Mental Health for the Holidays

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Episode #140
Dec 22, 15
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Join us in another conversation with James Lake, MD, an Integrative, holistic Psychiatrist. (See episode #131). Sometimes the holiday season brings sadness rather than joy. We will learn some simple techniques to prevent mental imbalance. We will also discuss post traumatic stress disorder and ways it can be recognized and possibly avoided.

Hosts: Dr. Glenn Wollman, Christina Souza Ma and special guest James Lake MD. Airing on Tuesdays @ 10:30am PST (1:30pm EST)

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James Lake

Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist who practices on the central California coast. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on complementary, alternative and integrative mental health care. Read full bio »

Glenn Wollman

Glenn Wollman, MD, has always been at the leading edge of medicine. He helped pioneer the specialty of Emergency Medicine and, at the same time, also developed and ran one of the first hospital-based Integrative Medicine programs in the Unitied… Read full bio »

2 Responses to "140: Mental Health for the Holidays"


  1. Althea Waites

    Thank you very much for an excellent discussion on mental health during the holidays. It was also valuable to hear Dr.Lake’s presentation on depression, stress and coping with the pressure of being forced to stay joyful and happy when we are not always ready and able to do that.
    I learned a lot from this very important program!


    • glenn Wollman

      Greetings Althea,
      Thank you for your gracious comment on Dr. Lake’s interview.We know you are a long-time supporter of Magical Medical Tour and we are grateful. Our hope is to continue offering quality interviews and we count on people like yourself to keep us on the right path.

      I sent your comments to Dr. Lake and here is his response:

      Dear Ms. Waites, It is gratifying to hear that my comments about self-care during the holidays were helpful to you. As an integrative psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical practice experience my perspective is that engaging in daily activities of self-care including exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep are fundamentally important for wellness and also play important roles in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and other common mental health problems. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy new year! Dr. Lake

      All good things,
      Glenn Wollman, MD

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