Recognizing and Treating Complicated Grief

Katherine Shear, MD 

Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University School of Social Work
and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Director, Complicated Grief Research and Training Program
Director, Complicated Grief Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Director, Bereavement and Grief Program, Columbia University School of Social Work

Dr. Shear describes complicated grief, how it differs from bereavement, and how it's treated.

Update on the DSM-5

Katharine Phillips, MD

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Member, DSM-5 Task Force

Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.

Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

Carl "Chip" J. Lavie, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Lavie, who practices cardiology and internal medicine, discusses the link between anxiety and other psychological stress for patients with cardiovascular disease.

CBT: What Is It?

Dennis Greenberger, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety & Depression Center
Newport Beach, California

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Dr. Greenberger explains CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how it's used to treat people with anxiety and related disorders.