Bright Nights Community Forum - Mood, Food, And Attitude: Metabolic Syndrome In Depression With The UM Depression Center

Tuesday January 24, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Learn about the connection between physical and mental health during this talk about the correlation between metabolic syndrome and depression.

Metabolic syndrome encompasses conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, and abdominal obesity - and place an individual at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Individuals with metabolic syndrome are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and tension, and those who are depressed, anxious, and stressed are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome.

The UM Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Gregory Dalack, Chair of the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview describing the relationship between metabolic syndrome and depression. Dr. Amy Kilbourne, Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, will then describe innovative interventions to help improve both conditions. A panel discussion will follow.

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