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Added to the collection on Apr 10, 2013

Bright Nights Community Forum: Lean On Me: Helping A Loved One To Cope With Depression

This event was held on January 29, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression is not simply a bad mood or a passing case of the blues. It is a real illness which affects not only the individual, but everyone who cares about him/her. Friends and family members can find themselves dealing with a whole range of uncomfortable emotions of their own when living or interacting with someone who is depressed, including frustration, confusion, anger, and guilt.

Helping a loved one cope with depression can be key to his or her recovery, but it isn't always easy. To provide greater understanding of the ways in which family and friends can offer helpful support (and take care of themselves), the University of Michigan Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum.

Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Assistant Director, Psychiatric Social Work, UM Dept. of Psychiatry; Adjunct Faculty, UM Medical School and School of Social Work; and member, UM Depression Center, will outline some of the challenges of providing support for a friend or family member with depression, as well as some helpful strategies. Her presentation will be followed by audience Q&A with panelists Ann Hendrick, Visual Arts teacher, Skyline High School; Bob Nassauer, Volunteer Board Member for the Local Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); Kathy Schoof, LMSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and member, UM Depression Center; and Cathy Hanson, Co-chair, Patient and Family Centered Care Committee, UM Dept. of Psychiatry.

For more information on the Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495 or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Feb 20, 2013

Bright Nights Community Forum: The Adolescent Brain: A Work In Progress

This event was held on November 27, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Just what goes on in a teen's brain? Adolescence is a period of rapid physical and emotional growth and development. The commonly held belief used to be that once a young person reached the age of 18, this developmental phase ended and adulthood began. But with use of brain imaging technologies, we've learned that elements of the brain continue to evolve and become more efficient throughout the teenage years, even into a person's 20s. What does this mean for teens?

Dr. Paresh Patel, of the U-M Department of Psychiatry and the U-M Depression Center, discusses the neuroscience of a teen's brain and how its ongoing development affects the behavior and emotions of teens. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows. Panelists include Daniel Keating, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, U-M; Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, private practice clinician, Ann Arbor; and Kathleen Diehl, LMSW, ACSW, Social Work Coordinator, UMHS, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Nov 07, 2012

Bright Nights Community Forum: Stress: How It Affects Your Brain And How To Manage It

This event was held on October 2, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Stress is part of everyday life. There are many instances when it can be helpful, but stress can also have the opposite effect, harming our emotional and physical health, and limiting the ability to function at home, at work, and within relationships. Bodies react to stress by releasing hormones to help cope, but this also takes energy away from other brain functions.

To provide practical strategies for managing stress and greater understanding of the neuroscience of stress mechanisms, the U-M Depression Center presents this Bright Nights Community Forum. Brian Mickey, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and a member of the U-M Depression Center, will outline the interaction between stress and the brain, and what we can to do help reduce the negative effects of stress. This will be followed by questions and discussion with a panel of experts, including JoAnn Heap, LMSW, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center, Elizabeth Koschmann, PhD, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center, and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a clinician in private practice in Ann Arbor.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Jun 08, 2012

Bright Nights Community Forum: Connections Between Substance Use And Depression In Adolescents

This event was held on March 27, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Young people sometimes turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with life's frustrations, to fit in, rebel, or to satisfy their curiosity about drugs and drinking. Teens with depression or other mental health disorders are particularly vulnerable. Many fail to recognize that they are depressed and may be using alcohol and other drugs as a way to self-medicate.

When young people drink alcohol or take drugs to alleviate their stress or emotional pain, their depressive symptoms can worsen.

To provide greater understanding about the relationship between substance use and depression in adolescents, the UM Depression Center will present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Mary Jo Desprez, Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Prevention Administrator for the UM Health Service, and Dr. Daniel Gih, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UM Medical School, will co-present a brief overview on adolescent depression, substance use, and the relationship between the two. A question and discussion with a panel of experts will follow.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Mar 05, 2012

Bright Nights Community Forum: Partnering for Research: The Search for New Knowledge in Mental Health Treatment

This event was held on November 15, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are working hard to unlock answers and improve treatment options for mental health conditions, but they can't do it alone. Participants play a vital role in finding better ways to treat depression and other conditions by taking part in research studies. With knowledge gained from research studies, treatment for mental health conditions will continue to improve.

