NYU Langone Insights on Psychiatry is a unique podcast by clinicians, for clinicians, that connects cutting-edge discoveries with practical takeaways that can help you improve your patients’ care today.

In each episode, host Thea Gallagher, PsyD, a clinical assistant professor and the coordinator of digital mental health, outcomes, and wellness in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized specialist in mental health illnesses including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, explores a unique topic with a guest expert who is pursuing the most critical and compelling questions at the cutting-edges of their research area.

“It’s an honor to… help to communicate the kinds of meaningful insights we can all use in this fast-moving profession.”

Thea Gallagher, PsyD

Insights on Psychiatry is part a look at the future of where psychiatry is headed and part a practical guide to improving the treatment we provide today,” says Dr. Gallagher. “It’s an honor to converse with such fascinating group of peers about their research and to help to communicate the kinds of meaningful insights we can all use in this fast-moving profession.”

Welcome from Our Leadership

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome NYU Langone Insights on Psychiatry into our educational programming. This series hosted by Dr. Thea Gallagher, one of our communication leaders, features clinical thought leaders from across our department discussing their passionate work with patients and in their specific area of research. We view these discussions as a way of your being able to meet and greet our experts over a virtual cup of coffee.  We know you will find them to be lively, informative and enriching.”

Charles R. Marmar, MD, Peter H. Schub Professor and Chair, and Lenard A. Adler, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry

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Recent Episodes

EPISODE 4: MARCH 17, 2023

Health Equity (with Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD)

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, is the Barbara Wilson Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health, and the Pillar Lead for the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity.

Topics covered:

  • Lack of improvement in health equity nationwide
  • Advice for clinicians on providing equitable care
  • Structural competence vs. cultural competence
  • Thoughts on integrating alternative therapies (ex. acupuncture, spirituality)
  • Using data to improve health equity

See full transcript.

EPISODE 3: FEB 23, 2023

Adult ADHD (with Lenard A. Adler, MD)

Lenard A. Adler, MD

Lenard A. Adler, MD, is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Director of the Adult ADHD Program at NYU Langone Health. In addition to treating adults with ADHD, he helps manage associated conditions, such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder. His research examines ways to evaluate and treat people who have ADHD using new assessment tools, medications, and psychotherapies.

Topics covered:

  • Symptomology (incl. sluggish cognitive tempo)
  • Screening and diagnostic tools
  • Pharmacological treatments (and recent developments)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Medication shortage
  • Approaches to treatment-refractory patients

See full transcript.

EPISODE 2: FEB 21, 2023 

Treatment-Resistant Depression (with Dan Iosifescu, MD)

Dan Iosifescu, MD

Dan Iosifescu, MD, is an associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and director of clinical research at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. His research has led to the validation of novel treatments for patients with severe mood and anxiety disorders, including pharmacological treatments such as ketamine and other glutamatergic drugs, and devices such as novel forms of magnetic stimulation.

Topics covered:

  • Ketamine and Esketamine
  • Why certain people respond better to certain medications
  • SSRI mechanism of action
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation

See full transcript.

EPISODE 1: FEB 16, 2023 

PTSD & Precision Medicine (with Charles R. Marmar, MD)

Charles R. Marmar, MD

Charles R. Marmar, MD, is the Peter H. Schub Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. He also serves as Director of the Center for Precision Medicine in Alcohol Use Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and as Executive Director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center.

Dr. Marmar’s primary clinical expertise is in PTSD in active duty military, veterans, police officers and civilians.  Internationally renown for his expertise in PTSD, he has led research breakthroughs in understanding of the epidemiology, biology, treatment and prevention of PTSD through the study of risk and resilience factors, blood biomarkers, neuroimaging, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. 

Topics covered:

  • The shortcomings of existing “gold-standard” treatments for PTSD
  • Creating subtypes of PTSD
  • Study of gabapentin enacarbil and heavy drinkers
  • Study of gender differences in efficacy of SSRIs and other antidepressants
  • The need for objectivity in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment

See full transcript.