Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

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Ask The Expert

You Ask? We answer.

World-renowned mental health leaders answer the most common real-life questions patients ask.

You’ll hear from psychiatric experts in clinical practice, education, and research, brought to you by Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

While you may be unable to change external circumstances, Ask the Expert uncovers crucial skills to deal with life’s ups and downs. 

You’ve found your new go-to mental health resource for LGBTQ+, ADHD, nutrition, anxiety, addiction, medication, and more.

Ask The Expert

Welcome Featuring Jeffrey Lieberman, MD - 12 min

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, chairman of Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, explains the importance, now more than ever, of elevating mental health literacy and providing tools and tips to help navigate challenging situations.


What is Addiction? Featuring Lloyd Sederer, MD - 32 min

Lloyd I Sederer, MD, psychiatrist, public health doctor, and medical journalist, helps individuals gain an understanding of addictions, prevention, and treatment options.


Coping With What You Can't Control  Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Cohen - 34 min

Jeffrey Cohen, PsyD, is a leading expert on balancing acceptance with change. He'll provide an overview of healthy ways to cope with things that are out of your control.


Helping Your Child With Anxiety  Featuring Dr. Anne Marie Albano - 43 min

Dr. Anne Marie Albano wrote the parenting guides on the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, social phobia, and school refusal behavior. She'll provide strategies to help your child spot and cope with anxiety.


How do Antidepressants Work? Featuring Ron Winchel, MD - 23 min

Ron Winchel, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, is the expert in medications in the treatment of mood disorders.


How Food Impacts Mental Health  Featuring Drew Ramsey, MD - 21 min

Drew Ramsey, MD, nutritional psychiatrist, author, and farmer, shares the connection between food and mood. Learn about his philosophy to eat to beat depression. He'll share his recommendations on what to eat, and what to avoid.


Living with ADHD Featuring Ned Hallowell, MD

Ned Hallowell, MD, is an adult and child psychiatrist, and world authority on ADHD. He's helped thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives. He actually has ADHD and dyslexia himself.


How to Deal with Depression Featuring Diana Samuel, MD

Dr. Diana Samuel is a leading expert in depression, anxiety, and women's health. Learn tips for how to deal with depression, the leading cause of disability in the world.


Does Dieting Cause Eating Disorders? Featuring Dr. Deborah Glasofer

Dr. Deborah Glasofer is a leading expert on eating disorders, one of the deadliest mental illnesses.


Peak Performance Featuring Andrew Chen, MD, MS

Andrew L. Chen, MD, MS, shares how elite athletes achieve optimal performance. Working with professional athletes and Olympian contenders, he'll cover mental attributes, diet, and exercise.


Practicing Mindfulness Featuring Dr. Erin Engle

Dr. Erin K. Engle is a leading expert in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Learn tips for practicing mindfulness.


Parenting Advice Featuring Zachary K. Blumkin, PsyD

Zachary K. Blumkin, PsyD is a go-to expert on parenting, and has experience navigating all levels of the education system, addressing family issues, and teaching parenting skills.


Spirituality & Mental Health Featuring Sidney Hankerson, MD

Sidney Hankerson, MD, is a nationally recognized expert on faith-based mental health services and researches on reducing ethnic disparities in mental health treatment.

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