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Color of Success

Sep 11, 2023

In our Season 6 premiere, I sit down with one of my sheroes, Dr. Judith Joseph, a world-renowned psychiatrist, integrating her expertise in research, adult and pediatric mental health, and media, making many viral videos on the topics. In this interview, we discuss:

  • High functioning depression and how it differs from Major Depressive Disorder
    • Specifically, the former typically manifests among individuals who are exceling in their careers and personal lives
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
    • What is a personality disorder?
    • How to differentiate BPD from Bipolar Disorder
  • Why media plays an important role in addressing the mental health crisis
    • How providers can cope with the vitriol that may come with provider posts




Today's episode was generously sponsored by Lavender, an online psychiatry & therapy office brought together by two nurses on a mission to help increase access to mental health care. Their group of psychiatric nurse practitioners is creating a space where feelings are felt, respected and cared for. Learn more at


Full Bio:

Judith Joseph, M.D., M.B.Ais a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Judith is Chair of The Women in Medicine Initiative for Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons.  Dr. Judith is a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center. She recently received a Congressional Proclamation from the US house of representatives for her social media advocacy and research in mental health. Her behavioral research lab, Manhattan Behavioral Medicine, is conducting the first study in the world on High Functioning Depression. She studies conditions related to pediatric and adult mental health. 

Dr. Joseph is an expert on various media platforms and has made national television appearances on Oprah Daily’s: The Life You Want Series, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and CBS news. She is a medical consultant for Apple TV where she was in the writer’s room for The Crowded Room series. She recently received a 2020 Share Care Digital Emmy Award for her MedCircle series on PTSD and was nominated for two additional Share Care Digital Emmy Awards in 2023. Dr. Judith teaches medical media courses to physicians and medical students at Columbia University and New York University. 

Education & Training
Dr. Judith received her bachelor’s degree in 
biology and chemistry, cum laude, from Duke University, her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her business degree from Columbia Business School. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Columbia University, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. She lives in New York City with her family.