Join us as the U-M Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry present this Bright Nights Community Forum. Dr. Patricia Deldin, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the U-M and Associate Director of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview describing the process of mental health research, highlighting why participation in research studies is critical for advancing knowledge and developing new treatments. This will be followed by a panel discussion with faculty members from the Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry, as well as community members involved with research.

Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Mar 05, 2012

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

This event was held on January 24, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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High blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, and abdominal obesity - these conditions put an individual at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

This group of conditions, called Metabolic Syndrome, can have a negative impact on physical health, and recent research studies demonstrate that there is also a relationship between metabolic syndrome and mental health. 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.

To provide greater understanding of metabolic syndrome and its connections to depressive illnesses, including interventions which address both conditions, 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.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with experts Simon Evans, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Nicole Poellet, MS, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, both from the Department of Psychiatry.

For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Nov 07, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Sleep And Depression: Connections From Adolescence Through Adulthood

This event was held on September 20, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Sleep affects the well-being of all people. Having depression can affect sleep so significantly that it feels as though you are suffering from permanent jet lag.

Join us as Dr. J. Todd Arnedt, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the U-M Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, presents a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact. He will also present information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at U-M.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion featuring Dr. Richard Dopp and Dr. Leslie Swanson from the U-M Depression Center; Dr. Ronald Chervin, Director of the U-M Sleep Disorders Center; and Shelley Hershner, MD, Director of the Collegiate Sleep Disorders Clinic and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan.

The Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory at the University of Michigan is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment.

For more information on the U-M Depression Center, the co-sponsor of this event, please visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org.

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Added to the collection on Apr 12, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Learning And Depression: What's the Connection?

This event was held on March 8, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Children with undetected attention and learning problems often feel unsuccessful in school. Over time, the stress associated with doing poorly in school can create vulnerability to depression. Similarly, symptoms of depression can interfere with academic progress. For these reasons, interventions designed to improve school functioning are critical to treating and preventing depression in youth.

To provide greater understanding of the connection between learning disorders and depression, the University of Michigan Depression Center will present this Bright Nights community forum entitled "Learning and Depression: What's the Connection?.

Cynthia Ewell-Foster, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the U-M Department of Psychiatry and member of the U-M Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on the interaction of learning disorders and depressive illnesses, and information on effective treatment strategies. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Kristen Chapman, MA, Speech and Language Pathologist, U-M Center for the Child & the Family and Mary Spence, PhD, Psychologist, Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the Depression Center, visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Mar 09, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help Manage Depression

This event was held on January 18, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has demonstrated that mindfulness meditation-based interventions can significantly enhance depression treatment and decrease the risk of recurrence of depression. Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, MSW, Research Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center; and Claire Weiner, AM, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, U-M Department of Psychiatry and PsychOncology Clinic, will present an overview of the latest research on the positive effects of mindfulness, and demonstrate mindfulness-based techniques.

This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts, including Rita Benn, PhD, Director of Education, U-M Integrative Medicine and Director of Education, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (with research faculty appointments in the U-M Department of Family Medicine and Institute for Research on Women and Gender); and Lynn Sipher, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor who teaches mindfulness-based classes to individuals with depression and/or anxiety. This event is cosponsored by the University of Michigan Depression Center.

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Added to the collection on Jan 20, 2011

Bright Nights Community Forum: Grief in Children and Adolescents

This event was held on November 9, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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The loss of a loved one is a very unfortunate yet common experience for many children and adolescents. Research suggests that children and adolescents who experience traumatic grief in childhood and do not receive adequate support may experience a wide range of longer-term problems as adults. The good news is that effective treatment options for traumatic grief are available.

