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Depression: Out of the Shadows

WHYY held two events around the program to help professionals and families:

Preview and Panel Discussion on Depression

Tuesday May 13 from 5:30-8pm - Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host of WHYY-FM's Voices in the Family, will moderate a panel discussion on depression and explore how depression affects individuals and families, as well as various causes and treatments. Guests will include Larkin McPhee, the PBS program Writer/Producer/Director; Terrie Williams, who is featured in the film, who has had depression; and John P. O'Reardon, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry.

Summit on Depression Among Vulnerable Populations: Elderly and Minorities

Arthur C. Evans, Jr, Ph.D., Director of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, will give the keynote speech. Two panels will feature "The Lived Experience" and "Lessons Learned in Serving Vulnerable Populations." Moderated by Tracey Matisak.

Our luncheon event will be the live radio broadcast of Voices in the Family with Dr. Dan Gottlieb and his guest John P. O'Reardon, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, who will join the Summit audience for a discussion following the show. (Please see attached agenda.)

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Voices in the Family

Depression: Causes, Genetics, Treatment

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During the first part of the series, we will explore the causes and treatment of depression. Dan Gottlieb's guest is Dr. John O'Reardon, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, whose research specialty is therapies for Treatment Resistant Depression. He will discuss the standard treatments as well as cutting-edge new methods. We will also hear from Zindel Segal, professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, who will discuss mindfulness meditation as a tool in treating depression. He is the co-author of The Mindful Way Through Depression. Read Dr. Dan's article on depression in the Inquirer

Families and Depression

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Depression can have profound effects on families. We'll be joined by the Gallagher family. John Gallagher attempted suicide in 1999, but he tried to hide what happened from family and friends. Even his own children didn't know the true story for several years. Recently, John has started to talk about his experience, and he and his family will join us to discuss their healing process. We'll also be joined by Dr. David Miklowitz, professor of psychology and psychiatry at University of Colorado and Oxford University, and author of Bipolar Disorder: A Family Focused Treatment Approach.



Men and Depression

More than 6 Million American men suffer from depression each year- and the disorder often expresses itself differently in men than in women. What are the symptoms, and how can families address this issue?



Is Depression Being Over-Diagnosed?

January 2, 2008

From Radio Times:
Hour 2

Is depression being over-diagnosed? Are we denying ourselves the normal experience of sadness? Marty discusses these questions with JEROME WAKEFIELD, Professor of Social Work and of Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He is co-author with Allan Horowitz of The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder.
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