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6-Minute Meditation With Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

Can a 6-minute meditation really make a difference? Try it for yourself!

In this excerpt from our March 17 episode, “Medicating with Meditation?“, Dr. Darshan Mehta leads us in a 6-minute meditation – right in the middle of our workday.

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Sleep, featuring Bernard Kinane, MD – Shrinking It Down

It’s our last episode of the season, but never fear – we are signing off with tips to last you the summer long. Today’s episode is all about sleep!

Listen wherever you get your podcasts – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”

Sleep is so important to our physical and mental health.

Mental Health Challenges and Latinx Children & Teens, featuring Angel Caraballo, MD – Shrinking It Down

Over the past year, the Clay Center has worked to support even more young people by translating our free, online resources for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers.

A Closer Look at High-Functioning Autism, featuring Robyn Thom, MD – Shrinking It Down

Coming into April, Autism Awareness Month, we’ve noticed more families coming to our website with questions about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

One Year Later: Young Adults and COVID-19 – Shrinking It Down

Everyone has been hit hard mentally and emotionally during COVID-19, but there’s growing research to suggest that young adults – that special 18-26 age group – are suffering more than we might think. GenZ and Millennials had already been flagged as possibly the loneliest generation, even before the pandemic.

Medicating with Meditation? The Power of Mind Body Medicine, featuring Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH – Shrinking It Down

On today’s episode of Shrinking It Down, Gene and Khadijah welcome special guest Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine of Massachusetts General Hospital, to talk about something we could all use more of: Meditation.

One Year Later: Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19 – Shrinking It Down

During the pandemic, many kids across the country have been doing most or all of their schooling online. But now, a year later, many communities are finally finding ways to bring kids back to school, in person.

Teen Breakup Violence, Part 2: At-Risk Emotions – Shrinking It Down

Content Warning: Today’s episode is the second in a two-part series on teen relationship violence. It may be difficult for some of our listeners. 

When we look underneath a young person’s anger, or shame, or grief, there is often a hidden need that’s not being met.

Teen Breakup Violence, Part 1 – Shrinking It Down

Content Warning: This episode is the first in a two-part series on teen relationship violence. It may be difficult for some of our listeners.

Romantic relationships are a crucial part of life for teenagers.

The Nuts and Bolts of Telepsychiatry, featuring Janet Wozniak, MD – Shrinking It Down

Did you know the first telepsychiatry visits at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), conducted back in 2014, weren’t for adults, but for children? Flash forward, we never imagined how critical teletherapy and telemedicine would become – in such a short period of time – as a part of routine healthcare for all age groups and popula