Stanford Mood Disorders Education Day – July 24, 2010

by admin on August 2, 2010

This year’s Mood Disorders Day brought out a crowd to hear presentations about the latest developments in the treatment of mood disorders from the staff at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The attendees had the opportunity to visit information tables set up by DBSA and other community organizations. The program was rich and information packed.

The slides from all of the presentations are available from the Stanford Bipolar Disorders Clinic.

Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Update
Manpreet Singh, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic

Bipolar Depression Treatment Update
Po Wang, MD
Clinical Associate Profession of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatrist in the Bipolar Disorders Clinic
Medical advisor to our Palo Alto DBSA chapter.

Depression Treatment Update
Charles DeBattista, MD
Professor or Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of the Mood Disorders Clinic

Mood Disorders and Co-occurring Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders
Anna Lembke, MD
Assistant Profession of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Clinic

Perspectives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Robert Villaneuva, NAMI

Perspectives from the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Katherine Lerer, DBSA

Creativity in Mood Disorders
Terrence Ketter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic

Katherine Lerer, our founder and chief facilitator, spoke about the mission and work of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. She also explained the services offered by our local Palo Alto DBSA support group. She spiced up her presentation with personal stories laced with humor and empathy.

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