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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