Psychiatry/Mental Health Videos on Demand

You can watch these videos using a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player; just click the "Watch it now" link. You can download the player by visiting the Adobe Flash Player Web site.

  • Health Matters: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    More and more we hear about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, but what does it really mean? Who is affected and how? Jeffrey Matloff, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD, and Clay King, Acting Associate Director VA San Diego Healthcare System, discuss PTSD with special emphasis on how our combat military veterans are affected. (28 minutes)
    Watch it now

  • Health Matters: Stress and Pain Management with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D. discusses the field of behavioral medicine, specifically assessing and treating patients with chronic pain and illness. Dr. Hickman utilizes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) a particular way of paying attention: with mindful intention, in the moment, without judgment. Although MBSR embraces the acceptance of things as they are without striving, research has shown that, with regular practice, it has the potential to lower stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote relaxation, improve concentration, raise self-awareness, and enhance the immune system. (28 minutes) Watch it now

  • Health Matters: The Genetics of Schizophrenia and other Human Disorders
    Dr. David Braff, Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD, discusses schizophrenia with an emphasis on the role genetics play in this disease. Schizophrenia is thought to result from a complex interplay of genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. Understanding the genetic components of schizophrenia is crucial to finding out about the risk factors, and heritability of this illness. This may lend itself to the creation of more effective treatments. (29 minutes)
    Watch it now

  • Managing the Role of Stress in Our Lives. Struggling With What It Is.
    Stress is an inherent part of modern life, and it can take quite a toll if allowed to run unchecked. Steve Hickman, director and founder of the UCSD recently-established Center for Mindfulness, shares techniques for looking at stress from a new perspective and responding to it in an objective, non-judgmental way by focusing on the present. Dr. Hickman discusses some of the major sources of stress and how our perceptions of them change as we grow older. He explores the mental and physical processes we experience in conjunction with stress, and teaches us practical skills that can be used to manage the way we respond to stress under a wide variety of circumstances. (57 minutes) Watch it now

  • Dr. Danielle Casden Talks About Cancer Patients & Family Support Groups
    UCSD Moores Cancer Center's Dr. Danielle Casden talks about a new cancer program that holds family support groups, cancer education, and more. Watch it now