To provide greater understanding about the different types of grief reactions and how to recognize when a grieving child may need additional support, Julie Kaplow, PhD, Assistant Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on traumatic grief in children and adolescents, including effective treatments. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Polly Gipson, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow in Clinical Child Psychology in the U-M Dept. of Psychiatry; Sally Dunning, LMSW, a private practice clinician in Ann Arbor; and Susan West, MSW, Board Member, Ele's Place-Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kaplow is the author of "Samantha Jane's Missing Smile," a children's book about grief. Books will be for sale at the event

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Added to the collection on Dec 21, 2010

Bright Nights Community Forum: Family-Centered Treatments for Bipolar Disorder

This event was held on September 21, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods, and it can be devastating for individuals and families. The stress of living with or taking care of someone with bipolar disorder can strain family relationships. For these reasons, in order for treatment to be successful it is important to include not only the individual who has bipolar disorder, but also their family members.

Dr. Melvin McInnis, M.D., FRCPsych, the Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression at the U-M Depression Center, and Laura Nitzberg, LMSW, Clinical Social Work Manager, U-M Department of Psychiatry will present a brief overview of the illness along with information on the Depression Center's family-centered approach to treatment. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with experts including Michael Casher, MD, Director, Psychiatry Adult Inpatient Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School; Kathy Schoof, MSW, ACSW, Clinical Social Worker, Dept. of Psychiatry, U-M Medical School.

University of Michigan Depression Center is the co-sponsor of this event, which aims to provide greater understanding of the causes and treatments for bipolar disorder, with a special focus on treatments which involve both the patient and their family.

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Added to the collection on May 20, 2010

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression After 60: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment discussed by Sara Wright, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry, U-M School of Medicine and Depression Center

This event was held on March 23, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Later-life depression is defined as depression that occurs after the age of 60. While prevalent, it is not necessarily part of the aging process. To provide greater understanding of depression in older adults, Sara Wright, Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, and member of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on later-life depression, including strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists including Stephen Aronson, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, St Joseph Mercy Hospital; and Mariko Foulk, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Turner Geriatric Clinic, University of Michigan.

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Added to the collection on Mar 24, 2010

Bright Nights Community Forum: Talking Through Depression - What We Know about Effective Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders

This event was held on January 26, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has shown that "combination treatment," both medication and therapy, is most effective for treating depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. However, with many different evidence-based therapy treatments currently in use, it can be difficult for a patient to know which mode of therapy would be the best fit for their particular needs.

Heather Flynn, Ph.D., Asst. Professor and Director of Psychotherapy Services for the UM Department of Psychiatry, and member of the UM Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on evidence-based pscyhotherapy treatments. This will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the UM Depression Center including Joseph Himle, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor, UM Department of Psychiatry and School of Social Work, and Todd Favorite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and VA Medical Center. They will be joined by Bruce Gimbel, M.D., from the St. Joseph Mercy Health System Department of Psychiatry. The discussion will include questions from the audience.

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Added to the collection on Feb 18, 2010

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression and Anxiety in Youth and Adolescents with UM Depression Center

This event was held on November 17, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Transient fears and anxieties can be a part of normal childhood development, but if the anxiety causes excessive distress and/or interferes with school performance, activities, or relationships, this could be an indication of an anxiety disorder. To provide greater understanding of anxiety disorders and depression in children and adolescents, including the latest treatment options, Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Program and member of the Depression Center at the University of Michigan, will lead a panel including Katharene Schoof, LCSW, a clinical social worker in the U-M Department of Psychiatry, and Shauna Tindall, PhD, a private practice clinician specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Added to the collection on Oct 26, 2009

Bright Nights Community Forum: Brain Stimulation: New Hope for Depression

This event was held on September 29, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression is a brain disease that is pervasive in our population, affecting over 20 million American adults. When detected early, it can have high recovery rates- up to 80% of those treated effectively for depression show an improvement in their symptoms, generally within four to six weeks. However, one in five depressed Americans have what is known as "treatment resistant depression," or TRD. Stephan Taylor, MD, Co-Director, Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School will discuss new strategies and techniques for treating TRD. A panel discussion of experts, including Leora Bowden, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker and Research Coordinator, University of Michigan Dept. of Psychiatry and Daniel Maixner, MD, also Co-Director of the U-M Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program, will follow the presentation and include a Q & A session.

