Category Archives: Mental Health

Is Bipolar Disorder Under-diagnosed? Is Charlie Sheen An Example Of This?

Mental disorders are under-diagnosed in the U.S. Bipolar disorder is a serious condition, listen in to find  out more.

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Stress, Suicide, the Economy and You

StressThe American Psychological Association has published a report showing that stress is on the rise in America and women are bearing the brunt of it. ER visits for financially induced stress and suicide are on the rise. We hear news stories of suicide from a 45 year old father and husband in California to a 90 year old widow in Ohio. Recognize the symptoms of stress and learn to manage stress during these tough economic times. Listen now…

Navigating Gender Differences

Tell men directions and give women landmarks. That’s the upshot of a study in the Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience. Research shows a clear difference in how gender affects our ability to process directions. So testosterone affects our brains in this way too? Dr Jim explains…

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dimebon

Today Dr Jim speaks with two experts in the field of brain science regarding recent key studies on brain health and Alzheimer’s Disease. Larry McCleary, MD, author of The Brain Trust Program, will discuss nutritional aspects of brain health. Next (13:00), Dr Jim speaks with Rachelle Doody, MD, PhD, lead author of the recent Lancet paper showing a benefit of Dimebon in Alzheimer’s patients. What is the true significance of these recent studies? How can you best avoid or manage this devastating disease? Listen now to learn more…

The Choking Game – what every parent needs to know

Give Dr Jim seven and a half minutes and you’ll get everything you need to know about this deadly trend among teens. One study actually showed that in the early teen years, deaths from the choking game outnumbered suicide by strangulation. How do I talk about this with my kids? What signs do I look for? Listen now for these answers…

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Diabulimia – Diabetes and Eating Disorders

This episode Dr Jim talks about diabetes. Specifically, a new eating disorder called ‘diabulimia’ which has appeared with alarming frequency, especially among diabetic teens. Find out the right questions to ask to uncover this potentially deadly disorder.

Also, Dr Jim speaks with an incredible brother-sister team, Martha and Rudy Barroso, who have developed a fun way for kids to learn more about diabetes while playing a game. Hear Martha describe her experience as a diabetic, helping others learn about the disease. Buy the game today at Future Focus.

New Year’s Resolutions and Britney Spears

What could Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears possibly have to do with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you are a parent of a kid between 9 and 19… plenty! Just how abnormal are these kids, you may be shocked to learn that their experiences hit very close to home. Britney, a single parent trying to raise 2 young kids while struggling with problems of her own… Jamie Lynn, a teenage girl with an unplanned pregnancy. Is mom (Lynn Spears) really to blame for all this? What can we do as parents to protect our own kids? Re-assessing your relationship with your kids might be a top priority in 2008!

And for other resolutions such as weight loss, fitness, and stress reduction, I will give you a few key clues on how to succeed. If you can’t think of any resolutions for the year, we’ll also talk about some simple and painless ways to improve your health…