Dr. Mina Hah | How To Address Childhood Stress In A Scary World | August 8th 2019 | MD for Moms Radio

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This week on MD for Moms, I interview  triple board certified psychiatrist Dr. Mina Hah, who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, adult and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Hah is a favorite guest and has been on MD for Moms twice before to discuss addiction in January of 2018, and marijuana, alcohol, plus CBD and anxiety in February 2019. Both shows were fabulous and worth taking a listen to. On this show, we focus on childhood and the many emotional experiences kids have to various situations, and the different signs a child may be suffering from a mental illness.  We will also talk about ‘Adverse Childhood Events’ and how they can impact people through adulthood, and what parents can do to minimize the impact of these ACES when possible.

How should parents communicate with kids of various ages about tragedies such as mass shootings? In light of recent events, having these discussions with kids is important but also can lead to significant stress for all parties. How can we express our sadness and fears about what has happened without freaking our kids out? How can we help them understand risk and also teach them what to do in case of emergency without instilling undue anxiety? Dr. Hah explains all of this plus how to appropriately discuss current events with our children, and much more on this week’s MD for Moms.

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Learn more about my guest, Dr. Mina Hah:

Dr. Mina Hah graduated from Columbia University and completed her medical training at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship and a research fellowship at Stanford University. Areas of research included the study of genetic risk factors for suicide in the pediatric bipolar population as well as depression in the autism spectrum population.

Dr. Hah has presented her work at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and has published in the field of bipolar disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She was the attending supervisor for Stanford psychiatry residents and medical students at the Palo Alto VA and at Children’s Health Council. At the Palo Alto VA, she led the dual diagnosis unit and at Children’s Health Council, she headed the ADHD clinic, provided school consultations and outpatient care. She was an invited speaker at the Stanford Pediatric Psychopharmacology Conference for ADHD case series and the Stanford Autism Working Group for the Presentation of Depression and Anxiety in Autism.

Dr. Hah was an Assistant Professor at UC Davis and served as the Co-Instructor of record for the psychiatry course for medical students, the adolescent course for child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and the CBT course for residents. At UC Davis, she was the site PI of an international clinical trial at the MIND examining the role of a vasopressin antagonist for the treatment of patients with autism. Dr. Hah was Chief of Staff, Quality Management Director, and the Dual Diagnosis Unit Director of Heritage Oaks Hospital, an acute-care 125 bed psychiatric hospital in Sacramento, California. Recently, Dr. Hah was the Medical Director of Adult Services for Sutter Center For Psychiatry in Sacramento, CA. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Psychiatry Clerkship Director for California Northstate University School of Medicine. She was honored by a Distinguished Fellow status from the APA and is elected by her peers to be the Treasurer of the local APA chapter. Dr. Hah’s private practice, Synapse Association, is located in Davis, California.

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