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Added to the collection on Apr 26, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depressed Moods in a Depressed Economy - Connections between Life Events, Stressors, and Mental Health

This event was held on April 8, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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We all know that environmental and social factors can have an impact on our moods, but for people who have a genetic or other predisposition, stress and anxiety brought about by life situations can trigger a serious illness such as clinical depression. To provide greater understanding of the ways in which life events can impact our mental health, and how to identify when additional support may be needed, the University of Michigan Depression Center and the Ann Arbor District Library will present a Bright Nights community forum on the subject.

Melvin McInnis, MD, will present a brief overview on the causes of depression, signs and symptoms, and strategies for overcoming barriers to accessing support and treatment resources. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with panelists from the U-M Depression Center, including John F. Greden, MD, Depression Center Executive Director; John Kettley, MSW, ACSW, Clinical Manager, Psychiatry Emergency Services, U-M Hospital; and Carol Burrell-Jackson, PhD, LMSW, Clinical Director of POWER Inc., a Washtenaw County faith-based community development organization.

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Added to the collection on Mar 28, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depression Treatments: The Promise of Personalized Medicine

This event was held on November 18, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Melvin McInnis, MD, will present the latest research on the emerging field of Pharmacogenetics -- the genetic basis of response to medications. He will moderate questions from the audience and a discussion with panelists from the UM Depression Center: John F. Greden, MD, Depression Center Executive Director; Vicki Ellingrod, Pharm.D., BCPP, Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, UM College of Pharmacy and Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; and Sally Guthrie, Pharm.D., Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, UM College of Pharmacy and Assoc. Professor of Pharmacy, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

Medications are an important element in the successful treatment of mental illness, often in combination with psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). New research has given scientists hope that they will be able to personalize the approach to medical management for depressive illnesses, which will treat an individual's particular symptoms based on their specific genetic background and other biological markers.

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Added to the collection on Mar 27, 2009

Bright Nights Forum: Depression During Childbearing Years – Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Raising Resilient Children

This event was held on January 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Kate Rosenblum, PhD, clinical developmental psychologist and Asst. Research Scientist, UM Center for Human Growth and Development and faculty member, UM Comprehensive Depression Center, will discuss the complex relations that may exist between maternal depressive symptoms and the wellbeing of children. Novel early interventions to improve maternal depression, parenting skills, foster healthy attachment, and maximize a healthy developmental path for children will be explored. Dr. Rosenblum will moderate a panel discussion of experts and include audience questions. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

Panelists from the UM Depression Center include Heather A. Flynn, PhD, Asst. Prof., Director, Adult Psychotherapy Services, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Prof. and Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, UM Medical School; and Maria Muzik, MD, Co-director, Women's Perinatal Clinic and Parent-Infant-Program, Depression Center and Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Research Group. They will be joined by Beverly Davidson, LMSW, Maternal Infant Health Services, Washtenaw Community Public Health Department. For more information on the UM Depression Center, visit depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Oct 20, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression in Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment

This event was held on September 23, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Autism and related Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an estimated 3.4 out of every 1,000 children ages 3-10. Studies have shown that more people with ASD experience anxiety and depression than people who do not have ASD. Early diagnosis and intervention can have a dramatic impact on reducing symptoms and increasing a child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Mohammad Ghaziuddin, MD, Director, UM ASD Program, and Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview of the latest research on diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD and depression. A panel discussion addressing questions from the audience will follow.

Panelists incude Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, and SunShine Mills, LMSW, of the UM Depression Center and the ASD Program, and Pamela Sohoni, MD, Clinical Director of Children & Adolescent Psychiatric Services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. For more information on the UM Depression Center, visit the website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Jul 22, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression, Diabetes and Diet

This event was held on March 4, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression can affect anyone. But several studies suggest that having diabetes may double your risk of also developing depression, compared to an individual who does not have diabetes. Whatever the cause, treatment of depression can help people to manage both diseases, thus enhancing the quality of life.

