David Goldbloom on his retirement, on his career, on psychiatry
Release date: December 14, 2022
On this episode of Quick Takes Dr. David Gratzer enjoys a conversation with retiring psychiatrist, Dr. David Goldbloom. They talk about research, therapeutics, the state of psychiatry today, and the future – both of psychiatry and his own – as he heads into retirement.
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About your host
Dr. David Gratzer is a Toronto-based psychiatrist and physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he is co-chief of the General Adult Psychiatry & Health Systems Division. He is active in teaching with 10 nominations for University of Toronto teaching awards. Dr. Gratzer is a member of the national editorial board of CAMH’s Portico Network and serves on the OMA’s Section on Psychiatry Executive. He peer reviews for several journals, including Psychiatric Services, and he sits on the editorial boards of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and JMIR Mental Health.
About Quick Takes
Every year physicians and residents encounter a growing number of patients — and a shrinking amount of time to keep up-to-date on new practices or legislation surrounding the field of mental health and addiction.
Now, with the help of Dr. David Gratzer, CAMH’s Continuing Professional and Practice Development Site Coordinator, you can receive your clinical education on-the-go as he and his guests take these current policies and practices and summarize them for you.
As an educator, Dr. David Gratzer has been recognized by students and peers alike for his ability to take complex topics and present them in a concise and interesting way. He’s been doing this with a variety of articles related to psychiatry since 2012 in his popular blog, Reading of the Week. Now, in this new show, Dr. Gratzer brings his analytical skills on-air and, with the help of other experts, presents them in short, easily digestible, podcasts.
Give him just a few minutes of your time for each episode and come away with strategies and insight on how each topic could affect your practice — and your patients.
Sim with Dr. Petal Abdool and Stephanie Sliekers
Release date: November 23, 2022
In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer speaks with Dr. Petal Abdool, Medical Director of the CAMH Simulation Centre, and Stephanie Sliekers, Manager of Simulation and Digital Innovation at CAMH, about how sim is changing education.
An Interview with Dr. Thomas Insel, former NIMH Director
Release date: June 22, 2022
Today’s conversation between Dr. Gratzer and former National Institute of Mental Health Director, Dr. Thomas Insel, delves into what’s right and what’s wrong with the current state of mental health care.
Burnout & Recovery: A Conversation with Dr. Jillian Horton
Release date: December 15, 2021
After another year of pandemic, the topic of physician burnout is more relevant than ever. Dr. Gratzer speaks with award-winning medical educator and bestselling author Dr. Jillian Horton, about identifying burnout and ways you can combat it.
What all physicians need to know about transgender-inclusive care
Release date: June 9, 2021
In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer is joined by CAMH experts on transgender care, Dr. Alex Abramovich and Dr. June Lam. They discuss how to ask people what pronouns they go by, the high rates of depression, homelessness and suicidality in the trans population, and medication considerations for those on hormone therapy.
What all physicians need to know about mental health apps
Release date: November 18, 2020
In episode 11 of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer hosts returning guest and digital psychiatry expert, Dr. John Torous of Harvard University. Together they discuss the use of mobile apps in mental health care and look back at the changes that have taken place in this field since their first discussion over a year and a half ago.
What all physicians need to know about telemental health
Release date: March 25, 2020
In this timely conversation on telemental health, Dr. Gratzer speaks with Dr. Allison Crawford to better understand what telemental health is, how it’s currently being used and by who, and how it is reshaping the world of mental health care delivery.
What all physicians need to know about physician burnout
Release date: June 19, 2019
In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer sits down with Dr. Treena Wilkie, Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Medical Affairs and Practice at CAMH to talk about burnout: what the signs are, and what can – and is – being done to help doctors avoid it.
What all physicians need to know about the new Ontario Ministry of Transportation reporting requirements
Release date: December 12, 2018
Dr. Gratzer is joined by Dr. Brittany Poynter and Dr. Travis Barron as they review a few real-world scenarios and discuss the options on when to report a patient under the new mandatory reporting guidelines.
Crystal methamphetamine use with Dr. David Castle
Release date: October 19, 2022
In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer sits down with Dr. David Castle to discuss the upwards trend in crystal meth use and what interventions are available to physicians.
