Expert Interviews

Richard Frank, Ph.D., How to Find and Pay for Treatment

Richard Frank, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Economics at Harvard Medical School where he studies the economics and financing of mental health care. Can you give us an overview of the mental health care system — how do people currently pay for mental health treatment?... read more

Scott Aaronson, M.D., Treatment-Resistant Depression

Dr. Aaronson directs the clinical research programs at Sheppard Pratt Health System, based in Baltimore, Md. Below he discusses his practice and some of the recent news surrounding treatment-resistant depression – including new treatments and how various... read more

Dr. Carol Glod, Teen Depression

Dr. Carol Glod is Director of Nursing Research at McLean Hospital. She conducts studies of adolescent depression and its possible treatments. Depression in teens usually goes undiagnosed, and often leads to drug and alcohol abuse or additional behavioral disorders.... read more

Matt Ruble, M.D., Diagnosis and Treatment

Matt Ruble, M.D., is Associate Training Director of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. How long does it typically take for someone with depression to get diagnosed? The length of time—from onset of symptoms until diagnosis and... read more

Laura Rosen, Ph.D., Family Communications

Laura Rosen, Ph.D., is author of When Someone You Love is Depressed. She has her own private practice in psychiatry, in New Jersey. What roles and responsibilities can family members and friends take on to help someone with a depressive disorder? Good relationships... read more

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Psychotherapy

Dr. Weissman is director of the Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology at the NY State Psychiatric Institute, which conducts many studies on depression in families, and co-author with the late Gerald Klerman of the Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. In the... read more

Suzanne Mintz, Caregiver Burnout

Suzanne Mintz is President and Co-Founder of the National Family Caregivers Association. Is there any research that shows how helpful caregiving is? Yes. The 2003 Parade Caregiver Survey clearly shows the positive impact family caregivers have on getting a loved one... read more

S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H., Bipolar Disorder Expert

S. Nassir Ghaemi is a psychiatric researcher with expertise in bipolar disorder and psychopharmacology. He also has interests and training in philosophy and public health. His research has helped identify the common misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder as unipolar... read more