To provide greater understanding of the interactions between depression and diabetes, Dr. John D. Piette, PhD, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Internal Medicine, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and diabetes. This will be followed by audience questions and a panel discussion with Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center; Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Social Work; and Cecilia Sauter MS, RD, CDE, Program Director, Diabetes Self-Management Education, Center for Cardiology & Diabetes. This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, Channel 18. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Jul 22, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression and Cancer

This event was held on April 22, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Millions of Americans of all ages are living with a current or past diagnosis of cancer. People who face a cancer diagnosis will experience many stresses and emotional upheavals. Still, not everyone with cancer becomes depressed. However, depression, in those who have experienced it before the diagnosis of cancer or who develop it after a cancer diagnosis, may impact the course of cancer and the person's ability to participate in treatment.

Michelle Riba, M.D., Director of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center PsychOncology Program, and Associate Chair for Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Services, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and cancer. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Understanding Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adults

This event was held on November 13, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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A chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods, bipolar disorder can be devastating for individuals and families. Learn about the latest research advances in this illness when Melvin McInnis, MD, FRCPsych, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression from the UM Depression Center, will lead a panel discussion with specialists, with a presentation by David Rosenberg, MD, a specialist in pediatric bipolar disorder and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Chair of Child Psychiatry, Wayne State University. Other panelists include Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry and Vivien Hsu, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, both of the Center, and Rich Dopp, MD, Clinical Lecturer, UM Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center The Bright Nights Community Forums are open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information on the UM Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Understanding Bipolar Disorder With Experts From the University of Michigan

This event was held on March 29, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Bipolar disorder can be a devastating illness, for both individuals and families. It is a chronic illness with unstable and unpredictable moods. However, the positive news is that bipolar disorder is treatable, and new research advances are underway. Dr. Melvin McInnis, a specialist in bipolar disorders from the UM Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the illness from a clinical and genetic perspective. A panel discussion will follow, with specialists Drs. Jon-Kar Zubieta, Cheryl King, and Juan Lopez from the Depression Center. They will be joined by Kathy Schoof, Clinical Social Worker in Psychiatry at the UM Depression Center, and Dr. Shabnum Sheikh from St. Joseph Mercy Behavioral Services. All panelists will be available for questions.

The 2006 Read encourages individuals to explore Revolutions in Science -- the people, theories, explanations and discoveries that challenged our thinking and changed the world -- by promoting civic dialogue through the shared experience of one book. A selection committee of community representatives, students and educators in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area chose Jonathan Weiner's The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time as the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2006. Copies of the book are available at all Ann Arbor District Library sites and at area bookstores. For more information on Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads events, visit the website aareads.org.

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Added to the collection on Apr 21, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Anxiety Disorders: Panic and Phobias

This event was held on September 25, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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About 40 million adults in America suffer from anxiety disorders. Anxiety can become debilitating when it is excessive and irrational and when it leads to overly restrictive avoidance of things we really need to be able to do. James Abelson, MD, PhD, a professor in the UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Director of the Depression Center's Anxiety Disorders Program, will present a brief overview of research findings on panic, anxiety, and phobias and their connections to depression. This will be followed by questions from the audience with a panel discussion including Joe Himle, PhD, MSW, Assoc. Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program, Pam Schweitzer, RN, NP, MS, a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the Anxiety Disorders Program, and Laura Nisenson, PhD, a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Ann Arbor. This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, Channel 18.

Effective treatments for anxiety attacks, including medications and specific types of psychotherapy, are available. However, many sufferers do not receive the most effective available treatments. Anxiety disorders very frequently co-occur with depression, and the anxiety often cannot be successfully treated unless the depression is treated as well. Fortunately, there are now medications that can simultaneously treat both anxiety and depression. For more information on the UM Depression Center, please visit the Depression Center website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Added to the collection on Jan 11, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Women's Health & Depression

This event was held on April 3, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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To provide greater understanding of the connections between women's health and depression throughout the life span, the UM Depression Center and AADL present this forum in collaboration with the UM Women's Health Program. Sheila Marcus, MD, Clinical Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and Depression Center, Section Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Medical Director of the Women's Perinatal and Mood Disorders Program, will present a brief overview of the latest clinical findings on depression in women throughout the life span, then moderate a panel discussion of medical specialists. A question and answer session will be included. Panelists will include: Heather Flynn, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School; Helen C. Kales, MD, Asst. Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical Director of the Geriatric Depression Program at UM Depression Center, Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; Yolanda R. Smith, MD, MS, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Emily Gutman, LMSW, CSW, UM Hospitals and Health Centers. Research has shown that more women than men experience depression and about 23% of women experience depression at some point in their lives. Particular life stages and biological phases may contribute to this increased risk. For example, women may be at greater risk for depression when their estrogen levels change, such as following the birth of a child and at the end of the menstrual cycle.

