SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, aired an educational show, "Delving Deep into Depression" on Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Talk Radio 790 AM KABC in Los Angeles.
The broadcast discussed the evolutionary nature of depression, its impact on mental health, and how it has become a major health issue for people age 15 to 44 in the United States. The show was hosted by Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Health, who provided in-depth medical and clinical expertise, and Program Producer and co-host Kristina Kuestner.
One of Sunday's panelists was Nancy Joseph, PhD. a licensed psychologist who currently serves as the site training director at Sovereign Health of San Clemente. Dr. Joseph specializes in the delivery of empirically supported therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. Another panelist was J. Anderson Thomson, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice who is the staff psychiatrist for Counseling and Psychological Services at the Department of Student Health at Elson Student Health Center at the University of Virginia. Dr. Thomson's expertise is in evolutionary psychology and exploration of the cognitive and evolutionary basis of religious belief.
"The basis of depression is an evolved function even if measurable," said Dr. Thomson. "If depression wasn't an illness, then you'd have a normal functioning system that isn't broken. But when we get depressed our attention is the problem, we can't feel pleasure, concentration is reduced, and the amount of sleep is increased. Our findings show that cognitive behavioral therapy works well in treating many of depression disorders."
One factor that differentiates Sovereign Health from other treatment providers is its ability to offer separate mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.
About "In Your Right Mind"
"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma and Kristina Kuestner are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. PST on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.
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