Speaker Meeting - Ask the Doctor
Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018
6:30 to 7:00 Meet and Greet
7:00 to 8:30 Program & Q/A
Live Oak Senior Center
1777 Capitola Road
near 17th Avenue
Family members, individuals with a mental illness, healthcare providers, and all other community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. No cost.
Ask the Doctor
Come to learn and ask your questions of Dr Rique Brister, psychiatrist.
De-mystifying brain chemistry - “It’s just a wave. It’s not the water!”
Understanding how different chemistry affects perception and behavior helps to banish forever the stigma behind these imbalances and the belief if you have this different chemistry you are somehow less than. Dr. Brister helps people strive for true happiness; not just dealing with this glitch. To quote Jimmie Dale’s county western song “It’s just a wave. It’s not the water.”
This talk will begin with dopamine and hallucinations and will take other questions from the audience.
About Rique Brister, M.D.
Rique Brister, M.D. studied psychobiology in grad school then switched to medicine to become a psychiatrist. She started practicing in 1984, focusing on biochemical changes with depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD and schizophrenia. Dr. Brister is very familiar with family struggles regarding a loved one going through these episodes. She was a foster mom for 12 yrs to traumatized children and her biological child has OCD. Dr. Brister also has a sister with Bipolar. Dr, Brister is currently the Medical Director at Good Samaritan Hospital, former Medical Director at Telecare in Santa Cruz. She also has done addiction work, inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization.
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Please contact our office at 831-824-0406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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