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Added to the collection on Jan 08, 2008

Bright Nights Community Forum: Winter Blues presented by UM Depression Center

This event was held on January 11, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With winter upon us, many dread the coming months of short gloomy days and cloudy weeks. This is Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. At this event, Dr. Melvin McInnis from the UM Depression Center will discuss recent research of SAD and focus on treatment options, including light therapy. He will then be joined by UM Depression Center colleagues Dr. John Greden and Dr. Randy Nesse, and local practicing psychiatrist Dr. Tom Zelnik, for a panel discussion and question/answer session with the audience.

This event is part of the Library's Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2006 program, which focuses on the theme Revolutions In Science.

While this panel discussion is part of the Library's January - March Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, it also marks the beginning of a series of community discussions with the UM Depression Center. Set to occur 3 more times throughout 2006, these discussions, entitled Bright Nights, will offer an opportunity for community members to obtain up-to-date information on a variety of topics related to depression.

For more information about Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, visit the website at aareads.org.

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Bright Nights Community Forum with UM Depression Center: Sleep and Depression

This event was held on October 24, 2006 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Sleep affects the well-being of all people. Because sleep can profoundly impact those suffering with depression, it is necessary to understand how sleep problems can be managed to make the treatment of depression more effective. Dr. Roseanne Armitage, Director of the UM Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, will present a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact and information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at UM. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion with Dr. J. Todd Arnedt and Dr. Elizabeth Young from the UM Depression Center, and Dr. Ronald Chervin, Director of the UM Sleep Disorders Center. This program is the fourth in the Bright Nights series, cosponsored by the UM Depression Center. The UM Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment. For more information on the Center, please visit their website at www.depressioncenter.org.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression: Seasons & Reasons - A Closer Look at Seasonal Affective Disorder

This event was held on January 30, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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With shorter winter days and less sunlight, many find themselves feeling unhappy, with low energy, problems with sleep and appetite, and reduced concentration. Why does the change in seasons bring on depression, and what can be done to prevent and treat it? Dr. John Greden, Exec. Director, UM Depression Center, and Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry, will present an overview of the latest SAD research, then lead a panel discussion with Neera Ghaziuddin, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School, J. Todd Arnedt, PhD, Clinical Asst. Prof., Sleep and Chronophysiology Lab, UM Dept. of Psychiatry, and Bruce Gimbel, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A question and answer session will follow. Bright Nights is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance. For more information, please visit the Depression Center website at depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 763-7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.

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Bright Nights Community Forum: Eating Disorders & Depression presented by UM Depression Center

This event was held on March 6, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eating disorders are not caused by a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses which frequently occur with psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Dr. David S. Rosen, UM Prof. of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Clinical Prof. of Internal Medicine, UM Depression Center, will present an overview of the latest research on eating disorders, followed by a panel discussion with specialists from The Center for Eating Disorders and the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. The panel will answer questions from the audience. This event is cosponsored by the UM Depression Center and is scheduled to be broadcast live on the Community Television Network, channel 18. Panelists will include Judith Banker, MA, LLP, FAED, and Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, of The Center for Eating Disorders, and Barb Blue, MSN, RN, CPNP, Anita Kumar-Gill, MD, and Kendra Shih, MD, of the Dept. of Psychiatry, UM Medical School. An individual's eating habits are controlled by many different factors, including appetite, food availability, and family, peer, and cultural influences. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. For more information, see www.depressioncenter.org, or contact Trish Meyer, 734.763.7495, or meyerpa@umich.edu.