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Psychiatry Advances

May 12, 2021

Antoine Douaihy M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine. He is a recognized expert in motivational interviewing. Joining him is his intern in clinical Psychology, Cassie Boness MS. Vaccine hesitancy threatens nationally needed Covid herd immunity. Motivational interviewing is a  very useful approach for enlisting...


Apr 14, 2021

Sarah L. Pederson PhD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry. She is a national authority on alcohol use and its more serious social/psychological problems. Her research work is remarkable for its multi-causal personal assessments, racial and otherwise, e.g. measurements of impulsivity and other personal...


Mar 10, 2021

Marta Pecina MD PhD. is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Translational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Lab of the Department of Psychiatry and the UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. This Podcast focuses on the Neurobiological basis of placebo effects. Placebos have great power. We explain how...


Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Deepak Sarpal is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/Medical Director of Services for Treatment of Early Psychosis at WPH. This Podcast focuses upon Clozapine, a very valuable but underused treatment for refractory schizophrenia, also brain science involving functional imaging associated with patient improvement...


Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Lalith Kumar K. Solai is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Pitt. He is the Architect/Director of the WPH Center for Interventional Psychiatry. It provides newer treatment modalities in psychiatry, especially for depressed patients refractory to conventional treatments, thus advancing new knowledge about...