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Depression Center Colloquium Series

For health professionals and researchers with an interest in depression and related illnesses.

2006 Colloquia

Friday, October 6, 2006

Eating Disorders & Depression: Where Do They Meet, How Do We Treat?
  • Walter H. Kaye, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic View PowerPoint
  • David S. Rosen, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Michigan View PowerPoint

Dr. Kaye presents on the new neurobiology of eating disorders, the heritability of eating disorders, and possible behavior traits of those with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). Those with AN seem to have higher rates of anxiety, obsessions/compulsions, perfectionism, and drives for thinness. While some of these traits can be normative and even positive, perhaps illness is caused by an excess of these traits, gonadal steroid imbalance, and/or environmental influences. Possible treatment strategies include the constructive utilization of these traits and specific, targeted interventions for unique symptoms and the biology of the individual.

Dr. Rosen presents an overview of the diagnosis, presentation, and epidemiology of eating disorders. They are quite common, although AN and BN are not. There are a variety of risk factors, including biological and heritable risk factors, as well as sociocultural pressure, and protective factors as well. Eating disorders are associated with serious medical complications and psychiatric co-morbidity. However, early treatment and good quality treatment are associated with a better prognosis, but more research should be done to better understand the biology behind eating disorders.
 Key Words: eating disorders, depression, treatment, genetics, neurobiology, brain imaging, dopamine, anorexia, bulimia, anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, perfectionism

Friday, September 15, 2006

Depression in Primary Care: The Use of Monitoring Tools

  • Harold Pincus, M.D., Vice Chair for Strategic Initiatives, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Director of Quality and Outcomes Research, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation; Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program, Depression in Primary Care: Linking Clinical and Systems Strategies
  • Michael Klinkman, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, and Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Medical School, University of Michigan

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Depression and Immune System Parameters as Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

  • Willem J. Kop, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University - Powerpoint presentation
  • Melvyn Rubenfire, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Preventive Cardiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Friday, May 19, 2006

Effective Management of the Depressed Smoker

  • Sonia Duffy, Research Investigator, Otorhinolaryngology and Research Investigator, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School -Powerpoint Presentation
  • Maher Karam-Hage, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School -Powerpoint Presentation
  • Ovide Pomerleau, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School -Powerpoint Presentation

Friday, April 28, 2006

Treatment Options for Sleep Disturbances in Depression

  • Daniel Buysse, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Powerpoint presentation
  • J. Todd Arnedt, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan Medical School; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan College of LS&A - Powerpoint presentation

Friday, February 17, 2006

Depression in Japanese People Living in Michigan

  • Denise Saint Arnault, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing
  • Michael Fetters, Associate Professor, and Director, Japanese Family Health Program - Powerpoint presentation

Friday, January 13, 2006

Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents and Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

  • Catherine Lord, Director, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center; Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School; Professor of Psychology, School of LS&A; Senior Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth & Development
  • Mohammad Ghaziuddin, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Department, University of Michigan Medical School; Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center - Powerpoint presentation