KCNW–Kansas City 1380AM and 96.1FM 5/20/2022

Our first guest today is Dr. Rakesh Jain, Clinical Professor Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Austin, TX. He will discuss Tardive Dyskinesia or T-D, a chronic condition characterized by Tardive Dyskinesia or T-D that occurs in one or more areas of the body. T-D is Tardive Dyskinesia or T-D, like antipsychotics, to treat conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, or anxiety disorder. Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain/mood overlap disorders, and psychosis in adult and child/adolescent populations. He is also the author of several articles on the issue of mood and pain conditions.

Our second guests today are Kathy Sapp CEO of the American Chronic Pain Association, a Philanthropic Organization, and Dr. David Armstrong Podiatric Surgeon and Researcher with Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Did you know that more than 37 million people live with Diabetes today and many of them, have a condition called Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetic Nerve Pain? It is a common complication that most often affects the lower extremities and normally presents itself as tingling, numbness, burning, shooting, or stabbing sensations. These symptoms can cause debilitating pain. There are far too many patients who may not recognize Diabetic Nerve Pain symptoms or are living with unresolved pain.

Avertias Pharma has partnered with the American Chronic Pain Association and members of the Medical Patient Community to launch the “Name that Pain Contest to Bring Awareness to Diabetic Nerve Pain and emphasizing the importance of identifying symptoms and talking to your healthcare provider earlier in your treatment Journey. For more information go to:  NERVEPAINANDME.COM/CONTEST  

Our last guest is Christina McClelland, author of A Circle Of Chalk, McClelland has written a gripping novel that allows the voices of thousands of women to be heard. Even in 2022, IVF is hard. It is unpredictable and it is not a guarantee. Described as a roller-coaster on steroids, the journey to parenthood can be joyous or devastating. This book sheds light on both sides of the coin, with twists and turns around every corner. Her debut novel, A Circle of Chalk, aims to encourage open discussion about infertility, embryo adoption and dispensation, and mental illness. She believes that when women gather, they can share, and when they share, they feel heard—and that is when healing can begin. A Circle Of Chalk is based on true stories in order for a fraction of those voices to be heard. Ongoing virtual book discussions led by Christina and others create an open and safe environment for women to share experiences related to infertility and mental illness.

A CIRCLE OF CHALK highlights moral and ethical dilemmas many couples face in their pursuit of a child via IVF and depression, isolation, and anxiety related to the strenuous process. The story is about New York City socialite Jenna Ellis, who endures a painful and very public divorce from her high-powered ex-husband only to have one more gut-wrenching blow—all three of the couple’s remaining embryos—and Jenna’s only chance to have more children—are awarded to Ed, who, in a cruel twist opts to allow Jenna to pick a single embryo to save. In this modern-day Sophie’s Choice, Jenna is faced with a decision that will define the next thirty years of her life. For more information on the book go to Christina McClelland’s website and use the hashtags #youarenotalone and #acircleofchalk to share your own stories. You can also follow Christina on Instagram at @christinamcclellandbooks.

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