Thoughtful THURSDAY
It's your day with an Expert! 
January 3, 2019

Dr. Bryna Siegel investigates the truths and fictions of public understanding about autism,
questioning apparent realities too sensitive or impolitic to challenge.

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Learn about the emotional impact of a disease that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention affects "an estimated 2.7–6.1 million people in the United States.... 
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Could your experience as a pregnant mom, your life as a mom, your baby's experience of the baby world be different - more peaceful - with a doula? Absolutely!  Listen and learn how/why. 

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emma and her selves is the story of a long term psychotherapeutic relationship between a woman with multiple identities, someone diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dr. May Benatar shares some of her own process as a therapist discovering the ubiquity of trauma in both the general population and in clinical populations. As she begins to treat victims of childhood sexual abuse she comes to understand that dissociation and the creation of sequestered part selves are the common consequence of trauma.
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Dr. Marc Feldman describes people’s motivations to fabricate or induce illness or injury to satisfy deep emotional needs. Doctors, family members, and friends are lured into a costly, frustrating, and potentially deadly web of deceit. From the mother who shaves her child’s head and tells her community he has cancer, to the co-worker who suffers from a string of incomprehensible "tragedies," "disease forgery" is ever-present in the media and in many people’s lives.
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Your child has mood swings, somedays you don't even recognize her/him.  Is this ordinary childhood drive-my-parents-batty behavior? Or is this bipolar disorder - requiring professional evaluation, psychotherapy and medicine? Dr. Gabriel Kaplan joins Dr. Brewer to sort out some of the answers.
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Knowledge is power and grasping the basics of bipolar disorder can give you the power you need to detect it, accept it, and own the responsibility for treatment and lifelong disease management. With its three-phase approach, Owning Bipolar can help you and your loved ones become experts at an illness that has called the shots in your life for too long. Now it’s time for you to take control.
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Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a facial abnormality, Kristin learned at an early age the importance of strength - strength when confronted with multiple surgeries, strength when confronted with stares and questions, and strength when confronted with the constant knowledge that you will never look, or be, like everyone else. Kristin's story is one of achievement and inspiration, an example of an unbreakable spirit and unwavering fortitude.
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Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a facial abnormality, Kristin learned at an early age the importance of strength - strength when confronted with multiple surgeries, strength when confronted with stares and questions, and strength when confronted with the constant knowledge that you will never look, or be, like everyone else. Kristin's story is one of achievement and inspiration, an example of an unbreakable spirit and unwavering fortitude.
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From her personal experience as both a recipient and a provider of mental health services, Dr. Noonan explains how to obtain care from professionals, outlines what medical options are available, and lists everyday things people can do to feel better. Integrating medicine, psychology, and holistic care while exploring the basics of mental health, Noonan touches on diet, sleep habits, physical activity, and mindfulness techniques.
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