Cannabis: Exploring the evidence and clinical implications with Dr. Kevin Hill
Release date: May 18, 2022
This compelling discussion between Dr. Gratzer and Dr. Kevin Hill, a prolific author on the topic of the evidence for cannabis, is full of insight, data and suggested journal articles on the topic. A wealth of knowledge packed in to under 24 minutes.
What all physicians need to know about wearables (and tech) in mental health care
Release date: November 17, 2021
In episode 16 of Quick Takes Dr. Gratzer is joined by returning guest and digital psychiatry expert Dr. John Torous (of Harvard Medical School) to talk tech, data, and their growing integration into mental health care.
What all physicians need to know about Ramadan and its clinical implications
Release date: April 12, 2021
Dr. Gratzer's guests for episode 13 of Quick Takes are Dr. Juveria Zaheer and Dr. Zainab Furqan. They each use case studies to provide insights and guidelines to consider when treating our Muslim patients whose treatment may be impacted by fasting during Ramadan.
What all physicians need to know about suicide prevention
Release date: September 23, 2020
In episode 10 of Quick Takes Dr. Gratzer sits down with Dr. Juveria Zaheer, CAMH psychiatrist and clinician scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research to talk practically about suicide prevention.
What all physicians need to know about cannabis use and how to talk to our patients about it
Release date: November 28, 2019
With one-year of podcasting under his belt, Dr. Gratzer now delves into the effects the legalization of cannabis has had over the year and what to look out for now that edibles are legal. He discusses these topics, along with how to talk to your patients about their cannabis use, with Dr. Leslie Buckley, Chief, Addictions Division at CAMH.
What all physicians need to know about global psychiatry
Release date: May 22, 2019
In this special episode of Quick Takes, Dr. David Gratzer talks to Prof. Vikram Patel – 2019 winner of the prestigious John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award – about how his work has helped with the prevention and treatment of mental health in low-income countries.
What all physicians need to know about cannabis legalization
Release date: October 17, 2018
Join Dr. Gratzer and Dr. Bertram as they discuss what all physicians need to be prepared for with the legalization of cannabis.
Expanding Access to Psychotherapy: David Clark on the English Experience
Release date: August 31, 2022
In this episode (part of our innovations in mental health care series) Dr. Gratzer interviews Prof. David Clark of Oxford University, about the success of the IAPT program he co-founded in England. Get the pearls of this project in just over 10 minutes by listening now.
Prevention and Sexual Abuse: Dr. Ainslie Heasman’s Talking for Change program
Release date: April 13, 2022
The first interview in our new series on mental health care innovations is with Dr. Ainslie Heasman. Dr. Gratzer speaks with her about her program aimed at preventing sexual abuse, Talking for Change.
What all physicians need to know about innovations in mental health care
Release date: September 22, 2021
In episode 15 of Quick Takes Dr. Gratzer sits down with Dr. David Goldbloom, CAMH psychiatrist and author of We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care to discuss successful innovations from around the globe – and right here at home.
What all physicians need to know about race and racism in mental health care
Release date: March 3, 2021
Episode 12 of Quick Takes is a compelling and insightful conversation between Dr. Gratzer’s guests, Drs. Amy Gajaria and Saadia Sediqzadah. They discuss their experiences learning how to broach the topic of race and racism with their clients.
What all physicians need to know about the rapid virtualization of mental health care – and the post-pandemic future
Release date: July 8, 2020
As we make our way through this COVID-19 world, Dr. Gratzer takes the time to speak to Dr. Jay Shore about how the pandemic has impacted behavioural health care and how your practice may be forever changed.
What all physicians need to know about technology and education
Release date: September 25, 2019
In this special episode of Quick Takes, Dr. Gratzer interviewed some of CAMH’s most influential educators about how technology has changed medical education, and some of the potential and pitfalls of future changes.
What all physicians need to know about digital psychiatry
Release date: February 27, 2019
In this episode of Quick Takes, Dr. David Gratzer is joined by a leading expert in the field of digital psychiatry, Dr. John Torous, to discuss how mHealth tools are currently being used in treatment, and the exciting potential of their use in the near future.