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Depression Center Colloquium Series

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

2008 Colloquia

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Computer and Telephone Strategies for Monitoring Depression Treatment Outcomes

  • John Greist, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Amy Kilbourne, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Friday, November 14, 2008

Surgery for Depression

  • Ben Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University
  • Parag Patil, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan

Friday, October 10, 2008

Essentially Fatty Acids: From Mood to Metabolism and Back Again

  • Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, Ph.D., Professor, Depts. of Neurosurgery and Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Simon J. Evans, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Friday, September 12, 2008

Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Gregory Hanna, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Melissa Webster, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

Friday, May 30, 2008

A Conceptual Approach to DSM-V Revisions--Implications for Mood Disorders

  • Darrel Regier, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of Research, American Psychiatric Association; Executive Director, American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE)
  • John Greden, M.D., Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; Executive Director, U-M Depression Center;
    Research Professor, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute

Many criticisms have been made about the DSM-IV since its release in 1999.  With the DSM-V estimating publication in 2012, the APA and APIRE have been working to address those issues and developing a different approach to its structure in order to encourage research and improve clinical utility. The Executive Director of the U-M Depression Center John Greden, M.D., opens the colloquium with reviewing some of these criticisms, what would be ideal from the future DSM-V, and opens the floor for Darrel Regier to discuss how those issues will be addressed. APA’s Division of Research and APIRE director Darrel Regier, M.D., discussed what new developments would be present in the DSM-V, including adding empirical findings from different areas of research (e.g. developmental and neuropsychology), providing for cross-cultural, gender, and age factors in mental health and illness, and a restructuring of the diagnoses based upon etiology instead of symptom similarity.
Keywords: DSM-IV, DSM-IV, study groups, APA, APIRE, clinical treatment, risk factors

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

  • Kiki Chang, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Child Psychiatry; Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program
  • Melvin McInnis, M.D. FRCPsych, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression, U-M Medical School and Depression Center

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mental and Physical Illness in Returning Combat Veterans: Prevalence, Co-occurrence, and Current Treatment Efforts

  • Nicholas Giardino, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Acting Chief, PTSD Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System.
  • Sheila Rauch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Healthy Lifestyles to Combat Depression

  • Ronald M. Davis, M.D., President, American Medical Association, Director, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Henry Ford Health System
  • Richard Dopp, M.D., Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Can making healthy day-to-day life choices help with Depression? Former American Medical Association President Ronald M. Davis, M.D. outlines current high-risk lifestyles like the use of alcohol and tobacco, obesity due to food culture, and general lack of physical activity in America. Dr. Davis also explains how the American Medical Association hopes to address these high-risk activities. Richard Dopp, M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School then shares his research on correlations between healthy lifestyle attributes like physical activity and sleep, and depression in adolescents and adults. The conclusion of Dr. Dopp’s research is that physical activity and sleep likely help to reduce the symptoms of depression. Healthier lifestyles may combat depression.
Key words: lifestyle, alcohol, tobacco, obesity, American Medical Association, sleep, physical activity, adolescents