First Battalion, Sixth Marines, from 2007-11 as an infantry rifleman, deploying twice to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and two children and works for a nonprofit veterans’ organization, Courage Beyond. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in psychology at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Follow him on Twitter @ZacharyEBell.

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Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Weintraub is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. Dr Weintraub was a co-founder of Jumpstart, the national AmeriCorps program, and she also serves as a technical advisor to Ashoka and non profits promoting the work of health entrepreneurs. Dr.

Anton P. Porsteinsson, MD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry
William and Sheila Konar Endowed Professorship
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 

Dr. Porsteinsson is the Director of the University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE). In addition, he is the first William B. and Sheila Konar Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1987, he received his MD degree from the University of Iceland School of Medicine and came to the University of Rochester in 1989, where he completed his internship and residency. He is Board certified in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Addiction to Pain Medications

What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery. 

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CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
It’s difficult to face up to addiction. Many people are turning to the internet for support and education. This site is a place where people who think they might have “a problem” can come for current news and research about addiction and recovery, as well as reviews of books and media about addiction, recovery, and practices that support recovery.
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
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PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur after a terrifying event. It was first brought to attention by returning war veterans, many of whom had been wounded in battle. Zachary Bell, former U.S. Marine, shares his story of horror in Afghanistan and his battle to regain his mental health after serving our country.

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We provide confidential, no-cost programs and services to warriors and their loved ones facing post-traumatic stress disorder and other invisible wounds of military service.
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Wilfred R. Pidgeon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at URMC
Research Director at the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, NY

Wilfred R. Pigeon, PhD is a clinical psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center; he is also the Research Director at the VA Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, NY.

Dr. Pigeon’s clinical and research focus is on the mechanisms, consequences and treatment of sleep disturbance with particular emphasis on the co-occurrence of sleep problems in persons with other common conditions such as chronic pain, depression and PSTD.

Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM

Immediate Past President
American Society of Addiction Medicine 

Dr. Baxter is the Immediate Past President of ASAM and Executive Medical Director of the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc, located in Princeton, New Jersey and Medical Director, of the Division of Addiction Services for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. He is also an Instructor in Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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