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ABCNews interviews T. Byram Karasu, M.D., about how children respond to a parent’s suicide, as in the case of Mary Kennedy, who had four children.  Dr. Karasu notes at age 12, children can begin to distinguish between death and suicide, and interpret suicide by saying the parent was sick or ill. Dr. Karasu is professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and holds the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry.

(Friday, May 18, 2012)

 

Time interviews Sophie Balk, M.D., and T. Byram Karasu, M.D., about the physical and psychological dangers of tanning booths, particularly for children.  Dr. Balk explains that indoor tanning causes damage to DNA and should be banned for children under 18. Dr. Karasu notes that while tanning addicts may feel good afterwards, they should never be tempted to share their habit with their children. Dr. Balk is professor of clinical pediatrics at Einstein and an attending pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Karasu, professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein and psychiatrist-in-chief at Montefiore Medical Center.

(Friday, May 04, 2012)

 

The Wall Street Journal interviews T. Byram Karasu, M.D., about the difficulties and opportunities of being the sole survivor in your family, or “adult orphans,” particularly around the holidays. Dr. Karasu is professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry. (Tuesday, November 22, 2011)

 

American Medical News interviews T. Byram Karasu, M.D., about a new Health Affairs (subscription required) study that found a growing trend among primary care and other non-psychiatrist physicians to prescribe antidepressants for conditions other than anxiety and major depressive disorder. Dr. Karasu is professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry. (Monday, August 22, 2011)

 

Newsweek interviews Dr. T. Byram Karasu on the link between recession and increased risk of suicide. Dr. Karasu is the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Professor and chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. (Wednesday, January 14, 2009) read more...

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